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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to New Bern, drive  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to New Bern (EWN) CLT - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$189 - $979

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte 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

$51 - $69

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Fly to Greenville, drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Greenville (PGV) CLT - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$217 - $1,127

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Jacksonville (OAJ) CLT - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$144 - $737

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Norfolk (ORF) CLT - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$144 - $382

Fly to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Newport News (PHF) CLT - PHF
  2. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$176 - $465

Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
  3. Drive from Havelock, 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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc 312
  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  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Buxton 405.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Charlotte and Outer Banks is 305 miles. The road distance is 405.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 22 min to get from Charlotte to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to New Bern Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Outer Banks is 406 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 19 min to drive from Charlotte to Outer Banks.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 305.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 22 min

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

There is no direct connection from Charlotte to Buxton. However, you can take the line 5 bus to Airport Terminal, take the walk to Charlotte airport, fly to New Bern, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the line 5 bus to Airport Terminal, take the walk to Charlotte airport, fly to Greenville, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to New Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 Charlotte Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
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 Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
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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