Transportation to the Valley
Interstate 81 is the main north-south route to and through the Shenandoah Valley.
From the Northeast take Interstate 76 or Interstate 78 west to Interstate 81 south.
From the Northwest take Interstate 76 east to Interstate 70. At Hagerstown, MD take Interstate 81 south into the Shenandoah Valley.
To reach the Valley from the east, the main highways are Interstate 66, which brings you directly from the Washington, D.C. area and connects with I-81 near Strasburg, VA.
Interstate 64, which brings you directly from Richmond and connects with I-81 near Staunton. From the west, I-64 is again the most direct route, coming from West Virginia and linking to I-81 near Lexington, VA
Airports within the Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Weyer’s Cave, VA (SHD)
Roanoke Regional Airport Roanoke, VA (ROA)
Airports a short driving distance from the Shenandoah Valley
Baltimore Washington International Airport (take I-70 west to I-81, then go south)
Ronald Reagan National Airport (Arlington) (take US-50, Va-7, or I-66 west to the Valley)
Washington Dulles Airport (take US-50, Va-7, or I-66 west to the Valley)
Richmond International Airport (take I-64 west to the Valley)
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (take I-64 west to the Valley)
Blue Ridge Regional Airport (Martinsville, Virginia)
Amtrak – You can reach the Valley directly by train by traveling to the Amtrak station in Staunton, or indirectly by traveling to stations in short driving distance in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, the Washington, D.C. area, and in Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Also see Amtrak Virginia.