If you put your compass point on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and opened it just the littlest bit, you'd see how close we really are to your town. Cities like Atlanta, Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville and Houston are all just a short day's drive away. And, if you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Montgomery or Jackson, you can be here in a few hours.
Once you hop off I-65, I-10 exit 49 or Highway 98, the Gulf Shores Parkway and Beach Express make it easy as key-lime pie to cruise straight down to the beach. 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.
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.
Arriving by sea is easy, too. Travel the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf Coast. The Tennessee-Tombigbee links the Intracoastal Waterway to several river ports in the Midwest. Our Marinas page has more information on area marinas.
- Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)
- Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
- Jack Edwards Airport (Gulf Shores)
- Long Bay Aviation LLC (Gulf Shores)
- Foley Municipal Airport
- Mobile Bay Ferry Schedule
- Mobile Bay Ferry Ticket Booth - 251-861-3000
- Baldwin Rural Area Transportation System (BRATS)
- Luxury Limo, LLC
- Mobile Bay Transportation Co., Inc. (airport shuttle)
Jack Edwards Airport Car Rentals (Gulf Shores): 251-968-6380