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There are 6 ways to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  11h 2m

  1. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Petersburg Amtrak Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Wilson Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station

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Bus  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Raleigh, Nc 4845 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 393 / ...

$50 - $71

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Bus via Wilson  •  13h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Wilson, Nc 391
  2. Take the bus from Wilson Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service / ...

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach 301.2 miles

$29 - $45

Fly from Norfolk  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Wilmington (ILM) ORF - ILM

$324 - $1,383

Line 960 bus, line 961 bus to Newport News, fly  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the line 960 bus from Parks & 19Th to Wood & Church
  2. Take the line 961 bus from Wood & Church to Newport News Transfer Center
  3. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Wilmington (ILM) PHF - ILM

$319 - $1,464

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The cheapest way to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach. However, there are services departing from Parks & 19Th and arriving at Carl Winner at North Lake Park Blvd via Norfolk, Va, Wilson Amtrak Station, Forden Station and Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 46m.

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The distance between Virginia Beach and Carolina Beach is 224 miles. The road distance is 301.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach without a car is to train and bus which takes 11h 2m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 2m to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach, including transfers.

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Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Norfolk, Va station.

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The best way to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach is to bus via Wilson which takes 13h 46m and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $320 - $1,400 and takes 5h 28m.

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There is no direct flight from Norfolk Airport to Wilmington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach.
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  • Distance: 223.8 miles
  • Duration: 11h 2m

What companies run services between Virginia Beach, VA, USA and Carolina Beach, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach via Wood & Church, Norfolk, Va, Wilson, Nc, Wilson Amtrak Station, Forden Station, and Monkey Junction Behind McDonalds in around 13h 46m. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Wilmington via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Newport News to Wilmington via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Wilmington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Norfolk to Wilmington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
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 Petersburg Amtrak Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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 Amtrak Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
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 Norfolk, Va to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Parks & 19Th to Wood & Church
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
Bus from Wood & Church to Newport News Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
gohrt.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach is 301 miles. It takes approximately 5h 25m to drive from Virginia Beach to Carolina Beach.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Norfolk Airport to Wilmington Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Carolina Beach. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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