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Getting In and Around Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach, settled on the United States East Coast, is close to many American cities. It’s within a 24 hours drive of most US cities. The Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) offers public transportation in Virginia Beach. The best mode of transport in Virginia Beach is Car. Other modes of transport are also available to get in and around the town, such as trolley, train, boat, and bus. Read on to know the ways of getting in and around Virginia Beach-

Getting to Virginia Beach

Getting to Virginia Beach by Plane

Norfolk International Airport serves Virginia Beach
Image by agustin mantilla via Panoramio

The Norfolk International Airport serves the Virginia Beach. It is nearly 17 miles from the Norfolk International Airport. 

Other airport serving Virginia Beach is the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport, which is nearly 42 miles from Virginia Beach. Airlines serving this airport are: US Airways, AirTran and Delta airlines 

To and From Norfolk International Airport

Airport shuttle: Airport shuttle service is available to get to the Norfolk International Airport. The one-way shuttle trip fare to the Oceanfront, Virginia Beach is $45.00. 

Ground transportation is offered by the Airport Express from the Newport News/ Williamsburg International Airport to the hotel. 

Car rentals and taxis: Many car rentals and taxis operate at the airport.

Taxi/Cab Services in Virginia Beach

Yellow Cab Of Virginia Beach
Address: Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Phone: 1 757-460-0605

All City Cab Company Inc
Address: 3712 S Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, United States
Phone: 1 757-918-8330

VB Taxi
Address: Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Phone: 1 757-708-8888

Sunshine Taxi
Address: Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Phone: 1 757-450-7975

AlbaTaxi
Address: 163 Sykes Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, United States
Phone: 1 757-425-2522

Greenbrier Taxi & Airport Shuttle
Address: 810 Juniper Crescent, Chesapeake, VA 23320, United States
Phone: 1 757-541-8294

Atlantic Coast Cab Company
Address: 3407 Norfeld Ct, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, United States
Phone: 1 757-401-6270
 

Getting to Virginia Beach by Car

US Route 13 Virginia Beach
Image by Doug Kerr via Wikimedia Commons

Virginia Beach can be reached from variety of different routes. 

If traveling from west or northwest, travel along the I-64 to reach Virginia Beach. Other easiest and convenient routes when coming from west are US 460 and US route 58. 

If traveling from southwest or south, travel along the US Highways 58 and 460 to Virginia Beach

If traveling from North, reach Virginia Beach along U.S. Route 13 via the Virginia’s Eastern Shore and along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

If coming from central Virginia, I-664 via the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel.

Other routes when coming from north and south are: I-85, US route 17 or I-95.

Driving distances:
  • Atlanta to Virginia Beach- 578 miles
  • Baltimore to Virginia Beach- 243 miles
  • Boston to Virginia Beach- 583 miles
  • Chicago to Virginia Beach- 886 miles
  • Cleveland to Virginia Beach- 571 miles
  • New York City to Virginia Beach- 348 miles
  • Richmond to Virginia Beach- 104 miles
  • Washington, DC to Virginia Beach- 200 miles

Getting to Virginia Beach by Train

Amtrak provides train service to the Newport News with a connecting shuttle bus service to the Virginia Beach. It is available between the Pacific Avenue and 19th Street and the train station. 

Getting to Virginia Beach by Bus

Greyhound offers bus service to Virginia Beach. Sprinter bus runs every day service between New York City, Washington DC and Virginia Beach.

Getting to Virginia Beach by Boat

Virginia Beach has about 51.3 square of water. The Hampton Roads harbor is home port of the largest naval base of the world and the best natural harbors. It links the James River estuaries and the Chesapeake Bay. Recreational boaters travel from Virginia Beach to Boston (north) and Brownsville (south) via the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway. 

Getting Around Virginia Beach

The best way of traveling around Virginia Beach is by Car. Public transportation is offered by the Hampton Roads Transit. Other ways of getting around Virginia Beach are bus and trolley. 

Public Transportation

Hampton Roads Transit Bus
Image by SchuminWeb via Wikimedia Commons

Public transportation in Virginia Beach is provided by Hampton Roads Transit (HRT). The Hampton Roads Transit offers bus service and Wave shuttle service in Virginia Beach. The HRT serves Virginia Beach and the neighbouring cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Newport News. 

Getting Around Virginia Beach by Trolley

VB Wave Trolley operates on Atlantic Avenue
Image by Kamoteus via Wikimedia Commons

The VB Wave Trolley operates on Atlantic Avenue every 15 minutes (May-September) from Rudee Inlet to 42nd Street. The fare for the trolley service is $1 and an all-day pass cost around $2 USD.

Getting Around Virginia Beach by Car

The easiest and best way of getting around Virginia Beach is by car. You can also rent a car to explore Virginia Beach. In Virginia Beach, there are several car rental companies offering services-

Avis Car Rental
Address: 3664 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, United States
Phone: 1 757-340-7093

Budget Truck Rental
Address: 3316 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, United States
Phone: 1 757-486-0050

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 3561 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, VA 23518, United States
Phone: 1 757-853-7700

Dollar Rent A Car
Address: 2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518, United States
Phone: 1 866-434-2226

Budget Car Rental
Address: 3316 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452, United States
Phone: 1 757-486-0050

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 3205 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462, United States
Phone: 1 757-463-4560

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 1877 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, United States
Phone: 1 757-422-6900

A Map Guide of Getting Around in Virginia Beach

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