Skip to main content

Traveling to Bluffton South Carolina Getting Here

boat dock

Flights to Bluffton South Carolina

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is about 30 miles (48km) south of Bluffton just over the Georgia border in Savannah, GA. Allegiant, American, Avelo, Breeze, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Southwest, Sun Country, and United offer nonstop service to 34 destinations. 

Hilton Head Island Airport is located approximately 12 miles (19km) from downtown Bluffton. American, Delta and United offer year-round and seasonal direct nonstop flights from eight destinations. Check with carriers for route schedules and details.

Driving to Bluffton South Carolina

From I-95, take Exit 8 for SC-278 towards Hardeeville and Beaufort. Merge onto SC-278 East and continue for approximately 13 miles. Then, turn right onto SC-170 East and follow it for about 7 miles. At the junction, turn left onto Bluffton Parkway, a major intersection with traffic lights. Continue on Bluffton Parkway for approximately 5 miles until you arrive in the heart of Bluffton, where you can explore its downtown area, shops, and restaurants.

family car

Getting to Bluffton by Rail

Sit back, relax, and take the train! Amtrak service is available via Savannah, GA, which is a short 45-minute trip from Bluffton, or via Yemassee, SC, which is just one hour from Bluffton.

Historic District

Bluffton, South Carolina, a sanctuary for plantation owners seeking relief from the Lowcountry heat, now proudly preserves its storied past. Established in 1852 and recognized as a National Register Historic District in 1996, Bluffton's Old Town Historic District boasts diverse architectural styles influenced by its climate and Caribbean heritage. Easily accessible via US-278 or SC-170, visitors can take exit 8 and follow signs to downtown Bluffton.

historic district
palmetto bluff

Palmetto Bluff

Nestled along the scenic banks of the May River in Bluffton, South Carolina, Palmetto Bluff embodies the epitome of Lowcountry luxury and natural beauty. This sprawling resort community offers a serene retreat amidst lush maritime forests, tranquil marshlands, and pristine waterways. Guests can indulge in world-class amenities, including championship golf courses, a luxurious spa, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, and horseback riding. To reach Palmetto Bluff, visitors can conveniently access it via US-278 or SC-170, taking exit 8 and following signs to this idyllic sanctuary. Whether arriving by car or by boat along the May River, Palmetto Bluff promises an unforgettable escape into the heart of Southern hospitality and charm.