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Bedford's central location in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States gives you the advantage of being right in the middle of all the action. With more than 2/3 of the U.S. population within a day's drive, Bedford is strategically located between several major markets.
Bedford is less than a 4 hour drive from Washington, D.C., less than 2.5 hours from Richmond, and less than 3.5 hours from Charlotte, NC. Beyond these cities, daily train and airplane service in the region gives you access to New York City and Atlanta as well.
No matter where your business takes you, there is no location that is better than Bedford.
Highways running through town can bring you to major interstates in less than 30 minutes. Route 460, a corridor of statewide significance, can take you to the Port of Virginia in less than 4 hours.
Easy access to U.S. 29 will bring you to Washington, D.C. or Charlotte, N.C. in time for a lunch meeting with the ability to be home in time for dinner.
Located within an hour's drive of a workforce of over 380,000, your employees will also have the ease and comfort of a mostly traffic-free commute to work.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport provides daily service to 8 cities, with stops in major hub airports. ROA provides both passenger and freight transportation, and is located less than 45 minutes from the heart of the Town of Bedford.
The Lynchburg Regional Airport provides seven departures and seven arrivals daily to and from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Operated by American Airlines, air travel from Lynchburg is fast and reliable. LYH is located 30 minutes from the Town of Bedford.
Lynchburg amtrak stop
The Lynchburg, Virginia Amtrak stop is serviced by the Northeast Regional line with service from Roanoke, VA to Boston and the Crescent line with service from New York City to New Orleans. Plans are in place to resume bus service from the Bedford Welcome Center to the Lynchburg stop by Fall 2021.
Bedford rail stop
Since 2015, a group of citizen and business leaders have lobbied the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to include Bedford as a stop on Amtrak's Northeast Regional line of service. A study in 2016 provided figures to show demand for a rail stop in the area. Efforts were boosted in 2017, when ridership was expanded from Lynchburg to Roanoke, putting Bedford right in the middle of the expanded route. In FY 2021, the Virginia General Assembly included language in the Commonwealth's budget directing the Secretary of Transportation to provide an assessment of the "modelling conducted to assess any infrastructure or network costs needed to service a rail station in Bedford, Virginia." This assessment is scheduled to be completed by November 15, 2021. In the meantime, plans to resume shuttle bus service from the Bedford Welcome Center to the LYH Train Stop are in place and will be executed by the end of 2021. While the next steps for a rail stop in Bedford are uncertain, the future is looking bright for passenger rail in the World's Best Little Town.