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About Norfolk Airport

Norfolk International Airport is an international airport in the USA. The airport is located 6 kilometers northeast of Norfolk and annually more than 3 million passengers use the airport. The construction of Norfolk International Airport started in 1938 and started operating a year later. In 2015, the airport was renovated. Norfolk International Airport has a large passenger capacity and serves many regions, both domestic and international.

Getting to the City Center from Norfolk Airport

From Norfolk International Airport, you can get to the city center with one of the many different transportation alternatives such as taxis, rental cars and shuttle services. Taxis are not too expensive on this route due to the close distance. However, if you want to be more relaxed and free to move, you can rent a car from the airport, go to the shuttles, or go directly to the center with Lyft and Uber. If you want to rent a car from the airport, remember that you must bring your passport and other travel documents with you to the rental office.

Car Rental

At Norfolk International Airport you can find offices of many international rental companies. You only need to come to the office of the company you preferred with your current documents to rent your car. If you would like to rent your car from Alamo, you can make a reservation or receive information in advance by calling (800) 462-5266. You can call AVIS at (800) 831-2847 or Budget at (800) 527-0700. Companies such as Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty are also at the service of the passengers at Norfolk International Airport. Car rental offices are located in the passenger terminal of the airport and easily accessible from many points.


You can also choose to come to the center with James River Transportation shuttle services from the airport. The shuttle services that you take in front of the airport terminal provide a very fast access to the center. With shuttle, you can easily reach many areas including Coastal Virginia Norfolk, Southside Coastal Virginia, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, Hampton and Jamestown. Shuttle services are safe as well as being a priority for many passengers. You can get information from uniformed service staff and the information desk at the incoming passenger terminal about the shuttles that go to the city center. You can also get support at 866-823-4626 if you want to make reservations in advance or ask your questions.


Many taxi companies are at the service of the passengers at and near the airport. You can reach Andy's Cab Co. at (757) 461-8880, Black and White Taxi at (757) 855-4444 and City Wide Cabs at (757) 319-3368. If you would like to inquire about other taxi companies that take the passengers from the Norfolk International Airport to the city center, you can contact the counseling tables in the terminal.

Uber and Lyft

You also have access to a new generation of transportation tools such as Uber and Lyft, which are used in the United States and in many parts of the world at Norfolk International Airport. If you want to use these tools, you can download applications in advance to your mobile phone and easily book and get to the city center with Uber or Lyft.

Last Updated: 29 May 2017
Getting to Norfolk Airport from the City Center

To get to Norfolk International Airport from the city center, you can rent cars, take taxi or make use of private services. Taxis used to get to the airport from the city are not usually very expensive, but it may be wiser to rent a car compared to taxis and other options if you need to travel from outside the city to the airport. Moreover, you can deliver the car you rented from the center to the offices located at the airport and you can save time by getting to your plane directly.

Car Rental

To get to Norfolk International Airport, you can rent a car by coming to one of the offices in the city center. Companies such as Dollar, AVIS, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and National in the city offer many rental options according to the needs and expectations of the passengers. If you choose one of these companies and rent your car, you can deliver it at the airport just before the return journey and you can continue your journey from here. Roads and directional signs in the city make it easier to drive. However, if you have not traveled to the city and its surroundings before, you can get on the road by getting a map to make it easier for you to find directions.


Shuttles depart from places located in and around the center such as Southside Coastal Virginia, Coastal Virginia, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Jamestown and Hampton is an option to go to the airport. Shuttle services are easy to use when traveling alone or as a group. The shuttles pick up their passengers from the designated points and bring them to the airport, leaving them to the terminal entrances. Shuttle service charges may vary according to the points of departure and the specific periods. You can get information by calling the support line at 866-823-4626 and make use of these convenient vehicles with a reservation, if necessary, in advance.


The taxi is the most important option you can choose to arrive at the airport from the city almost every hour of the day. There is usually no big difference between the fees of the vehicles provided by different taxi companies. Remember, however, that taxi fares may increase if you need to travel late at night or on special days. You can call Andy's Cab Co, one of the taxi companies in the city, at (757) 461-8880 and ask for any questions you may be wondering about, so you can make your reservations in advance if necessary.

Uber and Lyft

To reach Norfolk International Airport, you have a chance to use applications like Uber and Lyft. The applications that you can download to your mobile phone will bring you both speedy and extremely comfortable and privileged journeys. One of the biggest advantages of these vehicles is the wide passenger and luggage capacity. You can use these when traveling with groups of few or more people or when carrying your heavy suitcases. You have the opportunity to travel at much more reasonable prices by following the campaigns and promotions held during certain periods with UBER or Lyft vehicles. If there are other passengers traveling to the airport at your hotel or in the city center, you can also use the vehicles together to have a more profitable journey.

Airport Information

Among the large and busy airports of the region, Norfolk International Airport offers passengers very comfortable resting areas and delicious food and drinks from the United States and international cuisine. There is also a large car park at the airport. When you arrive with your car to the airport, you can find parking and leave your car here for a while without difficulty. If you want to eat something at the airport, you can choose from places like Great American Bagel, Burger King, Starbucks, Home Team Sports Grill, LaTapenade, James River Grill and Bay Bay Bistro. Passengers who have prioritized comfort while spending time at the airport can benefit from private passenger lounges. For money transfers and many other banking transactions, you can use ATM devices at the airport terminals at any time.

Last Updated: 28 May 2017

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Which are the alternative airports to Norfolk Airport?

You can use Accomack County Airport as an alternative to Norfolk Airport.

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