Getting Here and Around
- Driving from the North: From Portland, take I-5 South to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West. Head west on Hwy 20 to Newport. Or take Hwy 99 West to Hwy 18 to Lincoln City. Head south on Hwy 101 to Newport.
- Driving from the South: From Eugene or further south, take I-5 North to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West and then take Hwy 20 to Newport.
- The Newport Municipal Airport is perfectly equipped for private planes and rentals. As a fixed-base operator (FBO), the airport furnishes aeronautical services such as fueling, hangar space, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, and flight instruction. In addition, the airport has available crew cars for pilots to use for several hours, and also offers on-site car rentals from Hertz, and car rental deliveries from Enterprise. The Newport Municipal Airport also caters to chartered flights, and although commercial flights are not currently available, they may be added in the future. Netjets Aviation is one of a variety of companies that administer chartered flights to and from Newport, and McMinnville-based Konect Aviation offers scenic air tours during the summer months and operates chartered flights to and from the airport as well.
- Free Shuttle
- The Newport City Loop Shuttle Service is free to those staying in Newport lodging, and $1 per ride for other visitors. See the front desk of your establishment for free passes. The loop, with 46 stops, goes south to Newport Business Plaza in South Beach and north to NE 73rd Street. The shuttle is wheelchair accessible and has a bike rack. For more information, call 541-265-4900. See bus transit page and date route and schedule.
- Newport is well on its way to becoming the most bike-friendly town on the Oregon coast, so when you come, don’t forget to load those bikes into the car. Whether you’ve got a sleek, speedy road bike, a tricked-out high-tech mountain bike, or a touring bike with a tinkly bell and a wicker basket on the handlebars, there’s a ride for you in and around town. Check in with the crew at Bike Newport for information about hill time trials, group rides, and kids’ rides as well. Bike Newport is at 150 NW 6th Street in Newport, 541-265-9917, and bikenewport.com. The shop is open M-F 10-6, Sat 10-5, and summer Sundays 12-5.
Driving in Newport
- Traffic jams like the ones in Portland are extremely uncommon. You might hear complaints about the traffic from Newport residents in the summer, but never from visitors. Their attitude is completely different to that of big-city residents: to Newportonians, a delay of a couple of minutes is equivalent to ‘heavy traffic’. However, Highway 101 can be dangerous if you’re not paying attention, so if you’re going to enjoy the ocean views, please park the car first.