There are 5 ways to get from Wilmington to Southport by bus, car ferry, taxi, car or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 201 bus, line 301 bus, car ferry  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Front St to Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds 201
  2. Take the line 301 bus from Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds to Carl Winner at North Lake Park Blvd 301
  3. Take the car ferry from Fort Fisher, NC to Southport, NC

$10

Cheapest option

Line 201 bus, drive, car ferry  •  2 h

  1. Take the line 201 bus from Front St to Carolina Beach Rd 201
  2. Drive from Carolina Beach Rd to Fort Fisher, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Fort Fisher, NC to Southport, NC

$8 - $10

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wilmington to Southport 29.7 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  37 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Southport 29.7 miles

$2 - $5

Uber  •  37 min

  1. Take an Uber from Wilmington to Southport 29.7 miles

$30 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Southport is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Southport is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 37 min.

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The distance between Wilmington and Southport is 22 miles. The road distance is 29.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Wilmington to Southport, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Wilmington, NC, USA and Southport, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Wilmington to Southport. However, you can take the line 201 bus to Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds, take the line 301 bus to Carl Winner at North Lake Park Blvd, take the drive to Fort Fisher, NC, take the car ferry to Southport, NC, then take the drive to Southport. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Southport.

Bus operators
Wave Transit
Website
thewavetransit.com
Bus from Front St to Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
wavetransit.com
Bus from Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds to Carl Winner at North Lake Park Blvd
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
wavetransit.com
Bus from Front St to Carolina Beach Rd
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
wavetransit.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Fort Fisher, NC to Southport, NC
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ncdot.gov
Other operators
Uber Wilmington, North Carolina
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Wilmington to Southport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Signup at
uber.com
uberX
$30 - $40
uberXL
$60 - $80
Taxi from Wilmington to Southport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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