How to Plan the Perfect Getaway From Savannah to Charleston, SC

When planning a vacation to some of the South’s best cities, many people find it difficult to choose between Savannah and Charleston. Both cities are on the water, both cities possess an unbeatable romantic charm, and both cities feature incredible food. But why choose when you don’t have to? On your next getaway, pay a visit to both of these sister cities by planning an incredible road trip from Savannah to Charleston. While you’re here, don’t forget to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide. Full of the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, our guide is the key to building the getaway of your dreams.

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The Ultimate Road Trip From Savannah to Charleston

How to Get Here


One of the most cost-effective ways to get to Charleston from Savannah is by train. For as little as $22 you can take a direct train ride to into North Charleston from downtown Savannah. For a schedule of upcoming trains and to learn more information about the trip, check Wanderu’s Website!


Another option is to get to Charleston by bus. The bus is around the same price as a train and will even shave a few minutes off your trip! Find an upcoming Greyhound shuttle right now!


A road trip from Savannah to Charleston is the quickest and most exciting way to extend your vacation. Enjoy the comfort of your own car and the company of your friends as you make the short two-hour drive into Charleston!

What to See on the Way

Enjoy the scenery as you make your way toward America’s most romantic city. The drive is a little over two hours and features incredible views of the Lowcountry landscape as well as some can’t miss pitstops. For example, the Old Sheldon Church Ruins is a beautiful historic site and the perfect way to break up your trip. The ruins are in Yemassee, SC, which is almost exactly halfway between Savannah and Charleston!

Once You’re Here

The perfect day trip to Charleston is waiting! Explore the city’s incredible list of historic sites, delicious restaurants, and exciting attractions. For example, exploring the Charleston City Market or spending a day shopping on King Street are both excellent options. There are so many remarkable things to do in Charleston that planning an unforgettable getaway is never an issue!

Where to Stay in the Holy City

interior of penthouse suitePut yourself within walking distance of all of Charleston’s best attractions when you book a stay at Hotel Bella Grace. Our boutique hotel offers the perfect balance between convenience and luxury. We offer artful decor, spacious guest suites, and a welcoming atmosphere, making us the perfect place to call home on your next getaway.

For example, our Penthouse Suite features a king-size bed, all of our finest amenities, and a 300-square-foot patio that overlooks Marion Square. This suite books up well in advance, so start planning your stay now!

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