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Travel tips from the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport

The Savannah Hilton Head International Airport has some travel tips for our Grice Connect followers traveling this holiday through the airport.
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The Savannah Hilton Head International Airport has some travel tips for our Grice Connect followers traveling this holiday through the airport.

Before You Leave Home

Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
  • Plan to arrive at the airport at least two-three hours prior to your flight.
  • If you are planing to park, allow an additional 15-20 minutes for parking.
  • Check your airline’s website or app for the most up-to-date flight information.
  • Confirm your flight ahead of time, especially if traveling to an area of the Country that will be impacted by the weather.
  • Print or download your boarding pass to speed up the check-in process.
  • Place identification tags on the outside and inside of your checked baggage.
  • Carefully check your bags to ensure that prohibited items are not present. A complete list of prohibited items can be found online at or the TSA mobile app.
  • Do not pack medication or valuables in checked baggage – i.e prescription meds, laptops, iPhones, iPads, jewelry and other electronics.


  • Airport staff will be on duty to direct traffic in parking areas and signs will be placed in areas that reach capacity. Long/Term Hourly rates are $12 per day and Economy rates are $8 per day. Value Lot rates are $5 per day. In addition, Valet parking is available for $20 per day.
  • Complimentary luggage carts are available to customers throughout the parking garage and terminal and we suggest dropping off additional passengers and bags at the curb before proceeding to parking.

Meeters and Greeters

  • When meeting arriving passengers, meeters and greeters are encouraged to use the Airport Cell Phone Lot. The lot is free, and drivers must stay with their vehicles at all times. When your party arrives and has picked up their baggage from baggage claim, they can call to be picked up at the curbside.

Proceeding Through the Checkpoint for Departure

  • Upon arrival and check-in, please proceed as quickly as possible through the security checkpoint. During early morning, midday and late afternoon departure periods, lines at the checkpoint can become long. Most flights board 30 to 45 minutes before the listed departure time, so clearing security upon arrival is recommended.
  • Remember the 3-1-1 rule and bag liquids and gels. See the website for permitted items and carry-on recommendations.
  • Have your boarding pass and government issued photo ID ready to present to TSA.
  • If you’re traveling with gifts leave them unwrapped. Wrapped gifts are not prohibited through the security checkpoint, but may be subject to further screening.
  • Click here to view airport restaurant and shop locations.

COVID Travel Tips

  • SAV has implemented an infectious disease protocol and is using disinfection applications and products on surfaces, hand rails and elevator buttons, and increased the number of hand sanitizer stations located throughout the terminal
  • The airlines require passengers to wear face masks during check-in, boarding, in flight, and when deplaning. For the most accurate and up to date information about airline policies and flight status, please check with your airline.
  • Many of the shops and restaurants at SAV are still making changes to their operations. Some shops and restaurants may be closed even when flights are operating.
  • TSA is allowing passengers to bring hand sanitizer up to 12oz in carry-on bags until further notice. Passengers can expect that these containers will need to be screened separately, which may add time to the checkpoint screening experience.
  • Passengers can get more information about TSA and COVID-19 at:
  • Uber and Lyft require drivers and passengers to wear face masks. For more information please visit their websites:
  • For more information about prevention visit: