Cheap Flights to Myrtle Beach: Cheat Sheet

Find Cheap Deals to Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Myrtle Beach may not have the same instant world-wide recognition as say, Malibu or Miami, and it doesn’t attract as many tourists as Orlando, but for many travelers that’s all the more reason to visit this charming South Carolina coastal town.

Besides its sixty mile stretch of beautiful beaches, the Myrtle Beach area also boasts more than one hundred golf courses, plus amusement parks, fishing and recreation, great shopping and lots of fun restaurants.

Ready to get some airline tickets and learn about your airport options?Then let’s go – and besure to check out the two charts below.

Travel Tips for Myrtle Beach

 

Some ideas on when to travel so you can save on flights to Myrtle Beach.

 

Cheapest Days to Fly to Myrtle Beach

Knowing when to fly to Myrtle Beach is key to getting the best deals possible.

Cheapest Days to Fly: The cheapest days to fly to Myrtle Beach are similar to other domestic cities: typically, the best days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (and sometimes Thursdays as well). Occasionally you’ll find deals on other days, which is why it’s important to set airfare alerts (see below).

Note: Since smaller, resort destinations like Myrtle Beach are generally the province of leisure seekers instead of business travelers (who buy those expensive last-minute tickets), the airlines are understandably wary about driving up prices – which is good news for you.

Cheapest Time of Day to Fly: Chances are you’ll be on a connecting flight to Myrtle Beach so look for early in the morning flights to save (and evening flights tend to be cheaper as well).

Cheapest Time of Year to Fly: Winter is considered off season, but you can still play golf then (but look for non-holiday periods for the best prices, such as early December). Summer is peak season, but deals are sometimes available. Also note that this resort area is extremely popular during Spring Break weeks.

Getting Deals for Weekend Getaways and Last Minute Flights

Want to get away to Myrtle Beach at the last minute? Here are some ideas:

Sign up for FareCompare Airfare Alerts: Use our technology – FareCompare will send you real-time updates on the cheapest flights to Myrtle Beach from your home airport. Note: Open your alerts right away, because the best deals get snapped up quickly.

Use the FareCompare Getaway Map: See prices to Myrtle Beach from your home airport (or from any city you choose). The map also lets you to share deals with friends on Twitter. Also consider following a FareCompare home airport Twitter account (such as @flyfromLAX or @flyfromNYC) or your favorite airline’s Twitter feed.

The chart below shows you the average prices to Myrtle Beach from the top fifty U.S. and Canadian cities over the past few years:

Myrtle Beach Area Airports – What You Need to Know

You can fly into Myrtle Beach itself, or land a little further away and drive which could save on airfare.

Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR): This smaller airport is located just a few miles from the beach and is served by low cost carriers AirTran, Spirit and a handful of the legacy airlines. Note: Canadians can fly directly from Toronto (seasonal) on Porter Airlines, plus United has one nonstop from Chicago on Saturdays (seasonal).

Charleston International Airport (CHS): Low cost airline Southwest began flights here in March 2011, and it is also served by a range of larger airlines; this airport is just under 100 miles from Myrtle Beach.

The chart below shows you the number of daily seats to Myrtle Beach on several airlines in Mid-June:

Airport WiFI and Ground Transportation

The airport amenities you care about.

WiFi: There is free Wi-Fi access available at both Myrtle Beach and Charleston airports

Ground Transportation: Both airports have numerous transportation options from taxis, shuttles, limos as well as onsite rental car agencies.

Learn more about FareCompare and the cheapest days to fly and best times to buy airline tickets for year-round savings.

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Published: April 22, 2011