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a list of different transportation methods
Before Making Travel Plans
Washington, DC:Flights are generally cheaper to DC, but it can be expensive and complicated to travel to Williamsburg, so you may want to consider flying into an airport listed below for your first trip.
Before Buying Tickets: If you are a new student, you are required to attendinternational orientation.Graduate students, check with your department for exam schedules and other graduate commitments. Undergraduate students, refer to the academic calendar and residence hall scheduleswhen arranging flights home. Exams cannot be scheduled around flights, and dorms close shortly after the exam period.
Bring your Address: If you are traveling by taxi or shuttle, bring acampus map with you, and the address of your destination. If you live on campus, you can find the address for your building in the Campus Street Address directory.
AMTRAK offers train service between Williamsburg, Richmond, and Washington DC. The Williamsburg train station is 2km from the College. Amtrak stations are not near the airport in Richmond. In Washington DC, Amtrak can be accessed from the airport by Metrorail. Trains only come to Williamsburg once or twice per day and sometimes sell out in advance.
If you will be staying on campus, and will arrive in Williamsburg before the Residence Halls open, you must arrange your own early housing such as in a hotel. When booking a hotel, note that some areas of Williamsburg are not pedestrian-friendly. Public transportation is also minimal.
Local accommodations within walking distance to W&M include: