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

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

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 12 min

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

$155 - $440

Cheapest option

Night bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  19 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
  2. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 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

$89 - $152

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Fly to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New Bern (EWN) BOS - EWN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, 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

Fly to Greenville, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  14 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Greenville (PGV) BOS - PGV
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Greenville, 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

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  16 h 14 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

Drive  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Buxton 702.4 miles

$65 - $100

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  20 h 18 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 - $150

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry via Swan Quarter, NC  •  20 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Newark Penn Station Amtrak
  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

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  21 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Newark Penn Station Amtrak
  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 cheapest way to get from Boston to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $440 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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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 12 min to get from Boston to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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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, take the taxi to New Bern, 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.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via New York JFK, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Rochester, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via New York JFK, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Pittsburgh, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Boston to Greenville via Rochester, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Boston to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
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 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak
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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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Newark Penn Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$120 - $160
Business Class
$190 - $200
First Class
$291
Bus operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Bern, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Greenville, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Boston, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
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
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.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
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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