Getting to Tybee Island

If you flew into Savannah Airport, the first question on your mind is how to make your way over to Tybee Island. Tybee Island is a quick jaunt from the airport and takes only 20 minutes after you inch out of downtown Savannah.

Traveling from an Airport Near Tybee Island?

The island is 15 miles from Savannah’s Historic District, and because it is a destination hotspot, you have multiple ways to get there once you have landed. Before you book your flight, make sure you select comfortable accommodation. Browse our available historic Tybee vacation rentals on the island today.

Tips for First-Time Visitors on How to Get Here Easily

Once you are here, you have these options for transportation from Savannah Airport to Tybee Island:

  • Rental Car – If you plan to drive around the island, or you want to visit Savannah’s Historic District and other sights while you are in the state, a rental car is best. You will take the I-95 and transfer to the I-16 East. The highway ends and becomes Montgomery Street. From here, you will turn right at Oglethorpe Ave, left at East Broad Street, right on East President Street, and go until you see the signs for the US-80. Merge onto the eastbound side and follow to Tybee Island.
  • Public Transportation – Amtrak and Greyhound Bus both have options that take you from the airport into downtown. From here, you can grab a Tybee Island shuttle at the Visitor Information Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It runs three times per day, six days per week (non-operational on Sundays).

DIRECTIONS TO TYBEE ISLAND

Use our directions below or visit our contact page for a map of the area and office address.

  • I-95 is the major north/south interstate from New England to Miami and is just 10 miles from Savannah's Historic District, and about 28 miles to Tybee Island.
  • I-16 is the major east/west interstate leading to Savannah from Macon and Atlanta.
  • If you enter Savannah on I-95, stay on I-95 until exit on to I-16 East.
  • Stay on I-16 until exit on Montgomery Street ramp.
  • Get in the right lane and take your first right on to Liberty Street. (The Civic center will be in front of you on the corner.)
  • Continue on Liberty about 8 blocks/approx 1 mile, until you get to East Broad St.
  • Take a left on East Broad. Go 3 blocks, to first light. Take right at light on to President St./ Islands Expressway.
  • If you enter Savannah on I-16. Stay on I-16 until exit on Montgomery Street ramp.
  • Get in the right lane and take your first right on to Liberty Street. (The Civic center will be in front of you on the corner.)
  • Continue on Liberty about 8 blocks/approx 1 mile, until you get to East Broad St.
  • Take a left on East Broad. Go 3 blocks, to first light. Take right at light on to President St./Islands Expressway.
  • Once you have crossed the long land bridge that brings you to Tybee. The speed limit is reduced to 35 mph.
  • You will go through the very FIRST red light, you will notice a Gas Station to your left and The Post Office to your right.
  • We are right past the entrance to the gas station on the left. We are a Yellow 2 story house with Turquoise shutters.

 

Tybee Island Golf Cart & Bike Rentals

When you arrive on the Island, depending on how you got here, you may want to consider using Tybee Island golf cart rentals to get around. You might also think about renting a bike so you can explore the Island without worrying about finding parking, paying for parking, or hassling with pedestrian traffic. Tybee Island bike rentals are easy and affordable, offering outdoor fun for the whole family.

 

Ready to Visit? Book Your Vacation Rental for Tybee Island Today

Oceanfront Cottage Rentals is your premier agency for Tybee Island rentals. We offer everything from condominiums to oceanfront cottages and more. We also offer mid-season and off-season specials so that you can find the perfect time to visit that does not break your vacation budget.

Give us a call at 800-786-5889 or contact us online to inquire about our available rentals and more tips on getting around Tybee Island.  

 

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