Leesburg is in Loudoun County, Virginia, within the United States of America.


During the War of 1812, Leesburg was used as a temporary capital of the United States when the British occupied Washington. Leesburg is the County Seat of Loudoun County.

Get in

By car

Leesburg is less than an hour drive from downtown Washington, D.C..

From the North (Maryland, Pennsylvania):

From the East (Washington, DC):

From the South (Warrenton):

From the West:

By bus

By air

The other way into Leesburg is via small aircraft into Leesburg Municipal Airport, which does not host commercial flights, but does have a small landing strip that is used by private and charter aircraft.

Leesburg is only twenty minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, as well. It is possible to fly nearly any commercial airline into Dulles.

By boat

Get around

By foot

The center/historic district of Leesburg is relatively small, walkable area near the courthouse (at the crossing of King Street and Market Street). There are a number of shops and restaurants, as well as the town buildings, within about a quarter of a mile.

By trolley

Virginia Regional Transit operates the Leesburg Trolley (bus route 53), which provides service between downtown Leesburg, the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, and the Leesburg Park & Ride Commuter Bus stop. This bus runs from 7 AM until 7 PM, Monday through Friday. On Saturday, it runs from 10 AM until 9 PM and on Sunday it runs from 12 PM until 6 PM. The fare is 50 cents. Phone numbers: + 1 877-777‐2708, +1 540-338-1610.



Festivals and events


Downtown shops are an excellent source of antiques.




Go next

Routes through Leesburg

Gettysburg Frederick  N  S  Haymarket Warrenton
END  W  E  Ashburn Falls Church
Winchester Bluemont  W  E  Ashburn Alexandria
Martinsburg Charles Town ← becomes  W  E  END

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