Virginia Beach Transportation

Virginia Beach is served by Norfolk International Airport in neighboring Norfolk, which is just west of the border between the two cities. Norfolk International Airport serves Southeastern Virginia with flights to hundreds of cities worldwide. Airport Express is the official ground transportation for Norfolk International Airport and offers shuttle service to and from the airport. On-airport car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National & Thrifty. VIP Limo Service is also available upon request.

Also located within an hour's drive away is the Newport News/Williamsburg International. The airport offers the lowest average airfares in Virginia, a modern terminal building, frequent low-fare jet flights to many major cities throughout the country. The airport is just minutes away from the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Carriers: AirTran Airways, United Express and US Airways. Non Stop markets served: Atlanta, New York, Orlando, Boston, Philadelphia, Tampa, Charlotte. On-airport car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, & National. Taxi cabs are also available.

The city is connected to I-64 via I-264, which runs from the oceanfront, intersects with I-64 on the east side of Norfolk, and continues through downtown Norfolk and Portsmouth until rejoining I-64 at the terminus of both roads in Chesapeake where Interstate 664 completes the loop which forms the Hampton Roads Beltway. Travelers to and from Virginia Beach can access the Hampton Roads Beltway in either direction from I-264 in Norfolk to use a choice of the two bridge-tunnel facilities to cross Hampton Roads to reach the Peninsula, Williamsburg, Richmond and points north. The city is also connected to Virginia's Eastern Shore region via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT), which is the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world and known as one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World. The CBBT, a tolled facility carries U.S. Route 13.

While Virginia Beach has no train station, nearby Newport News has at least two daily trains both to and from Boston. Amtrak provides a connecting shuttle bus to Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach shares a common trait with many American cities in that it is nearly impossible to get around without a car. Public transit is basically not existent, cabs are overpriced and it is illegal to skateboard on the boardwalk and the main strip.

Transportation within the city, as well as with other Seven Cities of Hampton Roads is served by a regional bus service, Hampton Roads Transit.