Interstate 95, located 18 miles to the west, provides a six lane north-south transportation route from Northern Maine to Southern Florida. North-south travel in the county is supplemented by U.S Route 301. East-west links are provided by Virginia Primary Route 3 and Route 218. Other primary local roads include Routes 205 and 206. The county has convenient connections to Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia, Interstate 81 in the Shenandoah Valley, and Interstate 64 to the Port of Hampton Roads.
Richmond International Airport, located within a 1-hour drive from King George County, provides commercial air service, freight and charter service. Three additional major airports, Dulles International Airport, in Northern Virginia, Ronald Reagan National Airport, in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore-Washington International Airport are located within a 90-minute drive. Shannon Airport, a general aviation facility (15 miles west) provides charter, corporate and commuter services and facilities. The airport has a 3,000 foot paved runway and FAA approved lighting. The nearby Stafford Regional Airport serves as a reliever airport for Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport.
CSX Transportation provides Class 1 freight and piggyback rail service to King George County. Amtrak provides regularly scheduled passenger rail service to points north and south, with connections for nationwide travel. The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) operates weekday commuter rail service to Washington, D.C.
A 12-foot navigable channel in the Rappahannock River and a 24-foot channel in the Potomac River are directly accessible from King George County. Deep water river ports are located in Alexandria on the Potomac River, and Richmond and Hopewell on the James River. Worldwide export markets are served by the Port of Hampton Roads, the largest natural harbor in the world and the nation’s number one export harbor. Excellent seaport facilities are also available at Baltimore, Maryland, which is within 90 minutes of King George County.
Trucking & Delivery Services
King George County is located in a very competitive trucking market with more than 20 major lines authorized for interstate shipping. Delivery services such as: Airborne, Emery, Federal Express, Purolator and United Parcel Service serve regional airports and provide worldwide shipping.