Well-connected to the nation and the world

Winchester, Virginia is connected to everywhere you and your company need to be, with fast access to the nation’s capital and the entire Eastern Seaboard.

Connected by Road

If your company depends upon highway transportation to receive raw materials and deliver finished products, you will find that Winchester offers outstanding connections throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Our city is less than 90 minutes from Washington, and along the Interstate 81 corridor that stretches from Ontario to I-40 in eastern Tennessee and provides a high-speed alternative to busy I-95 (which is just two hours away). I-81 also provides a quick route to I-64, which spans from Richmond to Missouri, and gives local shippers direct routing to the Ports of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. U.S. Highways 11 and 50 meet in the center of the city, and Virginia 37 is on the east side, speeding shipments throughout the region, reaching the intermodal Virginia Inland Port in just 20 minutes.

Much of the Eastern Seaboard, New England, and the North Central regions are within a day’s drive — from Chicago to the west, Savannah on the south, Ottawa and Montreal to the north, and Portland to the northeast.

Connected by Air

Our proximity to Washington allows convenient access to both Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports. Dulles (KIAD) has runways of up to 11,500 feet (3,505 meters), accommodating the largest cargo and passenger jets and providing service to 125 domestic and international destinations. Reagan National (KDCA) is a hub for American Airlines, offering near-hourly shuttles to New York LaGuardia and hundreds of flights to important business destinations throughout the U.S. each day.

Companies that operate or charter aircraft will appreciate the remarkable convenience of Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV), with a 5,500-foor (1,676-meter) runway that can accommodate nearly all business jets, an ILS with precision approach for all-weather operation, and a full parallel taxiway system that minimizes delays. Fuel (100LL and Jet-A) can be purchased 24/7, A&P service is available on the field, and hangar space can be leased.

Connected to the Sea

While Winchester is an inland city, we are surprisingly close to ocean ports. The Port of Virginia is large enough to accommodate Panamax vessels and efficient enough to get cargo to the open sea within three hours of delivery. The Virginia Port Authority’s largest terminal, the Norfolk International Terminals, is served by 14 Super Post-Panamax Class quay cranes and can handle 12,000-14,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) vessels. It can be reached from Winchester in about four hours by highway and connects to our city by rail.

The Virginia Inland Port, an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal, is just 20 minutes from Winchester. It consolidates and containerizes local cargo for rail transport and export via seaports.