Brown University

Getting to Charlottesville & getting around here

Getting to Charlottesville by plane:

Charlottesville has a small airport (airport code: CHO), about 20 minutes north of the University along US Route 29. All of the major carriers fly into Charlottesville, though there are direct flights only from regional hubs (Philadelphia, LaGuardia, Washington Dulles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charlotte).
Charlottesville, Virginia (CHO) should not be confused with Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT).

In order to reach the University Grounds or the hotel from the airport you can use Uber, Lyft or Yellow Cab (434-295-4131) which has a flat rate of $25.

Other viable, but much more distant options include Washington Dulles (IAD), which is a 2 hour drive, and Richmond (RIC) which is about an hour and a half away. There are no mass transit options for getting to the University from any of these, and taxi fares are in excess of $150.

Getting to Charlottesville by train:

iAmtrak currently has two daily trains (the Northeast Regional and the Crescent), and there is a third that runs every other day (the Cardinal) through Charlottesville. All of these trains link Charlottesville to Union Station in Washington, DC. The train station is roughly half a mile from the University and you can use the free trolley bus to go from the train station to the University Grounds.

Amtrak also partners with Greyhound to run several buses each day between DC and Charlottesville. These are listed with the trains when looking on Amtrak's website.

Getting to Charlottesville by car:

Charlottesville lies at the junction of US Route 29, US Route 250, and US Interstate 64.
Richmond, VA is 70 miles east along Interstate 64.
Washington, DC lies 120 miles north along Route 29.
Lynchburg, VA is 70 miles south along Route 29.

Most hotels in Charlottesville will have guest parking lots, but parking is difficult to obtain on the University Grounds.

Getting Around Charlottesville:

You can use the local buses, Uber, Lyft or Yellow Cab (434-295-4131).

closure during football day:

McCormick Rd should be open on the University Ave end, but closed at the Alderman side. The roads closer to the stadium will all close down near the game time. There will be turning lanes further out that UPD will not allow turns at after a point during the day.


Free parking is available on first come/first serve basis at University Hall/John Paul Jones Arena. You will have to walk to Monroe Hall from there. There are five disability spaces on McCormick Road near Monroe that guests may park in, if they have a disability placard. These spaces are also first come first served. There is  paid parking options: guests can pay $10 to park at Emmet/Ivy Garage or $15 to park at Central Grounds Garage. These garages are first come first serve and generally fill quick. Local residents also often offer paid parking in their parking slots for football days.


We have reserved a block of rooms at

  1. University of Virginia Inn at Darden: Phone number 1.434.297.7384; Rate is 150$+tax. Please identify yourself as “Department of Mathematics - Room Block” [Available only for Saturday night]

  2. Days Inn Hotel by Wyndham Charlottesville/University Area: Phone number 1.800.329.7666; Rate is 135.99$+tax. Please identify yourself as “WINRS- Room Block”

  3. Super 8 Hotel by Wyndham Charlottesville: Phone number 1.800.800.8000; Rate is 77.34$+tax. Please identify yourself as “WINRS - Room Block”

Participants should call the hotel directly to make a booking, which will be reimbursed if you are approved for funding. Bookings should be made as soon as possible. The block rooms will be released on August 15. If you are willing to share a room, please ask that when you make the reservation. Also if you do not have a roommate, the hotel will provide pairing. All hotels have free parking.

There are many other hotels in the city of Charlottesville, with a wide range of quality and price. Listings can be found on any travel website. Airbnb is also a viable option.


Near Kerchof Hall (Math Department):

  1. Oakhurst cafe

1616 Jefferson Park Ave 

A good breakfast/lunch place; pretty good coffee; closes at 2 pm

  1. Fry’s Spring Station

2115 Jefferson Park Ave

Very good wood fired pizzas and craft beers

At the Corner:

  1. Bodo's bagels
    1609 University Ave
    As suggested by the name, an excellent bagel place

  1. Basil

109 14th St NW

Mediterranean eatery, it has a patio, salads are fantastic and the sandwiches delicious.

  1. Mellow Mushroom

1321 W Main St

Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas.

  1. Kuma Sushi 

12 Elliewood Ave

Sushi, udon, ramen and bento boxes options

  1. Take It Away Sandwich Shop
    115 Elliewood Ave
    A highly recommended sandwich place

  1. Revolutionary Soup
    104 14th Street Northwest
    A soup & sandwich shop, specializing in local and vegetarian food.

  1. Christian's Pizza
    100 14th Street Northwest
    Pizza by the slice. Open very late

  1. Michael's Bistro
    1427 University Avenue
    Slightly fancier, gastropub fare

  1. Pigeon Hole
    11 Elliewood Avenue
    Homestyle and breakfast food


  1. Monsoon Siam

Classic and tasty Thai food.

  1. Bizou
    American food with a nice patio.

  1. The Whiskey Jar

Classic Southern dishes from local ingredients.

  1. Zocalo
    Mexi-American fusion cuisine with a decidedly fancy feel.

  1. Petit Pois
    French restaurant with a fantastic outdoor seating area.

  1. Himalayan Fusion
    Indian and Nepalese food near the downtown pavillion.

  1. Bang!
    Trendy, asian fusion served tapas style.

  1. Citizen Burger

Hamburgers & many craft beers in a brick-walled space with a patio.

  1. South Street Brewery

Brewpub in a converted brick-walled warehouse

  1. Mono Loco
    Mexi-American reimagined.


  1. The Local
    824 Hinton Avenue
    Delicious, American style cuisine with a focus on local produce and meat.

  1. Tavola
    826 Hinton Avenue
    Up-scale, Italian food.

  1. Belmont BBQ
    816 Hinton Avenue
    A delicious BBQ place!

  1. Mas
    501 Monticello Road
    Spanish Tapas

coffee Shops:

Near UVa Grounds:

  1. Atlas Coffee (2206 Fontaine Ave)

  2. Oakhurst cafe (1616 Jefferson Park Ave)

  3. Clark Hall (291 McCormick Rd)

  4. Corner Joe (1325 West Main St Shop C)

  5. Grit Coffee (19 Elliewood Ave)


  1. Mudhouse (213 W Main St)

  2. Milli Joe (400 Preston Ave #150)

  3. Java (421 E Main St)

  4. Grit Coffee (112 W Main St #1)