Multi-Modal Transportation System

Richmond: Virginia's Connected Capital

Strategically located in the center of the Richmond region, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the East Coast, Richmond offers all major transportation networks a company requires, whether it be road, rail, air, water. 

At the Crossroads of Major Interstate Highways:

Richmond is located at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-95, the main north-south interstate highway in the U.S., and I-64, connecting Richmond to Hampton Roads to the east and across the U.S. to the west. 

Reach 55% of Nation's Consumers within 750 Miles

55% of the nation's consumers and manufacturers are located within 750 miles of Richmond. The average commuting time is 25 minutes. Typical rush hours per day are 4.2, compared to 7.8 in Atlanta and 6.2 in Raleigh.

More than 100 Motor Freight Companies Serve Here

Including specialists in heavy hauling, over-dimensional loads and liquid or dry bulk, including UPS, which located its UPS Freight headquarters in Richmond.

Richmond International Airport (RIC) in 10 Minutes Away 

RIC is one of the most modern and well-equipped airports on the east coast, having recently undergone a $280 million expansion. RIC is a ten-minute drive from downtown. More than 3.5 million travelers and about 85 million pounds of cargo are handled by RIC annually. RIC is located in Foreign Trade Zone #207. Learn more.

Port of Richmond 

The inland Port of Richmond is managed by one of the best port networks in the country – the Virginia Port Authority. As central Virginia’s domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution center along the James River, the Port of Richmond serves waterborne, rail and truck shippers throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. Learn more.

Railroad Connection At Your Fingertips

CSX and Norfolk Southern provide rail freight service throughout the region. AMTRAK provides passenger rail service through Richmond’s two stations. Greater Richmond is AMTRAK’s Northeast Corridor Direct Services area for rapid rail and upgraded passenger service. Richmond is a key stop along the planned Southeast Corridor for future high speed rail in the U.S. Learn more. 

Award Winning Public Transportation

Awarded Best Transit System of its Size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association, the GRTC Transit System is a world-class transportation provider that serves every sector of the Richmond region. Learn more. 

Alternative Transportation Options

In preparation for hosting the UCI World Bicycling Championships in 2015, the city of Richmond is developing a world-class network of bicycle-friendly streets in downtown and beyond. Learn more.


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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219