Tight on time, but need a beach break right now? Topsail makes flying in and out quick and easy with multiple airports to choose from. Check out these airports near Topsail Beach.
Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington International Airport (ILM), about 20 miles up the road, offers daily non-stop service from New York (LGA), Chicago (ORD), Washington, D.C. (IAD & DCA), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Philadelphia, (PHL) and Charlotte (CLT). Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout. Which makes a posting that selfie of you practicing your putt at the airport’s putting green a breeze. Feeling hungry? Grab a bite or sit down and relax at one of the airport’s four restaurants. If you need a ride, ILM has you covered from car rentals, limousines, taxis, and Uber services.
Albert J. Ellis Airport
Book direct flights from Atlanta or Charlotte into Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), located at 264 Albert Ellis Airport Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina. At just under 25 miles away from Topsail, OAJ is a good option for anyone looking to absorb a little Carolina hospitality. The complimentary Wi-Fi is fast, and airport personnel are friendly. The average time it takes to get through security is less than 5 minutes! Now that’s service. Speaking of service, you may notice many of our proud servicemen and women at OAJ. Jacksonville is home to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps Base. If you need to refuel, no worries. Stop and enjoy a delicious selection of eats and treats at the HoneyBaked Cafe. Rental cars and taxis are available on-site or if you are feeling fancy prebook an airport limousine.
Raleigh Durham International Airport
With over 400 daily flights, RDU or Raleigh Durham International may be a good option if you’re meeting up with family or friends from all over the US. Located in the heart of the Research Triangle you’re almost a straight shot down I-40 to Topsail. As the third largest airport in North Carolina RDU has too many restaurants to name, but one I will point out is 42nd Street Oyster. Named by Frommer’s as one of the top ten best airport restaurants in the US. If you need to get your shop on you’ll have plenty of options from Brooks Brothers to Brighton to Best Buy Express. Rental cars, taxis, limousines, Uber, and Lyft are all available.
My final thought
With so many great airport options to Topsail Island, you’ll never have to worry about your trip becoming a bumper to bumper bummer.