What's the best route from NJ to Myrtle Beach, SC?

I let my children pick the destination for this year’s family vacation and they chose Myrtle Beach. I looked into flights, but I think the more responsible option is to drive. What’s the best driving route from NJ to Myrtle Beach, SC?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 16, 2022
Letting the kids choose where you go on summer vacation is a risky option, but Myrtle Beach is a great result. Plus, the drive is relatively painless. Here’s the best route from NJ to Myrtle Beach, SC:
  • Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-295) until it merges with I-95 in Delaware
  • Follow I-95 South until you reach North Carolina
  • Just south of Lumberton, North Carolina, take the exit for I-74 East to US-74
  • Next, take the exit for Chadbourn/North Carolina 410, which turns into US-107
  • Merge onto South Carolina 9 South
  • Take a right onto South Carolina 66 South
  • Make a left onto Red Bluff Road
  • Turn right onto South Carolina 905 South
  • Merge onto South Carolina 22 East and in just a few miles, you’ll roll up to Myrtle Beach
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