CONNECT With the World, Conveniently

By air, water, rail, and highway, York County is well connected. We’re located within 45 minutes of three international airports and offer easy access to the Port of Hampton Roads. The world’s largest natural harbor, Hampton Roads is one of the busiest and fastest-growing seaports on the East Coast. Rail service is available from CSX, and a well-developed interstate system is reached through the County’s four major interchanges. Two-thirds of the nation’s population and three-quarters of our national manufacturing activities are within a 500-mile radius of York County.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport is only 15 minutes from most sites in the County, while Norfolk International Airport and Richmond International Airport are within 45 minutes.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport  (PHF) is just off Interstate 64 in Newport News and is a full service airport that provides scheduled air carrier, business charter, and general aviation services.

Airlines: Allegiant, Delta, Frontier Airlines, PEOPLExpress, and US Airways Express
2014 Total Passengers: 524,518

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is just off Interstate 64 and is readily accessible from the Peninsula. NIA is the region's largest airport with six passenger airlines and four cargo carriers handling more than 65 million pounds of air cargo annually. Offering 160 arrivals and departures daily to major cities throughout the United States, NIA presently ranks in the country's top 15% in terms of passengers served annually.

Airlines: American, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United Express, US Airways.
2014 Total Passengers: 3,100,000

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is located along I-64 seven miles southeast of Richmond, the Capital of Virginia, and within 45 minutes of York County and two hours from Washington, DC. Eight air carriers provide service from RIC offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. More than three million passengers and 85 million pounds of cargo travel through RIC annually.

Airlines: Air Canada, AirTran, American, Bahamasair, Delta, JetBlue, United, and US Airways.
2014 Total Passengers: 3,352,651


 The Port of Virginia has been recognized as one of the world's leading maritime gateways for more than 400 years. The Port transports more intermodal containers to more cities faster and more efficiently than any other port in the United States. As the largest intermodal facility on the U.S. East Coast, Virginia offers six direct-service trains to 28 major cities each day. More than 50 motor-carrier companies offer full freight-handling and load-consolidation services. A modern network of interstate and local highways permits fast, direct, inland motor-freight transportation to any point in the United States.

Virginia has the best natural deepwater harbor on the U.S. East Coast. Fifty-foot-deep, unobstructed channels provide easy access and maneuvering room for the largest of today's container ships. Virginia ports are located just 18 miles from the open sea on a year-round, ice-free harbor.

Port Strengths

  • At 50-feet, the Port of Virginia offers the deepest shipping channels on the U.S. East Coast; fully prepared to accommodate the 10,000+ TEU vessels.
  • More than 30 international steamship lines service the Port today, making Virginia a true maritime hub.
  • Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key inland markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the Southeast.
  • A leader in quality and environment - The Port of Virginia maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
  • 2014 General Cargo Tonnage: 19,061,402
Port of Virginia
Port of Virginia

Interstate 64 is the region's main artery. The I-664 Beltway provides convenient access to the Southside portion of the Hampton Roads Region. Other US highways serving the region include US Routes 13, 17, 58, 60, 258, and 460.

US Route 58 is a divided four-lane highway with connections to Interstates 85 and 95 south of Richmond. US Route 17 links the Peninsulas and has a connection with Interstate 95 north of Richmond. US Route 13 connects the region with the Virginia Eastern Shore and Maryland.

CSX provides commercial rail service to various sites in York County. Passenger rail service is provided from Newport News and Williamsburg by Amtrak, with daily service to all major U.S. Cities.

CSX Train parked at Plains All-American Terminal
CSX Train parked at Plains All-American Terminal