Carnival Cruise Lines offers transfers between the Charleston airport and the Port of Charleston. These services are only available on the day of your cruise and immediately after your cruise.

Important facts about our transfer services
Where can I purchase transfers?
  • Purchase of transfers can be done through MyReservations on or Carnival Reservations up to 5 days prior to your sail date; you will need to provide your flight information in FunPass at the time of purchase. Flight details are provided to the transportation company to assist in expediting your transfer to the pier. It is your responsibility to update Carnival with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure you are met by the transportation company.
  • New bookings made within 5 days of sailing may purchase the transfer at the Charleston Airport with a Carnival Cruise Lines representative*.
    (*Cash payment is not accepted at the airport, the transfer(s) costs are charged directly to your onboard Sail & Sign Account.)
How do I purchase transfers?

Transfers can be purchased in three easy steps:

  1. Login to MyReservations
  2. Select “Plan Activities”
  3. Click on the “Need a Lift” section then purchase your transfer.
Cost of Transfers:
Applicable to Cruise Only and Fly Aweigh guests using Carnival's Fly Aweigh air program
Between Charleston Airport and the Port of Charleston: One Way: $29.99     Round Trip: $59.98
Transfer rates are subject to change and any unused services are non refundable.
What are the Flight Guidelines for the Latest Airport Arrivals and Earliest Return Flights:

Latest Flight Arrival:
Arrival into the Charleston Airport: 2:40pm

Earliest Flight Departures:
Earliest departure out of the Charleston Airport: 11:05am

Prior to your cruise you will be met at the airport:

You will be met and assisted by our meet & greet service in the baggage claim area and then escorted to your vehicle for transfer to the port. Transfer time begins generally around noon depending on flight arrivals.

For availability contact your travel agent, go to MyReservations on or contact Carnival Reservations at 1-800-327-9501.

Conditions and Restrictions
Transfers operate on the day of embarkation or debarkation only. Cruise only guests will be required to provide flight information via FunPass when purchasing transfers. When flight details have been recorded in FunPass updates are the responsibility of the guest.Carnival is not responsible to provide transfers for guests who schedule flights outside of the service times or provide incorrect flight information. The vehicle operator is an independent contractor. Carnival assumes no liability for losses, damages or injuries in connection with the use of the operator. Carnival reserves the right to discontinue transfer service at anytime. Prices and acceptable flight times are subject to change without notice.

*photos courtesy of Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau