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There are 4 ways to get from Richmond to Outer Banks by bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  26h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to New Bern, NC Nyc
  3. Drive from New Bern, NC to Swan Quarter, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$116 - $130

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Buxton 227.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to New Bern, drive  •  9h 14m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to New Bern (EWN) RIC - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$220 - $1,028

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7h 52m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Norfolk (ORF) RIC - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$204 - $1,022

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between Richmond and Outer Banks is 177 miles. The road distance is 227.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 26h 23m to get from Richmond to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Richmond Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 21m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Outer Banks is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Richmond to Outer Banks.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to New Bern 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 Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 177.3 miles
  • Duration: 26h 23m

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

There is no direct connection from Richmond to Buxton. However, you can take the bus to New York, take the bus to New Bern, NC, take the drive to Swan Quarter, 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.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Bus operators
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York to New Bern, NC
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to New York, NY - 28 Allen St.
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$37
Book at
easternbus.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
ncdot.gov
Car ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
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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