Culpeper is a small town in the center of Culpeper County in Central Virginia. Culpeper is the literal heart of the county and also draws residents from surrounding counties due to its significant growth of the past few years. Culpeper was the 5th fastest growing county in the U.S. during 2006 and may have slowed some recently but residential and commercial growth continue to outpace surrounding counties

Get in

By Car

From Washington D.C./I-66 Take I-66 West to Exit 43A (Rt. 29 South towards Warrenton). Continue on Rt. 29 South for approximately 40 miles to the first Culpeper exit - Business 29. Follow Business 29 for 3 miles into the Town of Culpeper - Main Street. At the third traffic light turn left on to Davis Street and proceed to the end of road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.

From Charlottesville/Rt.29 Take Rt. 29 North for approximately 45 miles to Culpeper. Take the second exit at Culpeper Business 29. At the fifth traffic light turn right on to Davis Street. Proceed to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.

From Richmond /I-95 Take I-95 North for approximately 60 miles to Fredericksburg exit 130. Exit at 130 - Culpeper/Rt. 3 West. Proceed on Rt. 3 West for 35 miles. At the second traffic light in Culpeper turn right on to Main Street. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right on to Davis Street. Follow Davis Street to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.

From Harrisonburg /I-81 Take I-81 to I-66 East. Continue on I-66 East to exit 6 at Front Royal - Rt. 522 South. Follow Rt. 522 South for approximately 45 miles to Culpeper. When in Culpeper, make a right turn at the traffic light intersection of Rt. 522 and Main Street. Proceed to the next traffic light and turn left on to Davis St. Follow Davis Street to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.

By Train

Amtrak provides daily passenger service to Culpeper and points north and south on the Cardinal, Crescent, and Northeast Regional lines. Take the train north to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., west to Chicago, and south to Charlottesville, Staunton, Atlanta, and ultimately New Orleans. Purchase your ticket from Amtrak by phone (800)USA-RAIL or online at Payment may also be made at embarkation with a secured Amtrak reservation number. The Culpeper Station has no ticket agent or QUIK-TRAK machine. For complete schedule information, contact Amtrak directly.

By Air

International Airports that service Culpeper include Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 58 miles, Richmond International Airport (RIC) - 86 miles, and Baltimore Washington Int. Airport BWI) - 105 miles.

Charlottesville Regional Airport (CHO) - is 40 miles to the south. Culpeper also has small but growing local airport which receives some charter flights, Culpeper Regional Airport (CJR) - 7 miles north of Culpeper.

Get around

Getting around the historic Downtown is very easy on foot, by car, or on the Culpeper Trolley (540 825-2456, 877 777-2708). The Trolley runs every 30-40 minutes from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, from various points north and south of Town. Fares are $.50 per destination.

Parking around Culpeper can be found in various 2 and 3 hour lots throughout Town. An All-Day FREE Parking Lot for Amtrak travelers is located at the corner of Commerce Street and Wausau Place, a short block from the Culpeper Visitors Center in the Train Depot on Commerce Street.

Rental cars are available through Enterprise Rent-A-Car - (540)829-7800, 15419 Brandy Rd., Culpeper.

The following companies provide service through Culpeper and surrounding counties: Culpeper Cab Company - (540)827-3100 Cruizen Cab Company - (540)423-1006, serving Culpeper and Fauquier Counties. Lightfoot Limousine & Taxi - (540)219-0015 Mountain & Valley Shuttle Service - (877)789-3210. Serves Appalachian Trail hikers with pick-up in Culpeper. Royale Coach and Limousine - (540)829-5166, serving Culpeper and surrounding counties.


Visit the historic Downtown around the area of Main and Davis Streets. Here, the downtown renovations have opened up many unique specialty shops, restaurants, gourmet food and wine shops, and antique stores. Begin your visit at the Visitors Center at the Train Depot, located at the far east end of Davis Street, for information and brochures.

Go next

Routes through Culpeper

Charleston Charlottesville  W  E  Manassas Washington, D.C.
Lynchburg Charlottesville  S/SW  N/NE  Manassas Washington, D.C.
FrederickLeesburg Jct  N  S  Locust Dale → Jct Durham
Washington, D.C. Manassas  N  S  Jct W E Charlottesville
Winchester Front Royal  N  S  Jct Ends at
END  W  E  Fredericksburg Gloucester Courthouse

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