There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Outer Banks by car, train or plane

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Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Buxton 327.7 miles

$30 - $50

Cheapest option

Fly from Reagan Washington, drive  •  5 h 28 min

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

$126 - $273

2 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly, drive  •  5 h 20 min

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

$199 - $440

Fly from Washington Dulles, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$132 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Outer Banks is to train and fly and drive which costs $190 - $440 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The distance between Washington and Outer Banks is 247 miles. The road distance is 327.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive 327.7 miles from Washington to Buxton.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Outer Banks is 328 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Washington to Outer Banks.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Norfolk 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 Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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  • Distance: 247 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

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

You can drive from Washington to Buxton in around 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150

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