Department of Chemistry
and Physics
Radford University
Radford VA 24142

Travel to Radford University


Radford University in Radford, VA is just 36 miles southwest of Roanoke and within easy driving distance of many mid-East Coast metropolitan areas and approximately five hours drive from Washington, D.C. 

By Car:
From Interstate 81, take Exit 109 onto Route 177/Tyler Avenue into Radford. At the third traffic light, turn right onto Jefferson Street. The university is on the left. Follow signs for conference parking.

Travel By Air or By Bus:
Roanoke Regional Airport and Greyhound Bus Lines provide connections to cities throughout the country. To get to Radford from the airport, take Interstate 581-North to Interstate 81-South and follow the directions for traveling by car.

Airport Shuttle:
Arrangements can be made for private shuttle service for groups to and from Roanoke Regional Airport, at the rate of $58.00 per person/one way.  The standard shuttle service runs regularly three times daily Monday through Friday at 10:30 am, 2:30 pm, and 6:30 pm at the current rate of $30.00 per person/one way, tax excluded.  Reservations are required by calling 1-800-288-1958.  The Smart Way Commuter Bus travels from Roanoke Airport to locations near Radford, for more information call, (800) 388-7005.  The airport also has several national rental car agencies on-site, such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. 

Nearby Airports:
Several other airports are within driving distance of RU. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is two and a half hours away in Charlotte, N.C., and Richmond International Airport is three and a half hours away in Richmond, VA.

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