Airports near the Outer Banks


Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is the closest major airport to the Outer Banks with a 2 hour drive.

Approx. 2 Hour Drive

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Virginia is another good choice and adds about 30 minutes to the trip.

Approx. 2.5 Hour Drive

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) may offer better rates on flights, however, it takes about 3 ½ hours to get to the Outer Banks from that part of North Carolina.

Approx. 3.5 Hour Drive

Use the Google map to get directions from the three major airports above.

Airport Google Map

If you’d like to charter a plane consider the Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) in Manteo, NC. Approximately an hour from Duck, this airport offers charter service. For information, call (252) 473-2600 or visit their website.

The Currituck Regional Airport is a publicly owned General Aviation airport that is open to the public located in the northeastern region of North Carolina, approximately 46 miles south of the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia and 25 miles northeast of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. For details contact (252) 453-2876 or visit their website.

Twiddy & Company recommends Outer Banks Air Charters as your connection to all airports on the east coast. For details contact (252) 256-2322 or visit their website.

All three major airports provide car rentals and access to transportation service companies but, Twiddy prefers Island Limousine for airport shuttle service to all points on the Outer Banks, including the 4x4 area. They can be reached at (252) 441-5466 or (800) 828-5466.