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Transportation Options/ Directions/ Parking

Traveling into Downtown Norfolk 
There are multiple ways to get into downtown Norfolk to enjoy all the events Norfolk Festevents has to offer!





Tide Lightrail Elizabeth River Ferry/ Water Taxi Bike
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The Tide is up and running and
TowneBank Fountain Park is just steps away from the Macarthur Square Station Stop.

Operating Hours:

Mon.- Thurs.
6AM to 11PM
Fri. & Sat.
6AM to Midnight
11AM to 9PM

Plan ahead and purchase
$3.00 tickets
 online at or use
Vending Machines
located at each 

There are 11 stations total,
and free 
parking at all
4 park-and-ride locations.

Town Point Park & TowneBank 
Fountain Park are located 
2.5 blocks south of 
Square station. 

For a system map and more
information visit
or call 757-222-6100

The Elizabeth River ferry runs every
30 minutes 7 days per week.

There is one stop in Norfolk at Waterside,
and two stops in Portsmouth:

At High Street
At North Landing

Operating Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 7AM to 10PM
last ferry leaving Waterside
at 9:45PM.
Fri. 7AM to Midnight 
last ferry leaving Waterside
at 11:45PM
Sat. 10AM to Midnight 
last ferry leaving Waterside
at 11:45PM
Sun. 10AM to 10PM 
last ferry leaving Waterside
at 9:45PM. 

Schedules are subject to change
based on weather or other events.
Norfolk is a community
that celebrates biking as an efficient, economical, healthy, ecological, fashionable and fun form of recreation that enhances productivity and overall health!

Too often overlooked and underrated, the bicycle
is the simplest and creates
the most pleasure
inducing a way to get
healthier while saving our
environment and
reconnecting with our
community in a
positive way. More bicycle 
use means a smaller carbon

Families, friends and loved ones can all enjoy a
ride together.
No matter your age, 
hopping on a bike is a thrill

...start pedaling today.

The "Loose Cannon" Water Taxi operates  between  the Norfolk and Portsmouth Downtown waterfronts
Fridays and Saturdays as well as for special events. The fare is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Service is seasonal please call 757-439-8294 for additional information.
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Town Point Park is located on the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront adjacent to the Waterside Festival Marketplace on Waterside Drive.

Please see Driving Directions 
& Parking Information Below 
AMTRAK has come to Norfolk! With the addition of the AMTRAK Station in Downtown Norfolk, it has now made travel for out of towners even easier! Forget the long car rides, hop on AMTRAK andlet them do all the "driving" for you! Exciting Festivals, Vibrant downtown life, picture-perfect views on the Elizabeth River and much much more is right around the bend. Downtown Norfolk has
it all and Amtrak Virginia can take you there.

Town Point Park is located at
Mile Marker Zero on the Intracoastal Waterway on the
Elizabeth River and is easily accessible by Boat. Please check Boater Information 
for futher details on boating
during Harborfest weekend
and other Events. 

 Driving Directions to Town Point Park

From I-64 From I-264 From Williamsburg/
Newport News 
From the Richmond, 
Washington D.C. and 
Points North & West
From New York,
Philadelphia and 
Points North
From Raleigh
and Points South

Take Exit #284 
onto I-264    
West towards Norfolk. 

Take Exit #9,
Waterside Drive.

Take Exit #9,
   Follow I-64 through     Williamsburg,
   Newport News and
Hampton into Norfolk.

Take Exit #284
onto I-264 West
towards Norfolk. 

Take Exit #9,
Waterside Drive.

Follow I-95 South
to I-64 East in Richmond.

   Follow I-64 through    Williamsburg,
Newport News and Hampton 

into Norfolk. 

Take Exit #284
onto I-264 West
towards Norfolk.

 Take Exit #9,
Waterside Drive.

  Follow Route 13 through the 
Eastern Shores of
Maryland and Virginia.

Cross the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge Tunnel.

Stay on Route 13,
which will become
 Hampton Blvd.

Take North Hampton
Blvd. to I-64 East.

Take Exit #284
onto I-264 West
towards Norfolk.

Take Exit #9,
Waterside Drive.

 Take I-95 North to Route 58 East.

Exit onto I-664
 to I-264 East.

Cross the bridge 

Take Exit #9,

Waterside Drive.


Parking in Downtown Norfolk

There are more than 19,000 metered and garage parking spaces in
Downtown Norfolk within walking distance to the park or on the NET bus route. 

For easy access to Town Point Park, there are 3 garages to use.

  • Waterside Parking Garage: located on the corner of Waterside Drive and Atlantic Ave, the entrance is located on Atlantic Ave.
  • Town Point Parking Garage: located on the corner of W Main Street and Boush Street, the entrance is located on W Main Street.
  • Main Street Parking Garage: located on the corner of W Main Street and Atlantic Ave, the entrance is located on Atlantic Ave.

For more information on parking, click here for the City of Norfolk's Parking Website



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