TRAVEL TO CHARLOTTESVILLE
By Air: Charlottesville is served by four airlines: Delta, Northwest, United, and US Airways. International participants will find flying into Charlottesville by far the easiest way to reach the city. Warning: Make sure your travel agent books you to Charlottesville, Virginia (airport code CHO) and not Charlotte, North Carolina, a mistake that occasionally happens. The airport is eight miles from the University and taxis are available outside the terminal. NOTE: You are strongly advised to book your flight as soon as possible since flights become progressively more expensive and sometimes sell out.
It is also possible to fly to Washington Dulles airport (code IAD), rent a car there and drive to Charlottesville, which takes about two hours. (Washington Reagan airport is farther away and Baltimore-Washington airport is too far to make it a sensible choice).
By Car: Charlottesville is a little more than 2 hour drive from Washington, DC, four hours from the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, and six hours from New York City. Directions to the University can be found here.
By Train or Bus: Advised only for U.S. participants familiar with Amtrak and Greyhound/Trailways. Can be an inexpensive but sometimes unreliable option.There are 1-2 trains a day from the North and 1 from the South to Charlottesville station, which is half a mile from the University. Long distance buses are more frequent and the bus station is a mile from the University.