Getting to Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia: How to Get There and Things To Do

Williamsburg, Virginia. Easy to find, hard to leave!

Where exactly is Williamsburg, VA?

  • 2.5 hours south of Washington, DC
  • 6 hours south of New York
  • 3.5 hours north of Raleigh
  • Located near three easily accessible airports
  • Directly off Interstate 64

Williamsburg is midway between Richmond and Norfolk on I-64 (exit 238). 

The Williamsburg Inn is located at 136 East Francis Street and The Williamsburg Lodge is on 310 South England Street.

Driving is certainly one option for those of you lucky enough to live nearby. Complimentary parking is available.

Because Horseback takes too long, Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with connecting trains from Washington, DC. The center is just blocks from the Historic Area and provides car rentals and taxis.

If you will be flying, it is most convenient to arrive into either Richmond International Airport (RIC) or Norfolk International Airport (ORF), DCUC recommends that you use James River Transportation for your airport transfers. They are reputable and reliable. Please plan to arrange for your car or van service in advance on their website:

Cost for a Sedan that holds up to three people is $120 without gratuity. A van, which holds up to nine people with luggage is $221. You can call toll free: 866-823-4626 anytime to arrange for your transfer, but the website is quick and easy and shows pictures of the vehicles from which to choose.

Transfer time from Richmond is approximately 45 minutes without heavy traffic and is likely your best option. From Norfolk, it will take closer to an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Travel tip #1 is try to arrange for a flight that arrives into VA in the morning or early afternoon latest to avoid afternoon rush hour.

Taxis are also available at all airports for the drive to Williamsburg, depending on availability and demand.

Questions? Call Janet Sked at 314-802-8808



What can I do in Williamsburg?

There’s always something fun happening in Greater Williamsburg. Whether you want to fill your time with relaxing moments or experience an immersive tour of living history, Greater Williamsburg is your go-to destination. Whatever the season, Williamsburg has activities for the whole family, and those attractions will offer you an experience like no other.


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