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There are 8 ways to get from New Jersey 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.

Recommended option

Fly Newark to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$173 - $572

Cheapest option

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  19 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to New Bern, NC Nyc
  2. Drive from New Bern, NC 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

$148 - $167

6 alternative options

Fly New York La Guardia to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Norfolk (ORF) LGA - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$171 - $683

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$202 - $537

Fly New York JFK to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Norfolk (ORF) JFK - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$165 - $634

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  3. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$204 - $970

Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
  3. Drive from Havelock, 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

Drive  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Buxton 479.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 9 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $600 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Outer Banks is 319 miles. The road distance is 479.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to get from New Jersey to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Outer Banks is 479 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 34 min to drive from New Jersey to Outer Banks.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 318.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 47 min

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

There is no direct connection from Elizabeth to Buxton. However, you can take the line 62 bus to Terminal A, take the walk to Newark airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the train to 9th Street, take the walk to W 4 St, take the subway to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av, take the walk to Roosevelt Av/74 St, take the bus to Lga Intl Airport/Terminal B, take the walk to New York La Guardia airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from New York JFK to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New York JFK to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from New York JFK to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Newark Penn Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York to New Bern, NC
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.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
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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