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.