There are 10 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale to New Bern, drive  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to New Bern (EWN) FLL - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$130 - $500

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Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  19 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale 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

$107 - $149

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Fly Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Norfolk (ORF) FLL - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$145 - $523

Train to Miami, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Norfolk (ORF) MIA - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$177 - $775

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) FLL - RDU
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  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

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry via Swan Quarter, NC  •  42 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Newark Penn Station
  2. Drive from Hoboken to Swan Quarter, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$239 - $604

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  43 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Newark Penn Station
  2. Drive from Hoboken to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$254 - $624

Train, bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  46 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to New York, Ny
  3. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 to Swan Quarter, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$189 - $410

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  47 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, Fl to New York, Ny
  2. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$210 - $444

Drive  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Buxton 993.2 miles

$95 - $140

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Outer Banks is 713 miles. The road distance is 993.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 45 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks is 993 miles. It takes approximately 16 h 43 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks.

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Spirit Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Airport is to line 01 bus which takes 21 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 712.9 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 45 min

What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Fort Lauderdale to Buxton. However, you can take the line 01 bus to Airport/Rental Car Center, take the walk to Fort Lauderdale airport, fly to New Bern, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the line 01 bus to Airport/Rental Car Center, take the walk to Fort Lauderdale airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Miami to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Orlando
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$170 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $440
Business Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Room
$650 - $950
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 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.

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 Miami, Fl to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
29 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $200
Flexible
$230 - $310
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
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

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