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There are 5 ways to get from Outer Banks to Bald Head Island by car ferry, car, bus or plane

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Car ferry, drive, Amtrak Thruway, travel

  1. Take the car ferry from Hatteras Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Drive from Cedar Island, NC to New Bern, NC
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, NC to Wilmington Amtrak Station
  5. Travel from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Bald Head Island

Car ferry, drive, Amtrak Thruway

  1. Take the car ferry from Hatteras Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Drive from Cedar Island, NC to New Bern, NC
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, NC to Wilmington Amtrak Station

Car ferry, drive, Amtrak Thruway via Carl Winner at North Lake Park Blvd

  1. Take the car ferry from Hatteras Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Drive from Cedar Island, NC to New Bern, NC
  4. Take the Amtrak Thruway from New Bern, NC to Wilmington Amtrak Station

Car ferry, travel

  1. Take the car ferry from Hatteras Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Travel from Cedar Island, NC to Bald Head Island

Drive, fly, travel

  1. Drive from Buxton to New Bern
  2. Fly from New Bern (EWN) to Wilmington (ILM)
  3. Travel from Wilmington to Bald Head Island
Outer Banks → Bald Head Island
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bald Head Island is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bald Head Island is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Bald Head Island is 2 metres.

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The distance between Outer Banks and Bald Head Island is 187 miles.

It takes approximately 10h 12m to get from Outer Banks to Bald Head Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from New Bern Airport to Wilmington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 32m and has one stopover.

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American Airlines offers flights from New Bern Airport to Wilmington Airport.

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There are 52+ hotels available in Bald Head Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Outer Banks to Bald Head Island.
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  • Distance: 186.7 miles
  • Duration: 10h 12m

What companies run services between Outer Banks, NC, USA and Bald Head Island, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Outer Banks to Bald Head Island. However, you can take the drive to Hatteras Island, NC, take the car ferry to Ocracoke, NC, take the drive to Ocracoke, NC, take the car ferry to Cedar Island, NC, take the drive to New Bern, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Wilmington Amtrak Station, then take the travel to Bald Head Island. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Hatteras Island, NC, take the car ferry to Ocracoke, NC, take the drive to Ocracoke, NC, take the car ferry to Cedar Island, NC, take the drive to New Bern, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Forden Station, take the line 107 bus to Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds, then take the travel to Bald Head Island.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Bern to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from New Bern to Wilmington via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from New Bern to Wilmington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from New Bern, NC to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Hatteras Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Cedar Island, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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