There are 7 ways to get from Atlantic City to Outer Banks by car, bus, car ferry, train or plane

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

Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Atlantic City to Buxton 443.2 miles

$40 - $65

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry, drive, ferry  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Gate #2 Inside Ac Bus Terminal to Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street 552
  2. Take the car ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE
  3. Drive from Lewes, DE to Swan Quarter, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$64 - $94

5 alternative options

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$193 - $514

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  3. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$195 - $947

Train, train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  4. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$236 - $532

Train, train to Newark, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF
  4. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$212 - $652

Train, train to Reagan Washington, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  3. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  4. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$230 - $544

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Atlantic City to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 9 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Atlantic City to Outer Banks is to train and fly and drive which takes 7 h 27 min and costs $190 - $550.

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The distance between Atlantic City and Outer Banks is 432 km. The road distance is 709 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to drive 443.2 miles from Atlantic City to Buxton.

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What companies run services between Atlantic City, NJ, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

You can drive from Atlantic City to Buxton in around 9 h 6 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Atlantic City to 30Th St. Phl.
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Website
capemaylewesferry.com
Car ferry from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, DE
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cmlf.com
Book at
booking.cmlf.com
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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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