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Harrison County

Harrison County Getting to and Around Harrison County

 

Most people traveling throughout Harrison County and the Gulf Coast choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the coastline and beaches along with a well-maintained highway system. Harrison County is easily connected to other parts of Mississippi and the rest of the U.S. via the interstate highways that traverse the area.

For those flying in, there are two major airports in close proximity to Harrison County, serving the area with both major air carriers and smaller commuter airlines. Harrison County also has a public transportation system, and Greyhound has bus service to both Gulfport and Biloxi.

AIRPORTS

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

14035-L Airport Road Gulfport, MS 39503

...................................................................228-863-5951

www.flygpt.com 

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is the closest airport and the one used most often by Harrison County residents. It is about 6 miles from the Gulfport city center. Major carriers include American Airlines, Delta and United. Ground transportation includes six rental car companies (one offsite) and taxi and shuttle service.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

900 Airline Drive Kenner, LA 70062

...................................................................504-303-7500

www.flymsy.com 

Located 87 miles from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport has millions of travelers in and out of its facility every year. Major air carriers include American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Spirit Airlines and United. Ground transportation includes public transit, taxis and nine rental car companies.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Coast Transit Authority

333 DeBuys Road Gulfport, MS 39507

...................................................................228-896-8080

www.coasttransit.com 

The Coast Transit Authority provides public transportation for all three of Mississippi’s coastal counties. Fixed routes and paratransit services are available in Biloxi, Gulfport, D’Iberville, St. Martin and Ocean Springs. CTA’s Coast Commuter program offers vanpooling and carpooling to reduce the stress and costs of commuting. CTA also offers a casino hopper and beachcomber routes.

CTA’s mission is to provide safe, dependable, clean, comfortable, convenient and affordable public transportation services to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in a cost-efficient manner. For more information on routes and fares, visit the CTA’s website.

Driving and Commuting

Harrison County Getting to and Around Driving and Commuting

 

Residents of Harrison County have an easy commute for the most part, and travel via car is the fastest way to get around Mississippi. The county is traversed by two interstates, two U.S. highways and various state routes.

Interstate 10 runs the length of the Gulf Coast, traveling into the states of Alabama and Louisiana. Interstate 110 travels across the Back Bay of Biloxi, connecting Interstate 10 to U.S. Highway 90 in Biloxi.

U.S. Highway 90 runs along the coast, connecting Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Christian. U.S. Highway 49 heads north from Gulfport to the northern border of the county.

Visit the Mississippi Department of Transportation website, www.mdot.ms.gov, for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to view live traffic cameras. You may also sign up for alerts customized to your daily commute.

Mississippi Department of Public Safety Driver Service Bureau

Biloxi

16741 Highway 67............................................................601-987-1558

Gulfport

12188 Highway 49............................................................601-987-1558

www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov 

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety oversees the issuance of driver’s licenses in the state as well as state identification cards. Find many of the required forms, general information and drivers’ manuals online at the bureau’s website.

Driver’s Licenses

Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Mississippi from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all Mississippi residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.

The state spells out what is required for licensing under various scenarios online at www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/Drivers.

Vehicle Registration

The Department of Revenue handles vehicle registration in Mississippi. Forms associated with vehicle registration and information on tags and titles in Mississippi is available online at www.dor.ms.gov/TagsTitles.

Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit the website.

Distracted Driving

The state of Mississippi does not prohibit drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers are prohibited from sending text messaging while driving.

Mississippi Department of Transportation

http://mdot.ms.gov

Visit the Mississippi Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories, and to find hurricane evacuation routes.

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