Getting To & Around
Updated On: 5/21/2013 2:00:24 PM
Harrison County is easily connected to other parts of Mississippi and the rest of the United States via the several interstate highways that traverse the area. Most people traveling throughout Harrison County and the Gulf Coast choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the coastline and beaches along with a well-maintained highway system.
For those flying in, there are three major airports in proximity of Harrison County, serving the area with both major air carriers and smaller commuter airlines. Harrison County also has a decent public transportation system, and Greyhound Bus has service to both Gulfport and Biloxi.
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
14035-L Airport Road
Gulfport, MS 39503 228-863-5951
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is the closest airport and the one used most often by Harrison County residents. It is approximately six miles from the Gulfport city center and is a joint civilian-military public use airport. Major carriers include American Airlines, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. Non-stop service is available to many cities with connecting international service.
100 International Drive
Jackson, MS 39208 601-939-5631
This is the largest airport in Mississippi. It is about three hours from Harrison County; it has two 8,500-foot runways and recently received millions of dollars in renovations. Airlines at the Jackson-Evers International Airport include American Eagle, Continental, Southwest and U.S. Airways.
New Orleans International Airport
900 Airline Drive
New Orleans, LA 70062 504-303-7500
Located 87 miles from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Louis Armstrong Airport has millions of travelers in and out of its facility every year. Major air carriers include American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest and U.S. Airways, with domestic and international connections available.
Coast Transit Authority
333 DeBuys Road
Gulfport, MS 39507 228-896-8080
The Coast Transit Authority provides public transportation for all three of Mississippi’s coastal counties. Services include fixed routes to Long Beach, Biloxi, Gulfport and D’Iberville/St. Martin and Ocean Springs. CTA’s Coast Commuter Program offers vanpooling and carpooling to reduce the stress and costs of commuting. CTA also offers a casino hopper and beachcomber routes.
The CTA’s mission is to provide safe, dependable, clean, comfortable, convenient and affordable public transportation services to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in a cost-efficient manner.
2805 13th St.
Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-1022
820 Martin Luther King Jr.
Biloxi, MS 39530 228-436-4335
Greyhound provides bus service between several points in Mississippi and across the United States. Call for hours of operations and ticketing schedules, or book online.
DRIVING AND COMMUTING
Residents of Harrison County have an easy commute for the most part, and travel via car is the fastest way to get around Mississippi. The state has four major interstates: I-55, I-20, I-59 and I-10. Interstate 10 runs the length of the Gulf Coast, traveling into the states of Alabama and Louisiana and connecting to Harrison County’s major cities.
Speed limits on state highways with four lanes are more are usually 65 miles per hour, slowing as they enter developed areas. Two-lane highways usually have a speed limit of 55 miles per hour in rural areas.
of Public Safety
16741 Highway 67
Biloxi, MS 39532 228-396-7400
15070 County Barn Road
Gulfport, MS 39507 228-863-1819
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety oversees the issuance of driver’s licenses in the state as well as state identification cards. Local MDPS offices can provide information on licensing and vehicle registration or visit https://www.ms.gov/hp/drivers/license/faq.jsp.
To obtain a driver’s license you must provide:
- A completed MDPS application
- Social Security card or print-out from the Social Security Administration
- A state-issued certified copy of your birth certificate
- Those at least 17 years of age must pass the written and driving skills test. This is waived if you are at least 18 years old and have a valid out-of-state license.
- Proof of domicile in the state such as utility bills with a physical address, a rental agreement or vehicle registration receipt.
MDPS permits non-resident military personnel and their family, and any out-of-state college students to drive in Mississippi with a valid driver’s license from another state.
Child Car Seat
“The right seat. The right size. The right use.”
Coastal Plain Public Health District IX
MSDH District IX Health Educator
Harrison County Sheriff 228-896-0405
Mississippi Department of Transportation
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Harrison County Road Department
10076 Lorraine Road
Gulfport, MS 39503 228-896-0210
The county’s Road Department constructs and maintain public road and bridges with five work centers located throughout the county. Road and bridge safety is its highest priority in order to ensure the protection of all travelers within Harrison County. For assistance in your community, visit www.co.harrison.ms.us/departments/road/contact.asp and contact the work center closest to you.