Travel

Getting Around

Light Rail: 

– Saturday, November 18, 2017  Starting at 6:00 AM 15 minute intervals 

Ferry:

Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th  

– Starting from Portsmouth at 6:00 AM / 30 minute intervals 

Getting Here

Arriving By Air

The closest airport to Norfolk is the Norfolk International Airport and is 12 miles from downtown Norfolk.  Most of the major airlines travel to Norfolk.  Uber and Lyft transport from the airport.

Arriving By Land

From Richmond, Washington D.C. and Points North & West
Follow I-95 South to I-64 East in Richmond.
Follow I-64 through Williamsburg, Newport News and Hampton into Norfolk.
Take Exit #284 onto I-264 West towards Norfolk.
Take Exit #9, Waterside Drive.

From New York, Philadelphia and Points North
Follow Route 13 through the Easter Shores of Maryland and Virginia.
Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
Stay on Route 13, which will become North Hampton Blvd.
Take North Hampton Blvd. to I-64 East.
Take Exit #284 onto I-264 West towards Norfolk.
Take Exit #9, Waterside Drive.

From Raleigh and Points South
Take I-95 North to Route 58 East.
Exit onto I-664 East to I-264 East.
Cross the bridge and take Exit #9, Waterside Drive.

Arriving By Sea

Downtown Norfolk and the Waterside Marina are located at ICW Mile, 0 Buoy 36. As you approach from the south, downtown’s buildings will be visible for several miles. The Marina entrance is directly below the Bank of America logo. From the north, tall buildings are also prominent, and the approach landmarks include Lambert’s Point coal piers, the Army Corps of Engineers and the USS Wisconsin Battleship.Call 757-625-3625 for marina information and seasonal hours of operation for slip reservations.

Arriving By Train

Hampton Roads residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the region. For the first time in 35 years, Amtrak train service originates in Norfolk, with new departures connecting passengers to destinations north of the city. The result? More reliable, on-time departures – plus daily roundtrip service from Norfolk to Petersburg, Richmond, Washington DC and cities all the way up to Boston.

  • Daily roundtrip travel originating from Norfolk
  • One-seat rides to cities like Petersburg, Richmond, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York, and more
  • Early morning departures from Norfolk at 4:50 am Mon-Fri and 6:05 am Sat-Sun
  • Evening arrivals in Norfolk at 8:50 pm Mon-Fri, 11:48 pm Sat, and 8:48 pm Sun
  • A new transportation option for military members traveling between Southside Hampton Roads, Fort Lee, Quantico and the Pentagon
  • A 10% fare discount for active-duty military and family – see amtrakvirginia.com for details
  • Easy online reservations and eTicketing at amtrakvirginia.com or with your smartphone (no tickets sold at the station)
  • No changes to the existing Amtrak bus service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News