The most centrally located airport for the Charleston and Savannah region is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (400 Airways Ave., 912/964-0514, airport code SAV, www.savannahairport.com) directly off I-95 at exit 104, about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, a half-hour from Hilton Head Island, and less than two hours from Charleston. Airlines with routes into and out of SAV include AirTran (www.airtran.com), American Eagle (www.aa.com), Continental (www.continental.com), Delta (www.delta.com), United Express (www.ual.com), and US Airways (www.airways.com).
A bit less convenient to the rest of the region because of its location well north of town is Charleston International Airport (5500 International Blvd., 843/767-1100, airport code CHS, www.chs-airport.com), served by AirTran (www.airtran.com), American Airlines (www.aa.com), Continental Airlines (www.continental.com), Delta (www.delta.com), United Airlines (www.ual.com), and US Airways (www.usairways.com).
Many travelers to the region are using Jacksonville International Airport (2400 Yankee Clipper Dr., 904/741-4902, airport code JAX, www.jaa.aero/General/Default.aspx) about 20 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida. While it’s a two-hour drive from Savannah, this airport’s proximity to the attractions south of Savannah makes it attractive for some visitors, who can often find a good deal and make it worth their while to make the drive.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition