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There are 2 ways to get from Morehead City to Outer Banks by car or car ferry

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Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  4h 52m

  1. Drive from Morehead City 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

$21 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4h 39m

  1. Drive from Morehead City to Buxton 222.1 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Morehead City to Outer Banks is to drive and ferry and car ferry which costs $21 - $25 and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Morehead City to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 39m.

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The distance between Morehead City and Outer Banks is 92 miles. The road distance is 222.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Morehead City to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Morehead City to Outer Banks is 222 miles. It takes approximately 4h 39m to drive from Morehead City to Outer Banks.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Outer Banks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Morehead City to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 92.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

There is no direct connection from Morehead City to Buxton. However, you can 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 drive to Buxton.

Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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