Getting Around Williamsburg


The conference venue is in the heart of historic Williamsburg, within easy walking distance of nearly all Colonial Williamsburg attractions. Colonial Williamsburg offers complimentary bus service in and near the Historic Area; shuttles travel between the Visitor's Center and the Historic Area and also circle the Historic Area from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Historic Triangle Shuttle connects the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. Provided as a free service by the National Park Service, the two routes of the Historic Triangle Shuttle depart every 30 minutes from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center, one traveling along the Colonial Parkway to Jamestown, the other following the Parkway to Yorktown.

Service to Jamestown departs from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center daily on the half-hour between 9 am and 3:30 pm and upon arriving at Jamestown, makes stops at both Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement. Return service to Colonial Williamsburg departs every half-hour from 9:30 am to 4 pm and makes a final departure at 5:15 pm.

Service to Yorktown departs from the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center daily on the half-hour between 9 am and 3:30 pm and makes stops at both the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center and the Yorktown Victory Center. Visitors can board for return service to Colonial Williamsburg from either the Yorktown Battlefield or the Yorktown Victory Center, with pickups every half-hour between 9:30 am and 4 pm, and a final pickup at 5:15 pm. Visitors should note that the Historic Triangle Shuttle merely provides transportation to Yorktown; it does not provide interpretive tours or transportation to individual attractions around the Yorktown Battlefield.

Conference participants wishing to explore the greater Williamsburg area will be able to get around easily using local bus service, taxi cabs, or renting a car. Williamsburg Area Transport provides bus service to and from major area attractions and shopping centers. This service runs Monday-Saturday from about 6:00 am to 8:00 pm (routes and schedule); fares are approximately $1.25 one-way. Several taxi companies operate in Williamsburg. Cars can be rented at all three airports, at the Williamsburg Transportation Center (less than a mile away from the conference venue), and at several locations in town.

Phone Numbers

  Car Rental: Colonial Rent-a-Car 757-220-9941
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Merrimac Trail 757-220-1900
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Richmond Road 757-258-9199
    Hertz Rent A Car 757-220-3497
    Hertz Local Edition 757-258-3063
    Van Guard Car Rental 757-220-6730
  Public Transportation: Williamsburg Area Transport 757-220-5493
  Taxi Service: Yellow Cab of Williamsburg 757-722-1111
    Historic Taxi Service 757-248-7755
    Williamsburg Taxi Service 757-221-0004
    Triangle Taxi 757-564-6969
    Curbside Services Inc. 757-564-7999

Downloadable Maps of Williamsburg