Getting Here, Getting Around in Oriental/Pamlico County, NC


Getting around in Oriental, NC and Pamlico County is a little different than neighboring New Bern, Havelock and other inland spots. Accessed by car or boat, this marked change in pace and atmosphere often sees travel by bike and boat outweigh getting around by car. While the nearest public airport is in  New Bern, this section offers transportation information on car rentals, ferries and taxi services to and in the "down county" area.

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Car Rental

Avis Rent-a-CarCoastal Carolina Regional Airport
New Bern, NC 28562 • map(252) 637-2130

An Avis car rental desk is within the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport terminal. The company offers online or toll-free telephone reservations and all regular services available at larger airports. Someone is at the desk from 7 AM to 11:30 PM Monday through Friday; Saturday 8 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday...more about Avis Rent-a-Car

Hertz Rental CarCoastal Carolina Regional Airport
200 Terminal Dr.
New Bern, NC • map(252) 637-3021

The Hertz auto rental desk in New Bern's Coastal Carolina Regional Airport is open Sunday to Friday 8 AM to 11 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 8 PM. Extra services available at this facility include child seats, hand controls for handicapped people, the Never Lost system and pick-up service with a...more about Hertz Rental Car

National/Alamo Car RentalCoastal Carolina Regional Airport
200 Terminal Dr.
New Bern, NC • map(252) 637-5241

The National / Alamo car rental desk in the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport terminal is open Monday to Tuesday from 8 AM to 11:30 PM, Wednesday and Saturday from 8 AM to midnight, Thursday and Friday from 8 AM to 11:45 PM, and Sunday from 9 AM to 11:45 PM. Automobiles may be...more about National/Alamo Car Rental

Taxicabs, Shuttle Vans and Limousines

New Safeway Taxi ServiceNew Bern, NC 28562 • map(252) 636-9000
(252) 633-2828

New Safeway Taxi Service operates radio-controlled cabs throughout the city and surrounding counties 24 hours a day, seven days a week on call....more about New Safeway Taxi Service

Trolleys and Buses

Amtrak's Thruway buses depart from the nearby Morehead City Train Depot, 1001 Arendell Street at 10:10 AM arriving at the Amtrak Train Station in Wilson, NC, at 1:27 PM with stops in Havelock, New Bern, and Greenville.  It departs Wilson at 2:45 PM and arrives in Morehead City at 5:57 PM.  For ticket information call 1-800-USA-RAIL.  Although it does not originate in Atlantic Beach, the Greyhound bus service does exist to and from the neighboring towns of New Bern and Jacksonville. Carteret County does not offer public bus service or trolleys.  If you are not traveling by private car, call a taxi or limousine. 

Greyhound Lines, Inc. / New BernW. C. Convenience Store
4010 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562 • map(252) 633-3100
(800) 231-2222

Greyhound Lines, Inc. based in the W. C. Gas Station and Convenience Store, provides bus service to and from New Bern. Four buses depart daily. Two buses go to Raleigh, one at 8:55 AM and one at 3:20 PM. Two buses depart for Jacksonville, NC, one at 8 AM and the...more about Greyhound Lines, Inc. / New Bern

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