Car Hire at Florence Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
The city of Florence is the capital of Florence County in South Carolina, and it’s a popular stop for travellers heading to the southeast coast.
Where to hire a car in Florence Airport
There are 4 car hire providers in Florence Airport, offering a wide variety of vehicles for your stay. Avis, Budget, Hertz and Enterprise can be found in the arrivals terminal.
Petrol stations close to Florence Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a BP fuelling station just 3 minutes away from the exit of the airport. Make your way out of the airport using Gilbert Avenue (which becomes East Palmetto Street). Turn left to reach Highway 76, and turn right, continuing past the car garages. The BP fuelling station will be on your left, opposite Subway and Burger King.
Driving around Florence Airport
Florence Airport is located just outside of the city of Florence. You can easily reach other destinations by using Highway 76, 301 and 52, which are all within 5 minutes of the airport. Terminal Drive is a one way road around the terminal building, whereas Gilbert Avenue, Missle Street and South Piedmont Street will take you out onto the Highway.
Popular destinations to drive to from Florence Airport
Whilst Florence may just be a stop over city for those on road trips, there are plenty of restaurants, shops and bars to visit here too. There’s also a totally vibrant nightlife in Downtown.
Exit the airport using Missle Street, then turn right onto South McCall Boulevard. Turn left at the first crossroads onto Highway 76. After 1.5km, head right onto State Rd S-21-92. Following this road will take you into the centre of Florence, where the hospital, hotels and restaurants are within easy reach. There aren’t many multi-storey car parks in the centre of Florence, but if you continue on Highway 76 you’ll see the Magnolia Mall, where you can easily park up.
Myrtle Beach is a popular coastal city with both travellers and locals in Horry County, South Carolina. It has a typical American retro seaside feel with a huge Ferris wheel, a subtropical climate and a handful of family friendly hotels.
The beach is about an hour and a half away from Florence Airport. When leaving the airport, turn right onto Highway 76 towards Myrtle Beach for 27km, keeping to the right. Continue straight onto Highway 576, and merge onto 501 – continue driving for 65km. When you reach Myrtle Beach, you can head south toward the golf grounds, amusement parks and airport, or head north toward the Ferris Wheel and aquarium. There are plenty of places to park here, just make sure you’re following the Pay & Display signs.
Paradise City, as Columbia is more affectionately known, is an hour and a half away from Florence Airport. This city is the biggest in South Carolina, housing the main campus for the University and many historical sites too.
Head left when exiting the airport, and leave Highway 76 to move onto Highway 52. Take the Route 1 ramp to Savanna, and continue onto Route 95. Take exit 160b for Columbia, and continue onto L 20 W for 96km. Follow exit 73A for S Carolina 277 S, and continue until you reach the centre of Columbia. There are a few shopping precincts in the centre with car parks.