getting Here

Getting Here

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

How to Save Time Getting to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

Once you hop off I-65, I-10 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express make it easy as key-lime pie to cruise straight down to the beach.

By Land

Cities like Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and Houston are all just a hop, skip or jump away via a car or an airplane. Even closer are New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery or Jackson which are just a few hours away.

For detailed directions or to check the distance from where you live, take a look at our gas calculator. We've also provided local and regional maps to help you plan your visit.

Ground Transportation

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach taxis and shuttle companies are available anytime day or night for your convenience. 

Toll Bridges

Traveling the Beach Express is your ticket to a fast, efficient trip to the beach. The Baldwin Beach Express originates at I-10 (exit 49) and ends in the heart of Orange Beach at Canal Road. A toll bridge is located at the south end of the Beach Express.

Car Rentals

                                           

Rideshare

Mobile Airport Pensacola Airport   LyftLyft.com
Avis
251-633-4743
Avis
850-433-5614
  Uber- Uber.com
Budget
251-633-1231
Budget
850-432-9744
   
Dollar
251-634-1231
Dollar
850-434-5432
   
Enterprise
251-968-6290
Hertz
850-432-2345
   
Hertz
251-968-6490
National
850-432-8338
   
National
251-633-4003
     

Ferry Transportation

The Mobile Bay Ferry crosses the mouth of scenic Mobile Bay and connects SR 193 at Dauphin Island on the west side with SR 180 at Mobile Point on the east side (Fort Morgan).

  • Loading for the Dauphin Island side is at 111 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528.
  • Loading for the Fort Morgan side is at 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
  • Mobile Bay Ferry Schedule
  • Mobile Bay Ferry Ticket Booth
    251-861-3000

By Air

If flying is more your speed, most major airlines service the nearby Mobile Regional and Pensacola International Airports. Non-stop flights are available from many major cities. Both airports are about an hour's drive from the beach, so once you land you'll want to rent a car. A convertible, maybe? Let the warm breeze blow through your hair as you get closer and closer to the white-sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Private charters and corporate jets may fly into Jack Edwards National Airport in Gulf Shores. 

Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
251-633-0313
Long Bay Aviation LLC (Gulf Shores)
440-320-4916
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
850-436-5000
Foley Municipal Airport
251-943-5214
Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores)
251-967-3968
 

*Gateways often vary. Please contact a local airport for confirmation.

Pensacola International Airport

Mobile Regional Airport 

Airlines Nonstop flights Airlines Nonstop flights
American  Atlanta American Atlanta
Delta Austin (Summer Only) Delta Charlotte
Frontier Charlotte United Chicago O'Hare
Silver Chicago O'Hare   Dallas/Ft. Worth
Southwest Dallas/Ft. Worth Houston Intercontinental
United  Denver (Summer Only) Orlando
  Houston Hobby  
  Houston Intercontinental  
  Kansas City (Summer Only)  
  Miami  
  Nashville  
  Orlando  
  Philadelphia  
  St. Louis (Summer Only)  
  Tampa  
  Washington, D.C.