Airport Shuttle & Taxi Service

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Shuttle and taxi services operate just outside of baggage claim at the Charleston International Airport. They begin at 5:00 a.m. and run until 30 minutes following the last arriving flight of the day, usually around 12:30 a.m. Metered and non metered zone rates are available.



No metered or non-metered taxi/shuttle operator or taxi using taximeters shall charge any passenger more than the fixed fare or rate for transportation as determined and set by the Charleston County Aviation Authority, which is as follows:
• The meter fare for taxi departure from the airport is $2.52 per mile with no additional fee for the first two passengers. For each passenger in excess of two, a fee of $14 per passenger per trip will be charged.
• The shuttle rate for downtown Charleston is $14 per passenger and departs within 15 minutes. The shuttle is a shared ride and may make several stops, depending on the number of passengers.
• The fixed rate for the airport vicinity is $10.50 per passenger, not to exceed $31.50 per trip.
• No service fee for babes-in-arms.



Taxi services are available to transport passengers to most any location in Charleston or the surrounding area. Meter based fares for one or two passengers to a location downtown typically range from $30 - $35, $25 - $45 for locations in West Ashley, $35 - $50 for James Island / Folly Beach, $35 - $60 for Mt. Pleasant / Isle of Palms, and $70 - $75 for Kiawah and Seabrook. For a detailed list of estimated fares, please click here. Meter rate is based on $2.52 for each mile and includes up to two travelers. Additional passengers are $14 each per trip.



The good news is that there are great options for visitors to get from the Charleston International Airport to their Charleston destination. The bad news is that the shuttle service that drops passengers downtown does not run a scheduled transportation service back to the airport for a guest's return trip. It is recommended that guests ask their individual drivers about return options. Most hotels will also be happy to call a car service for guests' return to the airport. If guests are staying in a rental or air bnb, Uber is of course always an option.


source: Charleston International Airport



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