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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.

Our Downtown Visitor Center is located on our Historic Downtown Mall at 610 East Main Street. Parking is available in the Market Street garage. The first hour is free, and we will gladly provide a parking pass for an additional hour. Market Street garage is located at 108 5th Street, NE.

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Mileage Charts

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:

Alexandria 117 Newport News 143
Bristol 256 Norfolk 162
Covington 108 Petersburg 93
Danville 133 Richmond 71
Fredericksburg 66 Roanoke 120
Front Royal 124 Staunton 39
Hampton 149 Virginia Beach 178
Harrisonburg 61 Waynesboro 28
Leesburg 107 Williamsburg 120
Lexington 69 Winchester 129
Lynchburg 66 Wytheville 187
Manassas 91    


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