Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Please note: GPS devices have been known to be inaccurate for Hatteras Island. Please locate your destination on a map prior to following the GPS.

Our Avon Office:

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40974 NC Highway 12
Avon, NC 27915
GPS coordinates:
N35degrees, 20.835 min. – W75degrees, 30.244 min

Our Salvo Office:

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26204 Rampart Street
Salvo, NC 27972
GPS coordinates:
N35degrees, 33.508 min. – W75degrees, 28.118 min

Avoid Traffic ~ Use our Preferred Summer Route

Driving times getting to Hatteras Island can vary by season and day of the week. Most visitors to the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island travel by car. As a result, there can be some traffic tie-ups on rental change-over days. The most common change-over day is Saturday.

Our Preferred Summer Route (shown in red on the map below) to Hatteras Island is not the shortest route but it avoids a considerable amount of traffic during the summer change-over days. If you are not traveling during the summer, scroll down to find the route we recommend for non-summer months.

Preferred Summer Travel Route From the North

Not Using I-95
(Red Route on map) From I-64 in Chesapeake, take exit 291B for US-17 South, VA 168 South.
Take exit 15B for US-17 South, keep right on US-17 South.
Follow US-17 South into North Carolina.
Take US-17 South by-pass around Elizabeth City.
Continue on US-17 South to NC-37 South.
Turn left on NC-37 South. (NC-37 South becomes NC-32 South.)
Follow NC-32 South.
Make left onto 94 South.
Make right onto Benson Road.
Turn left on US-64 East.
Keep going east to Roanoke Island and The Outer Banks.
Once across the Causeway, Turn right onto NC-12 South onto Hatteras Island.

Alternative Summer Travel Route From the North

If Using I-95 is more Convenient for You
Follow I-95 South to North Carolina and take Exit 138 for 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.
Once across the Causeway, Turn right onto NC-12 South onto Hatteras Island.

Non-Summer Travel Route From the North

(Green Route on map)
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 onto The Outer Banks until you reach NC-12 South at the south end of Nags Head.
Take NC-12 South to Hatteras Island.
*Chesapeake Expressway is a toll-road which costs $3.00 each way during the week, and $6.00 each way on the weekends. To bypass tolls, take 168 South Business in Virginia.

Driving Directions from the West

Coming from Raleigh 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.
Once across the Causeway, Turn right onto NC-12 South onto Hatteras Island.

Driving Directions from the South

Coming from South Carolina take I-95 to Wilson, NC.
Take US-264 East through Greenville and Washington, NC.
From Washington, take State Rt. 30 to Plymouth, NC and follow the directions above via US-64 East to Hatteras Island.

Approximate Mileage to Hatteras Island

Atlanta, GA 659
Charleston, SC 480
Charlotte, NC 380
Cincinnati, OH                 719
Cleveland, OH 700
Montreal 826
Myrtle Beach, SC 371 
Nashville, TN 814
New York City 483
Norfolk, VA 140
Philadelphia, PA 386
Pittsburgh, PA 575
Raleigh, NC 250
Richmond, VA 210
Toronto 835
Washington, DC 323
Williamsburg, VA 177

 

Approximate Outer Banks Mileage from Hatteras Island

Kitty Hawk 38
Manteo 29
Nags Head 30
Ocracoke                  19

 

Ferry Information

To access Hatteras Island by ferry you have the choice of two ferries from mainland North Carolina to Ocracoke Island. These two ferries via Swan Quarter and Cedar Island both require reservations. The Ocracoke to Hatteras ferry is free and requires no reservation. Please contact NC Ferry Division to check schedules and to reserve a space for your arrival and departure.
800-BY-FERRY
www.ncferry.org

Airport Information

Norfolk International Airport (ORF): Located in Norfolk, Virginia, approx. 140 miles north of Avon.

Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU): Located between Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, approx. 250 miles north-west of Avon.

Dare County Regional Airport: Located on the north end of Roanoke Island. 252-475-5570

Billy Mitchell Airstrip: Located in Frisco, airstrip for personal aircraft. 252-995-3646

Car Rentals and Airport Transportation

Automobile Rentals are available on the Outer Banks through:
Outer Banks Chrysler 252-441-1146 (also rents 4x4)

Ground Transportation to and from airports is available through:
Island Limousine 252-441-5466
The Connection 252-473-2777

Alternate Route to Hatteras Island

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