There are 6 ways to get from Atlantic City to Outer Banks by car, bus, car ferry, plane or train

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Drive  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Atlantic City to Buxton 443.2 miles

$40 - $65

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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

4 alternative options

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlantic City, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$193 - $524

Bus to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlantic City, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  3. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$195 - $957

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Atlantic City, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  4. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$241 - $549

Bus, train to Newark, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  9 h 6 min

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

$217 - $669

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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 bus and fly and drive which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The distance between Atlantic City and Outer Banks is 270 miles. The road distance is 443.2 miles.

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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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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Atlantic City to Outer Banks is 443 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to drive from Atlantic City to Outer Banks.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Outer Banks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Atlantic City to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 270.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 6 min

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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Atlantic City, Nj to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28
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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