There are 2 ways to get from New Bern to Outer Banks by car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Drive from New Bern 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

$24 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Drive from New Bern to Buxton 188 miles

$18 - $27

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

There is no direct connection from New Bern 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
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 New Bern to Outer Banks?

The distance between New Bern and Outer Banks is 152 km. The road distance is 301 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from New Bern to Outer Banks?

The cheapest way to get from New Bern to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 58 min.

What is the fastest way to get from New Bern to Outer Banks?

The quickest way to get from New Bern to Outer Banks is to drive which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $18 - $27.

How long does it take to get from New Bern to Outer Banks?

It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from New Bern to Outer Banks, including transfers.