The transportation network in Hampton and the region is among the best on the East Coast. Hampton's Mid-Atlantic location and proximity to major interstate highways, the Port of Virginia, the Newport News Marine Terminals, and two international airports, provide convenient access to major US and world markets. Two-thirds of the nation's population is within a days drive of Hampton and 60% of the country's manufacturing and industrial base is within a 750 mile radius.
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Norfolk International Airport is southeastern Virginia's dominant airport serving the Greater Hampton Roads area and northeastern North Carolina. Offering more than 200 arrivals and departures daily to major cities throughout the United States, Norfolk International presently ranks in the country's top 65 airports in terms of passengers served annually, with 3.7 million passengers in 2006. The airport has 200 arrivals and daily departures. Service is provided by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United, USAir and six regional carriers; American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Connection, Northwest Airlink, United Express and US Airways Express.
Newport News/Williamsburg International serves over 1,000,000 passengers annually and is just 20 minutes from downtown Hampton and 15 minutes from the Magruder Boulevard Corridor. The airport offers direct flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington DC. Service is provided by Delta, United Express, USAir, USAir Express, Frontier and Air Tran.
In 2007, a new 700 space parking garage opened at the main terminal. Plus they are currently working on a new general aviation terminal, a runway extension design and 10 new general aviation hangers.
Interstate 64 is the region's major artery with 23 interchanges. The I-664 Beltway provides convenient access to the area's large labor pool. Other US highways serving the region include US Routes 13, 17, 58, 60, 258, and 460. US Route 58 is a divided four-lane highway with connections to Interstates 85 and 95. US 13 connects Hampton Roads with the Virginia Eastern Shore and Maryland.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it also provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation.
Virginia has the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.
Two major railroads serve Hampton Roads, the Norfolk Southern Corporation which operates 15,000 miles of track encompassing 20 states and Ontario, Canada. CSX Corporation has a 18,645 mile system encompassing 20 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. By tying in with connecting carriers, these major railroads provide expedited transcontinental service. Passenger rail service is available through Amtrack.
Common Carrier Service
There are over 155 motor carriers and more than 50 common carrier terminals in the area. Motor carrier overnight and next day service is available within a 250 mile radius (to most cities in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and eastern North Carolina).
The Port of Virginia
The Port of Virginia is the worlds largest natural ice free deep water harbor and the second largest port on the East Coast, moving more than 11 million tons of cargo annually. Hampton Roads harbor leads the nation in foreign tonnage, with ships moving through the harbor to over 250 ports of call in 100 countries.
Hampton Roads Transit provides public bus transportation with a solid dedication to quality, safety and efficiency. Please visit their site for a listing of routes and times.