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There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Outer Banks by car, plane or train

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Drive  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Washington to Buxton 327.8 miles

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Fly Reagan Washington to Norfolk, drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$61 - $333

3 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  5h 30m

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

$146 - $551

Fly Washington Dulles to Norfolk, drive  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$240 - $288

Fly Washington Dulles to Richmond, drive  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC
  2. Drive from Richmond to Buxton

$84 - $452

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Outer Banks is to fly and drive which costs $60 - $340 and takes 5h 24m.

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The distance between Washington and Outer Banks is 247 miles. The road distance is 327.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive 327.8 miles from Washington to Buxton.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Outer Banks is 328 miles. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Washington to Outer Banks.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Outer Banks. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $3.

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  • Distance: 247 miles
  • Duration: 6h 11m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

You can drive from Washington to Buxton in around 6h 11m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $330
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40

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