There are 8 ways to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, 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

Fly Washington Dulles to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 7 min

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

$137 - $490

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Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry via Washington Union Station  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
  4. Drive from Havelock, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  5. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  6. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

Drive  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Drive from BWI Rail Station to Buxton 359.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Baltimore to Norfolk, drive  •  4 h 58 min

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

$143 - $295

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 7 min

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

$183 - $422

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 1 min

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

$263 - $714

Fly Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
  4. Drive from Morehead City, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  5. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  6. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $300 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between BWI Rail Station and Outer Banks is 261 miles. The road distance is 359.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 15 h 48 min 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 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between BWI Rail Station to Outer Banks is 360 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 55 min 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 eight+ 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 8 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: 15 h 48 min

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 Buxton. However, you can take the train to Wilson Amtrak, take the walk to Wilson, 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 train to Washington Union Station, take the train to Wilson Amtrak, take the walk to Wilson, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Havelock, 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.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
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
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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