There are 8 ways to get from Atlanta to Outer Banks by plane, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to New Bern (EWN) ATL - EWN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, NC to Morehead City, NC
  3. Drive from Morehead City, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Cedar Island, NC
  2. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$74 - $101

6 alternative options

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Jacksonville (OAJ) ATL - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$136 - $638

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Norfolk (ORF) ATL - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$156 - $402

Fly to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to Newport News (PHF) ATL - PHF
  2. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$168 - $486

Savannah 16 , drive, ferry, car ferry  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  2. Drive from Savannah, GA to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$140 - $166

Savannah 16 , drive, ferry, car ferry #2  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the Savannah 16 from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
  2. Drive from Savannah, GA to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$145 - $180

Drive  •  11 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Atlanta to Buxton 654.9 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $60 - $95 and takes 11 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlanta to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $410 and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The distance between Atlanta and Outer Banks is 525 miles. The road distance is 654.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 10 h 46 min to get from Atlanta to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Atlanta, GA, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Atlanta to Buxton. However, you can take the subway to Airport Station, take the walk to Atlanta airport, fly to New Bern, take the taxi to New Bern, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Morehead City, NC, take the drive to Cedar Island, NC, take the ferry to Ocracoke, NC, take the drive to Ocracoke, NC, take the car ferry to Hatteras Island, NC, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Airport Station, take the walk to Atlanta airport, fly to Jacksonville, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Atlanta to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Atlanta to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Atlanta to Newport News via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Atlanta to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $800
Bus operators
Savannah16
Phone
+1-404-500-3966
Website
savannah16.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport, GA to Savannah, GA
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75
Schedules at
savannah16.com
Book at
savannah16.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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