Staunton, Virginia is accessible from several nearby regional airports, hosts a train station on the Cardinal Line, and is an easy drive from several major cities. The American Shakespeare Center is happy to provide the following resources so that conference attendees may make their own travel arrangements.
The Blackfriars Playhouse is centrally located in the historic city of Staunton, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley at the intersection of I-64 and I-81, exits 220 through 225.
10 S. Market Street
Staunton, VA 24401
I-64 or I-81 (Exit I-64 onto I-81)
Take Interstate 81 to Exit 222. Follow 250 West (Richmond Road) for approximately 2 1/2 miles toward "Historic Downtown Staunton." You will begin to see signs to the Blackfriars Playhouse. When Hwy. 250 ends at a "T" intersection, turn right and go under the train tracks. Get immediately into the left lane to make an immediate left turn at the next light, which is Greenville Ave. (then quickly becomes Johnson Street.) Turn left and travel one curving block to New Street. At the corner of New Street and Johnson Street is the New Street Parking Garage. From the parking garage, walk through the east opening walkway and follow to the Blackfriars Playhouse.
From the North via Highway 11 (Bypass)
Drive south into Staunton toward "Historic Downtown Staunton." You will begin to see signs to the Blackfriars Playhouse. At the fork in the road, bear left. Follow to the traffic lights at Coalter Street. Go straight via Greenville Ave. onto Johnson Street. At the corner of New Street and Johnson Street is the New Street Parking Garage. From the parking garage, walk through the east opening walkway and follow to the Blackfriars Playhouse.
From the West
From either Churchville Road (Route 250) or Morris Mill Road, enter the Staunton by-pass (Route 262) going South. Exit East on Beverley Street (Route 254), towards "Historic Downtown Staunton." Once you reach downtown, turn right on Market Street to the Playhouse. (Parking is around the corner and down the hill in the New Street Parking Garage.)
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
77 Aviation Circle
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport provides the quickest, most convenient access to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with well-timed flights to and from Washington-Dulles International Airport through United. The airport offers door-to-door shuttle service between the airport and Staunton for $30.00, one way. Click here for shuttle reservation information.
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
100 Bowen Loop, Suite 200
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Main switchboard: 434-973-8342
Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO) is only a 1 hour drive from Staunton and offers daily flights between Washington International Airport (IAD). Click here for a list of rental car providers at CHO. Taxi service is available between CHO and Staunton (http://charlottesvillecab.com). Click here for a list of taxi services operating at CHO.
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington, D.C. 20041
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is a 2.5 hour drive from Staunton, Virginia. Click here for a list of rental car providers at IAD.
Richmond International Airport
Richmond International Airport, VA 23250-2400
Main Switchboard: 804-226-3000
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is a 2 hour drive from Staunton, Virginia. Click here for a list of rental car providers at RIC.
Roanoke Regional Airport
5202 Aviation Drive, N.W.
Roanoke, VA 24012
1 Middlebrook Avenue
Staunton, VA 24401
The Cardinal offers unforgettable views of the Southeast's stunning natural beauty. You'll see gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley as the Cardinal stops in Staunton. The station in Staunton is unmanned. Call to purchase tickets or visit http://www.amtrak.com.
2 West /40 Massachusetts Ave., NE
(GPS only: 2 Massachusetts Ave., NE)
Washington, DC 20002
Union Station is the central rail and ground transportation hub of Washington, DC with services provided by Amtrak, BoltBus, and rental car companies. In addition to being a top tourist destination, Union Station offers a variety of restaurants and retail stores. Click here for a list of rental car companies at Union Station.
Advance tickets: 1-877-265-8287 ($3.00 telephone processing fee)
BoltBus is a Greyhound service between New York City, Newark, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Buses arrive daily at Union Station, Washington, DC. Prices are approximately $17.00 one way between Manhattan and DC. Each bus is equipped with WiFi and power supplies at every seat. The average trip duration is 4.5 hours.
DC2NY is a private bus service between New York City and Washington, DC. Drop-off locations include Union Station and Dupont Circle. DC2NY prices are $30 one-way and $60 round-trip. The average trip is 4.5 hours.
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