There are 10 ways to get from Buffalo to Outer Banks by plane, car, train, bus, car ferry or night bus

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Fly to New Bern, drive  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to New Bern (EWN) BUF - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$206 - $893

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Thru-Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  22 h 33 min

  1. Take the Thru-Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street 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

$100 - $181

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Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Norfolk (ORF) BUF - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$181 - $426

Fly to Greenville, drive  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Greenville (PGV) BUF - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$234 - $1,041

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Jacksonville (OAJ) BUF - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$161 - $701

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

  1. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BUF - 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 35 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo to Buxton 706.2 miles

$65 - $100

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry via Swan Quarter, NC  •  22 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
  2. Drive from Lincoln Harbor 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

$113 - $191

Night bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  22 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny 311 / ...
  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

$106 - $194

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  23 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
  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

$128 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buffalo to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $180 - $430 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Buffalo and Outer Banks is 541 miles. The road distance is 706.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Buffalo to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Buffalo Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo to Outer Banks is 706 miles. It takes approximately 13 h 35 min to drive from Buffalo to Outer Banks.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Buffalo Airport to New Bern 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 Buffalo to Buffalo Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $8 - $17.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 540.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 15 min

What companies run services between Buffalo, NY, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Greenville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Greenville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to New Bern via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Buffalo to Jacksonville via New York JFK, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
OneJet
Website
onejet.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Buffalo to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
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
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
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicot Street to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$35 - $55
Online Fare
$45 - $75
Standard Fare
$60 - $90
Refundable
$70 - $100
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to New York, NY - Port Authority
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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.

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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 Buffalo, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
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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