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There are four major airports around the Charlottesville area:

  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Here are a brief comparison of the four airports. 

Distance to UVa 9 mi. 100 mi. 120 mi. 85 mi.
Typical Driving Time 20 min. 2h 20 min 2h 35 min 1h 25 min
Pros Closest to UVa A major airport with 90% of the international passenger traffic in the Baltimore-Washington region.   A primary airport serving the D.C area with more choices of flights. Medium distance to UVa 
Cons Small Airport with less flight choice. Far away from UVa Far away from UVa Small Airport with less flight choice.