Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport is the main airport serving Savannah and its vicinity. Savannah’s airport offers domestic flights from several US destinations, but does not currently offer direct international flights. More information about flying to Savannah and alternative regional airports
The airport is located near Pooler, GA, around 12 miles northwest of downtown Savannah. Its street address is 400 Airways Avenue, Savannah, GA 31408. See on map
This is also the primary airport for flights to the barrier island vacation towns of Tybee Island, GA and Hilton Head, SC. It serves the Golden Isles area of Brunswick, Jekyll, St Simons and Sea Island along the lower Georgia coast too.
The following information was last updated on March 3 2017. Please verify all details before planning your trip.
Getting To & From Savannah’s Airport
Several rental car companies provide rentals directly out of Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. Current list with contact details
Drive time to Savannah’s Historic District is around 20-25 minutes (12 miles), and to the Midtown district around 25-30 minutes (15 miles). It is 45-55 minutes to either Tybee Island or Hilton Head (28 and 40 miles, respectively), and 1 hour 10 to 1 hour 30 minutes to Brunswick and the Golden Isles (75-80 miles). Get driving directions from the airport
Taxi & Shuttle Services
A flat rate system applies for taxi and shuttle services between Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and downtown Savannah and certain area destinations. A full list of places to which a flat-rate fare applies is available here. For other destinations, the metered fare will be charged.
The basic fare to Savannah’s downtown Historic District is $28. To Hutchinson Island it is $34, to Tybee Island $53, and to Hilton Head either $80 or $85, depending on destination. Where more than one passenger is traveling, a surcharge of $5 per additional person applies for journeys within Georgia, and $10 per person for journeys out of state.
Shared-ride shuttles to downtown Savannah and other regional destinations are also available. These offer a discount over the private taxi fare, but do not provide a 24-hour service, and you will usually have to wait for a specific scheduled trip. A private taxi will often be cheaper if there are two or more passengers in your group.
K-Shuttle provides shuttle services from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. Shared rides to selected downtown Savannah and Hilton Head hotels/resorts are available, for $20 and $47 each way, per person, respectively. There is a discount for buying a round-trip ticket. Call 912-966-0590 or make reservations online.
An alternative shuttle service is provided by SAVHHAirporttaxi, which offers shared-ride transportation (in addition to normal private taxi services – take care to choose the correct option when making reservations) to Hilton Head, plus St Simons, Jekyll and Sea Islands. A one-way trip to selected Hilton Head hotels costs $45 per person ($65 to Hilton Head residences), or $89 to either St Simons Island, Jekyll Island or Sea Island. See details
For all service types, drivers will expect a gratuity of 15-20% of the journey cost.
Chatham Area Transit (CAT), Savannah’s local bus network, provides cheap and convenient transportation to and from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, via its 100X Airport Express route (another service, Route 3, passes by the airport but does not stop at the terminal).
This route provides nonstop service between the airport and Savannah’s downtown bus station, the Joe Murray Rivers, Jr Intermodal Transit Center. The bus station is conveniently located just to the west of the Historic District, not far from the Visitors Center and many downtown hotels. See on map
From there, you can either connect with another bus service (including Greyhound and Southeastern Stages intercity coaches), take a taxi, or walk to your final destination.
The 100X Airport Express operates daily: once per hour, from 6am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday (last trip to the airport at 6pm, last trip from the airport at 6:30pm) and from 9:30am to 5pm Sundays and holidays (last trip to the airport at 4:30pm, last trip from the airport at 5pm). The journey takes 25 minutes. See full details and schedule
The Airport Express costs $5 one way, or $8 for a round trip ticket. If you want to transfer onto another CAT service, additional fare is required. No services operate on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. More information about riding the bus in Savannah
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Savannah Airport To Hutchinson Island
Driving 14.5 miles, 20-25 minutes.
Taxi or shuttle Unless you have a car, a taxi or shuttle is the most convenient way to get to Hutchinson Island (site of the Westin resort hotel and the International Trade and Convention Center) from Savannah’s airport. The basic fare is $34, plus $5 for each additional passenger by taxi, or $20 per person ($30 round trip) with K-Shuttle, the latter to the Westin Hotel only.
If you are staying at the Westin Hotel, it also offers shuttle transportation back to the airport at the end of your stay (but not from the airport to Hutchinson Island), at a cost of $25 per person plus $15 per person for each additional member of the party. Service details
Bus and ferry The budget public transit option for getting from the airport to Hutchinson Island is less practical than a taxi or shuttle, but significantly cheaper.
Ride the 100X bus (see above) to the downtown bus station, then either walk the rest of the way to River Street (about 1200 yards) or transfer onto the Route 14 bus (additional fare applies), getting off at Broughton and Bull and walking the remaining few hundred yards, northwards through Johnson Square.
An elevator located between City Hall and the Hyatt gets you down to the ferry landing at the River Street level; otherwise you will have to walk down either a cobbled ramp or some old, steep steps.
Ferry hours are 7am-12:30am daily from the City Hall landing (to 6pm from the ferry's other landing at the Waving Girl statue). Check here for service updates.