Study Finds Myrtle Beach Airfares to be Among the Cheapest in the U.S.

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Study Finds Myrtle Beach Airfares to be Among the Cheapest in the U.S.

In 2014, the average daily hotel room rate in Myrtle Beach was $20 less than the national average. And if you’re thinking of flying here, there’s no better time to do it than now.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, MYR is the cheapest airport in South Carolina by far, and round-trip flights to the Grand Strand are nearly $170 less than the national average.

With an average flight cost of just $228, Myrtle Beach International is much more budget-friendly than Charleston ($400), Florence ($411), and Columbia ($501). Pair those numbers with yearly average daily room rates – Myrtle Beach ($92), Charleston ($132.44), U.S. ($113.42) – and the Grand Strand is one of the most budget-friendly (and beautiful!) places around.

“Ensuring affordable transportation and providing quick and easy access is paramount to attracting new visitors to the Myrtle Beach area,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re pleased that our airline partners continue to provide our visitors and residents with non-stop flights and low-fare options.”

The DoT’s numbers are based on total ticket value and price paid at the time of purchase.