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There are 4 ways to get from Durham to Cape Lookout Lighthouse by bus, taxi, ferry or train

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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Bus, Amtrak Thruway, taxi, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh to Greenville
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Greenville, NC to New Bern, NC
  3. Take a taxi from New Bern, NC to Harkers Island, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Harkers Island, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse

3 alternative options

Train, bus, taxi, ferry

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak Station to Wilson
  2. Take the bus from Wilson to New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop
  3. Take a taxi from New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop to Harkers Island, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Harkers Island, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Train, bus, taxi, ferry via Beaufort, NC

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak Station to Wilson
  2. Take the bus from Wilson to New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop
  3. Take a taxi from New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop to Beaufort, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Beaufort, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Train, bus, taxi, ferry via Raleigh

  1. Take the train from Durham Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Wilson
  3. Take the bus from Wilson to New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop
  4. Take a taxi from New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop to Beaufort, NC
  5. Take the ferry from Beaufort, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Durham → Cape Lookout Lighthouse
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cape Lookout Lighthouse is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Cape Lookout Lighthouse is 2 metres.

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The distance between Durham and Cape Lookout Lighthouse is 165 miles.

The best way to get from Durham to Cape Lookout Lighthouse without a car is to bus and Amtrak Thruway and taxi and ferry which takes 6h 13m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Durham to Cape Lookout Lighthouse, including transfers.

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There are 14+ hotels available in Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
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  • Distance: 164.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Durham, NC, USA and Cape Lookout Lighthouse, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Durham to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. However, you can take the taxi to Raleigh, take the bus to Greenville, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to New Bern, NC, take the taxi to Harkers Island, NC, then take the ferry to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Alternatively, you can take the train to Wilson, take the walk to Wilson, take the bus to New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop, take the taxi to Harkers Island, NC, then take the ferry to Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Durham Amtrak Station to Wilson
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Durham Amtrak Station to Raleigh Union Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Wilson
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$30 - $50
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Greenville, NC to New Bern, NC
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson to New Bern Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
Island Express Ferry Services
Phone
252-728-7433
Email
islandexpressferry@gmail.com
Website
islandexpressferryservices.com
Ferry from Harkers Island, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
islandexpressferryservices.com
Ferry from Beaufort, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
islandexpressferryservices.com
Other operators
Taxi from New Bern, NC to Harkers Island, NC
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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