Dahlgren is located about 30 miles east of Fredericksburg, VA approximately an hour and a half south of Washington, D.C. and an hour and forty minutes north of Richmond, Virginia. The closest airport is Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
If you're arriving at the Reagan National Airport in Washington DC, your commute will be at least 1 1/2 hours depending on commuter rush hour. When leaving the Reagan National Airport, follow US Route 1 South to I-495 North. You will cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Maryland, take Route 210 south (Indian Head Highway) for 10 miles. Turn left onto Route 228 (seven miles). Turn south onto Route 301 (27.5 miles). Continue on Route 301 south to the Harry Nice Bridge toll plaza ($3). Approximately two miles after the bridge on the Virginia side turn left at 2nd traffic light onto Route 206E (Dahlgren Road) continue straight ahead until you reach the Dahlgren Main Gate.
FROM INTERSTATE 95: Take I-95 South to Exit 130A (Route 3 East) towards downtown Fredericksburg. Continue straight on Route 3 (Blue/Grey Highway) for approximately two miles. Bear to the right on Route 3 towards King George and proceed 17 miles to Route 206 (Dahlgren Road). Proceed on Route 206 for 11 miles until you get to the intersection of Route 301 and 206. Continue straight ahead on Route 206 until you reach the Dahlgren Main Gate.
FROM NORFOLK AND POINTS SOUTH: Please allow at least 2-1/2 hours. Take I-64 West to Route 17 (Exit 258) for 18.5 miles. Go north on Route 17 to Route 301 Port Royal (101.5 miles). Turn right onto Route 301 North for about 15-20 miles. Turn right on Route 206 E in Dahlgren at the traffic light at the intersection of the Burger King and 7-11 stores. Proceed to Dahlgren Main Gate. From Norfolk, you can also take Interstate 64 to Richmond VA and pick up Interstate 95 North to the Fredericksburg Exit at Route 3 East. Follow directions given above from I-95.
TRAIN OR BUS: If you are arriving by train or bus, both make stops in Fredericksburg about 30 miles from Dahlgren. The AMTRAK train stops in downtown Fredericksburg and there is a Greyhound bus station on Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg located across the street from the famous Carl's Ice Cream Stand. There is no public transportation to Dahlgren. Taxi service is available but can be expensive ($60).
Recommend military members arrange transportation with their Command sponsor or request a Command duty driver.