Travel Directions

Sweet Briar College's formal address is 134 Chapel Hill Rd, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. It is located twenty miles north of Lynchburg, VA, and fifty miles south of Charlottesville, VA--both on Route 29.

Arrival by Car

If you are traveling by car, the major thoroughfares to the area are Interstate 81, which runs north and south along the western side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Interstate 64, which runs east and west through Richmond, Charlottesville, and Charleston WV. Please see below for the link to Google maps.




If you are arriving/departing by plane to the Lynchburg or Charlottesville airports, or by train or bus to the Lynchburg Greyhound or Amtrak stations, please fill out and submit the Travel Pickup/ Drop-Off Form below. 

The arrival information must be received by us by 5pm, 16 June--two days before the beginning of the program. Departure information must be received two days before departure. We will confirm all pickups/ drop-offs via email. If you have not received a confirmation email within 24 hours of your travel form submission, please contact the director at

Once we receive your travel information for your arrival, in the days before the program we will send you an email providing you with the name and cell number of the BLUR staff member who will be picking you up from the airport or station.

If you are arriving by plane, train, or bus, we strongly suggest that you have a cell phone so that we can communicate if there are any delays.

If you have any questions or concerns about your travel plans, or you are having difficulty booking travel to Lynchburg or Charlottesville, please contact Professor Eric Caldwell, Director of the Blue Ridge Summer Institute, at

Travel Pickup/ drop-off Form