Maps & Transportation
Home to scenic farms, stunning natural surroundings, and plenty of terrific restaurants, Chesapeake, VA is a wonderful spot to spend a few hours or a few weeks. And since it’s near beaches, urban nightlife, and historical markers, it’s easy to see why people flock to the Chesapeake region all year round. So whether you’re getting here by plane, train, car, or bus, you’ll be glad you spent your time in Chesapeake, VA.
With four airports within 45 minutes of downtown Chesapeake, you can fly in from across the country or the world. For private flights, helicopter excursions, and business-related charters, either Chesapeake Regional Airport or Hampton Roads Executive Airport will meet your in-air needs. Norfolk International Airport and Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport are two terrific options for those coming from other zip codes or other continents. From these airports, you can easily rent a car, grab a cab, or order another form of transportation to get your Chesapeake adventure underway.
Book a trip on a Greyhound and make your way into Chesapeake by bus. With four Greyhound stations within an hour of the center of the city, including Hampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach, you’ll have plenty of starting points to choose from. Kick back in your comfy leather seat and take in the vistas as you make your way through Virginia. With tons of free onboard entertainment like movies, games, TV, and Wi-Fi, your bus ride will fly by.
For those hoping to travel by train, Amtrak has your tickets. Fully relax into the simple luxury of train travel with choices like reclining chairs, reserved seating, and even private sleeping accommodations. Plus, the Norfolk station is just 11 minutes up the road from all the action and attractions Chesapeake has to offer, so the fun can start as soon as you step off the locomotive.
Just a five-hour drive from Charlotte, NC, and a four-hour drive from Washington, DC, it’s easy to understand why Chesapeake is a major weekend destination for East Coasters in search of a change of scenery. And with tons of amazing parks, stellar restaurants, and easily accessible highways, it’s always nice to have your own car to hop in and out of. Then again, there are always taxis and, of course, plenty of car services available for those who’d rather have someone else at the wheel.
No matter how you choose to travel, start planning your vacation with our interactive map.