Getting to the Hilton Head Island area is easy. With two airports servicing the area—and daily non-stop flights from major cities across the U.S.—flying to Hilton Head is a breeze. And getting here via land access couldn’t be easier! Hilton Head Island is located at the southernmost tip of South Carolina and is about 20 minutes drive time from the I-95 via Exit 8, with stunning vistas of the Lowcountry’s natural beauty and wildlife preserves along the way. Once you’ve arrived in Hilton Head, be sure to visit our Welcome Center for more visitor information.
Airline Service to Hilton Head Island
Two airports service the Hilton Head Island area: Hilton Head Airport, located approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) from all Island resorts, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of the Island.
In addition to other cities offering direct flights on the weekends, the following cities fly directly into the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport:
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York City – LaGuardia
- New York City – JFK
- Washington, DC – Dulles
- Washington, DC – Reagan National
*Denotes cities with direct flights onto the Island itself through Hilton Head Island Airport.
Driving to Hilton Head Island
From I-95:Take Exit 8 (approximately eight miles from the Georgia border) and go east following signs to Hilton Head Island. This is Highway 278 and you will travel about 18 miles and then cross the bridge to Hilton Head. Continue over the bridge and look for signs for the Cross Island Expressway. If you are going to the south end of the island (Shipyard, Coligny, Forest Beach, Sea Pines) stay to your left and use the expressway (Toll $1.25) to save time. Otherwise, keep right and stay on Highway 278 Business.
From the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport:If flying into the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, take I-95 North and follow the above directions.
Shuttle Service To Hilton Head Island
KShuttle’s convenient shuttle service will take you anywhere on Hilton Head Island. The company offers prompt, courteous, and efficient service from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) as well as the Hilton Head Airport (HHH). Please note: All passengers arriving into Savannah Airport must have a pre-arranged reservation.
To make reservations with KShuttle, call 877-243-2050. Click here for more information.
Airport Contact Information
Hilton Head Island Airport120 Beach City Road, North End, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport400 Airways Avenue, Northwest, Savannah, GA, 31408
Flight Information For Private Aircraft
The hours of operation at both of these facilities are 06:00 – 22:00 local time. If you are arriving earlier or later than the scheduled hours, please call ahead for assistance.
Signature Flight Support: HXD – Hilton Head Island Airport52 Gateway Circle Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926
(located on east side of the runway)
Signature Flight Support: SAV – Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport1001 Davidson Drive Suite 150, Savannah, GA, 31408
Boat Docking Information
Hilton Head Island is accessible via boat, with docking available at Harbour Town Yacht Basin, Skull Creek Marina, and Shelter Cove Harbor.
Harbour Town Yacht BasinSea Pines, 149 Lighthouse Road, South End, Hilton Head, SC, 29928
Shelter Cove MarinaShelter Cove, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Mid-Island, Hilton Head, SC, 29928
843-842-7001 or 866-400-7894
Skull Creek Marina1 Waterway Lane, North End, Hilton Head, SC, 29926
Car Rental Information
All of the major car rental agencies can be found at the Hilton Head Island Airport, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
There are a number of taxi services available on Hilton Head, with some of the larger companies including Diamond Transportation of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Taxi and Limousine, and Yellow Cab HHI.
Although there is no direct service to Hilton Head Island, Amtrak gets you as close as Savannah or Yemassee.
Savannah Amtrak Station2611 Seaboard Coastline Drive, Savannah, GA, 31415