Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport, using airport code SAV, is served by eight airlines flying to 23 destinations with 49 daily nonstop departures, plus several weekly nonstop flights and seasonal destinations. The SAV commercial terminal is also served by all three New York City airports as well as all three Washington, D.C. airports.
Savannah / Hilton Head International placed No. 7 among the 10 Best Domestic Airports in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. In the Domestic Airports category, readers are asked to rank their favorite airports based on accessibility, check in, security, shopping/dining, and design to reveal the most well-rounded hubs across the U.S. and around the world.
Savannah International's award-winning accessibility is aided by direct access to Interstate 95 and the 5 miles to east-west Interstate 6. The SAV terminal is just 20 minutes away from Historic Savannah, 45 minutes away from Tybee Island, Georgia; 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; 45 minutes away from Parris Island Marine Corps Base, S.C.: and less than 2 hours from the Golden Isles and Charleston, S.C.
Savannah International Airport is well known to many proud Marine Corps families who have flown in and out of SAV to attend Parris Island Family Orientation, Family Day and Graduation. Other proud parents coming through SAV have young-adult children at Savannah College of Art and Design, the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah, or Savannah State University.
Visitors to the Savannah area can choose from 41 hotels within 5 miles of the airport, with the lowest rate among those convenient hotel locations being $42.75.
Nine rental car companies serve Savannah International. All rental and return lots are covered and located adjacent to the main terminal building. You can also count on Uber and Lyft ride-share services; taxis; Chatham (County) Area Transportation Service (CATS) buses, which serve many locations in the Savannah area; and other private ground transportation services just outside the SAV terminal.
Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, is also a Travel + Leisure award winner, cited as the No. 3 visitor destination in the country from 2016-2018. The annual T+L survey rates cities according to their sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping and value.
Many know Savannah for its gnarled oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, stately Colonial-style homes and 22 historic squares that provide islands of a greenery among the city's businesses and historic houses. Savannah's Historic District is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, and home to churches, mansions, monuments, museums and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.
At the heart of the Historic District, the four blocks between Ellis and Franklin squares create City Market, the city's entertainment district and its thriving night life scene. In addition to clubs and other performance venues, City Market entertains with casual and upscale restaurants, cafes, art galleries and all kinds of specialty shops and boutiques.
River Street in Savannah is a walkable shopping and entertainment district along the Savannah River filled with century-old buildings that have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants and unique nightspots.
Tybee Island, GA, known as "Savannah's Beach,” is 20 minutes east of Historic Savannah. Tybee boasts five miles of public beach, dances and performances at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, the historic Tybee lsland Lighthouse and museum and, for kayakers and other paddlers, salt marshes teeming with birds and wildlife unique to the Georgia coast.
On the way or coming back from Tybee Island on U.S. Highway 80, Fort Pulaski National Monument is a Civil War fort where the attacking Union army first used rifled cannon and compelled the Confederates to surrender. In addition to historic exhibits, visitors can enjoy wandering the fort's massive architecture and a variety of trails on and around Cockspur Island and the banks of the Savannah River.
Whether you are traveling to the Savannah area for pleasure or work, Hotels-Rates can help you find the perfect home-base hotel or motel near Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport for your stay.