The closest large, commercial airports to the Outer Banks are Norfolk International Airport (ORF) in Virginia, a two-hour drive, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), a four-hour drive. Norfolk International is served by American, Delta, Southwest, and United; Raleigh-Durham International has service by nine airlines, including Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United. Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern has connector flights, charter service, and car rentals available. Wilmington International Airport serves the Cape Fear Coast.
Barrier Island Aviation provides charter service between the Dare County Regional Airport and major cities along the East Coast. American and Delta fly into Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern as well as Wilmington International Airport.
Barrier Island Aviation. 407 Airport Rd., Manteo, North Carolina, 27954. 252/473–4247; www.barrierislandaviation.com.
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport. 200 Terminal Dr., New Bern, North Carolina, 28562. www.flyewn.com.
Dare County Regional Airport. 410 Airport Rd., Manteo, North Carolina, 27954. 252/475–5570; www.darenc.com/departments/airport.
Norfolk International Airport. 2200 Norview Ave., Norfolk, Virginia, 23518. 757/857–3351; www.norfolkairport.com.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 2400 John Brantley Blvd., Morrisville, North Carolina, 27560. 919/840–2123; www.rdu.com.
Wilmington International Airport. 1740 Airport Blvd., Wilmington, North Carolina, 28405. 910/341–4125; www.flyilm.com.