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There are 8 ways to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak 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

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  9h 14m

  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

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

  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  •  6h 33m

  1. Drive from Florence to Buxton 364.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to New Bern, drive  •  7h 50m

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

$196 - $988

Fly to Greenville, drive  •  7h 18m

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

$224 - $1,136

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  8h 44m

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

$151 - $746

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6h 57m

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

$151 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 33m.

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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 12h 34m 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 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Outer Banks is 365 miles. It takes approximately 6h 33m 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 six+ hotels available in Outer Banks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 312.6 miles
  • Duration: 12h 34m

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

There is no direct connection from Florence to Buxton. However, you can take the train to Wilson Amtrak Station, 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 Raleigh, Nc, 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 Charlotte to New Bern
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Greenville
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Charlotte to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Charlotte to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Morehead City, NC
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
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
2h 15m
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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