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About Norfolk

Norfolk, in the Virginia state of United States of America, has played an important role in history as a strategic military transport point. Today, the world's largest naval base is still in Norfolk. Norfolk is also home to the world's most comprehensive animal rights defense organization, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

In Norfolk, which is under the influence of humid subtropical climate, the winter months are quite cold while the summers are very hot. Since there is a high probability of storms and hurricanes from mid-August to the end of September, the best time to visit the city is the spring months.

Norfolk is a city with an intense youth population. For this reason, there are many cafes, bistros, bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and entertainment centers in the city. Nightlife is also quite colorful. Concerts and performances are often held in the city, which is very rich in terms of performing arts. There are festivals in different themes throughout the year in the city. The majority of these festivals are hosted by Town Point Park in the city center.

The city is also very rich in terms of museums. Chrysler Museum of Art, The Glass Studio, Moses Myers House, Nauticus and The Hermitage Foundation Museum are just a few of them. Norfolk Botanical Garden and Virginia Zoological Park are some of the city's precious and interesting points. Norfolk, which is a seaside city and has natural harbors, has beautiful beaches that you can swim at.

Norfolk provides connection to neighboring cities via tunnels and bridges. The city has an international airport where seven separate airline companies regularly fly to nearly thirty destinations. Norfolk also has a station of the famous Amtrak train of the United States. Of course, in this port city, different sea vessels are also included in the transportation system. City transportation is mainly done by buses and trams. For those who prefer comfortable and quick transport, the city offers black, white and yellow taxis.

Transportation to Norfolk City Center from Airport


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.

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