Culpeper is a town of almost 19,000 people (2018) in the center of Culpeper County in Central Virginia. Culpeper is the literal heart of the county, and has grown rapidly since 2000 when it was home to fewer than 10,000 people.
From Washington D.C./I-66: Take I-66 West to Exit 43A (Rt. 29 South towards Warrenton). Continue on Rt. 29 South for approximately 40 miles to the first Culpeper exit - Business 29. Follow Business 29 for 3 miles into the Town of Culpeper - Main Street. At the third traffic light turn left on to Davis Street and proceed to the end of road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.
From Charlottesville/Rt.29: Take Rt. 29 North for approximately 45 miles to Culpeper. Take the second exit at Culpeper Business 29. At the fifth traffic light turn right on to Davis Street. Proceed to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.
From Richmond /I-95: Take I-95 North for approximately 60 miles to Fredericksburg exit 130. Exit at 130 - Culpeper/Rt. 3 West. Proceed on Rt. 3 West for 35 miles. At the second traffic light in Culpeper turn right on to Main Street. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right on to Davis Street. Follow Davis Street to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.
From Harrisonburg /I-81: Take I-81 to I-66 East. Continue on I-66 East to exit 6 at Front Royal - Rt. 522 South. Follow Rt. 522 South for approximately 45 miles to Culpeper. When in Culpeper, make a right turn at the traffic light intersection of Rt. 522 and Main Street. Proceed to the next traffic light and turn left on to Davis St. Follow Davis Street to the end of the road to the Train Depot/Visitors Center.
Amtrak provides daily passenger service to Culpeper and points north and south on the Cardinal, Crescent, and Northeast Regional lines. Take the train north to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., west to Chicago, and south to Charlottesville, Staunton, Atlanta, and ultimately New Orleans. Purchase your ticket from Amtrak by phone ☏or online at www.amtrak.com. Payment may also be made at embarkation with a secured Amtrak reservation number. The Culpeper Station has no ticket agent or QUIK-TRAK machine. For complete schedule information, contact Amtrak directly.
International Airports that service Culpeper include Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD IATA) - 58 miles, Richmond International Airport (RIC IATA) - 86 miles, and Baltimore Washington Int. Airport (BWI IATA) - 105 miles.
Charlottesville Regional Airport (CHO IATA) - is 40 miles to the south. Culpeper also has small but growing local airport which receives some charter flights, Culpeper Regional Airport (FAA LID: CJR) - 7 miles north of Culpeper.
Getting around the historic Downtown is very easy on foot, by car, or on the Culpeper Trolley [formerly dead link] (☏ , ☏ ). The Trolley runs every 30-40 minutes M-F from 7AM to 5PM, and on Saturdays from 9:30AM to 2:30PM, from various points north and south of town. Fares are $.50 per destination.
Parking around Culpeper can be found in various 2 and 3 hour lots throughout Town. An all-day free parking lot for Amtrak travelers is on the corner of Commerce Street and Wausau Place, a short block from the Culpeper Visitors Center in the Train Depot on Commerce Street. Rental cars are available through Enterprise Rent-A-Car -☏, 15419 Brandy Rd.
The following companies provide service through Culpeper and surrounding counties: Culpeper Cab Company - ☏Cruizen Cab Company - ☏ , serving Culpeper and Fauquier Counties. Lightfoot Limousine & Taxi - ☏ Mountain & Valley Shuttle Service - ☏ . Serves Appalachian Trail hikers with pick-up in Culpeper. Royale Coach and Limousine - ☏ , serving Culpeper and surrounding counties.
Visit the historic Downtown around the area of Main and Davis Streets. Here, the downtown renovations have opened up many unique specialty shops, restaurants, gourmet food and wine shops, and antique stores. Begin your visit at the Visitors Center at the Train Depot, located at the far east end of Davis Street, for information and brochures.
- 1 Uncle Elder's BBQ, 129 E Culpeper St, ☏ . 11AM - 10PM M-F. Delicious Kansas City-style BBQ in a historical civil war era stable.
|Routes through Culpeper|
|Charleston ← Charlottesville ←||W E||→ Manassas → Washington, D.C.|
|Lynchburg ← Charlottesville ←||S/SW N/NE||→ Manassas → Washington, D.C.|
|Frederick ← Leesburg ← Jct ←||N S||→ Locust Dale → Jct → Durham|
|Washington, D.C. ← Manassas ←||N S||→ Jct W E → Charlottesville|
|Winchester ← Front Royal ←||N S||→ Jct → Ends at|
|END ←||W E||→ Fredericksburg → Gloucester Courthouse|