Trolleys and Buses

Amtrak's Thruway buses depart from the nearby Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street at 10:10 AM arriving at the Amtrak Train Station in Wilson, NC, at 1:27 PM with stops in Havelock, New Bern, and Greenville. It departs Wilson at 2:45 PM and arrives in Morehead City at 5:57 PM. For ticket information call 1-800-USA-RAIL. Although it does not originate in Atlantic Beach, the Greyhound bus service does exist to and from the neighboring towns of New Bern and Jacksonville. Carteret County does not offer public bus service or trolleys. If you are not traveling by private car, call a taxi or limousine.

By Air

Airports

Wilmington International Airport Swansboro/Cape Carteret Getting Here, Getting Around
1740 Airport Blvd.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 341-4125

Serving southeastern North Carolina, the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is located off of 23rd street, 2 miles north of Market Street.  Conveniently located only 5 minutes from downtown Wilmington and approximately 20 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, ILM provides commercial air service through Delta and American.  Specializing in southern...more about Wilmington International Airport

264 Albert J. Ellis Airport Rd.
Richlands, NC 28574
(910) 324-1100

Commercial air service to the Crystal Coast is available from the Albert J. Ellis Airport, 20 miles northwest of Jacksonville off U.S. Highway 111 toward Richlands. It is the closest airport to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville. The airport offers flights each day to Charlotte, Atlanta and Washington D.C....more about Albert J. Ellis Airport

200 Terminal Dr.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 638-8591

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, N.C. serves the citizens of and visitors to Craven, Carteret, Jones, and Pamlico Counties. From New Bern (EWN), USAirways and Delta Airlines offer daily flights to Charlotte and Atlanta. A self-check kiosk and 24-hour reservation hotline services reduce advance arrival times. Lines are short...more about Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

180 Airport Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-2323

The Crystal Coast's sole airport, located in Beaufort, offers only chartered or private aircraft service. A modern facility open from 8:00 AM to dusk everyday, it is one of the busiest municipal airports in North Carolina. The fixed-base operator is Southern Air which handles all fueling, rentals, flight instruction, charters and sightseeing flights....more about Michael J. Smith Field - Airport

Exits 284B or 285
Morrisville, NC
(919) 840-2123

Raleigh-Durham (RDU) is the major international airport serving North Carolina. RDU is a three-hour drive from the Crystal Coast. The airport is a major hub for domestic and international travelers and is served by numerous carriers and regional carriers. Car rentals, shuttle buses and a variety of parking options are available...more about Raleigh-Durham International Airport

By Sea

Ferries

S.R. 1511, off N.C. Hwy. 24
Swansboro, NC
(910) 326-4881

The seasonal passenger ferry (no cars) at Hammocks Beach State Park provides transportation from the park headquarters terminal to Bear Island. The ferry terminal is off N.C. 24, 2 miles west of Swansboro at the end of State Road 1511. If you are visiting Bear Island between Memorial Day and Labor...more about Hammocks Beach State Park Ferry

 
 
 
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