posted on Monday, May 13, 2019
On Tuesday, May 28, Coast RTA's
Entertainment Shuttle will roll into its eighth summer of
chauffeuring tourists and local residents to area attractions,
dining and select shopping destinations in downtown Myrtle Beach.
The Entertainment Shuttle is a FREE shuttle designed for passengers
to hop on and hop off at shuttle stops along the route.
"In 2018, we successfully expanded our Entertainment
Shuttle's routes and hours. We decided to continue the momentum
with the same route and schedule for 2019," said Brian Piascik,
General Manager, Coast RTA. "The Entertainment Shuttle's route
covers most of the attractions within the city limits of Myrtle
Beach as well as diverse selection of shopping and dining options
for visitors and residents alike."
The route serves destinations from 3rd Avenue South
along Ocean Boulevard to 29th Avenue North and to
attractions across from US 17 Bypass between 10th Avenue
North/Mr. Joe White Blvd Ext and 21st Avenue North. The
Entertainment Shuttle will operate from 9 AM until Midnight daily
from May 28 through September 2. Points of interests along the
Entertainment Shuttle include Broadway at the Beach; Broadway Grand
Prix; Family Kingdom Amusement Park; Helicopter Adventures;
Hollywood Wax Museum; Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Myrtle Waves; Plyler
Park; Ripken Experience; Rockin' Jump; SkyWheel; Splashes Water
Park; Zipline at the Pavilion; as well as select dining, shopping
"Our hours of service are a benefit for anyone wanting to watch
the fireworks, catch a Pelicans game, enjoy the night life or a
concert downtown," Piascik added. "We designed the Entertainment
Shuttle to allow visitors to stay parked at their resorts/hotels
and ride to their desired entertainment or attraction along our
route. Or, locals can park along the route and ride the Shuttle to
the beach, downtown attractions or dining."
Passengers can track the Entertainment Shuttle in real time by
downloading the APP at www.CoastRTARideTracker.com.
The Shuttle operates continuously with service expected every 30
minutes. Entertainment Shuttle Map pads are distributed at area
hotels, welcome centers and information centers in Myrtle Beach.
For more information regarding the Entertainment Shuttle, call
Coast RTA's Customer Service at 843.488.0865 or click
here to download the 2019 Entertainment Shuttle map.
Passengers wishing to travel to other attractions outside of
downtown can utilize Coast RTA's regular service. Coast RTA serves
Market Common, the Myrtle Beach International Airport, Coastal
Grand Mall and Tanger Outlets on its fixed routes. Coast RTA
operates the following fixed routes: No. 1 - Conway Circulator; No.
2 - Conway to Loris; No. 3 - Conway to Bucksport; No. 7 and No. 7
Express (7X) - Conway to Myrtle Beach; No. 10 - Myrtle Beach
Connector; No. 15 North and 15 South, choice of routes with select
stops along Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard from 82nd
Avenue North to Market Common; and, the 16 and 16 Express (16X)
[Georgetown routes]. Coast RTA fixed routes are $1.50 per ride for
adults, $.75 per ride for senior citizens/disabled citizens and
FREE for children, ages 6 and younger (limit 3). The Express Route
fare from Georgetown is $2 per ride for adults. All transfers are