Savannah is an easy city to get to, with convenient transportation links by plane, train, bus and car.
Savannah’s airport, receiving direct flights from many US cities, is only a few miles from downtown. Amtrak also serves Savannah, with trains from most major Eastern Seaboard cities. The Greyhound bus network also offers travel from cities across the southeast and beyond.
Savannah is well connected by road, and especially easy to get to from Atlanta and East Coast cities. Although many visitors find they don’t need a car while in Savannah if staying inside of the Historic District, bringing your own vehicle can open up the choice of budget-friendly accommodations on the outskirts of the city.
If you are traveling to Tybee Island or Hilton Head, most journeys by plane, train or bus will take you to Savannah, from which you can connect to your final destination by taxi, rideshare service, or rental car.
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The nearest airport to Savannah is Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), 12 miles from downtown. The airport is served by several major domestic airlines, with non-stop flights from around 30 US cities.
Travel from other countries and cities not served by direct flights is reasonably straightforward, with connecting flights to Savannah available several times daily from Atlanta and other hub airports.
Transportation from Savannah Airport to downtown and other local destinations is easy, with taxi and ride share services available from the airport, an express airport bus, and a choice of car rental agencies.
Many visitors to Savannah appreciate the slower pace and simplicity of train travel, with direct trains to Savannah from most major Eastern Seaboard cities available on Amtrak’s three daily north-south East Coast services, the Palmetto, Silver Star and Silver Meteor routes.
Coronavirus service update: the Palmetto, Silver Star and Silver Meteor services are currently reduced to 3-4 times weekly during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Savannah Amtrak station is roughly 4 miles from downtown, with taxi and ride share services the most convenient way of completing your journey. A limited public bus service is also available.
Savannah is easily reached by bus, with direct routes to the city from several major southeastern cities (including Atlanta and east coast Florida cities) and to other cities beyond the region. Connections are available to hundreds of additional places across the continental United States.
Bus services to Savannah are currently provided by Greyhound or its regional affiliate Southeastern Stages.
Savannah Greyhound station (also used by Southeastern Stages) is conveniently located downtown. The Intermodal Transit Center, the main hub for local city bus services, is mere steps away.
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Savannah’s main access points by road are the I-95 (the principal interstate highway along the eastern coast, which runs from Miami, FL up to the Canadian border) and the I-16, connecting Savannah and coastal Georgia to Atlanta.
Route 80, passing through central Georgia and continuing through Savannah to the oceanfront town of Tybee Island, is another important entry point to Savannah, as is Route 17, which roughly follows the course of the I-95 through Georgia. Northward, into South Carolina, it provides the easiest route to the nearby city of Charleston.
Traffic in Savannah, especially on the main routes into the city, is often bad, and you can expect to experience congestion during rush hour periods.
The Historic District itself was not designed with the car in mind, and its one way system and numerous squares to navigate around frustrate many drivers! Parking can also be difficult to find.