Nestled midway up the East Coast, Virginia Beach is well within a days drive of most American cities. So finding your way to our beautiful shores should be a breeze. Just look to the map for directions and you’ll be here in no time. And for those of you looking to take a more scenic route, be sure to check out the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
All roads lead to Virginia Beach. When traveling from routes northwest of the Hampton Roads region, motorists are encouraged to use a faster, alternate route via I-664 Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel (MMMBT), off of I-64 East, to make getting here a breeze. While the mileage to reach the beach could be greater, I-664 tends to be less congested and the time spent idling in traffic is statistically reduced. Simply take I-64 East, to I-664 (Exit # 264), to I-264 (Exit # 15 A), which will lead to the oceanfront. When leaving to return home, take I-264 West to I-664 North (Exit #299) to I-64 West (Exit #1 A).
When approaching from the west, other routes are Interstate 64, U.S. 460 or U.S. 58. From the north and south, convenient routes include Interstates 85 or 95, U.S. 17 and U.S. 13 (crossing the world-famous Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel, a 17-mile span connecting Virginia's Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach). These routes intersect with Interstate 64, which connects with the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway, Interstate 264, and leads directly to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
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Norfolk International Airport is 20 minutes from the oceanfront and is serviced by most major U.S. carriers, www.takeorf.com, (757) 857-3351. If you choose to arrive at the Norfolk International Airport you may then get to Virginia Beach by the airport shuttle. The price of a one-way shuttle trip to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront is approximately $45.00.
Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport, (757) 877-0221, also services the area. Airport Express provides ground transportation from the airport to your hotel, (757) 857-5950. Three companies - AirTran, Delta, and US Airways - make flights to a smaller local airport in Newport News/Williamsburg. The airport has car rentals in it, and is served by taxi, but has no direct public transportation to Virginia Beach. Dependent upon the traffic, it may take you from 45 min to an hour to drive from the airport to the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
By TrainAmtrak service available to Virginia Beach, www.amtrak.com, 800.872.7245.
By Bus Bus service is provided by Greyhound. For schedule and stop information please visit www.greyhound.com, or call toll free at (800) 231-2222.
By Water Water is never far away in Virginia Beach. The city contains 51.3 square miles of water, which takes form in the dozens of rivers, bays, lakes, marsh areas and fingers of water that flow into the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Linking the Chesapeake Bay and James River estuaries is the Hampton Roads harbor, one of the finest natural harbors and home port to the world's largest naval base. Here, the Intracoastal Waterway begins at mile marker 1. From Virginia Beach, recreational boaters can travel as far north as Boston and south to Brownsville, Texas. Navigators along the East Coast can reach Virginia Beach by plotting a course on the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. For more information about local marinas and slip fees, call 1-800-VA BEACH.
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Avoid the tension of driving Interstate 64 and relax right away, thanks to the myriad of peaceful routes leading to the resort city.
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Wherever you might be coming from, these helpful travel tips and lists of services will help you become a knowledgeable Virginia Beach native.
There's more than just one way to get to Atlantic Avenue, and there are numerous spots to park your ride.
This interactive map will show you all the garage and street parking available on the oceanfront, including seasonal and hourly rates.
This color-coded map will help you get your bearings as you consider attractions and accommodations in Virginia Beach.
While many are located right at the oceanfront, there are many things to do throughout the city. Each of the communities
indicated on this map has a distinct local flavor, and each its own style and character. Some are hip (Town Center and
Hilltop), some are rich with rural charm (Pungo), and some are bustling with seaside activity (Chesapeake Bay and
Alternative routes to the Atlantic Avenue area
Learn more about the diverse areas of Virginia Beach
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