Myrtle Beach Road Trip: Mileage and Estimated Driving Times

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Driving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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There's loads to love about Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 60 miles of spectacular sandy beaches, golf galore at 100 courses, and seafood to die for. And it's a relatively affordable beach vacation, especially if you're driving. It's within doable road trip distance from quite a few cities across the United States beyond the Southeast.

If you are planning to drive to Myrtle Beach, this listing of approximate mileage and estimated driving time between Myrtle Beach and U.S. cities will help you with your travel planning.
 

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Southeast

Atlanta Skyline
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Cities in the Southeast are within easy driving distance to Myrtle Beach, especially those in the Carolinas.

  • Atlanta
    Straight Mileage: 313 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 360 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 6 hours
  • Columbia, South Carolina
    Straight Mileage: 122 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 150 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
    Straight Mileage: 149 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 195 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Richmond, Virginia
    Straight Mileage: 281 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 340 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 5 hours and 40 minutes
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Mid-South

Nashville Waterfront at Night, Tennessee, USA
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Cities in the Mid-South, like Louisville, Memphis, and Nashville, are quite a bit farther away and likely mean a long one-day or two-short-days road trip. 

  • Charleston, West Virginia
    Straight Mileage: 358 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 440 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 8 hours
  • Louisville, Kentucky
    Straight Mileage: 494 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 650 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 10 hours and 40 minutes
  • Memphis, Tennessee
    Straight Mileage: 632 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 745 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 12 hours and 5 minutes
  • Nashville, Tennessee
    Straight Mileage: 476 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 585 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 9 hours and 35 minutes
  • Washington
    Straight Mileage: 377 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 450 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 7 hours and 25 minutes
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Midwest

Skyline of Chicago, Illinois, Birthplace of the Skyscraper
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Residents of the landlocked Midwest yearn for the beach and ocean waves, and no matter which coast they choose, it's a long drive. Driving from most cities in the Midwest means a solid two-day trip behind the wheel. Pack the car and enjoy the scenery.

  • Chicago
    Straight Mileage: 740 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 945 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 15 hours and 15 minutes
  • Columbus, Ohio
    Straight Mileage: 490 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 600 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 10 hours and 35 minutes
  • Indianapolis
    Straight Mileage: 581 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 765 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 12 hours and 20 minutes
  • St. Louis
    Straight Mileage: 715 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 890 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 14 hours and 15 minutes
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Northeast

Manhattan skyline on a sunny day Empire State Building on the right, New York, United States
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Northeasterners have plenty of beaches nearby, but in the wintertime, they are not appealing. If they are jonesing for some sun and surf in February, Myrtle Beach is a long one-day drive away. If you don't like driving more than eight hours in one stretch, you can make it a leisurely two-day trip.

  • New York
    Straight Mileage: 558 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 685 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 11 hours and 20 minutes
  • Pittsburgh
    Straight Mileage: 473 miles
    Approximate Driving Mileage: 625 miles
    Estimated Driving Time: 10 hours and 45 minutes
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