- For a historic coastal getaway, consider Richmond, Virginia.
- The city is easy to reach from most major airports, especially when traveling along the East Coast.
- Visit Insider’s hub for travel guides, tips, and recommendations.
Kicking off a trip to Richmond is an enjoyably straightforward process. Arriving requires only a flight or an Amtrak ride (unless you decide to visit by way of a road trip). To set your trip in motion, read up on the best options for getting to and around Richmond.
Getting to Richmond
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
Seven major airlines operate out of RIC, each offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the world (view them all here). From RIC, take a cab, public transportation, rental car, private vehicle, or app-based ride service to your desired location (more information here).
Main Street Station, located in the heart of the city, provides Amtrak service on the Northeast Regional Train. Service goes from Richmond to Washington, DC; New York; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; Springfield, Massachusetts; Boston; Norfolk/Newport News, Virginia; and Virginia Beach (view tickets and schedules here).
Getting around Richmond
Once you’re settled in and ready to explore, you can get around the city using these options:
GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit)
This bus makes eight stops throughout downtown. Buses arrive every 15 minutes and run seven days a week. It’s the best option to navigate short trips throughout the city (view the schedules and routes).
This bus has 40 routes and runs every 15 minutes from surrounding neighborhoods (view the schedules and routes).
App-based car services
RVA Bike Share
With 20 stations and 220 bikes, these are perfect grab-and-go bikes for exploring (more information here).