|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||$365||Average for round-trip flights in March 2021|
|Round-trip from||$323||From Las Vegas to Jacksonville|
|One-way from||$117||One-way flight from Las Vegas to Jacksonville|
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Albert J. Ellis Airport is a regional airport in Richlands, North Carolina, serving the greater Jacksonville area. Its proximity to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune makes it a popular choice for military travel. The small airport is served by American Eagle and Delta Connection; both offer flights from Albert J. Ellis to Charlotte and Atlanta.
Flights into Albert J. Ellis Airport vary greatly, depending upon your destination city. Flight times vary also for those traveling from different time zones. Nearly all flights into this small airport require at least one connecting flight regardless of what part of the country the departure airport is in, including flights out of Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
East coast-based flights generally take longer and never require time changes. Boston flights can take anywhere from 4h 6m to over 5h with only one stop. New York flights take around 3h 58m and up, flights out of Washington, DC take around the same amount but rarely exceed 4h 30m. Detroit flights average between 3h 43m and 5h 35m.
Midwest and Southern-based departure flights take longer, in general. Flights out of Chicago take between 4h 16m to 6h 3m; Minneapolis flight times are similar. Flights from Texas take around the same amount of time, including 4h 12m out of Dallas-Ft. Worth, and slightly longer from San Antonio. Flights out of Central Time Zones require a one-hour time change.
Mountain and Pacific destination cities take the longest. Denver flights into Albert J. Ellis take around 5 hours; Phoenix flights average around 6 hours. Los Angeles averages between 6h 25m to over 10 hours; flight times out of San Francisco are similar. Seattle flight times take a minimum of 8h 56m to over 10 hours.
Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina, offer direct flights into J. Albert Ellis Airport. Both flights take between an hour to 90 minutes. Nonstop flights from Charlotte to J. Albert Ellis are provided by American Airlines; direct flights from Atlanta are serviced by Delta.
The J. Albert Ellis Airport serves the business districts of Jacksonville, Morehead City, Hampstead as well as Camp Lejeune. The easiest way to get from the airport to any of the cities in the region, as well as the base, is by car. The airport features several car rental companies onsite, including Avis, Budget, National-Alamo, Hertz, and Enterprise.
Taxis are available at the passenger terminal for all arrivals from Atlanta or Charlotte; some hotels in Jacksonville also offer airport shuttle services.
It takes about 23m to get from the airport to Jacksonville; Camp Lejeune takes an average of 31m. Hampstead takes approximately 51m; the longest distance is Morehead City, which can take upwards of 1h 40m, depending upon the route taken and traffic.
While Jacksonville is best known as the home to Camp Lejeune, it’s more than just a military base. Jacksonville features the Lynwood Park Zoo, several museums, a popular flea market that’s open every day and the Jacksonville more.
Hampstead is a sleepy beach community, featuring parks, marinas, eclectic shops and more. Topsail Beach is within easy driving distance, featuring family fun, sandy beaches, the Poplar Grove Plantation, home to a weekly farmer’s market and more.
Morehead City is a much larger North Carolina coastal destination, home to a popular waterfront boardwalk, Jaycee Park, Fort Macon State Park, the North Carolina Maritime Museum and Big Rock Stadium, home to the city’s minor league baseball team.
The outlying areas are equally beautiful, from the magnificent wildlife preserves of Sugarloaf Island to the exciting boating expeditions of Radio Island, one of the area’s most beloved fishing spots.
Passports are not necessary for any flights within the United States. U.S. citizens only need a photo ID, typically a state-issued driver’s license, to board commercial flights.