We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

Leeds, United...
4 posts
Save Topic
Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

We plan to stay a few nights in Charlottesville in May and would like to visit Williamsburg for a day.

Is there a coach trip we could join or can you please suggest how we could make a day trip of it in reasonable time?

Many thanks

Ranald

Edited: 12 April 2012, 02:27
Charlottesville...
Level Contributor
317 posts
46 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

I'm not aware of transportation from Charlottesville to Williamsburg. I do travel there at least once a month and if you're considering a car rental, count on at least 2 hours to get there, probably more with traffic. If you plan on visiting Colonial Williamsburg, give yourself a day to experience all the activities there.

Leeds, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

Many thanks, that's very helpful information.

Ranald

Charlottesville...
Level Contributor
144 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

That's a long day for a day trip from Charlottesville - easier from Richmond. It's a good 2 1/2 hours from Charlottesville. That said, I don't know of any coach trips between the two cities.

Leeds, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
4. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

Many thanks for the advice, can't beat getting this kind of first hand information!

We are going to have to review our plans. Trouble is we have only booked three nights in Charlottesville then going on to Chicago via Atlanta, New Orleans and Memphis on Amtrak. So we are going to be a bit stuck for time. We will have another look at things when we get to Charlottesville, perhaps pick up a hire car for a day.

Regards to all

Ranald

Williamsburg...
Destination Expert
for Williamsburg
Level Contributor
572 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

It is a 2.5 hour drive to Williamsburg but you can barely see much there in one day then drive back to Charlottesville. If you only have a day to spare, arrive early (by 9 am), park at the Visitors Center, the only place for unlimited free parking, don't bother with films and orientations but head straight to the historic area with your daily schedule listed in "This Week" and prepare yourself for a full day until 5 p.m. You will not be able to see everything but you can hit the highlights. If possible, an overnight stay would be best.

Leeds, United...
4 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

Many thanks for the advice, very helpful.

7. Re: Trip from Charlottesville to Williamsburg

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 19 June 2013, 13:48