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Travel time from Charlotte to Hilton Head Island

Charlotte to Hilton Head Island airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Charlotte to Hilton Head Island? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Hilton Head Island, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Sunday, 1:28 pm:  start in Charlotte
drive for about 17 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 2:40 pm at the latest

1:45 pm:  Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 3:10 pm

2:15 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

3:15 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

3:45 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

4:00 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

4:10 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 4 minutes

4:14 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

4:30 pm:  wheels up! take-off from CLT
fly for about 38 minutes in the air

5:08 pm (local time):  Savannah/Hilton Head International (SAV)
Hilton Head Island is the same time as Charlotte
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

5:15 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at SAV
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 1.5 hours to your destination

6:36 pm (local time):  arrive in Hilton Head Island

Total travel time: 5 hours

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Flying non-stop from Charlotte to Hilton Head Island

How far is Hilton Head Island from Charlotte? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 208 miles or 334 km

Flight time: 36 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 5 hours, 8 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5.4x faster, and saves you about 4 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Hilton Head Island Airports
  1. Hilton Head Airport
  2. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Hilton Head Island

Looking at flights on American Airlines Inc. from CLT to SAV, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Sunday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Hilton Head Island

We picked American Airlines Inc. for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. American Airlines Inc. (AA)

Plan a trip to Hilton Head Island

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Hilton Head Island. A great place to eat might be The Salty Dog Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Hilton Head Island like Hilton Head Island. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Hilton Head Island like Traveling with the Grandpops. Click the button below to explore Hilton Head Island in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Hilton Head Island to Charlotte, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Charlotte to Hilton Head Island road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Charlotte to Hilton Head Island?

If you happen to know Charlotte, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Charlotte!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 208 miles
flight time of 36 minutes
42 Charlotte travel answers
30 Hilton Head Island travel answers

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