Getting to Charlottesville

Getting to Charlottesville, Virginia

First up – Charlottesville, Virginia is not Charlotte, North Carolina!

We’ve been holding professional squash tournaments at McArthur Squash Center for four years, and almost every event we seem to have a player or two making the mistake of travelling to Charlotte, North Carolina, instead of Charlottesville, Virginia!

We will be offering a shuttle bus service to and from Dulles Airport (IAD), and Richmond Airport (RIC).

For detailed information on this service, as well as information and a timetable for the “hourly bus loop” that we will be running during the event, please visit the Event Transportation page on this website (which is coming soon).

by Air Transportation

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Map of the Virginia Airports in relation to Boar’s Head

Charlottesville Airport, Charlottesville, Virginia (CHO)

Charlottesville Airport (CHO) is a small regional airport that services the local Charlottesville-Albemarle region – and it’s only 11 miles from Boar’s Head. We will not be offering a shuttle service to/from CHO because we are anticipating our local hotels will be willing to provide you with a pick-up and drop off service to/from CHO. In the unlikely event that they cannot, then the cost of an UBerX would be less than $20 (which is cheaper than we could offer a shuttle service for). Charlottesville Airport offers the most very convenient option and it can be competitively priced, particularly if connecting through Atlanta (ATL) or Charlotte (CLT). Connections are also possible via Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C.

Dulles International Airport, Northern Virginia (IAD)

For most international competitors the most direct route to Charlottesville would be to fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD), which is in Northern Virginia, and just 40 minutes from downtown Washington D.C.

For those that want to do car rental from IAD then there are plenty of options. An uberX would likely cost between $120-160. Public transport from IAD is possible, though likely to take over 5 hours, and involves taking the Washington Flyer Bus service from the airport to the Metro Station at Wiehle-Reston East, and then the Metro to Union Station, and then an Amtrak train from Union Station to Charlottesville. I don’t recommend it, particularly if you have luggage!

Reagan National Airport, Washington DC (DCA)

Another option for those that want to see DC on the way in or out, is Reagan National Airport (DCA). Reagan is more central to DC than Dulles. We will not be offering a shuttle service to and from DCA however Regan does offer an easy connection to the Washington DC metro, and then from the metro stop at Union Station you can get an Amtrak train or Greyhound Bus to Charlottesville – at prices starting from $18 per person. For more information on the train or bus service please see further down this page.
Richmond International Airport, Richmond, Virgina (RIC)

Richmond Airport (RIC) is just 80 miles from Charlottesville and is a medium sized airport serviced by American Airlines, Delta, and United. And then regional carriers Southwest and JetBlue are also great options from Richmond – particularly when travelling from the north east of the United States. Car rental from Richmond is very easy with the rental counters and car pick-up located very close to arrivals.

by Amtrak Train & Greyhound Bus

Amtrak

Charlottesville’s Amtrak station is less than 4 miles from Boar’s Head and cabs are usually readily available from the station entrance. There are three major routes/trains into Charlottesville daily. The 51 Cardinal service, the 171 Northeast regional, and the 19 Crescent. Visit Amtrak.com for more information. The Charlottesville Amtrak station is located on West Main Street, Charlottesville.

Greyhound

Greyhound offer a twice daily service from Washington DC, starting at $18. And this same bus can take you to/from as far North as Boston, with stops in New York, and Baltimore. For further information on the service offered to and from Charlottesville please visit greyhound.com. The greyhound station is located on West Main Street, Charlottesville.

by Car

Charlottesville is;
120 miles from Washington D.C., 155 miles from Baltimore, MD, 255 miles from Philadelphia, PA, 410 miles from Columbus, OH, 443 miles from Cleveland, OH, 178 miles from Raleigh, NC

Local Directions – From the North

Travel Route 29 South into Charlottesville. Exit onto the Route 250 West bypass (Lynchburg, Staunton, Richmond). Travel to the third exit, Route 250 West. At the traffic light, turn left onto Route 250 West and drive for one mile. Turn left onto Ednam Drive at the third stoplight. The entrance to the resort will be on your left.

From the South

Travel Route 29 North to Charlottesville. Pass under the I-64 junction, continue for 1.5 miles and take the exit for Route 250 West. Turn left onto Route 250 West and drive for one mile. Turn left onto Ednam Drive at the fourth stoplight. The entrance to the resort will be on your left.

From the East or West

Travel I-64 to Exit 118-B (Charlottesville, Culpeper). Continue for 1.5 miles and take the exit for Route 250 West. Turn left onto Route 250 West and drive for one mile. Turn left onto Ednam Drive at the fourth stoplight. The entrance to the resort will be on your left.