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Traveling to Hilton Head Island Getting Here

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Flights to Hilton Head Island

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is about 45 miles (72km) south of the island just over the Georgia border in Savannah, GA. Allegiant, American, Avelo, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest, Sun Country, and United offer nonstop service to 34 destinations. 

Hilton Head Island Airport is located approximately 5 miles (8km) from all Hilton Head Island resorts. American, Delta and United offer year-round and seasonal direct nonstop flights from eight destinations. Check with carriers for route schedules and details.

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Driving To Hilton Head Island

From I-95, take Exit 8 (eight miles North of the Georgia border) onto Highway 278 and go East following the signs for Hilton Head Island. Continue for about 17 miles and cross the bridges over the Intracoastal Waterway to Hilton Head Island.

If you are traveling to the South end of the island (Shipyard, Coligny, Forest Beach, Sea Pines), stay to the left and take the Cross Island Parkway to save time. Otherwise, keep right and stay on Highway 278 Business / William Hilton Parkway. Choosing not to take the Cross Island Parkway will add 10 to 15 minutes to your drive should you take this longer route to the South end of Hilton Head Island.

Getting Around on Hilton Head Island

There are plenty of ways to get to and around the island, once you arrive. Rent a car, book a car service, rent bikes or hop on the seasonal Hilton Head Island trolley, "The Breeze". 

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Getting to Hilton Head Island by Rail

Sit back, relax, and take the train! Amtrak service is available via Savannah, GA, which is a short 45-minute trip from Hilton Head Island, or via Yemassee, SC, which is just one hour from Hilton Head Island.

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