There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Outer Banks by plane, car, train, bus 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.

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Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Norfolk (ORF) BOS - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$155 - $430

Cheapest option

Megabus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  19 h 50 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Boston, MA to Secaucus
  2. Drive from Hoboken to Swan Quarter, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$85 - $129

7 alternative options

Fly to New Bern, drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New Bern (EWN) BOS - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$200 - $837

Fly to Greenville, drive  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Greenville (PGV) BOS - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$228 - $985

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  16 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BOS - 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

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  20 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 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

$100 - $172

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry via Swan Quarter, NC  •  20 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
  2. Drive from Hoboken to Swan Quarter, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$190 - $248

Drive  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Buxton 702.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  21 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
  2. Drive from Hoboken 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

$205 - $268

Questions & Answers

The distance between Boston and Outer Banks is 529 miles. The road distance is 702.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 20 min to get from Boston to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Outer Banks is 702 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 25 min to drive from Boston to Outer Banks.

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Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Boston 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 Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Boston to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 528.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 20 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Boston to Buxton. However, you can take the bus to Terminal A, take the walk to Boston airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Terminal A, take the walk to Boston airport, fly to New Bern, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Pittsburgh, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Pittsburgh, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Rochester, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Raleigh/Durham, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$120 - $160
Business Class
$190 - $200
First Class
$291
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
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

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