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Driving Directions

America’s two major North-South highways, I-95 and U.S. Route 1, both pass directly through Stafford County, the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County.  Numerous other well-traveled routes, such as U.S. Route 17 and Virginia Route 3, also bisect The Fredericksburg Area.

The Fredericksburg Area is located directly between two Capitals:  Washington, DC, the Capital of the United States; and Richmond, the Capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  You can drive to the heart of The Fredericksburg Area from either Capital in just one hour.

Click here for a convenient map of The Fredericksburg Area.


The Fredericksburg area is closer than you might imagine. In addition, our close proximity to major air transportation hubs makes planning your trip even easier!

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
(703) 417-8000
Located closest to Washington, D.C., a little over an hour’s drive.

Richmond International Airport
(804) 226-3000
1 hour and 15 minutes from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

Washington Dulles International Airport
(703) 572-2700
Located 26 miles west of Washington, D.C., about an hour and 15 minute drive.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
(301) 261-1000 or (800) I-FLY-BWI
Located 30 miles northeast of Washington.

Hartwood Field
(540) 752-4784 or (800) 422-7870
Located on the Stafford-Fauquier County line in western Stafford County. For private and corporate aircraft only.

Shannon Airport
(540) 373-4431
Located about 2 miles southeast of Fredericksburg. For private and corporate aircraft only.

Stafford Regional Airport
General aviation airport with a 5,000 foot runway. Opened December 2001.


Both Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provide frequent, convenient service to The Fredericksburg Area.  Both stop at the rail station at the foot of Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Contact Amtrak ( or 1-800-872-7245) for schedules from Union Station (right near the Mall!) in Washington, DC and from stations in downtown and suburban Richmond.

VRE ( or 1-800-RIDE-VRA [1-800-743-3872]) 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.

Getting Around

Fredericksburg Regional Transit, more commonly know 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 (540) 372-1222.