How to ride Coast RTA during a hurricane evacuation:
In the event of severe weather and when directed by Horry
County, Coast RTA will begin evacuations when an executive order is
issued by the Governor and local shelters are opened. Depending on
the strength and speed of the approaching storm, evacuations could
begin 24-72 hours prior to landfall.
This Hurricane Evacuation System map is designed to provide an
overview of our Hurricane Evacuation. Coast RTA has designated 20
hurricane evacuation pickup points in Horry County (Georgetown
County coordinates evacuation of its residents). Look for the
pickup point closest to your home. If you are unsure which is the
closest, please call customer service at 843-488-0865.
During evacuation, all Coast RTA rides end at
officially designated emergency shelters. Return trips will only
stop at the hurricane shelter evacuation designated pickup points.
When using Coast RTA for transportation to the local shelters, look
for the temporary blue and white hurricane evacuation bus stop
signs to designate the pick up location. This is a FREE service
provided by Coast RTA as the transportation partner during
emergency preparedness efforts.
Coast RTA has 20 designated evacuation bus stops along the
1.) Food Lion Little River - 3379 East Highway
2.) North Myrtle Beach High
School - 3760 Sea Mountain Hwy
3.) Roses North Myrtle Beach
- 3500 South Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach
4.) Myrtle Beach Mall
(formerly Colonial Mall) - 10177 N Kings Highway
5.) Food Lion Myrtle Beach -
7631 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach
6.) Socastee High School -
4900 Socastee Blvd, Myrtle Beach
7.) Walmart Surfside Beach -
2751 Beaver Run Blvd, Surfside Beach
8.) Inlet Square Mall - 12125
Hwy 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet (Bus shelter at old K-Mart)
9.) Coastal Grand Mall - 2000
Coastal Grand Circle, Myrtle Beach (parking lot between Sticky
Fingers and Dillards)
10.) Myrtle Beach Helping
Hand - 1411 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach
11.) Myrtle Beach Street
Reach - 1005 Osceola Street, Myrtle Beach
12.) Myrtle Beach Transfer
Center - 10th Avenue North & N Oak Street
13.) Gator Hole Plaza - 550 N
Highway 17, North Myrtle Beach
14.) Walmart Garden City -
545 Garden City Connector
15.) Forestbrook Middle
School - 4430 Gator Lane
16.) James Frazier Community
Center - 1370 Bucksport Rd
17.) Bucksport Library - 7657
S Highway 701
18.) St. James High School -
10800 Highway 707
19.) Burgess Community Center
- 10299 Highway 707
20.) Waccamaw Pottery -
George Bishop Parkway & Fantasy Harbour Blvd Intersection
For details on Coast RTA's
operations and service to these evacuation bus stops/pick up
locations, please call Coast RTA's Customer Service at
- Please do not bring excess belongings or pets on the bus.
Seeing eye dogs or trained personal assistant animals are
- Leave seats near the front for elderly or disabled riders.
- Move promptly to the first available seat.
- Turn off your personal listening device, or use
- No eating or drinking is allowed on the Coast RTA bus.
- Coast RTA will evacuate passengers to shelters designated by
the Horry County Emergency Operations Center. Return transportation
to the original pickup points will also be provided.
- Coast RTA is not responsible for articles left on the bus.
Please keep your belongings with you. If you find something on the
bus, please give it to the operator to turn into Lost & Found.
Lost & Found can be reached by calling 843.488.0865 during
normal business hours.
For up-to-the-minute storm information, visit noaa.org or weather.com.