Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport caters to both destinations, though it is an almost half-hour drive from either. For transportation into the cities, taxis circle outside the baggage claim area, and some of the larger hotels offer shuttles. If the flights into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport aren't convenient, consider the international airports in Jacksonville and Charlotte. The drive time to Savannah is just shy of two hours. Jacksonville has the added bonus of low-cost carriers like Southwest, and JetBlue services several destinations out of Charleston. Sometimes the price difference can almost cover that of the car rental. Additionally, approaching Savannah from the south gives you an opportunity to stop at Jekyll Island and other treasures of southeastern Georgia. From the north, visit scenic Beaufort or Bluffton.
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Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is 11 miles west of downtown. The airport is only 20 minutes by car from the Historic District and around 40 minutes from Hilton Head Island. Another option is the tiny Hilton Head Island Airport.
Hilton Head Island Airport. 120 Beach City Rd., North End, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29926. 843/255–2950; www.hiltonheadairport.com.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. 400 Airways Ave., Northwest, Savannah, Georgia, 31408. 912/964–0514; www.savannahairport.com.
There are no airport shuttles other than those operated by hotels, so visitors not renting a car must taxi to their lodging accommodations. The going rate for the approximately 11-mile trip to the Historic District is $30. Savannah Limousine Service offers executive sedans starting at around $100 per hour, and can also arrange vans for groups to the Historic District starting around $25 per person. Another option for transporting groups into Savannah, Old Savannah Tours has larger vehicles that can be chartered.
Old Savannah Tours. 912/234–8128; www.oldsavannahtours.com.
Savannah Limousine Service. 912/897–5466; www.limosavannah.com.
Savannah is serviced by American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and US Airways.