Planning Your Visit

There are many places to stay near Radford University in Radford, Virginia. View some of the area lodging options.   

Radford is just 36 miles southwest of the city of Roanoke, Virginia, and within an easy driving distance of many mid-East Coast metropolitan areas. Richmond is only a three and a half hour drive, while Washington, D.C., and the Tidewater area are only about four and a half hours away. View road conditions in Virginia.

  • 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. At the next traffic light, turn left onto East Main Street. The main university entrance will be on your left, at the intersection with University Drive.
  • Travel By Air or By Bus
    Roanoke Regional Airport and Greyhound Bus Lines provide connections to cities throughout the country. From the airport, take Interstate 581-North to Interstate 81-South and follow the directions for traveling by car. Advance reservations for limousine service to and from the airport may be made by calling Blacksburg Limousine Service at (540) 951-3973.
  • Nearby Airports
    Several other airports are within driving distance of Radford University. 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, Virginia.

Parking on campus

  • Parking is free and available in Lot Z. There will be parking staff and University Police officers stationed to help direct guests. View the parking map [PDF].
  • Accessible parking is available with a DMV issued permit. Parking attendant will direct to specified areas.