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Hotel and Travel Information

by Dong-Chan Kim last modified May 01, 2013 by Lyndele von Schill

Hotel and Travel Information


The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The meeting will be held at the NRAO Headquarters at 520 Edgemont Road on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  The hotels are within 2 miles of NRAO.  Attendees are encouraged to carpool, ride the free trolley or walk.  Limited parking is available.

Maps and Directions

Click here for directions and a map of Charlottesville

Interactive UVA Maps

Directions from Area Hotels to NRAO

Important note when using GPS or web-based directions: McCormick Road is closed to through-traffic for much of the work day.  When traveling from your hotel to NRAO, please use these directions.


Charlottesville is accessible via the Charlottesville Airport (CHO).  Washington Dulles and Richmond International Airports are within 100 miles each.  In addition, Amtrak runs daily trains from Washington, DC and New York City.

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels have special rates available to NRAO visitors.