For the last 10 years, I’ve been doing the drive to Cape Hatteras almost every weekend from Washington, DC. The average drive is about 5.5 hours. If you prefer to fly to Hatteras, you can do that too, and it’s relatively cheap. But remember that you will find Hatteras about 2 hours from the closest airport, which is in Norfolk, VA. Once you fly into Norfolk, you will need to rent a car because there are no taxis or any other forms of transportation. I think that’s what makes this place so special — it’s so far from everything, and once there, you are in kiteboarding paradise — completely worth the trip. Like traveling to any kite destination, it’s always good to pack your gear in a “golf” bag to deceive the airlines and avoid any extra charges.