There are 5 ways to get from Richmond to Outer Banks by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  13 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  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

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Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 34 min

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

$204 - $1,022

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  17 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Wilson, Nc 391
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
  4. Drive from Morehead City, NC to Cedar Island, NC
  5. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  6. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Buxton 227.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to New Bern, drive  •  8 h 51 min

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

$220 - $1,029

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

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

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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 13 h 31 min 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 3 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Outer Banks is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min 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 eight+ 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 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 177.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 31 min

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 train to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak, take the train to Wilson Amtrak, take the walk to Wilson, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Havelock, NC, 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 bus to Norfolk, Va, take the bus to Wilson, Nc, take the walk to Wilson, NC, take the Amtrak Thruway to Morehead City, NC, 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.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via New York La Guardia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
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
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Richmond to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
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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