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

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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

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Drive  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Buxton 373.2 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Buxton

$234 - $638

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  5 h 59 min

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

$217 - $487

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  3. Drive from Newport News to Buxton

$236 - $1,071

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  8 h 2 min

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

$207 - $499

Questions & Answers

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 5 h 59 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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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 1 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilmington to Outer Banks is 373 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive from Wilmington to Outer Banks.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks.
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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 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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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