Getting Here

Discover the essence of the Historic Richmond Region, where America’s past, present and future converge in powerful fashion. Getting here is easy. The Region is located within a day’s drive of half of the U.S. population, two hours south of Washington D.C. and two hours west of the Atlantic Coast. You’ll find us easily accessible by plane, train, motorcoach and automobile — with exceptional convenience to Interstates 95 and 64.

Plane: Fly into Richmond International Airport, located 15 minutes from downtown. Nine major airlines – including our low-cost carriers, AirTran and JetBlue, as well as American, Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways – offer non-stop flights from more than 20 U.S. cities. These include Atlanta, Toronto, Dallas, New York, St. Louis, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, Philadelphia and Detroit – as well as connecting flights to destinations worldwide. For more information about Richmond International Airport, call (804) 226-3000, or visit www.flyrichmond.com.

Train: Amtrak has two stations in the Richmond Region: The historic Main Street Station, located in downtown Richmond; and Staples Mill station, located approximately 10 miles west of downtown. For more information, call (804) 646-6246 (MAIN) for Amtrak Main Street Station or (804) 553-2903 for Amtrak Staples Mill Station. For Amtrak fares and schedules, call (800) USA-RAIL, or visit amtrak.com.

Bus: Greyhound / Trailways has a terminal only minutes from downtown Richmond, offering a convenient, low-cost travel option.

Car: The Region’s minimal traffic makes traveling throughout the area a breeze. Enjoy easy access to Interstate 95 (which runs north-south) and Interstate 64 (which runs east-west), providing swift routes to destinations all across the eastern half of the United States.

Get Around

Car: For travel throughout the Region, rely on Interstate 295 – a beltway that loops around downtown Richmond, connecting areas east and west of the city. State Route 288 runs from I-95 in Chesterfield County to Route 250 / Broad Street in Goochland, while Interstate 895 – also called Pocahontas Parkway – connects Richmond International Airport to points south of the city. Tolls ranging from 20 cents to $2.70 are found on the Downtown Expressway, Powhite Parkway, and Pocahontas Parkway. For more information, click here. The City of Richmond is built on a grid – which makes navigation quite simple – although many downtown streets are one-way, with the notable exception of Broad Street.
Rental and Charter Vehicles: Charter services, luxury limousines, specialized handicapped-accessible transportation and most national car-rental companies operate throughout the Region.
Taxi: Taxi services are available in the Richmond Region, including at Richmond International Airport, Greyhound/Trailways, Amtrak and hotels.

Bus: GRTC Transit System bus fares cost $1.50 each; fares for senior citizens and the disabled are 75 cents on local routes. For bus schedules, call 804.358.4782 or visit ridegrtc.com. To the Museums and Back is a free bus service operating February 19-May 15. This program provides an easy way for visitors to get to and from museums and historical sites around downtown Richmond. For route and schedule information click here.

Parking: On-street parking in the city is generally free weekdays after 6 p.m. and on weekends. One- to two-hour metered parking is allowed on weekdays. In some areas, street and lot parking is reserved for permit holders, so be sure to read signs carefully. Paid parking lots are also located throughout downtown Richmond.

Stop in at our Richmond Region Visitor Centers where our friendly travel counselors are at your service for assistance and travel guidance.