Flying InThe closest airport is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). It is about 20 miles (20-to-40 minutes depending on traffic) north of the Pawleys Island/Litchfield area. The airport is serviced by:
- American Airlines
* Charlotte, LaGuardia, Philadelphia, DC
- Delta Air Lines
* Atlanta, LaGuardia, Boston, Detroit
- United Airlines
* Newark, Chicago
- Spirit Airlines
* Many incl. BWI, Boston, Chicago, Detroit,
LaGuardia, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
- Allegiant Air
* Many incl. Cincinnatti, Syracuse,
Knoxville, Ft Wayne, Lexington
A taxi between the airport and the Pawleys area will cost $40-to-60. A taxi should only be considered if you are meeting someone else who will have a car, since some kind of vehicle is pretty much required in this area.
For more information see Myrtle Beach Airport Info
An alternative airport is Charleston SC (CHS), but in general it has less service than MYR (except for Southwest Airlines which many like) and requires a drive of well over an hour since it is about 80 miles south of Pawleys/Litchfield and includes urban and standard highway driving. There is no practical public transportation option.
- Atlanta GA - 370 mi
- Charleston SC - 70 mi
- Charlotte NC - 200 mi
- Columbia SC - 135 mi
- Jacksonville FL - 315 mi
- Raleigh NC - 215 mi
- Richmond VA - 350 mi
- Winston-Salem NC - 250 mi
If you are driving from the west (Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte) travel by Interstate to Columbia SC. From Columbia, follow US-378 east in the direction of Sumter. About 25 miles outside of Columbia (before you get to Sumter), take a slight right on SC-261. Proceed south through Pinewood to Manning (about 30 mi), where you take US-521 south through Andrews to Georgetown (about 60 mi). From Georgetown follow US-17 north to Pawleys Island/Litchfield area (about 20 mi).
Coming up from the south (Savannah, Florida), there are many options but the main two depend on whether you'd like a glimpse of Charleston. If so, get to it via I-95 and I-26 and then follow US-17 north to Georgetown (see above). If not, get off I-95 at Manning (Exit 119) and take US-521 south (see above).
Coming from points further to the north, you should probably exit I-95 at Oak Grove/Latta (Exit 181) and take SC-38 and then US-501 to Conway SC. However you might get there, from Conway, follow US-501 east in the direction of Myrtle Beach. About 15 miles from Conway, turn right onto US-17 (Bypass) south toward Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island and Georgetown. Follow US-17 south about 20 miles to the Pawleys Island/Litchfield area.
In case you need to drive to or from the Myrtle Beach airport, this latter route passes it. It is just a few miles south of the intersection of 501 & 17.
Once near Pawleys Island, you might see our MAP to help you get to your lodging.