Transportation Information

Arrival by Vehicle to Morehead City/Atlantic Beach/Beaufort

From the Northern Outer Banks, use NC 12 to the Ocracoke-Cedar Island ferry. Ferry to Cedar Island where NC 12 joins US 70 W to Beaufort/Morehead City/Atlantic Beach

From the west, use I-40 to US 70 E to Morehead City/Atlantic Beach/Beaufort.

From north or south, use I-95 to US 70 East. At Morehead City, stay on US 70 E for Atlantic Beach or Beaufort.

From north or south, use US 17 to US 70 E or NC 24 East.



Arrival by Vehicle to Emerald Isle/Cedar Point/Cape Carteret

From the west, use I-40 to NC 24 East via Jacksonville to Emerald Isle/Cedar Point/Cape Carteret.

From north or south, use I-95 to US 70 E. In Kinston take NC 58 east to Emerald Isle/Cedar Point/Cape Carteret.

From US 17 North turn on NC 58 East in Maysville to Emerald Isle/Cedar Point/Cape Carteret.




Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN), New Bern
252-638-8591 (US Airways, Delta)

Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), Jacksonville
910-324-1100 (US Airways, Delta)

Private and chartered services are offered at Michael J. Smith Airport, Beaufort – 252-728-2323



Ground Transportation

From Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN), New Bern, to all Crystal Coast destinations, taxi cab and van services are offered. Call ahead for special requirements.

From Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, to Crystal Coast destinations, all local taxi services meet arrivals.

At Michael J. Smith Airport, Beaufort, car rentals are offered by Southern Air at MRH.



Car Rentals Available on the Crystal Coast

Avis – 800-331-1212 or 252-247-5577

Enterprise – 252-240-0218

Southern Air at MRH – 252-728-2323



Car Rentals Available at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern

Alamo – 800-462-5266 or 252-637-5241

Avis – 800-331-1212 or 252-637-2130

Budget – 800-527-0700

Hertz – 800-654-3131 or 252-637-3021

National – 800-328-4577 or 252-637-5241



Car Rentals Available at Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville

Alamo – 800-462-5266

Avis – 800-331-1212 or 910-324-3321

Budget – 800-527-0700

Enterprise – 910-324-4856

Hertz – 800-654-3131 or 910-324-8022

National – 800-328-4577 or 910-324-2382



Crystal Coast Taxi Transportation

A-1 Yellow Cab – 252-240-2700

Atlantic Beach Taxi – 252-240-3555

Carteret Cab – 252-247-4600



Coastal Carolina Regional Airport Taxi Transportation

Cherry Cab – 252-447-3101



Albert J. Ellis Airport Taxi Transportation

King Cab – 910-577-5464

Star Cab – 910-346-2772

Tar Heel – 910-455-2222

Yellow Cab – 910-353-1111

Dynamic Cab – 910-347-5757



Ferry Transportation

North Carolina Ferry System


Ferry Terminals:

Bayview to Aurora – 252-964-4521

Cedar Island to Ocracoke – 800-293-3779 or 252-225-7411

Cherry Branch to Minnesott Beach – 800-339-9156 or  252-447-1055

Currituck to Knotts Island – 252-232-2683

Hatteras to Ocracoke – 800-368-8949

Ocracoke to Hatteras – 800-293-3779  or 252-986-2353


Southport to Fort Fisher:

Southport – 800-368-8969

Fort Fisher – 910-458-3329

Swan Quarter to Ocracoke – 800-293-3779    252-926-6021



Train Transportation

Amtrak Thruway Service – 1-800-872-7245

Roundtrip bus service is available from the train station in Wilson, North Carolina to Morehead City. The Morehead City pickup and drop off location is The 1905 Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street.



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