There are 4 ways to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks by car, car ferry, plane or 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

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Swan Quarter, NC
  2. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$36 - $46

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Buxton 269.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to New Bern (EWN) RDU - 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 11 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Greenville (PGV) RDU - 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

What companies run services between Chapel Hill, NC, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Chapel Hill to Buxton. However, you can take the drive to Swan Quarter, 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 drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Baltimore, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Columbus, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Bus operators
Amtrak
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
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
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
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 Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks?

The distance between Chapel Hill and Outer Banks is 326 km. The road distance is 431 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks?

The cheapest way to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks?

The quickest way to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks is to drive which takes 5 h 4 min and costs $26 - $40.

How long does it take to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks?

It takes approximately 7 h 54 min to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks, including transfers.