There are 6 ways to get from Charleston to Outer Banks by car, car ferry or plane

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Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Cedar Island, NC
  2. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$48 - $63

5 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Charleston to Buxton 496.9 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to New Bern, drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to New Bern (EWN) CHS - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$193 - $852

Fly to Greenville, drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Greenville (PGV) CHS - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$211 - $950

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Jacksonville (OAJ) CHS - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$158 - $660

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Norfolk (ORF) CHS - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$188 - $845

Questions & Answers

The distance between Charleston and Outer Banks is 322 miles. The road distance is 496.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 10 h 48 min to get from Charleston to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Charleston Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleston to Outer Banks is 497 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to drive from Charleston to Outer Banks.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Charleston 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 Charleston to Charleston Airport is to Shuttle Bus which takes 30 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Charleston to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 321.6 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 48 min

What companies run services between Charleston, SC, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Charleston to Buxton. However, you can 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. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charleston to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Charleston to Greenville via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Greenville via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Greenville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charleston to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Charleston to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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

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