There are 7 ways to get from Greensboro to Outer Banks by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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

Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, 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  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Greensboro to Swan Quarter, NC
  2. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$41 - $53

5 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Greensboro, 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  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Greensboro to Buxton 317.8 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Greensboro/High Point to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Greensboro/High Point (GSO) to New Bern (EWN) GSO - 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

Train to Charlotte, fly to New Bern, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to New Bern (EWN) CLT - EWN
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, 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 to Charlotte, fly to Greenville, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Greenville (PGV) CLT - PGV
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Greenville, 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

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The cheapest way to get from Greensboro to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greensboro to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Greensboro and Outer Banks is 246 miles. The road distance is 317.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 12 h 56 min to get from Greensboro to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Greensboro to Buxton. However, you can take the train to Wilson Amtrak, take the walk to Wilson, 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 bus to Raleigh, Nc, take the bus to Wilson, Nc, take the walk to Wilson, 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.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Charlotte to New Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Greensboro/High Point to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Greenville, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
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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