Manteo travel guide

Manteo Tourism | Manteo Guide

You're Going to Love Manteo

With a population of 1,388, Manteo is a must-see destination in North Carolina, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Manteo has to offer.

When to visit Manteo

Manteo in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Manteo in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Manteo in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 44.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 5.9″. In contrast, April is usually the driest month of the year in Manteo, with an average rainfall of 2.8″.

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How to Get to Manteo


Although Manteo doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Norfolk Airport (ORF), which is located 74 miles from Manteo. Norfolk Airport is the most popular, with regular flights from American Airlines, Air France, Royal Air Maroc and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Manteo departs from Cincinnati and takes around 1h 25m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Manteo. The train journey from Manteo to Richmond takes 2h 16m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Alexandria, expect to pay about $19 for a 4h 13m trip.


Another option to get to Manteo is to pick up a car rental from Raleigh, which is about 166 miles from Manteo. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Turo, among others, in Raleigh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Manteo, including Greyhound, FlixBus and VA Express Lanes. From New York, the bus ride to Manteo takes 425 miles and will cost you around $111. From Boston, the ticket costs about $246 for a journey of 795 miles.

Airlines serving Manteo

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (638 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,702 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (322 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,667 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (162 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,462 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (3,274 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (323 reviews)
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Korean Air
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Where to stay in popular areas of Manteo

Most booked hotels in Manteo

Island Motel Obx
Excellent (8.8, 271 reviews)
White Doe Inn Bed & Breakfast
Excellent (9.3, 30 reviews)
Surf Side Hotel
Excellent (8.6, 1300 reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Excellent (8.6, 641 reviews)
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel - Nags Head
Good (7.9, 397 reviews)
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Good (7.6, 1061 reviews)

Renting a car in Manteo

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Manteo (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17.