North Carolina Transportation

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    Map and informational sign at the center
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North Carolina Transportation

  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    Located just to the west of downtown Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is the main airport in North Carolina, and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. The airport is the largest hub for US Airways, and therefore handles flights to all major cities in the United States, as well as to Canada, Europe, the...

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  • Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center

    The Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center in South Mills, NC is the only visitor center in the country where you can arrive by car or boat. The center offers 150 feet of free dock space for boaters in the Dismal Swamp Canal. Nearly 2,000 skippers take advantage of the center’s hospitality each year.You can also come on U.S. 17 by car. We have done it...

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  • Charlotte Douglas Airport

    There are plenty of airlines serving Charlotte Douglas International Airport - we flew from London Gatwick with US Airways, a fairly low-cost option. Alternatives include American, Continental, Delta and North West.As Charlotte is quite a compact city the airport isn’t too far from the centre (as my photo shows), so a taxi won’t cost too much – the...

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  • North Carolina ferries

    Unlike the barrier islands of the Outer Banks to the north, there are no bridges connecting Ocracoke Island to the mainland, so we had to take the ferry. There are three ferry routes serving the island:1. Cape Hatteras to the northern tip of Ocracoke Island2. Swan Quarter (east of Washington NC) to Ocracoke village 3. Cedar Island (east of Atlantic...

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  • Getting from NC Airports to NC Coast

    North Carolina is served by a number of airports but flying into one close to the beautiful coast can be impossible if not extremely expensive for a family. Once you are at the Coast (Bald Head Island, Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville, etc) you can always hire a vehicle from Enterprise just for the day. The...

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  • North Carolina D O T

    The Department of Transportion for North Carolina has a website that is not very tourist friendly. I have attempted to get most of the pertinent information here for VTers use.For road, ferry and train real-time information by region, you can use:http://apps.dot.state.nc.us/tims/For special rules-of-the-road that pertain to North Carolina,...

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  • Ferry from Ocracoke

    We took the ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke, and then from there to Cedar Island ( a much longer trip). It was fun, and since we were heading back down I-95 taking the ferry to Cedar Island was a shortcut. Driving to the Outer Banks was a very long and boring trip. I liked the ferry.

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  • Southport / Fort Fisher Ferry

    This is a major shortcut between Fort Fisher and the town of Southport. Southport, as you may or may not know, is where the WB series "Dawson's Creek" is filmed. The ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport takes about 30 minutes. If you were to drive from Fort Fisher to Southport, it would take you over 2 hours!! (I know this because the ferry broke...

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  • Free Ferries

    North Carolina has an extensive Ferry system, and most of the ferries are free or low cost. There are 8 main routes run by the state and all but one are car ferries 1 Knotts Island to Currituck - free - 45 minutes2 Currituck – Corolla - $2 passenger only3 Hatteras – Ocracoke - free - 40 minutes4 Swan Quarter – Ocracoke* - $15/car - 2.5 hours5 Cedar...

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  • Traveling down

    traveling down Route 13 from Delaware This bridge-tunnel spans the Chesapeake Bay from Eastern Shore of Virginia to the other shore near Norfolk Virginia.With the approaching roads of 5 1/2 miles and the bridge-tunnels of 17.6 miles the total length equals 23 miles. This bridge save us 1 1/2 hours trave time and 95 mile. Beautiful views and a...

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  • 4 Wheel Drive is handy here!

    They have beaches you can drive right on. Some realty places have special houses you have to have 4 wheel drive to get to.Nags Head, $25.00 Fee Required.

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  • Henrietta III, Wilmington

    The Henrietta III in Wilmington is North Carolina's largest riverboat and offers sightseeing, dining, private parties and dancing. You can hop onboard at the intersection of Dock Street and Water Streets.

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  • Airport Codes

    Charlotte: CLTRaleigh: RDUGreensboro: GSOAsheville: AVLWilmington: ILMJacksonville: OAJWinston-Salem: INT

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  • By car. And I couldn't help...

    By car. And I couldn't help but include this picture of my sister's boyfriend (at least right now)that she took...I just think it is a cool picture.

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  • If you are solely going to...

    If you are solely going to Western Carolina, then fly into Charlotte International Airport because it's about 2 1-2 hours from the mountains, and it's cheap to fly there. If you're going to the East, head to Raleigh Durham International, it is in the center of the state.Hiking, biking, rafting, driving, they're all options for travelers visiting...

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  • I thought this was a great map...

    I thought this was a great map so I wanted to share it! It's rather large but you have to click it to get the full effect. Good map anyhow.

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  • Car..there are like NO...

    Car..there are like NO buses..:P This is my favourite car in the world at the moment..in lack of really nice looking electric cars that is.

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