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Getting to Norfolk


Norfolk is served by Norfolk International Airport (ORF).

Airport shuttles
Carey VIP Airport Connection is located outside baggage claim in a booth marked “Airport Express Shuttle Service.” For guaranteed service, reserve online, or call 877-422-1105 (toll free) or 757-963-0433.

Orange Peel Transportation Pick-up must be scheduled in advance. The company will group guests bound for the same location with minimum inconvenience and reduced transport fees. Reserve online or call 757-463-7500.

Metered taxis are also available.

Driving directions

From the north, take I-95S to I-295S via exit 84A. Merge onto I-64E via exit 28A. Merge onto Tidewater Drive via exit 277A. Follow ramp to Waterside Drive. Turn right at Atlantic Street, and immediately turn left at E. Main Street.

From the west, take I-64E to Tidewater Drive via exit 277A, and follow directions above.

From the south, take I-95N to U.S. 58E via exit 11A. Follow the I-264E ramp toward Portsmouth, and take the left fork toward the Hampton Roads Beltway/I-664S. Merge onto I-264E via exit 15A. Keep left onto U.S. 460E-Alt, and take the ramp to Waterside Drive. Turn right at Atlantic Street, and immediately turn left at E. Main Street.

Parking information

The City of Norfolk operates all parking garages and lots downtown. Telephone: 757-664-6222 or 757-441-2056 (after 1700)

Main Street Garage is located at the corner of Main and Atlantic; entrance is on Atlantic. Hourly rates range from $0.75 for 1 hour to $14 for 24 hours.

For RVs and other oversized vehicles, the nearest open lot is on the corner of Plume Street and St. Paul’s Boulevard, a few blocks east of the Marriott.

On-site and valet parking are available at the Marriott.


A number of slips have been reserved at Waterside Marina, just steps from the hotel.

Waterside Marina
333 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-625-DOCK (3625)
Located at ICW Mile Marker 0. $1.30/foot or $1.15/foot for one week. Hail the dockmaster on VHF Channel 16.

Boaters can also dock at a marina across the river in Portsmouth and take a ferry or water taxi to Norfolk.

Tidewater Yacht Marina
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Located at ICW Mile Marker 0. Full service $1.75/foot with 10 percent discount for seven days. Please hail the dockmaster on VHF Channel 16 or 68 upon arrival.

Ocean Marine Yacht Center
1 Crawford Court
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Located one-half mile south of ICW Mile Marker 0, full service $1.50/foot or 7 nights at $1.25/foot. Please hail the dockmaster on VHF Channel 16 upon arrival.

HRT Paddlewheel Ferry

1500 Monticello Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23510
The ferry runs every 30 minutes between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and downtown Norfolk at the Waterside.

Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 0700-2130
Fri 0700-2330
Sat-Sun 1000-2330

Cash fare: $1 each way
Seniors, people with disabilities: $0.50 each way
3-day fare card: $5
5-day fare card: $8
Purchase fare cards in person, by phone or online.

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