Virginia — Transportation
Virginia Taxis and Car Rental
There are taxis in the main cities and towns of Virginia which can easily be hailing on the street or by phone. There are also cabs and minivans that operate on a county level for long-distance routes. Two companies are King George Cabs (+1-757-456-9779) and Red & White Checker Cab (+1-757-340-8294).
The most popular method of getting around is by renting a car. Virginia has a good network of interstate highways which are linked by secondary and local roads. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and many other well-known car rental brands have offices in the airports and main cities.
The Virginia Department of Transportation provides ferry services at three different locations. In Jamestown, a free ferry takes passengers and vehicles across the James River into Scotland in Surry County. There are also free ferries crossing Little Wicomico River as part of Route 644 and another crossing Corrotoman River as part of Route 604.
Virginia Trains and Buses
There are three train routes in Virginia. One is the Virginia Railway Express, which is a commuter line that links northern Virginia to Washington DC. Additionally, the Washington Metro is a rapid transit system covering the DC area, Virginia and Maryland. Amtrak Virginia also connects many cities in the state along with the rest of the network.
Greyhound is the main bus provider in Virginia, as with many other states. It serves over 3,700 destinations in the US as well as locations in Canada and Mexico. Buses are an effective and cheap mode of transportation. Tickets can be booked by phone (+1-800-231-2222) or online (http://www.greyhound.com). Greyhound has routes to every major city in Virginia including Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and many others.