Getting To Hilton Head Island

Directions to Hilton Head Island by Car

  1. Driving on I-95, take the Hilton Head Exit #8 (Hwy 278 East) in South Carolina. The exit is approximately 20 miles (driving on 278) to Hilton Head.
  2. Once you arrive on the Island, you can merge left on the Cross Island Parkway or merge right onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business.

Directions to Neighborhoods From the Mainland Bridge

To Island Getaway
  1. Take the Cross Island Parkway and follow it until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  2. Take the third exit off the circle (3/4 of the way around the circle) to Route 278 (mainland).
  3. At the first traffic light turn right onto Arrow Road.
  4. Go to the stop sign and turn left onto New Orleans Road.
  5. Island Getaway is approximately 1 block on the left.
To Palmetto Dunes/Shelter Cove
  1. Merge right onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business.
  2. Drive approximately 6 miles.
  3. The Palmetto Dunes entrance will be on your left.
  4. If you are staying in Shelter Cove Harbor, this will be on your right at the same intersection.
  5. Please have your car pass displayed on your dashboard.
To Sea Pines
  1. Take the Cross Island Parkway and follow it until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  2. Take the first exit off the circle onto Greenwood Drive.
  3. The Sea Pines Greenwood gate is straight ahead.
  4. Please have your car pass displayed on your dashboard.
To Forest Beach
  1. Take the Cross Island Parkway until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle.
  2. Take the second exit (half way around the circle) to Pope Avenue.
  3. Follow Pope Avenue approximately 1 mile until you reach the Coligny traffic circle.
  4. To get to South Forest Beach, take the first exit off the traffic circle on South Forest Beach Drive.
  5. To get to North Forest Beach, go 3/4 of the way around the circle to North Forest Beach Drive.
To Bradley Beach
  1. Merge right onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business.
  2. Drive approximately 4 miles.
  3. Turn left on Burkes Beach Road.
To Shipyard
  1. Merge right onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business.
  2. Drive approximately 8 miles.
  3. The Shipyard entrance will be on your left.
  4. Please have your car pass displayed on your dashboard.

Rental Cars

  • Alamo: (844) 378-0639
  • Avis: 1 (843) 681­-4216
  • Budget: 1 (843) 689­-3737
  • Dollar: 1 (843) 689­-9970
  • Hertz: 1 (843) 681-7604
  • National: 1 (844) 378-0638
  • Thrifty: 1 (843) 689­-9990
  • Enterprise: 1 (843) 689­-9910

Taxi and Limo Services

  • Ferguson Transportation: 1 (843) 842­-8088
  • S & J Expressway Taxi: 1 (843) 686-­3333
  • BeeLine Transportation: 1 (843) 683-1139

Hilton Head Island By Air

Two airports service the Hilton Head Island area: Hilton Head Airport, located approximately 5 miles (8 km) from all Island resorts, and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, located approximately 45 miles (72 km) south of the Island.

Hilton Head Island Airport, 120 Beach City Road (HHH)

The Hilton Head Island Airport is serviced by three airline partners: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. Find daily arrivals and departures from Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA.

Car rental services include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, and Enterprise.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

This international airport is conveniently located near Hilton Head on the South Carolina state line. The travel time is approximately 45 minutes via airport shuttle, limousines, taxis or car rental. All major car companies are onsite. American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Air Canada, and United offer daily flights with direct nonstop service. Weekly nonstop departures to other major airports are offered by Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.