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Transportation Around The Grand Strand


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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Website: http://www.creeksidecab.com/

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TRANSPORTATION

All Roads Lead to the Myrtle Beach Area

Getting to your final vacation destination along the Grand Strand continues to get easier with new additions and upgrades to the area’s roadways and airport. Those visitors who decide to travel to the area by car will notice many improvements to the area’s roads. The Veterans Highway, also known as the Conway Bypass, project is a 28.5-mile route connecting U.S. Highway 501 north of Conway to U.S. Highway 17 just north of Myrtle Beach. Additional interchanges along the route will include S.C. 319, and 905, and U.S. 701. The addition of Veterans Highway will help alleviate some of the congestion that may occur along U.S. 501, and S.C. 544 and Hwy. 9.

Once you’re here, you’ll find the layout of the Grand Strand fairly easy to master. In order of proximity to the beaches, Ocean Boulevard and Kings Highway (also known as Business Hwy. 17) run north and south along the Grand Strand parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. They are intersected by sequentially numbered east-west avenues. Highway 17 Bypass, a busy section of highway referred to by locals as simply "the Bypass," is the Grand Strand’s westernmost route running parallel to the ocean. The Bypass begins in Murrells Inlet and continues northward until it merges with Kings Highway just before the Restaurant Row district.

For those choosing to fly to the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, located approximately one mile from the Atlantic Ocean in Myrtle Beach, serves as the commercial airport for the Grand Strand and also offers service for private companies. Currently the airport is undergoing an extensive $8.9 million facelift that will include runway improvements, hanger renovations, and inside terminal improvements. Airlines providing scheduled service to the Myrtle Beach International Airport include Air Canada (seasonal), Delta/ASA/COMAir, Continental, Midway, Spirit, Air Tran, USAirways, and Vanguard. Several automobile rental agencies, taxi, and limousine services are available at the airport.

The Grand Strand Airport, located within the city limits of North Myrtle Beach, serves private and corporate aircraft with general aviation facilities. The Conway-Horry County Airport provides private and corporate aircraft with parking, refueling, and maintenance services. It is also the home of the North American Institute of Aviation, one of the finest flying schools in the nation.

Amtrak service for the Grand Strand is available through a terminal in Florence, S.C. Buses connect with Amtrak for the 70-mile drive to Myrtle Beach.

CRPTA (Coastal Rapid Public Transit Authority) provides affordable bus transportation along major thoroughfares and to and from the Grand Strand and neighboring towns. Schedules are available at all Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce offices.

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