Transportation in the South Shore Area
Rail shipping can be arranged on the
Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad with depots in Cotter and
Batesville, Arkansas. For more information, call the M&NA at
, or visit www.RailAmerica.com.
County / Regional Airports
Ozark Regional Airport in
Midway, 870-481-5418, has a 5,000 foot runway. Charter service
is available from Mountain
Home Flight Service, 870-481-5966, or Pro Aviation, 870-481-6222.
Pro Aviation also provides flight instruction and pilot services.
Ground transportation is provided by Sundown Limousines, 870-481-6200. Weather at the airport from NOAA.
Boone County Airport,
870-741-6954, has a lighted runway 6,161 feet long by 150 feet wide. The address is 2424 Airport Rd., Harrison, AR 72601. Limited commerical service is currently offered through Sea Port Airlines, and rental cars are available through Hertz.
Marion County Regional Airport in
Flippin, 870-453-2241, serves business aviators and recreational pilots. Located at 954 Airport Road in Flippin, AR, the airport currently
has a 5000 ft. paved runway with three instrument approaches. There are numerous pilot services and repair services available. Flight instruction includes aerobatic, ATP, CFI, CFII, commercial instrument, multiengine, private.
There are also landing strips at Gaston's Resort in Lakeview and
at the Valley Fly-In subdivision in Cotter, both on the White River, however these are not open to the public.
Area residents also use the commercial airports in Springfield, Missouri, Branson, Missouri and Little Rock,
Airport, 417-868-0500, is located at 2300 N. Airport Boulevard, Springfield, Missouri, 65802. Approximately 120 miles from the South Shore area, this airport is is currently served by:
Branson Airport, 888-359-2541, is located at 4000 Branson Airport Boulevard, Hollister, Missouri 65672. Approximately 70 miles from the South Shore area, this airport is is currently served by:
Little Rock Airport, 501-372-3439, is located at One Airport Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202-4402. Approximately 150 miles from the South Shore area, this airport is is currently served by:
A few of the freight carriers that serve the area
Nearest shallow draft port facilities: Port
of Little Rock
Distance to port - About 150 miles - 501-490-1468
Nearest deep water facilities: Port
of New Orleans
Distance to port - About 600 miles - 504-522-2551
Regularly scheduled bus service is available in select areas of
the South Shore region.
The North Arkansas
Transportation Service provides low cost transportation services of various types in these nine counties: Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and parts of Carroll and Madison Counties. For current information, call
870-741-6650 or visit http://www.nwaedd.org/nats.htm.