There are 7 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks by plane, bus, car, car 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.

Recommended option

Fly Fort Lauderdale to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to New Bern (EWN) FLL - EWN
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, NC to Morehead City, NC
  3. Drive from Morehead City, 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

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 51 min

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

$145 - $522

Fly Miami to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Norfolk (ORF) MIA - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$181 - $787

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  16 h 43 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, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  28 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Fayetteville Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Fayetteville 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

Drive  •  16 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Buxton 993.2 miles

$95 - $140

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, take the taxi to New Bern, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Morehead City, NC, 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 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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Miami to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
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
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Tampa
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 12 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Miami to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Fayetteville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Business Coach Seat
$230 - $320
Room
$450 - $650
Train from Fayetteville Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Bern, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks?

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Outer Banks is 1141 km. The road distance is 1589 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks?

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks?

The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which takes 6 h 51 min and costs $140 - $550.

How long does it take to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks?

It takes approximately 13 h 54 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Outer Banks, including transfers.