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Offline Dyson

Getting to Yorktown
« on: March 06, 2008, 03:24:47 pm »
Hi there - I'm travelling to the USA from London at the end of April. I was just wondering what the best approach is to get to the start of the TransAm route in Yorktown (going E to W)?
Is it best to take a flight to Norfolk International or Washington & take some other route to the coast. Or is there a much better way I'm not seeing...

Advice most welcome.

Thanks very much

Sam


Offline staehpj1

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 08:51:15 am »
We went W-E and got home by car so our situation was different, but maybe some of this will still be relevent.

Norfolk International is much closer.  The Washington DC area airports would not be my first choice unless it is much easier or cheaper to get there.  You might be able to figure out a way to ride to Yorktown from the airport if that appeals to you.  Since we drove home from the area I didn't use the airport, so I don't have specific info on that.

After doing the trip we felt a bit let down that Yorktown was not at the ocean, so we went back and rode from Jamestown to Sandbridge.

There is some mention of this in our journal at:
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/staehling2007

I don't think I included specific route information there though.

There was a thread on the Crazy Guy on a Bike forums that discussed various option for getting to the actual ocean when doing the TA.  These may be used for ideas to get from the airport if you want to ride.

Otherwise airport shuttles or one way car rentals may be an option.  If no one else pipes up here search or ask on the Crazy guy forums.

Edit: If you can't find the threads in question on Crazy Guy, let me know and I will try to assist.

This message was edited by staehpj1 on 3-7-08 @ 4:53 AM

Offline DU

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 12:10:06 pm »
I started in Yorktown in 2006. I couldn't find any one way rentals or a shuttle so I took a cab from the airport. It cost $80! I hope you can find a cheaper way to do this. I had planned to stay at the Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown but upon calling them I found that they were providing housing for Hurricane Katrina victims. So I had to reserve a motel room for $100 a night. The beginning cost me alot more than expected but I was where I wanted to be and it was pretty simple.

 


Offline DU

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 01:27:40 pm »
I'm sorry, the airport I took the cab from was Norfolk International.


Offline staehpj1

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 01:57:28 pm »
If you can't get a shuttle to Yorktown or nearby Williamsburg You might see if you can get a one way rental car from Norfolk International Airport to Williamsburg/Newport News Airport.

If you want to ride to the TA from the Norfolk airport, check out the thread at:
http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum/board/message/?o=3Tzut&thread_id=62924&v=a&page=1&nested=0
There are some comments and links there that might be helpful even if you don't want to ride.

Also check out Yorktown transportation at:
http://www.nps.gov/york/planyourvisit/directions.htm
and nearby Williamsburg at:
http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/maps--local-info/getting-here/index.aspx

Also I know that there is a Warmshowers host that is about 3 miles from the airport and that they have helped others.  If you post on the Crazy Guy site or find them through warmshowers they may offer help or even a place to stay.


Offline Dyson

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 04:03:46 pm »
Thanks very much for the posts - sounds like it's not as easy as I first thought. Norfolk it is though, will figure something out when I land wrt to getting to the coast.

Much obliged.


Offline hikergrl

Getting to Yorktown
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 04:49:26 pm »
Amtrak has a stn in Newport News... that's not far at all to Yorktown.. you could ride on Rt 17 all the way to Yorktown or catch a cab

Good luck


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