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Location and Transportation

Location and Transportation

The Fredericksburg Region is the centerpiece of Virginia’s primary industrial corridor. The City of Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, and King George sit astride Interstate 95 – exactly halfway between Richmond and Washington, D.C.

Interstate 95 provides north-south connections to 12 additional interstates, including the Capitol Beltway and Interstate 64 in Richmond. With easy access to these major transportation corridors, the Fredericksburg Region is a natural distribution center. It is the midpoint of the “Golden Crescent” that runs from Baltimore to Norfolk, and is also the axis of the Eastern Seaboard.

Major truck lines and CSX Transportation provide commercial freight and rail service. World markets can be reached through river ports and deep-water ports, one to two hours away.


Three major airports – Dulles and Reagan National in Washington D.C.; Richmond International Airport to the south – are only an hour’s drive from Fredericksburg. Shannon Airport, on the edge of Fredericksburg, is a private airport with a 3,000-foot runway that offers charter and hangar service. The Stafford Regional Airport, located minutes from I-95, is a general aviation-reliever airport with a 5,000-by-100-foot runway that accommodates privately owned aircraft and corporate jets. The airport is designed to handle 75,000 annual operations.

Mass-transit options for commuters include Virginia Railway Express, Amtrak, vanpools and bus lines. Local residents ride the award-winning FREDericksburg Regional Transit to reach major points in the area. FRED has expanded its local bus service in the region to include the surrounding counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania and Caroline.

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