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There are 4 ways to get from Wilmington to Southport by taxi, car, bus, car ferry or towncar

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Taxi  •  37 min

  1. Take a taxi from Wilmington to Southport 29.7 miles

$90 - $110

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

2 alternative options

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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The best way to get from Wilmington to Southport without a car is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $90 - $110.

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It takes approximately 37 min to drive 29.7 miles from Wilmington to Southport.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilmington to Southport is 30 miles. It takes approximately 37 min to drive from Wilmington to Southport.

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There are 119+ hotels available in Southport. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Wilmington to Southport.
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  • Distance: 21.6 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

You can drive from Wilmington to Southport in around 37 min.

Bus operators
Wave Transit
Website
thewavetransit.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, NC
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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