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There are 3 ways to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks by car, car ferry or plane

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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

2 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Chapel Hill to Buxton 269.1 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, drive  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to New Bern (EWN) RDU - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$182 - $883

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

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

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The distance between Chapel Hill and Outer Banks is 204 miles. The road distance is 269.1 miles.

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

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chapel Hill to Outer Banks is 269 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham 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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Map of how to get from Chapel Hill to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 203.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 54 min

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
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Pittsburgh, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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

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