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Getting here is easy.

Going home is a different story.

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.

Get 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
Located closest to Washington, D.C., a little over an hour’s drive.

Richmond International Airport
1 hour and 15 minutes from Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

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.

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 The Fredericksburg Area. 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.

Getting Around

Fredericksburg Regional Transit
(540) 372-1222
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.