Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Norfolk International Airport is the closest major airport. It’s about a two-hour drive from REAL. It’s a major airport serving coastal Virginia as well as Virginia’s Eastern Shore, northeast North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Air service is provided by American, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United Express and US Airways offering access to hundreds of cities.
Car rentals are available from the airport from all of the major providers. Renting a car is the most cost effective and practical way to get here and get around. If renting a car isn’t an option for you, there is also an airport shuttle that can drive you to Cape Hatteras.
The Dare County Regional Airport (MQI) is 30 minutes away from REAL and accepts most size private planes and jets. They offer fueling and charter services, and Enterprise Rental cars are available for pick up at MQI.
From the North (Norfolk).
Take US 64 to VA 168S. 168S becomes 158S at NC state line. Stay on Rt 158 through Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. Look for signs for HWY 12 – Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Take HWY 12 South to Hatteras Island and REAL Watersports. Norfolk to Waves, approx. 2 hours
From the West / South.
From Rocky Mount at the junction of I-95 and NC 64. Take NC 64 East to Nags Head, Junction Hwy 12. Turn Right – HWY 12 South towards Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hatteras Island and REAL Watersports. Rocky Mount to Waves, approx. 3.5 hours