How to Get to Hatteras Island, NC

When you discover the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you'll find the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Midgett Realty. Click the "view larger map" link on the Google map below to zoom in and explore the area, and the red markers pinpoint each of the Midget Realty offices on Hatteras Island. Further down the page, you'll find driving distance and times from the major airports closest to Hatteras Island, as well as driving directions and distances from major cities across the East Coast to any of our three office locations in Rodanthe, Avon, or Hatteras, North Carolina. If you have any questions about getting to Hatteras, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Approximate Drive Times from Local Airports to Hatteras Island, North Carolina



CityApprx. MileageApprx. Drive Times (Hours)
ORF: Norfolk International Airport1493
RDU: Raleigh-Durham International Airport2614.5



Driving Directions to Hatteras Island From the North


Follow I-95 South to Richmond, VA. Take I-64 East toward Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. Take 64 or 664 to Chesapeake, VA. Go south on 168, Chesapeake Expressway*. Once in North Carolina, 168 turns into US-158 East. Follow this road to the Outer Banks. Take NC 12 to Cape Hatteras.

*Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road.  To bypass tolls, take 168 South Business in Virginia.  For pricing and other important information on the Chesapeake Expressway, please visit their website.

You can also take 664 South from I-64 East. Take I-64 East to Hampton, VA, and pick up I-664 South, through Monitor Merimac Tunnel. Take exit 15B to get back on I-64 East. Then take exit 291B for Hwy. 168 South. Continue on 168 South, which turns into US-158. Follow this road to the Outer Banks. Take NC 12 to Cape Hatteras.


Driving Directions to Hatteras Island From the West


Via I-95 into North Carolina. Take US-64 East toward Rocky Mount. Follow US-64 East through Williamston and Plymouth, NC. From Plymouth, NC keep going east to Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks. Take NC 12 to Cape Hatteras.


Driving Directions to Hatteras Island From the South


Coming from South Carolina take I-95 to Wilson, NC. From Washington, take State Rte. 30 to Plymouth, NC and follow the directions above via US-64 East to the Outer Banks. Take NC 12 to Cape Hatteras.

For a scenic drive, take US-17 from South Carolina north to Wilmington, North Carolina. Drive north until you reach Folkstone, NC. From Folkstone, take State Rte. 172 north to Hubert, NC. From Hubert, take State Rte. 24 east until it runs into US-70 (before Morehead City, North Carolina). Follow US-70 North from Morehead City to State Rte. 12 and the Cedar Island Ferry. Take the toll ferry to Ocracoke Island. Then take State Rte. 12 north to the Hatteras Island Ferry.

If you are coming from the South and want to use the ferries, you can make reservations and get more information at 1-800-BYFERRY.

Approximate Mileage to the Hatteras Island, North Carolina

CityApprx. MileageApprx. Drive Times (Hours)
Atlanta, GA609 11
Boston, MA64213
Charleston, SC4308.5
Charlotte, NC 352 7
Cincinnati, OH77613.5
Montreal, Quebec77613
Myrtle Beach, SC3217
Nashville, TN76413
New York City, NY4339.5
Norfolk, VA903
Philadelphia, PA3368
Pittsburgh, PA52510.5
Raleigh, NC 215 4.5
Richmond, VA1604.5
Toronto, Ontario 805 15.5
Washington, DC 336 6.5
Williamsburg, VA 127 4


As you use the APPROXIMATE mileage and the maps provided to plan your trip, please keep in mind that your travel time is largely dependent on traffic. The population of the Outer Banks more than triples every Saturday and Sunday.

We understand that you may want to arrive early on your check-in day to avoid traffic. However, we cannot let you check into the house early if it has not been fully cleaned AND inspected. We appreciate your cooperation and wish you a pleasant and safe trip.

Note: These directions are provided to assist you and are deemed accurate but not guaranteed, as road construction is not always predictable.


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