DRIVING HERE IS EASIER, safer and faster than ever. If you are traveling by car, the major routes into North Myrtle Beach are Highways 9, 22 and 501 from the west and Highway 17 from the north and south. Both highways 9 and 501 are accessible from Interstate 95.
KINGS HIGHWAY (U.S. 17) extends nearly 1,200 miles from Winchester, Virginia to Punta Gorda, Florida. Locally, it runs parallel to the coast from Little River south to Georgetown. U.S. Highway 501 intersects Highways 17 and 17-Business as it enters Myrtle Beach via Conway.
SEA MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY (S.C. 9) runs from the mountains of the N.C./S.C. border around Asheville to Cherry Grove and is a bit less traveled than Highway 501. Veterans Highway (S.C. 22) is a newer Interstate-style scenic route that bypasses Conway and the bulk of Myrtle Beach traffic. It runs from U.S. 501 west of Conway near Aynor all the way to U.S. 17 just below the Windy Hill area of North Myrtle Beach.
THE CAROLINA BAYS PARKWAY (S.C. 31) is another recent multi-lane scenic highway. It currently stretches from S.C. 9 just west of North Myrtle Beach south to S.C. 544 near Surfside Beach with connections to S.C. 544, U.S. 501, U.S. 17, and the Robert Grissom Parkway. You’ll also find convenient exits to North Myrtle Beach – via Veterans Highway, S.C. 9, and the new North Myrtle Beach connector to Main Street.
CHECK-IN LOCATIONS for Thomas Beach Vacation guests:
Our CHERRY GROVE OFFICE is located at 625 Sea Mountain Highway. Take the Cherry Grove Beach exit off U.S. 17 and continue right onto Sea Mountain Highway (S.C. 9 Extension) toward the beach. The office is about one mile ahead on the right.
Our OCEAN DRIVE OFFICE is located at 404-A Main Street. From U.S. 17, turn east toward the beach at the traffic light intersection of U.S. 17, Main Street, and the S.C. 31/NMB Connector. If you’re entering the beach via the North Myrtle Beach Connector from S.C. 31, just continue straight onto Main Street through the intersection.
WE WISH YOU A VERY PLEASANT JOURNEY and a wonderful stay in North Myrtle Beach. Please allow yourself ample time and drive safely
|TO NORTH MYRTLE BEACH FROM||ESTIMATED DRIVE TIME||MILES|
|Atlanta, GA||7 hrs||370 mi|
|Boston, MA||15 hrs||890 mi|
|Charlotte, NC||4 hrs||210 mi|
|Chicago, IL||16 hrs||960 mi|
|Cincinnati, OH||12 hrs||670 mi|
|Cleveland, OH||12 hrs||710 mi|
|Detroit, MI||15 hrs||840 mi|
|Louisville, KY||11 hrs||670 mi|
|Jacksonville, FL||7 hrs||360 mi|
|Knoxville, TN||8 hrs||420 mi|
|Montreal, CAN||17 hrs||1040 mi|
|New York, NY||11 hrs||670 mi|
|Philadelphia, PA||10 hrs||590 mi|
|Raleigh/Durham, NC||4 hrs||180 mi|
|Richmond, VA||6 hrs||330 mi|
|St. Louis, MO||15 hrs||910 mi|
|Toronto, CAN||16 hrs||990 mi|
|Washington, DC||8 hrs||440 mi|
|Wilmington, NC||1 hr||60 mi|
MORE FLIGHTS FROM MORE CITIES are available to Myrtle Beach International Airport. Airline partners include Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Elite Airways, Frontier Airlines, Porter Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Air Lines, and WestJet. At last count, you can catch a non-stop flight to Myrtle Beach from over 50 cities. Remember to arrive early at the airport for your flight and fly drama-free.
MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT services the entire Myrtle Beach Grand Strand and is located approximately 25 miles from our North Myrtle Beach offices. The estimated drive time is about 30 minutes via U.S. 17 or by the Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31). Most major car rental agencies are represented at the airport and vehicle rentals should be arranged in advance. Call 843.448.1589.
PRIVATE AIRCRAFT… North Myrtle Beach is also serviced by a smaller airport ready to take care of all your general aviaton needs. The Grand Strand Airport in North Myrtle Beach is located off U.S. 17 at the west end of 33rd Avenue South in the Windy Hill section. Call 843.272.5337.
Airline Contact Information
ALLEGIANT AIRLINES (702.505.8888) with non-stop flights from Allentown, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh PA; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Youngstown/Warren OH; Lexington and Covington KY; Fort Wayne and Indianapolis IN; Huntington/Ashland and Clarksburg WV; New York and Syracuse NY; Flint MI; Kansas City and St. Louis MO; Nashville TN; Portsmouth NH and more..
AMERICAN AIRLINES (800.433.7300) with non-stop flights from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York/LaGuardia, and Washington, D.C.
DELTA AIR LINES (800.221.1212) with non-stop flights from New York/LaGuardia. Atlanta, Boston, and Detroit.
ELITE AIRWAYS (877.393.2510) with non-stop flights to Albany, NY.
FRONTIER AIRLINES (800.921.8101) with non-stop flights to Denver CO, Long Island NY, Trenton NJ, and Providence RI.
PORTER AIRLINES (888.619.8622) with direct Canada flights to and from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
SPIRIT AIRLINES (801.401.2220) serving the Grand Strand with non-stop flights to and from Akron/Canton OH, Atlantic City NJ, Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Charleston WV, Chicago IL, Cleveland OH, Columbus OH, Dallas/Fort Worth TX, Detroit MI, Fort Lauderdale FL, Hartford CT, Latrobe PA, Mineaplolis/St. Paul MN, Niagara Falls NY, New York/LaGuardia, Plattsburg NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh PA.
SUN COUNTRY AIRLINES (651.905.2737) with non-stop flights to (KMSP) Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
UNITED AIRLINES (800.241.6522) flying non-stop from Chicago IL and Newark NJ.
WESTJET (866.666.6224) with non-stop flights to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (843.446.1580) for additional airport, airline, and car rental information. Non-stop destinations subject to change. Confirm all flight information with the airlines.