There are 8 ways to get from South Carolina 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.

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Fly to New Bern, drive  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to New Bern (EWN) CLT - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$266 - $1,070

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Florence 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

$45 - $60

6 alternative options

Fly to Greenville, drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Greenville (PGV) CLT - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$294 - $1,218

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Jacksonville (OAJ) CLT - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$221 - $828

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Norfolk (ORF) CLT - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$221 - $473

Train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Florence 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

Bus, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc 312
  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  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Buxton 364.8 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The distance between South Carolina and Outer Banks is 313 miles. The road distance is 364.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to New Bern Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Outer Banks is 365 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 33 min to drive from South Carolina to Outer Banks.

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American Airlines offers flights from Charlotte 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 South Carolina to Charlotte Airport is to taxi which takes 35 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 312.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Rock Hill to Buxton. However, you can take the taxi to Charlotte airport, fly to New Bern, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Charlotte airport, fly to Greenville, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to New Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
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 Florence Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $260
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 Florence, Sc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
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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