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FAQ: How Can I get to Myrtle Beach?

By Vacation Myrtle Beach

Since Myrtle Beach has progressed over the years from a sleepy beach town to a major tourist destination, it’s gotten easier to both get to the area and to get around once you’re here.
Myrtle Beach AirportMany visitors decide to travel to Myrtle Beach by air. Myrtle Beach International Airport is a full-service airport that includes ATMs, restaurants, shops, and rental car companies. Many of the major carriers fly in and out of Myrtle Beach International, and you can often score inexpensive flights, particularly during the off-season. Many Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts offer shuttle service from the airport, or you can rent a car from one of the agencies located inside the airport.

Myrtle Beach is easily accessible by car. A network of highways link the area’s major thoroughfares to other cities, including S.C. 22 also known as Veterans Highway, U.S. 501, S.C. 31 also know as Carolina Bays Parkway and U.S. 544. There is no single major highway connecting the area, which means many routes are viable options but also means that you won’t be traveling at highway speeds all the way in to town.

If you’re on a budget and live fairly close by, you can get to Myrtle Beach by bus via the Coast RTA, of the Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority from other towns in the area like Georgetown, Surfside Beach, and Conway. Inside Myrtle Beach itself  those same bus routes, as well as taxi cabs like VMB Card partner Rockstar Cab, are your best ways to get around without a car. There is no subway or trolley system in the area.

Train travel to Myrtle Beach isn’t really feasible. The closest Amtrak stations are located in Florence, S.C. (70 miles away) and North Charleston, S.C., (2 1/2 hours away) and you would have to arrange for further transportation into Myrtle Beach.


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