MCAS CHERRY POINT

In Craven County

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MCAS Cherry Point Getting To and Around in Craven County

Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal plains of Craven County are an ideal location for raising a family or a relaxing getaway. Many people traveling in the area choose to drive, enjoying the ocean views and forest backdrop of the Croatan National Forest.

For those flying, there are four airports within about two hours’ drive with numerous air carriers to choose from. One airport is right in New Bern but offers limited service, but a major airport is 150 miles away with numerous options for travelers.

The county has public transportation, and the area is also served by a Greyhound Station.

AIRPORTS

Albert J. Ellis Airport

264 Albert Ellis Airport Road
Richlands, NC 28574 910-324-1100
www.flyoaj.com

Albert J. Ellis Airport is near Jacksonville and about 55 miles from MCAS Cherry Point. The airport serves residents in the coastal region in places such as Morehead City, Surf City and throughout Onslow County and eastern North Carolina. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer daily flights to and from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Ground transportation includes taxi, hotel shuttle and rental car service. Five rental car companies offer services to travelers at the airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National-Alamo.

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

200 Terminal Drive
New Bern, NC 28562 252-638-8591
www.newbernairport.com

Located in New Bern, less than a block from U.S. Highway 70, the airport offers as many as 10 flights daily, including regional jet service, with shorter lines and parking just a few steps away from the terminal. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer frequent flights to and from East Coast hub airports.

Ground transportation includes taxi, hotel shuttle and rental car service. Five rental car companies offer services to travelers at the airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National-Alamo.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

2400 John Brantley Blvd.
Morrisville, NC 27560 919-840-2123
www.rdu.com

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is about 150 miles from MCAS Cherry Point and is served by nine major carriers: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. Travelers can choose from more than 40 nonstop destinations on one of 400 daily flights from RDU.

Ground transportation includes 11 rental car companies, Greyhound, Amtrak, a regional bus service, a number of shared transportation options, and taxi and limo services.

Wilmington International Airport

1740 Airport Blvd., Suite 12
Wilmington, NC 28405 910-341-4125
www.flyilm.com

Wilmington International Airport is about 95 miles from MCAS Cherry Point and has two major carriers, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, with nonstop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Ground transportation includes eight rental car services, and taxi and limo services.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS)

2822 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562 252-636-4917
www.cravencountync.gov/departments/trn.cfm

CARTS serves Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties. The system operates a fleet of 32 vehicles, including specially modified vans to accommodate the elderly and/or handicapped and a variety of other vehicles such as standard vans, converted vans, mini-buses and sedans. The service operates from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on fares and the system’s service area, visit the website.

New Bern Greyhound Station

4010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562 252-633-3100
Toll Free 800-231-2222
www.greyhound.com

Greyhound provides bus service between several points in North Carolina and across the United States. Call for hours of operation and ticketing schedules, or book online.

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