Albemarle County is strategically located centrally both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and within the mid-Atlantic region, providing convenient access to the East Coast population centers.
- Richmond – 70 miles east
- Washington DC – 110 miles northeast
- Norfolk – 162 miles southeast
- Philadelphia – 250 miles northeast
- Charlotte, NC – 270 miles southwest
- New York, NC – 340 miles northeast
- Atlanta, GA – 500 miles southwest
Our transportation networks provide convenient connections for moving people and goods. With Albemarle in the center of Virginia; the major East-west highway, I-64, bisects the entire County. U.S. Route 29, a major statewide primary highway, also bisects Albemarle County and traverses the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, from Washington, D.C., through Northern and Central Virginia, to the Virginia-North Carolina border. Virginia’s major North-South highway corridors are within close proximity: I-81 only is 20 miles away from the county’s western border; and I-95 is 40 miles away from the County’s eastern border.
- Air service
- Charlottesville Regional Airport provides direct, daily flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.
- Richmond International Airport is located within a 80 mile drive of the center of the county and is served by AirTran, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and US Airways
- Dulles International airports is located within a 100-mile drive of the center of the County and is served by 33 unique airlines, transporting 60,000 passengers/day to more than 125 countries/day.
- Rail Freight Service – Served by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Buckingham Branch Short Line rail services.
- Amtrak provides three daily passenger trains through Charlottesville: 1) the Northeast Regional, 2) the Cardinal and 3) the Crescent.
- Port facilities – Located 85 miles away from the Port of Richmond and 163 miles away from the Port of Virginia.