North Carolina Transportation

North Carolina Transportation

North Carolina International / Regional Airports

The international and regional airports of North Carolina are:

  • Albert J Ellis Airport (Jacksonville)
  • Asheville Regional Airport (Asheville)
  • Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (Charlotte)
  • Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (New Bern)
  • Fayetteville Regional Airport (Fayetteville)
  • Hickory Regional Airport (Hickory)
  • Kinston Regional Jetport (Kinston)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point)
  • Pitt-Greenville Airport (Greenville)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (Raleigh/Durham)
  • Wilmington International Airport (Wilmington)

North Carolina Railways

The Amtrak services operate from New York to Florence to Savannah Georgia, as well as Silver Star from New York to Florence to Tampa via Raleigh, Cary, Southern Pines and Hamlet N.C., and Silver Meteor from New York to Florence to Miami via Rocky Mount N.C and Fayetteville N.C. After the Piedmont and Carolinian intercity rail a third train has been subsidized by Amtrak to run between Raleigh and Charlotte. This train will be stopping at Greensboro, Burlington, and High Point. The Crescent operates its service in the early morning hours from New York to Atlanta even before dawn.

NCDOT Passenger Rail Division Services

Train Name Train Number Train Routing
Piedmont 73/76 Raleigh to Charlotte
Piedmont 74/75 Raleigh to Charlotte begins March 2010
Carolinian 79/80 New York to Charlotte

North Carolina Mass Transit

North Carolina Transportation is well served by a well-knit mass transit system. The Charlotte Area Transit System serves the Charlotte and its satellite cities by a historical trolley line in Downtown Raleigh and 76 bus and shuttle routes. The LYNX Light Rail connects Charlotte with suburban Pineville. Proposals of expanding the LYNX Light Rail and starting services of Commuter Rail and Streetcar are being considered.

The North Carolina State University operates the Wolfline for the students and employees of the university. HEAT (Higher Education Area Transit) is especially for the following educational institutions: Bennett College, Elon University School of Law, Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina A&T State University, and University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

FAST (Fayetteville Area System of Transit) operates within ten bus routes and two shuttle routes in the city while the Triangle Transit Authority concerns the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) extends its service through14 bus routes around Greensboro while Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) has 30 bus routes. Some other mass transit services of North Carolina re:

  • Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) operating shuttle service to each major Triad city from Piedmont Triad International Airport.
  • Connections Express connecting the Triad to Duke and UNC Medical Centers.
  • Wave Transit of Wilmington with six bus lines and five shuttles.

Major Highways of North Carolina

North Carolina can boast of having the largest state maintained highway network in the USA. The total length of the highways is approximately 77,400 miles (124,600 km). the major highways of North Carolina are:

  • Interstate 26
  • Interstate 40
  • Interstate 73
  • Interstate 74
  • Interstate 77
  • Interstate 85
  • Interstate 95
  • U.S. Highway 1
  • U.S. Highway 13
  • U.S. Highway 15
  • U.S. Highway 17
  • U.S. Highway 19
  • U.S. Highway 52
  • U.S. Highway 64
  • U.S. Highway 70
  • U.S. Highway 74
  • U.S. Highway 501

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

North Carolina Department of Transportation Agency Overview
NCDOT Formed 1979
NCDOT Preceding Agencies North Carolina Highway Commission
North Carolina Department of Transportation and Highway Safety
NCDOT Headquarters Raleigh, North Carolina
NCDOT Agency Executive Gene Conti, Secretary of Transportation
North Carolina Department of Transportation Website

List of Airports in North Carolina

City Served FAA IATA ICAO Airport Name
Commercial Service - Primary Airports
Asheville AVL AVL KAVL Asheville Regional Airport
Charlotte CLT CLT KCLT Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Fayetteville FAY FAY KFAY Fayetteville Regional Airport (Grannis Field)
Greensboro GSO GSO KGSO Piedmont Triad International Airport
Greenville PGV PGV KPGV Pitt-Greenville Airport
Jacksonville OAJ OAJ KOAJ Albert J. Ellis Airport
New Bern EWN EWN KEWN Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (was Craven Co. Regional)
Raleigh RDU RDU KRDU Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Wilmington ILM ILM KILM Wilmington International Airport
        Reliever Airports
Concord JQF   KJQF Concord Regional Airport
Monroe EQY   KEQY Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport (was Monroe Regional Airport)
Sanford TTA   KTTA Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport (Raleigh Executive Jetport)
General Aviation Airports
Ahoskie ASJ   KASJ Tri-County Airport
Albemarle VUJ   KVUJ Stanly County Airport
Andrews RHP   KRHP Western Carolina Regional Airport (was Andrews-Murphy Airport)
Asheboro HBI   KHBI Asheboro Regional Airport
Beaufort MRH   KMRH Michael J. Smith Field
Burlington BUY   KBUY Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport
Clinton CTZ CTZ KCTZ Sampson County Airport
Currituck ONX   KONX Currituck County Airport
Edenton EDE EDE KEDE Northeastern Regional Airport
Elizabeth City ECG ECG KECG Elizabeth City Regional Airport / Elizabeth City CGAS
Elizabethtown EYF   KEYF Curtis L. Brown Jr. Field (or Curtis L. Brown Field)
Elkin ZEF   KZEF Elkin Municipal Airport
Englehard 7W6     Hyde County Airport
Erwin HRJ   KHRJ Harnett Regional Jetport (was Harnett County Airport)
Franklin 1A5     Macon County Airport
Gastonia AKH   KAKH Gastonia Municipal Airport
Goldsboro GWW   KGWW Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport
Hatteras HSE HNC KHSE Billy Mitchell Airport
Hickory HKY HKY KHKY Hickory Regional Airport
Kenansville DPL   KDPL Duplin County Airport
Kill Devil Hills FFA FFA KFFA First Flight Airport
Kinston ISO ISO KISO Kinston Regional Jetport at Stallings Field
Lexington EXX   KEXX Davidson County Airport
Lincolnton IPJ   KIPJ Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport
Louisburg LHZ LFN KLHZ Franklin County Airport
Lumberton LBT LBT KLBT Lumberton Municipal Airport
Manteo MQI MEO KMQI Dare County Regional Airport
Maxton MEB MXE KMEB Laurinburg-Maxton Airport
Morganton MRN MRN KMRN Foothills Regional Airport (was Morganton-Lenoir Airport)
Mount Airy MWK   KMWK Mount Airy/Surry County Airport
Mount Olive W40     Mount Olive Municipal Airport
North Wilkesboro UKF IKB KUKF Wilkes County Airport
Ocean Isle Beach 60J     Odell Williamson Municipal Airport (was Ocean Isle Airport)
Ocracoke W95     Ocracoke Island Airport
Oxford HNZ   KHNZ Henderson-Oxford Airport
Pinehurst / Southern Pines SOP SOP KSOP Moore County Airport
Plymouth PMZ   KPMZ Plymouth Municipal Airport
Reidsville SIF   KSIF Rockingham County NC Shiloh Airport
Roanoke Rapids RZZ RZZ KRZZ Halifax County Airport
Rockingham RCZ   KRCZ Richmond County Airport (was Rockingham-Hamlet Airport)
Rocky Mount RWI RWI KRWI Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport
Roxboro TDF TDF KTDF Person County Airport
Rutherfordton FQD   KFQD Rutherford County Airport (Marchman Field)
Salisbury RUQ SRW KRUQ Rowan County Airport
Shelby EHO   KEHO Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport (was Shelby Municipal)
Siler City 5W8     Siler City Municipal Airport
Smithfield JNX   KJNX Johnston County Airport
Southport SUT   KSUT Brunswick County Airport
Spruce Pine 7A8     Avery County Airport (Morrison Field)
Star 43A     Montgomery County Airport
Statesville SVH SVH KSVH Statesville Regional Airport (was Statesville Municipal Airport)
Sylva 24A     Jackson County Airport
Tarboro ETC   KETC Tarboro-Edgecombe Airport (Tarboro-Edgecombe County)
Wadesboro AFP   KAFP Anson County Airport
Wallace ACZ   KACZ Henderson Field
Washington OCW OCW KOCW Warren Field
West Jefferson GEV   KGEV Ashe County Airport
Whiteville CPC   KCPC Columbus County Municipal Airport
Williamston MCZ   KMCZ Martin County Airport
Winston-Salem INT INT KINT Smith Reynolds Airport
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS)
Archdale 72A     Johnson Field
Bladenboro 3W6     Bladenboro Airport
Brevard 22W     Transylvania County Airport
Chapel Hill IGX   KIGX Horace Williams Airport
Charlotte 8A6 QWG   Wilgrove Air Park
Farmville N08     Flanagan Field
Fayetteville 2GC     Grays Creek Airport
Greensboro W88     Air Harbor Airport
Greensboro 3A4     Southeast Greensboro Airport
Hendersonville 0A7     Hendersonville Airport
Hickory E40     Wilson's Airport
Holly Ridge N21     Holly Ridge/Topsail Island Airport
Hurdle Mills 4W4     Whitfield Farms Airport
Indian Trail 28A     Goose Creek Airport
Jacksonville N22     Sky Manor Airport
Jonesville 78A     Swan Creek Airport
Julian N88     Kecks Airport
Liberty 2A5     Causey Airport
Liberty N61     Hinshaw (Greenacres) Airport
Maiden N92     Laneys Airport
Marion 9A9     Shiflet Field
Mebane 4W7     Hurdle Field
Mocksville 8A7     Twin Lakes Airport
Mocksville 31A     Sugar Valley Airport
Mooresville 14A     Lake Norman Airpark
Oak Ridge N83     DS Butler Farm and Airfield
Pink Hill 4W9     Pink Hill Airport
Potters Hill 6N9     Eagles Nest Airport
Raeford 5W4     P K Airpark
Raleigh 5W5     Triple W Airport
Reidsville 6A5     Warf Airport
Thomasville N97     Hiatt Airport
Walnut Cove N63     Meadow Brook Field
Waxhaw N52     JAARS-Townsend Airport
Wilson W03     Wilson Industrial Air Center
Yanceyville 6W4     Caswell Airport
Other Military Airports
Camp Mackall HFF HFF KHFF Mackall Army Airfield (at Camp Mackall)
Cherry Point NKT NKT KNKT MCAS Cherry Point (Cunningham Field)
Fayetteville POB POB KPOB Pope Air Force Base
Fort Bragg FBG FBG KFBG Simmons Army Airfield (at Fort Bragg)
Goldsboro GSB GSB KGSB Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Holly Ridge 14NC     MCOLF Camp Davis (formerly Camp Davis AAF)
Jacksonville NCA   KNCA MCAS New River (McCutcheon Field)
Swansboro NJM   KNJM MCALF Bogue (Bogue Field)
        Notable Private-Use Airports
Banner Elk NC06     Elk River Airport
Clarkton 2NR2     Elkins Field (former public-use, was FAA: 1E6)
Corolla 7NC2 DUF   Pine Island Airport
Huntersville NC05     Bradford Field
Macon NC10     Nocarva Airport
Waxhaw 2NC1     Hawk's Knoll Airport
Notable Former Airports
Charlotte 9A3     Brockenbrough Airport (closed)