Your Locals Guide to the Best Airports Near Kiawah Island, SC

Kiawah Island is one of the top Lowcountry locations for ultimate peace of mind. It’s far enough from the bustling urban environment of Downtown Charleston to give you a sense of serenity and privacy. It’s also close enough to have easy access to the city’s many arts and cultural activities, restaurants, and nightlife. Another wonderful factor stemming from our proximity to Charleston is the ease with which one can find quality transportation.

When you’re flying in and out of the area, you have a choice of two major airports near Kiawah Island. Each is a simple drive from the isle and equipped to provide excellent service before, during, and after your flight. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, these airports will meet your need for quality transit during your stay.

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The airports near Kiawah Island can help you get to and from our Lowcountry paradise. Once you get your feet on the ground, browse our Sea Island Vacation Guide for suggestions on how to spend your time here. It includes carefully vetted suggestions for the best things to do and see on the island and in the surrounding area. Find amazing places to eat, play, explore, or do business while you’re in town.

What Airports Are Near Kiawah Island?

  • Charleston Executive Airport

Charleston Executive Airport is just down the road from Kiawah Island and offers the best option for travelers arriving by chartered flights. Enjoy authentic hospitality and a smooth travel experience when you fly into JZI.

Charleston Executive Airport is the closest of the two airports near Kiawah Island. You’ll enjoy the airport’s modern terminal and service infused with authentic Southern hospitality.

Charleston Executive is one of the best airports in the area for work-related travel, as it primarily services corporate and business jets.

It has also become popular among travelers associated with Private Jet Clubs like NetJets, Wheels Up, etc.

  • Charleston International Airport

Charleston International Airport is another great choice for air travel to and from the Lowcountry. Located in North Charleston, SC and recently updated and expanded (2017), it is the largest of the airports near Kiawah Island. Nine major airlines offer non-stop service to Charleston International Airport, including :

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Silver Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

You can also find several major auto rental companies on-site or contact Go Rentals to have your luxury rental waiting at your terminal. (If you would prefer a car service for your ground transportation to Kiawah Island, we recommend Island Transportation Services. Additional options are available at the airport’s ground transportation depot.)

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