There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by car, plane, 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.

Recommended option

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse 327.6 miles

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Fly Reagan Washington to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

$126 - $273

3 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

$132 - $310

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

$199 - $440

Fly Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham, train, Amtrak Thruway, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $280 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Washington and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is 267 miles. The road distance is 327.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive 327.6 miles from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC, USA?

You can drive from Washington to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in around 6 h 13 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Bus operators
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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