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Location & Transportation

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Our campus is located in Fairfax, Virginia - one of the safest and highly developed counties in the United States, and just minutes away from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. 

There are many ways to reach Virginia International University:

VIU Shuttle

Virginia International University provides a free shuttle service to VIU students and staff Monday through Saturday. The shuttle runs from our Village Drive Campus to the Vienna/Fairfax Metro Station at the end of the Orange Line with stops at many popular apartment complexes, as well as Fair Oaks Mall.

You can check out the Shuttle Schedule online or via the goVIU app for iPhone and Android.

Read more about VIU Shuttle Rules and Regulations.

Public Transport

VIU students and visitors can take advantage of the local metro and bus system, WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority), which serves the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area along its main routes.

The most convenient bus route to VIU is C1 going from Dunn Loring Metro Station (Orange Line):

  • Take the C1 bus at the Bus Bay F towards Government Center Parkway.
  • In approximately 40 minutes, get off the C1 bus at the “Government Center Pkwy & Lower Park” stop in front of Wegmans store.
  • Continue walking in the same direction on Government Center Pkwy and take the next left turn onto Monument Drive.
  • Walk about 5 minutes until you reach VIU campus on Village Drive.

For information on using WMATA, including maps, travel times, and trip planning, please visit

Airport Transfers

VIU is easily accessible from two international airports: Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia (IAD), and Baltimore Washington International Airport in Maryland (BWI). Domestic air travels including connecting flights from other international airports in the US, are available through the Ronald Reagan National Airport in Virginia (DCA).
The university provides airport transfers to our freshmen students from Virginia airports (IAD or DCA) to the campus or to VIU housing. 

Airport transfers are available only on business days (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. To request this service, you need to fill out the Transportation Request From. Confirmation of airport transfer needs to be made at least one week in advance and on the day you arrive at the airport.

Driving to VIU

Virginia International University is conveniently located at the crossroads of the major highways I-66, US-50 and US-29 allowing VIU visitors an easy access from local airports. Free parking is available on campus.

IAD (Dulles) Airport - Click here to get directions.
  Take exit 9A toward VA-28 south/Sully Rd. Next, merge onto US-29 north toward Fairfax. Drive for about 4.6 miles, then turn right onto Village Drive.
DCA (National Ronald Reagan) Airport - Click here to get directions.
  Get on George Washington Memorial Pkwy. Exit left onto N Spout Run Pkwy toward I-66 west/US-29 west/Arlington/Washington. Turn right onto US-29 south, then turn left to merge onto I-66 west. Take exit 57A to merge onto US-50 east toward Fairfax. Turn right onto VA-665. In 0.5mi, turn right onto US-29 south. Finally, turn left onto Village Drive.
BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) Airport - Click here to get directions.
  Take ramp onto I-195 west. Next, take exit 4B for I-95 south toward Washington. Take exit 27 to merge onto I-495 west toward Silver Spring. After 22.1 miles, take exit 49 for I-66 west toward Manassas/Front Royal. Take exit 57A to merge onto US-50 east toward Fairfax. Turn right onto VA-665. In 0.5mi, turn right onto US-29 south. Finally, turn left onto Village Drive.