Getting to Shenandoah National Park
There are four access points to Skyline Drive, the main road through Shenandoah National Park. From the north, take US-340 south from I-66 to the Front Royal Entrance. From the east or west, take US-211 to the Thorntop Gap Entrance. US-33 offers another east/west crossing of Skyline Drive further south, at the Swift Run Gap Entrance. From the south, take US-250 from I-64 a short distance to the Rockfish Gap Entrance. This is also the northern starting point of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469 mile long scenic highway connecting Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the location of the four main road entraces to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Shenandoah Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Shenandoah, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Washington Dulles (IAD): 57 miles by car to Shenandoah
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more IAD airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at IAD
- Washington Reagan (DCA): 73 miles by car to Shenandoah
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more DCA airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at DCA
- Baltimore, MD (BWI): 106 miles by car to Shenandoah
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more BWI airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at BWI