There are 11 ways to get from St. Louis 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  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to New Bern (EWN) STL - EWN
  2. Drive from New Bern to Buxton

$230 - $1,030

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Drive, ferry, car ferry  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Swan Quarter, NC
  2. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  3. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$114 - $160

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Fly to Greenville, drive  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Greenville (PGV) STL - PGV
  2. Drive from Greenville to Buxton

$268 - $1,228

Fly to Norfolk, drive  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Norfolk (ORF) STL - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$226 - $1,122

Fly to Jacksonville, drive  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Jacksonville (OAJ) STL - OAJ
  2. Drive from Jacksonville to Buxton

$176 - $788

Fly to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Fly from St. Louis (STL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) STL - RDU
  2. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
  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

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to New York, Ny
  2. Drive from Lincoln Harbor to Swan Quarter, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$157 - $325

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry via Hoboken Terminal Lane 6  •  37 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to New York, Ny
  2. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 to Swan Quarter, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$157 - $325

Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry #2  •  39 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to New York, Ny
  2. Drive from Hoboken Terminal Lane 6 to Cedar Island, NC
  3. Take the ferry from Cedar Island, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  4. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$172 - $345

Train, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  42 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Croton-Harmon Amtrak
  3. Drive from Ossining 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

$250 - $615

Drive  •  17 h 57 min

  1. Drive from St. Louis to Buxton 1053.2 miles

$100 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St. Louis to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $100 - $150 and takes 17 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Louis to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The distance between St. Louis and Outer Banks is 843 miles. The road distance is 1053.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 9 h 33 min to get from St. Louis to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from St. Louis Airport to New Bern Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 3 min and has one stopover.

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Outer Banks is 1 h ahead of St. Louis. It is currently 12:38 AM in St. Louis and 1:38 AM in Outer Banks.

Yes, the driving distance between St. Louis to Outer Banks is 1053 miles. It takes approximately 17 h 57 min to drive from St. Louis to Outer Banks.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from St. Louis 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 St. Louis to St. Louis Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs $3.

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Map of how to get from St. Louis to Outer Banks.
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  • Distance: 842.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 33 min

What companies run services between St. Louis, MO, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from St. Louis to Buxton. However, you can take the train to LAMBERT MAIN TRML station, take the walk to St. Louis airport, fly to New Bern, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the train to LAMBERT MAIN TRML station, take the walk to St. Louis airport, fly to Greenville, then take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Bern via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to New Bern via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to New Bern via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Greenville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Greenville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from St. Louis to Greenville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Greenville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Jacksonville via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from St. Louis to Jacksonville via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from St. Louis to New Bern via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from St. Louis to New Bern via Covington, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from St. Louis to Raleigh/Durham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from St. Louis to Norfolk via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
Train from St. Louis Gateway Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Croton-Harmon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $360
Room
$500 - $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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 St Louis, Mo to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$90 - $160
Flexible
$180 - $240
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
Car ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ncdot.gov

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