There are 6 ways to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks by bus, car, car ferry, plane or train

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Bus, drive, ferry, car ferry  •  23 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St. to Chinatown-152 East Broadway
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to New Bern, NC
  3. Drive from New Bern, NC to Swan Quarter, NC
  4. Take the ferry from Swan Quarter, NC to Ocracoke, NC
  5. Take the car ferry from Ocracoke, NC to Hatteras Island, NC

$102 - $113

5 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Buxton 373.2 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Philadelphia to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$182 - $501

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 3 min

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

$217 - $487

Fly Philadelphia to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  2. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$184 - $934

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$218 - $535

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The cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks is to train and fly and drive which costs $210 - $490 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Wilmington and Outer Banks is 290 miles. The road distance is 373.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 23 h 53 min to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks, including transfers.

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  • Distance: 290.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 h 53 min

What companies run services between Wilmington, DE, USA and Outer Banks, NC, USA?

There is no direct connection from Wilmington to Buxton. However, you can take the bus to Chinatown-152 East Broadway, take the walk to New York, NY, take the bus to New Bern, NC, take the drive to Swan Quarter, NC, take the ferry to Ocracoke, NC, take the drive to Ocracoke, NC, take the car ferry to Hatteras Island, NC, then take the drive to Buxton. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Buxton.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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 Wilmington Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Rockledge Bus
Phone
7577171677VA
Email
climing44@yahoo.com
Website
rockledgebus.com
Bus from Wilmington, DE - 3 W 4th St. to Chinatown-152 East Broadway
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
rockledgebus.com
Atlanta Tours Inc
Bus from New York, NY to New Bern, NC
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
North Carolina Department of Transportation - NCDOT
Website
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
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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