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Richmond, VA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 245
Total Sleeping Rooms 18,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 410
Committable Meeting Rooms* 40
Convention Center Space 700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 260,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 178,159 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $112
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $66
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $300
*Maximum for a single hotel

Richmond, VA Airport Information

Richmond International Airport (RIC)

Approximate taxi fare: $26.28 USD

Located just seven miles from downtown Richmond, Richmond International Airport services nine airline carriers and provides non-stop flights to 22 destinations, including Atlanta, Toronto, Dallas, New York, St. Louis, Boston, Orlando, Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia, as well as connecting flights to destinations worldwide. Richmond International welcomes nearly four million passengers to its striking interior accented by arched ceilings and gleaming terrazzo floors each year.

The airport's two-level, light-filled terminal features many visitor amenities, including restaurants and retail shops, a visitor's center and full-service business center with free Ethernet connections and wireless Internet service. Free wireless Internet service is also available throughout the airport's upper level.

Airline carriers serving Richmond International Airport

  • Air Canada
  • AirTran
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta
  • JetBlue
  • Northwest Airlines
  • US Airways
  • United

Richmond, VA Train Information

Main Street and Staples Mill Stations

Amtrak services two stations in the Richmond Area. The Main Street Station is in downtown Richmond, located just minutes from the Greater Richmond Convention Center, while the Staples Mill Station is located 10 miles west of downtown Richmond.

Amtrak routes traveling through Richmond include the daily Carolinian/Piedmont route, which also services Raleigh, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. The Regional route, with multiple departures daily, runs along the Northeast Corridor from Newport News, Virginia, to Boston. The Silver Service/Palmetto route runs from New York City to Miami.

Richmond, VA Public Transportation

Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) Bus Line

The Greater Richmond Transit Company provides timely, exceptional bus service throughout downtown Richmond and its surrounding areas on 26 local routes. Visitors traveling to the Richmond International Airport should use the GRTC Purple Route, while the Greater Richmond Convention Center is accessible along the Blue Route. Buses run daily from 5 to 1 AM. Local route fare is $1.25 each way. For easier access, guests can purchase Go Cards for $5, $10 or $25 to be used in lieu of cash.

Rental Cars

Several rental car agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty, service Richmond International. They are located on either side of the terminal ground level.


Visitors to Richmond can access several taxi companies adjacent to the Richmond International Airport's North Garage. Visitors should expect to pay about $20 in taxi fare from the airport to downtown Richmond. Taxis can also be hailed on the street throughout the downtown region or found at hotel taxi stands.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Williamsburg, VA 52 mi 58 min N/A N/A
Virginia Beach, VA 107 mi 1 hr 53 min 2 hr 40 min USD $300+
Washington, DC 108 mi 1 hr 49 min 43 min USD $270+
Raleigh, NC 172 mi 2 hr 45 min 2 hr 50 min USD $369+
Philadelphia, PA 252 mi 4 hr 26 min 55 min USD $160+
New York, NY 334 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 14 min USD $135+
Atlanta, GA 531 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 40 min USD $240+
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