When you’re planning an escape to the Outer Banks with family and friends, knowing where to land is the first step. Whether looking at commercial flights or planning to fly privately, options are readily available to help you make the most of your customized approach to transportation. In this blog, we’ll cover airport information and ground transportation to make your travel experience smooth. You’ll need things to do after arriving! Get your copy of our Vacation Guide and find all the top local activities and attractions in one place. Now, let’s explore where you can land!
Fly into Norfolk International Airport
At 2200 Norview Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, Norfolk International Airport is a great option when flying into the Outer Banks. This airport serves Delta, Southwest, United, and American Airlines and is conveniently located near the Southeastern Virginia coast. Regarding driving distance to the Outer Banks, Norfolk International Airport is the closest option and is popular among travelers looking to fly into the area. It’s a relatively easy airport to travel through, and many rental car options are on-site. Plan for your drive from Norfolk International Airport to take about an hour and a half to reach Kitty Hawk without heavy traffic. If you’re traveling this way in the high tourism season of summer, this drive is extended to a more realistic three-hour journey. Not to worry, plenty to see and enjoy along the way!
Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Situated at 2400 John Brantley Boulevard in Morrisville, North Carolina, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport is another option for travelers looking to fly into their Outer Banks getaway experience. While some adventurers choose this airport for its enhanced size and airline options, it’s good to note that it’s a bit further out from the Outer Banks. You’ll need to set aside at least 3.5 hours to reach Nags Head from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport if you plan to take US 158, which is scenic but can be congested with traffic too.
If you’re piloting yourself into the Outer Banks or have booked a charter flight, there are smaller airports here well within reach. The Currituck County Regional Airport is located at 264 Airport Road in Maple, North Carolina, and was once used as a landing airfield for military aircraft training flights. The Dare
County Regional Airport at 410 Airport Road in Manteo is within the Outer Banks and is ideal for small plane travel. Finally, First Flight Airport, located at 1000 N. Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills, welcomes Cessna aircraft daily.
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No matter when you arrive in the Outer Banks, how you travel to get here, or how long you plan to stay, having excellent accommodations can elevate your experience further. That’s where the team at Pirate’s Cove Realty comes in. Reach out today to learn more about our wide variety of exciting, luxurious, and welcoming vacation rental property options and how we can help you turn your travel plans into a reality. We’re happy to handle the details while our guests focus on the well-deserved fun ahead. We can’t wait to see you in the Outer Banks soon!