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

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  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Buxton 373.2 miles

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 2 min

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

$212 - $498

4 alternative options

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 10 min

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

$235 - $639

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  6 h 1 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

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Newport News, drive  •  6 h 34 min

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

$237 - $1,072

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Norfolk, drive  •  7 h 46 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

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

You can drive from Wilmington to Buxton in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
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 Philadelphia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Wilmington to Outer Banks?

The distance between Wilmington and Outer Banks is 465 km. The road distance is 597 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks?

The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks is to train and fly and drive which takes 6 h 1 min and costs $210 - $490.

How long does it take to get from Wilmington to Outer Banks?

It takes approximately 7 h 45 min to drive 373.2 miles from Wilmington to Buxton.