If you’re traveling from the north, take I-95 to exit 33; then follow the signs to the center of Beaufort. If you’re leaving from Charleston, take U.S. 17 S.; then head left on U.S. 21, and follow signs to Beaufort. From Hilton Head, go on U.S. 278 W.; after it turns into 278 Alt, exit onto S.C. 170. Follow S.C. 170 into Beaufort.
Greyhound (www.greyhound.com) runs buses twice daily between Beaufort and Savannah (55 min.); for Charleston you have to take a bus to Orangeburg and change there. The bus stop is at Coastal Travel (tel. 843/524-4646), 3659 Trask Pkwy, on the outskirts of town.
Palmetto Breeze (tel. 843/757-5782; www.palmettobreezetransit.com) runs local buses between central Beaufort, Hilton Head Island, and Bluffton, with fares just $2.
Beaufort Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 713 Craven St. (tel. 800/638-3525 or 843/525-8500; www.beaufortsc.org), has information and self-guided tours of this historic town. It’s open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday noon to 5pm.
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.