Connect With the World, Conveniently

By air, water, rail, and highway, York County is well connected. We're located within 45 minutes of three international airports and offer easy access to the Port of Hampton Roads. The world's largest natural harbor, Hampton Roads, is one of the busiest and fastest-growing seaports on the East Coast. Rail service is available from CSX, and a well-developed interstate system is reached through the County's four major interchanges. Two-thirds of the nation's population and three-quarters of our national manufacturing activities are within a 500-mile radius of York County.


Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport is only 15 minutes from most sites in the County, while Norfolk International Airport and Richmond International Airport are within 45 minutes.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is just off Interstate 64 in Newport News and is a full-service airport that provides scheduled air carrier, business charter, and general aviation services.
  • Airlines: American Airlines and Delta 
  • 2016 Total Passengers: 411,477

Norfolk International Airport

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is just off Interstate 64 readily accessible from the Peninsula serving Coastal Virginia and northeast North Carolina. Offering daily arrivals and departures to major cities throughout the United States.  Norfolk
International presently ranks in the top 13% of the country's airports in terms of passengers served annually.
  • Airlines: American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta, Southwest, Frontier, and United
  • 2017 Total Passengers: nearly 3.4 million

Richmond International Airport

Richmond International Airport (RIC) is located along I-64 seven miles southeast of Richmond, the Capital of Virginia, and within 45 minutes of York County and two hours from Washington, DC. Seven air carriers provide service from RIC offering nonstop flights to major domestic destinations and connecting service to points around the globe. More than three million passengers and 85 million pounds of cargo travel through RIC annually.
  • Airlines: American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United, and Allegiant
  • 2017 Total Passengers: 3,657,479
Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport

Port Facilities

The Port of Virginia has been recognized as one of the world's leading maritime gateways for more than 400 years. The Port of Virginia focuses on what matters most to our customers, our people, and our region. Every day deliver superior service, safe transport, and continuous improvement.

Cargo moving through, all world-class facilities is transported from and to markets around the globe, carrying the goods and supplies that manufacturers, corporations, and individual consumers use in their everyday lives. This cargo is moved by way of: 6 Terminals; 1,864 acres; 19,885 L.F. of berth; Up to 50’ deep berths; 30 miles of on-dock rail

Virginia has the best natural deep-water harbor on the U.S. East Coast. Fifty-foot-deep unobstructed channels provide easy access and maneuvering room for the largest of today's container ships. Virginia ports are located just 18 miles from the open sea on a year-round, ice-free harbor.

Port Strengths

  • At 50-feet, the Port of Virginia offers the deepest shipping channels on the U.S. East Coast; fully prepared to accommodate the 10,000+ TEU vessels.
  • More than 30 international steamship lines service the Port today, making Virginia a true maritime hub.
  • Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key inland markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the Southeast.
  • A leader in quality and environment - The Port of Virginia maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
  • 2017 General Cargo Tonnage: 21,971,718
Port of Virginia


Interstate 64 is the region's main artery. The I-664 Beltway provides convenient access to the Southside portion of the Hampton Roads Region. Other U.S. highways serving the region include U.S. Routes 13, 17, 58, 60, 258, and 460.

U.S. Route 58 is a divided four-lane highway with connections to Interstates 85 and 95 south of Richmond. U.S. Route 17 links the Peninsulas and has a connection with Interstate 95 north of Richmond. U.S. Route 13 connects the region with the Virginia Eastern Shore and Maryland.


CSX provides commercial rail service to various sites in York County. Passenger rail service is provided from Newport News and Williamsburg by Amtrak, with daily service to all major U.S. cities.
CSX Train Parked at Plains All-American Terminal