Directions & Maps
Take a vacation from your car and explore Charlottesville's captivating downtown and the University areas the most relaxing way, on foot. Visitors and locals alike also enjoy taking advantage of Charlottesville Transit Service's free trolley from historic downtown to the Corner and University Grounds.
Given the county's size and geographic diversity, alternative options for travel beyond the city include private or rental vehicle, bus, limousine or if you feel daring-- ballooning! Customized guided tours of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Monticello Wine Country, and beyond are available by appointment.
Below are PDF versions of our official Point of Interest Map, a double-sided map that includes major roadways and points of interest in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
The drive from Washington DC or Richmond to Charlottesville is a pleasant one. Once you are here, you will feel like you're a million miles away from the noise, crowds and distractions of the big city. Charlottesville rated by Money magazine as the #1 Small City in the South, combines cosmopolitanism and hospitality.
Virginia Cities - Mileage to Charlottesville from:
Major Cities - Mileage to Charlottesville from:
|Albany, NY||466||Atlanta, GA||500|
|Baltimore, MD||150||Birmingham, AL||614|
|Boston, MA||545||Charleston, SC||430|
|Charleston, WV||235||Charlotte, NC||265|
|Chicago, IL||683||Cleveland, OH||378|
|Detroit, MI||534||Greensboro, NC||175|
|Indianapolis, IN||542||Jacksonville, FL||625|
|Knoxville, TN||360||Louisville, KY||480|
|Minneapolis, MN||1130||Montreal, Canada||690|
|Nashville, TN||540||New Orleans, LA||960|
|New York City, NY||350||Philadelphia, PA||250|
|Pittsburgh, PA||257||Toronto, Canada||527|
|Washington, DC||125||Wilmington, DE||216|