From the North
Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach to Chesapeake, VA. Take Exit 291-B to US-168 South (Chesapeake Expressway toll road). Follow the toll road into North Carolina, where US-168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to the Outer Banks.
Take 664 South from I-64 East. Take I-64 East to Hampton, VA, pick up I-664 South and go through the Monitor Merrimac Tunnel. Take Exit 15B to get back on I-64 East. Take Exit 291B to US-168 South (Chesapeake Expressway toll road). Follow the toll road into North Carolina, where US-168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to the Outer Banks.
From the Eastern Shore
Take US-13 from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel to I-64 East. Follow I-64 to Chesapeake, VA and take Exit 291-B to US-168 South (Chesapeake Expressway toll road). Follow the toll road into North Carolina, where US-168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to the Outer Banks.
From the West
Take I-95 South into North Carolina. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 East through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east on US-64 to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks.
From Western NC
Take I-40 East onto the Raleigh-Chapel Hill Expressway (exit 289). Take I-440 North to exit 13B towards US-64 East. Keep going east on US-64 to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks.
From the South
Coming from South Carolina, take I-95 to Rocky Mount, NC. Take US-64 East to Manteo and the Outer Banks.
From the Bridges
From the North
Upon crossing the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge, you will pass the Marketplace/Food Lion Shopping Center on your left and a Wal-Mart & Home Depot on your right. At the fifth traffic light, take a left onto NC-12 North.
From the South
Upon crossing the Virginia Dare Bridge, you will pass the Outer Banks Visitor’s Bureau on your right. Follow I-64 East to Nags Head. You will cross the Washington Baum Bridge. Follow US-158 North for approximately 15 miles and turn right onto NC-12 heading north to Duck and Corolla.
The Duck Office is approximately 5 miles north on the right of NC-12. The address is 1181 Duck Road - Duck, NC 27949. The Corolla Office is approximately 21 miles north on the left of NC-12. The physical address is 1142 Ocean Trail - Corolla, NC 27927. The mailing address is PO Box 369 - Corolla, NC 27927.
Pine Island Airstrip
Twiddy & Company recommends Outer Banks Airlines as your connection to all airports on the east coast. Outer Banks Airlines is now managing Pine Island Airstrip (DUF) in Corolla. For details contact (252) 256-2322 or visit flyobx.com.
Norfolk International Airport
Virginia’s Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is the closest major airport to the Outer Banks with a 2 hour drive. Visit their website for flight information and driving directions: www.norfolkairport.com.
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Virginia is another good choice and adds about 30 minutes to the trip. Visit their website for flight information and driving directions: www.flyphf.com.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
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.
Dare County Regional Airport
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, air tours, auto rental and taxi services. For information and reservations call (252) 473-2600 or visit their website.
Currituck Regional Airport
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.
All the major airports provide car rentals and access to transportation service companies but, Twiddy prefers Island Limo for airport shuttle service to all points on the Outer Banks, including the 4x4 area.
Coastal Cab Company - (252) 449-8787 or visit www.coastalcab.com. Offering shuttle and taxi services to local customers, travelers, families.
Island Limousine - (252) 441-LIMO or (800) 828-LIMO (5466) or visit www.islandlimo.com. For airport shuttle service to all points on the Outer Banks, including the 4x4 area.
Corolla Shuttle - (252) 457-1512 or visit www.corollashuttle.com. Transportation solutions in the 4-wheel drive area for Special Events and Vacation Guests. Sit back and enjoy the ride!
Uber Outer Banks - https://www.uber.com/cities/outer-banks-nc/