By Plane -- Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (tel. 912/964-0514; www.savannahairport.com) is about 8 miles west of downtown (15 min. drive), just off I-16 at 400 Airways Ave. for details of airlines and flights. The airport visitor center is open daily 9am to 10pm (tel. 912/966-3743). Taxis into the city center charge a flat fare: the Historic District is $28, Hutchinson Island is $34, hotels near the airport are $10–$15, Hilton Head Island is $85, and Tybee Island is $53. These rates apply to one person—there’s an extra $5 charge for each additional person in the taxi, and a $1 airport surcharge.
CAT runs the 100X Airport Express bus service between the airport and Joe Murray Rivers, Jr. Intermodal Transit Center, 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave., on the western edge of the Historic District (a 10 min. walk from Telfair Square, and 6 min. from the Visitor Center). The bus operates Monday to Saturday every hour from around 6am to 7pm, and Sundays 9:30am to 4:30pm. Fares are just $1.50 one-way.
The K-Shuttle (tel. 877/243-2050; www.kshuttle.com) is a minivan service that runs between the airport and the resorts of Hilton Head Island, daily from 10am to 11:45pm every 1 to 2 hours. Rates are $45 one-way or $80 round-trip.
By Car -- From the north or south, I-95 passes 10 miles west of Savannah, with several exits to the city, while U.S. 17 runs through the center. From the west, I-16 ends in downtown Savannah, and U.S. 80 also runs through the city from east to west. The city lies 106 miles southwest of Charleston via I-95 and U.S. 17 (around 2 hr. drive), 250 miles southeast of Atlanta via I-16 and I-75 (3 hr. 30 min.), and 140 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, via I-95 (around 2 hr.)
By Train -- The train station is at 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr. (tel. 912/234-2611), some 4 miles southwest of downtown; take a cab into the center (around $10). The station serves the Amtrak Silver Service/Palmetto route between New York, Washington D.C., Orlando, and Miami. Trains travel twice a day between Savannah and Charleston (2 hr.). For schedules and fare information, contact tel. 800/872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com.
By Bus -- Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) and Southeastern Stages (tel. 404/591-2750; www.southeasternstages.com) offer regular service to Savannah from Charleston (1 daily; 2 hr.), Atlanta (5 daily; 4 hr. 30 min.), and Jacksonville (7 daily; from 2 hr. 15min.). The bus station is at 610 W. Oglethorpe Ave. (tel. 912/232-8186), at the CAT local bus terminal on the edge of the Historic District (6-min. walk from the Visitor Center).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.