Getting Here

Just minutes from Washington, D.C. in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., Fairfax County is within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population, and within a 10-hour drive of the following cities:

Baltimore - 55 miles 
Boston - 440 miles
New York – 245 miles
Philadelphia – 140 miles
Richmond – 100 miles
Virginia Beach – 200 miles
Atlanta – 640 miles
Miami – 1,050 miles 

Northern Virginia is very easy to get to…by planes, trains, and automobiles:


  • Fairfax County offers the convenience of easy access to two major airports – Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) – these airports offer more than 200 non-stop domestic and international flights combined.

  • A third option, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI), offers more than 60 non-stop domestic and international flights, and is about 45 miles away.

  • With three great airport choices, you can compare flights for both ease of access and affordability.


  • Amtrak offers passenger rail service between nearby Union Station in Washington, D.C., and major eastern cities. The AutoTrain is available from Lorton, VA, down the coast to Sanford, FL. 

  • You can also take Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line from parts of Southern Virginia (such as Lynchburg or Norfolk) straight to Burke Centre in Burke, VA.  


  • Visitors who choose to drive to Fairfax County have the option of arriving via four major interstate highways (I-66, I-95, I-395, and I-495), the main transportation arteries by which many people arrive.