The USMC Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) is located on Parris Island and several smaller islands approximately 4 miles south of the City of Beaufort, South Carolina. Beaufort is a high cost military town, which is home to three different military installations.
There are no shuttles or public transportation from Charleston International Airport or Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport to MCRD Parris Island. If you need transportation from either airport upon arrival, please contact, The Depot Officer of the Day at 843-228-3712.
From Charleston International Airport To MCRD Parris Island upon leaving the airport get on I-526 (Mark Clark Expressway) heading South. When I-526 ends take a right at the stop light. This will put you on US17 South. When you come to Jacksonboro you will veer to the left (still on US17 South) following signs to Beaufort. You will stay on US17 for approximately 50 miles altogether. At Garden's Corner, you will take a left on Hwy 21 South towards Beaufort. Take a right on Parris Island Gateway (Hwy 802). Follow Hwy 802 until exit for MCRD Parris Island.
To Beaufort from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport or from I-95 Northbound
to MCAS get on I-95 North. Take Exit 8, Beaufort/Hilton Head to the right. Take
left toward Beaufort on Hwy 170. After crossing Board River Bridge, merge to
the right on Savannah Hwy. Then merge right onto Hwy 802, Parris Island Gateway.
Take exit to MCRD Parris Island.
If driving from I-95 Southbound to MCRD Parris Island take Exit 33. Hwy 21 combines with US 17 North. Follow signs towards Beaufort. At Garden's Corner merge right onto Hwy 21. Take a right on Parris Island Gateway (Hwy 802) at first light after MCAS Beaufort. Follow Hwy 802 until exit for MCRD Parris Island.