The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington DC. The campus is 100 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD) and 63 miles from Richmond International Airport (RIC). Charlottesville’s own airport (CHO) is 8 miles from the university and offers connections through Atlanta, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington DC (IAD), Chicago (ORD), and New York (LGA). Charlottesville is also served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional train lines.
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Driving Directions to the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
From the Northeast: From the Beltway around Washington, D.C., take I-66 West to second Rt. 29 exit (at Gainesville). Go south on Rt. 29 until you reach Charlottesville. Go under the 250 Bypass, pass Barracks Road Shopping on your right. Continue on Route 29 through the light at intersection of Route 29 and Ivy road. You will then see the UVA tennis courts on your left. The Central Grounds Parking lot is about 200 yards past the tennis courts on your left.
From the South: Take I-64 West from I-95 in Richmond, or come up by Rt. 29 North from Greensboro, NC. Either way, take Rt. 29 North to the Leonard Sandridge Rd. exit. Stay strait on Leonard Sandridge Rd until it runs into a light at Emmet St. Take a right on Emmet street. Continue on Emmet through the light at intersection of Route 29 and Ivy road. You will then see the UVA tennis courts on your left. The Central Grounds Parking lot is about 200 yards past the tennis courts on your left.
From the West via I-64:
Take I-64 East to Exit 118B. Once you exit on 118B take the very first exit on your right, towards the Fontaine Research Park. Make a right on to Fontaine Ave., which will become Jefferson Park Ave. Stay strait on Jefferson Park Ave. until you come to a fork and a stoplight where you can no longer go strait (do not make the gradual right turn just before the light). Take a left at the light on to Emmet Street. Stay on Emmet for about a quarter mile. You will go under two walking bridges, look for the Central Grounds Parking Garage on your right after the second bridge. If you pass the tennis courts on your right then you have gone too far.
Taxis and Car Transportation
You can find taxis waiting to meet nearly every flight at the Charlottesville Airport, though you may have trouble late at night.
302 Harris Road
Norm’s Taxi Service of Charlottesville
Wahooptie Taxi and Limo
Reservations: (434) 249-8294
852 W. Main St.
A Goff Airport Shuttle Transportation
Reservations/Charlottesville Airport: (434) 975-8267
Toll free: 877-463-3227
Camryn Executive Transportation and Limousine
Charlottesville Airport Office: 973-6000
Must be 25 to rent and have a major credit card in your name. Exceptions: USAA Members, military, or if the renter works with a corporation that has a waiver.
Charlottesville Airport Office: 297-4288
Must be 25 to rent in Charlottesville.
National Car Rental
Charlottesville Airport Office: 974-4664
Rt. 29 North & Greenbrier Dr: 973-2948
By Train and Bus
Charlottesville station information: (434) 296-4559
The Charlottesville station is located at 810 W. Main St. within easy walking distance (.4 mile) of the Courtyard Marriott and Red Roof Inn. You can also take a taxi. From the Rotunda, follow University Ave./W. Main St. until you cross the railroad bridge.
Greyhound Bus Lines
310 W. Main St.
Fares, Schedules and Information: (434) 295-5131