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Richmond Useful Information

Skyline of Richmond, Virginia

Courtesy of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Virginia's beautiful capital on the banks of the James River.

Transportation: Richmond International Airport (RIC) is located seven miles southeast of Richmond’s central business district, about 15 to 20 minutes away by bus, car or taxi.

Eight rental car agencies are available on site at the airport, with counters located near the central entrance of the terminal building on the lower level. Depending on your destination, you may come across tollways ranging from 20 cents to $2.50, found on the Downtown Expressway, Powhite Parkway and Pocahontas Parkway.

Taxi service is available on the lower level curbside of the airport adjacent to the North and South parking garages, with downtown fares averaging between $20-$25. CMC Ground Transportation also provides walk-up sedan service and pre-scheduled limo service for Richmond visitors.

The Greater Richmond Transit Company provides public morning and evening weekday bus service from the airport to downtown Richmond at $1.25 a ticket.

Department of Tourism Information:
Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
401 N. 3rd St.
Richmond, VA 23219
800-370-9004

Geography & Climate: Virginia is often described as the gateway to the South, located midway between New York and Florida on the Atlantic Coast. The capital city of Richmond is situated in the Piedmont region in the central part of the state, where the climate is mild and humid with four distinct seasons. Temperatures range between 27-47 degrees Fahrenheit in January and between 68-88 degrees Fahrenheit in July.

Time Zone: Richmond is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone.

Safety: Richmond is generally a safe and visitor-friendly destination for travelers year-round. In case of emergency, dial 911 if the event is in progress. For non-emergencies or to report suspicious activity, contact Richmond police at 804-646-5100.

Hospital Location:
Richmond Community Hospital
1500 N. 28th St.
Richmond, VA 23223
804-225-1700

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