For information about current road conditions from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, visit or dial 511. When dialing 511 on weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., weekends from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and state holidays from 9:15 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., callers speak directly with an operator who can answer traffic and travel-related questions. Overnight and during emergencies, travelers should go to for the latest travel information.

Fares and Passes

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DCTS Fares Rate:

Within Dare County - $3.00 one way, $6.00 round trip 

Out of County (Outside of Dare County) - $7.00 one way, $14.00 round trip (Medical Appointments Only!)

(Children under the height of 4’ 6” ride for free)

  • Fare ticket books may be purchased in advance at the DCTS office in person or by telephone 252.475.5640 at a 15% discounted rate.
  • DCTS drivers may accept exact change only, check, or money order.

Elderly Transportation Service:

The EDTAP funds are intended for those individuals who do not qualify for transportation assistance under a human service program.  If you require financial assistance, download this Transportation Assistance Program form. Please complete the form and return to the Dare County Department of Social Services located at 107 Exeter Street, Manteo, NC. 27954.