Travel Information

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The City of Charlottesville is located in Central Virginia, approximately 120 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia.

Air Travel:

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is eight miles north of Charlottesville on Route 606.
Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia is approximately two hours by car.
Dulles is served by the Airport Shuttle Service: Van on the Go: +1-434-975-8267.
National Airport in Washington DC is approximately 2.3 hours by car.
Richmond International Airport is about 1.3 hours away.

Bus:

Greyhound Bus Lines: +1-800-231-2222 / +1-800-229-9424
310 Main Street W. Charlottesville, VA 22903.
For local info only +1-434-295-5131.

Train:

AMTRAK: 1-800-872-7245
810 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
For station info only +1-434-206-4559.


Airport Shuttle Service:

Van on the Go: +1-434-975-8267, +1-877-973-7667,
Charlottesville Airport to Omni $12 each way. Dulles to Omni $80 one way, $130 return. For Dulles they will not pick up from an international flight that arrives later than 8 pm and domestic arriving later than 9 pm. They do not leave for Dulles before 8 am (possible exceptions for groups). They want at least 24 hour advance reservations made. This service in general is convenient and reliable. You may get a special rate upon mentioning the Cooling Flow Conference and/or the Omni Hotel (expecially if in a group).

Rental Cars Located at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport:

Avis: +1-434-973-6000
Hertz: +1-434-297-4288
National: +1-434-974-4664

Taxis with Airport Permits:

A-C Airport Cab/Wahoo Cab: +1-434-985-0585
AAA Cab: +1-434-975-5555
Abacab Taxi Service: +1-434-981-6800
Airport Cab: +1-434-295-4131
Cavalier Taxi: +1-434-981-5555 or 975-5555
Checker Cab Co.: +1-434-296-8596
Charlottesville Cab Co.: +1-434-981-9594
Pace's Taxi: +1-434-295-4131
Rainbow Taxi: +1-434-981-5555 or 975-5555
Skyline Cab: +1-434-981-0473
Taxinet Transportation Services: +1-434-245-8294
Virginia Tours: +1-434-293-7598
Yellow Cab Company: +1-434-295-4131

Driving Directions to the Omni Hotel:

Maps from Yahoo and MapQuest.

From Charlottesville Airport:
Exit the airport and continue straight ahead on Airport Road for 0.8 miles. At the traffic light turn right onto Route 29 South. See directions from the North below.

From Washington Dulles Airport:
Exit Dulles on the Dulles access road, and take the first exit onto Route 28 South. At the intersection with Interstate 66, take I-66 West, then exit 43 at Gainesville onto Route 29 South. Driving distance is approximately 110 miles; driving time is approximately 2.0 to 2.5 hours depending on traffic. See directions from the North below.

From National Airport:
Exit the airport onto US-1 north, then exit onto Rte 110 north. Follow signs to I-66 west. Take I-66 West, then exit 43 at Gainesville onto Route 29 South. Driving distance is approximately 110 miles; driving time is approximately 2.0 to 2.5 hours depending on traffic. See directions from the North below.

From the North:
Take Route 29 South into Charlottesville to Route 250 Bypass East (to Richmond). Take Route 250 Bypass East to the 3rd stoplight (the intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road). Turn right onto McIntire Road. Bear left at the first stoplight, then go through the 2nd stoplight, and take the 2nd left turn after the light to enter the Omni hotel and parking garage.

From the East or West:
Take I-64 to Exit #120 (Charlottesville, 5th Street Exit). From the East, turn right at the exit ramp; from the West, turn left at the exit ramp. Go about 3 miles on 5th Street Extended. At the third stoplight, the street name will change to Ridge St. Continue through the 5th stoplight (road name changes to McIntire Road). The Omni entrance is 1/2 block past the light on the right.

From the South:
Route 29 North to Charlottesville. This becomes Route 250 Bypass East (to Richmond) after the Washington, DC, exit off of Route 29. Take Route 250 Bypass East to the 3rd stoplight (the intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road). Turn right onto McIntire Road. Bear left at the first stoplight, then go through the 2nd stoplight, and take the 2nd left turn after the light to enter the Omni hotel and parking garage.