Chesapeake’s location is within 750 miles of two-thirds of the nation’s population and industrial production. The city’s regional transportation hub consists of major west, north and south interstate highways, extensive rail service and 120 miles of commercial waterfront with 12 miles of deep draft channels.

Port of Virginia

One of the most successful commercial shipping ports worldwide linking to more than 250 ports in over 100 overseas locations.

Quick facts:

  • 50 foot channels & berths
  • 2.5 hours to open sea
  • Zero air draft restrictions
  • Only East Coast Port with Congressional authorization for 55-foot depth channels


  • Norfolk International Airport is only 20 minutes away, offering more than 250 daily flights
  • Chesapeake Regional and Hampton Roads Airports provide corporate flight service


  • Rail service provided by Norfolk-Southern Corporation and CSX Corporation
  • Connections offered via the Norfolk & Portsmouth Beltline


  • Transit service provided by Hampton Roads Transit with regional service throughout Hampton Roads.


  • Typical commute to work is only 21.6 minutes
  • Highway 64 originates in Chesapeake; the City is also served by Interstates I-264, I-464, and I-664
  • U.S. Route 58 connects Chesapeake to the principal North/South highways on the East Coast: I-95 and I-85
  • U.S. Route 13 connects the city to Virginia’s Eastern Shore
  • The Chesapeake Expressway (Route 168), 16-miles, four lane divided highway, links I-64 to North Carolina and the Outer Banks