The Beach Life Is Closer Than You Think
Finding your way to VB is a breeze! Nestled midway down the East Coast, Virginia Beach is well within a day’s drive of most U.S. cities and conveniently located near two international airports.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning and get here already!
Located just a 20-minute drive from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is accessible via Interstate 64-264 or via Shore Drive. Air service is provided by Allegiant, American Airlines, Breeze Airways, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United, with year-round and seasonal nonstop flights to major airports around the country and with connections to hundreds more around the world. 24-hour ground transportation is available via shuttle service, rental cars, taxis, Lyft and Uber. Visit norfolkairport.com or call (757) 857-3351 for more information.
Located 45-60 minutes from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is accessible via Interstate 64-264. Air service is provided by American Airlines, with year-round and seasonal nonstop flights. Ground transportation is available via rental car, private car or taxi. Visit flyphf.com or call (757) 877-0221 for more information.
Approaching the Virginia Beach coast from the west? The most convenient routes are Interstate 64, U.S. 460 or U.S. 58. From the south or north, Interstates 85 or 95 and U.S. 17 are your easiest bet. Traveling south to see us? For a spectacular scenic route, take the world-famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel* (U.S. 13), a 17-mile span connecting Virginia’s Eastern Shore with Virginia Beach – an engineering marvel in its own right! All of these routes intersect Interstate 64, which connects with the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway (Interstate 264) and leads directly to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
*Please note that the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Elizabeth River Bridge Tunnel require tolls.
Amtrak offers daily train service into nearby Norfolk and Newport News from Petersburg, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and other cities in the Northeast. Connecting bus service to Virginia Beach is also available. Connecting Amtrak bus service is available to 19th Street and Pacific Avenue in Virginia Beach. Reservations are required. Call Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL (800-872-7245) or visit at amtrak.com.
By Motor Coach or Bus
Greyhound provides bus service to Virginia Beach and nearby areas. For schedule and stop information, visit greyhound.com or call (800) 231-2222 toll-free.
In Virginia Beach, water is never too far away. With 51.3 square miles of waterways in the form of rivers, bays, lakes, marsh areas and streams that flow into the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, recreational boaters can travel as far north as Boston and south to Brownsville, Texas. Linking the Chesapeake Bay and the James River estuaries is the Hampton Roads Harbor, one of the finest natural harbors and home-port to the world’s largest naval base, NS Norfolk. Here, the Intracoastal Waterway begins at mile marker 1.
Navigators along the East Coast can reach Virginia Beach by plotting a course on the Intracoastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean. For more information about local marinas and slip fees, call 1-800-VA BEACH.