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There are 6 ways to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, bus, drive, car ferry  •  16h 8m

  1. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Wilson Amtrak Station to Havelock Amtrak Bus Stop
  3. Drive from Havelock Amtrak Bus Stop to Cedar Island, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

Cheapest option

Train to Reagan Washington, fly, drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$85 - $397

4 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from BWI Rail Station to Buxton 359.7 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Baltimore, drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$123 - $495

Fly from Washington Dulles, drive  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$247 - $351

Train to Philadelphia, fly, drive  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$169 - $863

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The cheapest way to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $500 and takes 4h 56m.

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The distance between BWI Rail Station and Outer Banks is 261 miles. The road distance is 359.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 16h 8m to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks is 360 miles. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Outer Banks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from BWI Rail Station to Baltimore Airport is to bus which takes 2 min and costs $0 - $5.

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Map of how to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 260.9 miles
  • Duration: 16h 8m

What companies run services between BWI Rail Station, MD, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks. However, you can take the train to Wilson Amtrak Station, take the walk to Wilson Amtrak Station, take the bus to Havelock Amtrak Bus Stop, take the drive to Cedar Island, NC, take the car 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 drive to Buxton.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Bus operators
Amtrak

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson Amtrak Station to Havelock Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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