The Best 5 Airports Near Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fredericksburg, Virginia is located about halfway between Washington, D.C. and Richmond. It is conveniently located off of I-95. The city is also situated along the Rappahannock River.

Fredericksburg is full of Civil War history. It is located at the site of four major battlefields.

There are a handful of airports that service Fredericksburg. Below are the top airports near Fredericksburg, VA.

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Shannon Airport (EZF)


3380 Shannon Airport Cir, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Distance from Fredericksburg

2.7 miles from Fredericksburg


Shannon Airport is the official Fredericksburg Airport, and it is just 2.7 miles from downtown Fredericksburg.

The regional airport is small in size, but it has a cafe on site (Robin’s Nest Cafe). The cafe serves breakfast items such as Pancakes; a Bacon, Ham, or Sausage, Egg and Cheese Sandwich; coffee; and hot chocolate. For lunch, you can order a Cheeseburger, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Classic Cuban, Nathan’s Hot Dog, and Turkey Avocado Wrap.

The airport even has its own Museum: the Shannon Air Museum. The museum includes historic airplanes like the only known surviving V-1AD in the world; The “Stars & Stripes”, which dates back to 1940; and the Pitcairn PA-5. It also has the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The airport also has numerous car rental companies nearby, including Hertz and Enterprise.

Shannon Airport is also an excellent regional airport for a private plane.

Stafford Regional Airport (RMN)


95 Aviation Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Distance from Fredericksburg

10 miles north of Fredericksburg


The Stafford Regional Airport is located a little further from Fredericksburg, however, it is still only 10 miles from downtown Fredericksburg. This makes it a very convenient regional airport option.

Stafford also has numerous private jet rental companies that provide service to and from the airport.

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)


2401 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Access Rd, Arlington, VA 22202

Distance from Fredericksburg

50 miles north of Fredericksburg


Reagan National Airport is further afield. It is located 50 miles north of Fredericksburg. The airport is located right outside of Washington, D.C., and in fact, it is the closest airport to the Nation’s Capital.

Reagan National Airport is a major international airport, with flights throughout the U.S. and overseas. It also features extensive shopping and restaurants.

Some of the restaurants at the airport include the D.C. staple Ben’s Chili Bowl, American Tap Room, District Bar, and Five Guys, as well as Dunkin Donuts and of course Starbucks.

There are also numerous places nearby to get a rental car, including Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise, Dollar, and more.

The airport is conveniently located off of I-395 (which connects with I-95). It is also easily accessible by metro within the D.C. metropolitan area. There are numerous parking lots for short and long-term parking.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)


1 Saarinen Cir, Dulles, VA 20166

Distance from Fredericksburg

60 miles northwest of Fredericksburg


Dulles International Airport (also referred to as Washington Dulles) is the largest airport in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is also the second closest international airport to Fredericksburg. The airport features domestic and international flights all over the world.

There are a large number of dining and shopping options at Dulles. Some of the restaurants on-site include Au Bon Pain, &Pizza, Bracket Room, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and much more.

Dulles is accessible by both car and metro. In November 2022, the Silver Line will feature a newly opened stop right at the airport.

Richmond International Airport (RIC)


1 Richard E Byrd Terminal Dr, Richmond, VA 23250

Distance from Fredericksburg

67 miles south of Fredericksburg


Richmond International Airport is also further from Fredericksburg. It is about 67 miles south along I-95. Though it is an international airport with numerous domestic and even international flights, it is not as large as Reagan National Airport.

The airport does have a handful of dining and shopping options in its two concourses. Restaurants and cafes include Applebees, Caribou Coffee, and Cross Grain Brewhouse.

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