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Providing Quality Prearranged Transportation
to the Greater Wilmington Area & Southeastern North Carolina.
(910) 632-7401
(877) 659-5526

(Quotes and General Inquiries)

"The Transporter is an excellent company to work with. The staff took my last-minute, 10pm call and was able to fit me into the schedule. When my cell phone died en route to Southport, Richard let me use his phone to call my father and figure out where we were meeting. He even dropped me off at a boatyard instead of the ferry landing that we had originally scheduled. I will definitely use their services again and recommend them to anyone! Thanks for your great service! Hope all is well."

Ally R. 

"In Wilmington, there are several choices for cabs but only one "Car-Service." I have continuously utilized The Transporter exclusively for the last 7 years in Wilmington. In my mind, they are not a cab company but a "Car-Service." I travel weekly for business and they have never been late for a pick-up, whether from home or the airport. The Transporter ALWAYS has prompt, professional and courteous service. All of their vehicles are very clean AND they do NOT allow smoking. They are the BEST!"

Mary, a frequent ILM Commuter 

"Whenever I know I am flying into Wilmington, NC, the first call I make is to The Transporter. It doesn't matter what time of day I need them, they are always there with a big smile and a warm, friendly hello. All of the drivers are courteous and safety conscious, and the cars are immaculate."

Susan L Grand Rapids, MI

"A good reliable service since their beginning."

Ken A. Wilmington, NC

"My wife and I have used The Transporter many times. We have found them to be professional, always on time and the drivers extremely pleasant and accommodating. We recommend them highly."

Mr. & Mrs. D. Rich 

"Mike drove us around quite a bit while we were in NC for a wedding. He was always right on time. When he dropped us off at the airport, we realized we had another guests car keys on us! Mike kindly drove the keys back to the hotel for us so we wouldn't miss our flight and my in-laws wouldn't be stranded. (Thanks again!) I was really very pleased with the customer service that NC Transporter provides for their clientele. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for transportation in the area."

Kristina Endriss Connecticut

"I have been using your services for a few years now, and mainly because of consistently good service. It is now easy to make reservations online, and know that your driver will arrive right on time! That is huge for me!! Friendly, courteous drivers as well make the experience a good one."

Cathy M. 

"What I find most professional about the "Transporter" team is their level of reliability and accountability. Whenever I need to be somewhere, I can count on their team to get me there, to work within my time schedule and accommodate my needs. Most of all, safety is addressed in the functionality of their vehicles and in the professional demeanor of the drivers. I never have to worry about being stranded at the airport when I know the "Transporter" team is around."

Dr. Brenda 

"The friendly folks at The Transporter made our transfer from the Wilmington airport to Southport a breeze. You can count on them!"

LouAnn Canjar 

"I have many airport shuttle services over the years. The guys at Transporter came to our home before dawn, loaded the luggage and got our family of four to the airport exactly as planned. On the way home, I just made one call to confirm our flight, and they were there when we deplaned. Excellent and personal. First class all the way. Thanks guys."

Jay M. 

"Knowing that the folks at The Transporter were reliable allowed me to really relax and enjoy my vacation. I didn't have to worry about how I was going to make it back from the vacation house to the airport on time for my flight. The car was on time, the ride was lovely, and their insider knowledge of the shortcuts, meant that I was at the airport early!"

Karen G New York, NY

"I have used The Transporter for transportation to and from my vacation rental at Bald Head Island for a number of years. I am a repeat customer because I know that I can trust The Transporter to be dependable, on-time, where I need them, when I need them and, to provide a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Their drivers are personable, courteous and respectful. As long as I am going to Bald Head Island The Transporter will be my source for reliable transfer.

With Best Regards,"

Susan H. Tinnon, SPHR, VP of Human Resources, Kimble Chase 

"My family, and I have hired The Transporter for many years. Firstly, they have always been available at the appointed time. I addition, we have always enjoyed their professional, courteous service, as well as their safe, and clean automobiles. I will continue to recommend them to anyone in the Wilmington area"

Mark F. Edick 

"We were cheerily met at the Wilmington airport by our driver from The Transporter. He loaded the luggage of our party of 3 children and 3 ladies into the van and off we headed to the ferry for Bald Head Island. The driver was great, very informative, and accommodating of our grocery stop request. He picked us a week later - punctual as ever! We will definitely use The Transporter on our next visit!"

Loré Drott 

"You guys are great – on time, efficient. I'll use you every time I come to the area and have passed the word along to many others."

Lynn C San Diego, CA

"I have used your service several times after vacationing in Bald Head Island and flying into Wilmington, NC. We were met at the baggage claim each time and had a clean comfortable vehicle that easily accommodated us and our baggage. The driver was always friendly and the rates were very fair for the 40 minute commute to the Ferry. I would highly recommend your service to anyone, and plan on using you again next time I vacation in the area."

Colin Reasinger State College, PA

"We use "The Transporter" service to the airport in preference to any of the other taxi companies. The cars are always clean and the drivers are friendly and obliging even when we arrive or depart at inconvenient times. Once you experience The Transporter you will wonder why you have not always been using this totally reliable service.


Tom Gibbons. 

"I landed in Wilmington around 10 PM EST, and had to catch the 11 PM ferry from Southport to Bald Head Island--the last ferry to leave that night. My driver was waiting at the airport curb when I got my luggage. Without breaking speed limits, he got me to the boat at exactly 10:57 PM, and I got on board. Had my driver been five minutes late at the airport, I would have missed my ferry, which would have cost me some $75 for hotel fare in Southport. I was, and remain, very grateful for his punctuality!"

Rob Guthrie Little Rock, AR

"I had a great experience for my first flight into Wilmington. Pick up with on time both ways and driver was very polite and helpful. I was also accommodated with two different cars seats for my young children at no charge."

Cliff Morris 

"Fran and I have always enjoyed your services over the past six years, and we are always assured of being transported by employees and vehicles with the highest standards in cleanliness, safe and attentive drivers and true professionals. The alternatives we have tried can not even come close to a single quality standard."

Fred Pickler, Fred Pickler & Associates Inc. 

"I have used Richard and mike for my trips to and from the airport and have always been pleased with their service. They are always on time and offer a great service for the business traveler. I would recommend them to anyone."

Matthew B. Dean, President - Dean Hardwoods Inc. 

"I can sleep well at night knowing the Transporter will always be at my doorstep for those early morning departures out of ILM. They are the most dependable service in Wilmington.

Sincerely yours,"

Stuart M. Grainger, Regional Sales Manager, Milliken & Company 

"We had a great experience with The Transporter. They were flexible and able to accommodate our large group and varying schedules. We will use them again!"

Megan C. 

"Last fall, several members of my family traveled to Bald Head Island for a wedding. I contacted The Transporter for a shuttle from the airport to the ferry, and was pleased with all communications prior to trip, and the prompt and courteous service to and from my destination. I would highly recommend them for your travel needs."

Marge Humphreys 

"I've hired The Transporter for years for regular and frequent travel to/from ILM. They are always available at the reserved time, and their drivers are very professional and polite, friendly and helpful. The vehicles are ultra clean and comfortable. I plan to continue using them and highly recommend them."

Liz A. 

"What can I say about the service offered by Transporter? Efficient, friendly, and most importantly always professional. We utilized their services for over 3 years; when out of town Board Members travel in quarterly to our Corporate Headquarters on Military Cutoff or whenever transportation needs arise, whether to the airport or one of our manufacturing facilities we've never had a complaint, they always go the extra mile to ensure outstanding customer service."


"Thanks again to The Transporter. My flight was late again, but The Transporter tracked it and was still waiting for me when I arrived hours late. Thanks for being transportation I can depend on."

Ann Marie Wilmington, NC

"Our company has hired The Transporter for transporting individuals and groups which many times include international travelers. The drivers are always punctual, professional, and courteous with neat, clean vehicles. In addition they are attentive to the needs of our associates and guests. Whether calling or emailing for service I always receive a prompt reply. They are truly a service oriented company and I will continue to refer colleagues and friends."

Teresa W. 

"The best thing about The Transporter is, they arrive and pickup on time. There is never a wait and their cars are clean and non-smoking."

LJC Leland, NC

"We used The Transporter in July 2011 during a very involved vacation with our two young granddaughters. They picked us up at the Wilmington NC airport and drove us to the Bald Head Island Ferry dock. They were on time and extremely helpful. At the end of our week on the island, we needed to drive to Raleigh and Richard and Mike put us in touch with a one-way rental car agency on Oak Island which was more economical than having them drive us! Thank you Richard and Mike."

Molly Brining San Francisco, California

"Rich and Mike are reliable and fun to be with. We recommend them all the time."

Kathy & Warren Jones 


The Transporter of Wilmington, NC is a transportation services company which prides itself on providing the cleanest, safest, and most reliable smoke-free experience possible. Whether you require an airport shuttle van for your family vacation or taxi service for two to a wedding, The Transporter provides top-notch transportation to and from airports, hotels, beach resorts, vacation homes, and more. Our drivers are courteous and respectful and our vehicles are clean, comfortable, and 100% smoke-free. Private transportation services in the Wilmington area have never been so clean, worry-free, and affordable, as we will never overcharge for our services. Our dedication to customer satisfaction allows us to deliver an experience equally suitable for the business traveler requiring reliable late night service as it is for the retired passenger in need of safe medical transportation to a doctor appointment. Find out what our 400+ regular clients have already discovered: it doesn't matter if you're traveling for business or seeking taxi and shuttle services for your beach resort getaway…The Transporter is determined to satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations.


The Transporter is a Wilmington Airport (ILM) based sedan and taxi service providing transportation to the following locations:

All Regional Airports

  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
  • Charlotte Douglass International Airport (CLT)
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC (OAJ)
  • New Bern-Simmons-Nott Airport (EWN)

Medical Transportation

  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington
  • Cape Fear Hospital, Wilmington
  • Brunswick Novant Medical Center, Bolivia
  • Dosher Memorial Hospital, Southport
  • Rex Hospital/UNC Health Care, Raleigh
  • Duke University Medical Center, Durham
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville


  • All Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts Serving Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina

Service Areas

New Hanover County

Carolina Beach, Figure Eight Island, Fort Fisher, Kure Beach, Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach

Brunswick County

Bald Head Island, Belville, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Deep Point Marina, Holden Beach, Leland, Long Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Southport, St. James, Sunset Beach, Supply, Yaupon Beach, Winnabow

Pender County

Atkinson, Burgaw, Currie, Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Rocky Point, Sloop Point, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Willard

Onslow County

Jacksonville, Hubert, North Topsail Beach, Richlands, Snead's Ferry, Swansboro

Duplin County

Harrells, Kenansville, Magnolia, Rose Hill, Wallace, Warsaw

Carteret County

Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City

Columbus County

Chadbourn, Delco, Lake Waccamaw, Riegelwood, Tabor City, Whiteville

Bald Head Island

The Transporter is a Proud Supporter of the Bald Head Island Conservancy and the Old Baldy Foundation.

A preferred transportation service for Bald Head Island residents and guests alike!


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