Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Getting Here

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.

Once you jump on I-65, I-10 exit 49 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express you will be sunning on our sugar-white sand beaches and splashing in our crystal-clear turquoise waters in no time at all. For detailed directions or to check the distance from where you live, take a look at our mileage chart. We've also provided local and regional maps to help you plan your visit.


By Air

If flying is more your speed, most major airlines service the nearby Mobile and Pensacola airports. Direct flights are available from some 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. Some direct flights are also available at Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores.

 

Air Travel

 
Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
mobairport.com
251-633-0313
Long Bay Aviation LLC (Gulf Shores)
longbayaviation.com
440-320-4916
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
flypensacola.com
850-436-5000
Foley Municipal Airport
lightningaviationfoley.com
251-943-5214

Jack Edwards National Airport (Gulf Shores)
jka.us.com
251-967-3968


Car Rentals

Mobile Airport

Avis
251-633-4743
avis.com

Budget
251-633-1231
budgetrentacar.com

Dollar
251-634-1231
dollar.com

Enterprise
251-968-6290
Enterprise.com

Hertz
251-968-6490
hertz.com

National
251-633-4003
nationalcar.com

Pensacola Airport

Avis
850-433-5614
avis.com

Budget
850-432-9744
budgetrentacar.com

Dollar
850-434-5432
dollar.com

Hertz
850-432-2345
hertz.com

National
850-432-8338
nationalcar.com   

  


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

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.

Rideshare

Lyft- Now available in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach lyft.com

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