How to Have the Best Road Trip From Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA

Do you live in Richmond, Virginia? If you’re searching for the perfect place for your next getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, consider taking a trip to historic and charming Staunton. The driving distance between these cities is just over 100 miles, and the travel time is only about an hour and 40 minutes. To get the inside scoop on how to embark on an adventure from Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA, keep reading! 

For information regarding the best attractions, events, and restaurants to explore upon your arrival to Staunton, take a look at our complimentary Staunton Itinerary

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Head from Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA

Rent a car or pack up your own and hit the open road. The drive from Richmond to Staunton is relaxing and easy to follow. First, get on I-95 N from North 7th Street. Follow I-64 West to US-250 West. Then take Exit 222 from I-81 North and continue to US-250 West. Lastly, drive to East Beverley Street in Staunton, and you’ve arrived at your destination.

Make Some Pit Stops

Hours of operations for suggested itinerary stops below may vary. Please contact the venue(s) of interest directly in advance of your travel plans.

As you’re planning a road trip to Staunton and you find that you have some extra time to spare, considering making a few fun pit stops. After all, the best part of a road trip is the journey along the way! 


Just a few miles from the Appalachian Trail, sits the quaint town of Waynesboro, VA. History buffs will appreciate the many Civil War landmarks. Plus, this town is home to a vibrant arts and shopping scene. 


wineries near staunton virginia

It’s said that Charlottesville “blends natural beauty with city living,” which results in it being considered one of the most beloved major cities in Virginia. During your time here, you can view the breathtaking University of Virginia’s campus, designed by Thomas Jefferson, or visit Monticello, Jefferson’s mountaintop plantation.

Gum Spring

This rural town is sure to give you the feeling of being in the country. Stop by Grayhaven Winery and taste some delicious local wine and pick out a bottle to take with you. They also offer artisan cheese and salami boards and are family-friendly. Their property contains a playground, nature trails, and horses!

Stay at a Gorgeous Hotel in Staunton

You’ve made the trip from Richmond, VA, to Staunton, VA. Yay! Now you’ll need somewhere to rest your head and make your home away from home. For outstanding accommodations conveniently located near the heart of the town, look no further than The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center

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Our lodging at The Blackburn Inn & Conference Center merges modern and historic expressions with elegant touches. Each of our guest rooms and suites feature a wealth of well-appointed amenities to offer you a comfortable stay. Plus, we have an onsite restaurant, Second Draft Bistro, where you can receive complimentary breakfast daily. Our property also features a state of the art fitness facility for your convenience. If you’re ready to start planning your exciting getaway to Staunton, take a look at our availability, and find the perfect accommodation for you! 

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