Charlottesville is located in the heart of Albemarle County, Virginia; by car, it is easily accessible by highway I-64 and U.S. Route 29.

Amtrak (CVS station) offers daily direct routes (Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Regional) to New York City’s Penn Station and Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Greyhound bus service is also available for visitors. Charlottesville’s Amtrak and Greyhound stations are both located along West Main Street between the Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia. The Starlight Express bus service also serves as a daily shuttle between Charlottesville and New York City.

The Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO), just eight miles from downtown Charlottesville, offers daily non-stop flights to and from six major US cities. Visitors can also fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside Washington, D.C., about two-and-a-half hours from Charlottesville, or Richmond International Airport (RIC), about a fifty minute drive from downtown Charlottesville. Transportation options include rental car, bus, or one of the shuttle services serving Albemarle County.




Experience the genius of Thomas Jefferson at his magnificent mountaintop home, Monticello, and on the breathtaking Central Grounds of the University of Virginia. Both are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Downtown Mall

Charlottesville’s lively downtown pedestrian mall offers art, music, great restaurants, and a wide range of local shops and boutiques, as well as two historic theaters. A number of Tom Tom events take place on and around this thriving urban core.


Skyline Drive

Part of the Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive offers breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley, as well as access to dozens of trails and overlooks.

Breweries and Vineyards

The rolling countryside outside of Charlottesville isn’t just beautiful, it’s also ideal for growing grapes and hops. Not surprisingly, there are more than three dozen wineries and breweries within a half-hour’s drive of the city.