When you travel to Savannah, one of the questions you’ll encounter is how to take in everything available to you. Savannah is a very pedestrian and bike-friendly city, but there are many other options that can take you to and from all the incredible restaurants, historical landmarks, and your hotel. To help you see everything, Savannah offers public transportation options – both by land and by sea. In addition to taxi services and rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft, there are many other transportation options that can make your experience in Savannah truly unique.
Savannah Belles Passenger Ferry (Free)
Many visitors travel to Hutchison Island for a day at the spa, a round of golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor or a helicopter tour with Southeast Helicopter Inc. Most people drive across the Talmadge Bridge to reach the island; however, a much more scenic river crossing is available. The Savannah Belles Passenger Ferry is a simple way to see more without paying extra. Departing from City Hall Landing, Trade Center Landing, and Waving Girl Landing, these vessels provide frequent service between River Street and Hutchison Island, with 10 minutes between each stop. Schedule & More Information
dot Shuttle (Free)
The dot Shuttle, managed by Savannah’s public bus system, is an easy way for visitors to see many cultural and historical interests in the downtown area. With several routes around downtown, the dot Shuttle also provides service to several public parking garages. Plan your routes in advance and you’ll easily transition from one stop to the next. The dot Shuttle recently expanded its service, offering pickups every 10 minutes or less, with extended operating hours. Look for the purple trolley! Schedule & More Information
Old Savannah Tours (starting at $22/person)
Experience one of the most entertaining tours of Savannah with an Old Savannah Tour. Simply step on one of these classic trolleys, step off when you see something interesting, and then hop right back on the next trolley. These popular On/Off tours have fun, local guides, offering helpful tips on sights along the route. Old Savannah Tours also offers themed tours like the Historic Overview Tour, where you’ll see interesting characters like pirates, historical figures, or even Forrest Gump! If you’re eager to ride a classic riverboat, they also feature a Land and Sea Tour. Old Savannah Tours connects visitors to many of the city’s most celebrated landmarks with their History and Architecture Package, which includes admission to the Owens-Thomas House, as well as free admission to the Telfair Academy, and the Jepson Center for the Arts. Tickets & More Information
Historic Savannah Carriage Tours (starting at $25/person)
If you’re looking to tour Savannah at a slower pace, horse drawn carriage tours offer a more personalized experience, allowing you to enjoy scenic city views at your leisure and to stop wherever you choose. There are many different companies specializing in history tours around the downtown area, but one of the most well-known is the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours. Service is available for parties up to 10 for both public and private tours, as well as private events, like weddings. More Information
Savannah Pedicabs (tips only)
A night on the town can be much more entertaining when you’re traveling in one of these pedal-powered rickshaws, and it isn’t hard to see why. Simply hail one of these pedicab taxis and you’ll get to where you’re going with a driver that can give you the scoop on local life. They are free to ride, but it is highly encouraged to tip generously, depending on the ride and duration. More Information
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