Fredericksburg is located directly between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. America’s two major North-South highways, I-95 and U.S. Route 1, both pass directly through the City of Fredericksburg. From I-95, take exit 130A.
Numerous other well-traveled routes, such as U.S. Route 17 and Virginia Route 3, also bisect Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg is closer than you might imagine. Our close proximity to major airports makes planning your trip even easier!
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Located closest to Washington, D.C., a little over an hour’s drive to Fredericksburg.
- Richmond International Airport
1 hour and 15 minutes from Fredericksburg.
- Washington Dulles International Airport
Located 26 miles west of Washington, D.C., about an hour and 15 minute drive.
- Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Located 30 miles northeast of Washington, DC.
- Shannon Airport
Located 3 miles from Downtown Fredericksburg. 2,999 foot runway.
- Stafford Regional Airport
Located 2 miles from Interstate 95 in Stafford County. General aviation airport with a 5,000 foot runway.
Both Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provide frequent, convenient service to Fredericksburg. Both stop at the rail station at the foot of Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg.
Contact Amtrak or visit their website for schedules from Union Station (right near the Mall!) in Washington, DC and from stations in downtown and suburban Richmond.
VRE (Virginia Railway Express)
1-800-RIDE-VRE or 1-800-743-3873
VRE serves The Fredericksburg Area from the downtown station in Old Town Fredericksburg, as well as the Leland Road and Brook stations in Stafford County. VRE serves communities in Northern Virginia, as well as Washington, DC’s Union Station.
Fredericksburg Regional Transit
More commonly known as FRED, provides bus service to the entire Fredericksburg Area and beyond. FRED’s service is fully accessible. For route maps, schedules and more, log on to the FRED Web site or call.
Uber, Lyft and local taxi services are also available. During the Summer, the city sponsors the free Around The Town Trolley on Friday nights. This is a great and unique way to explore downtown shops, restaurants and galleries.
If you are driving in downtown Fredericksburg, be mindful of one-way streets!
Parking and Electric Charging Stations
The Downtown Parking Map shows the location of parking lots and garages around town. Additionally, 2-hour on-street parking is available downtown.
Electric car charging stations are available on the top deck of the Sophia Street Parking Garage downtown.