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Fort Eustis is a military base in Eastern Virginia. It doesn’t have its own dedicated commercial airport, but two international airports, Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and Norfolk International Airport, serve it.
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is closer to Fort Eustis, approximately 11 miles away; Norfolk International Airport is just over 13 miles from the base.
Flights into both Newport News/Williamsburg International and Norfolk International are easy to find throughout the United States. As both airports are close to each other, flight times take roughly around the same time, but the further from the East Coast the destination city, the longer the travel times in general.
Flights from New York to Newport News take around four hours, typically with one connecting flight; flights out of Boston take roughly the same length, but may require two stops, which can double travel times. Philadelphia flights are generally much shorter, averaging from just over an hour to four hours; Atlanta flights can average from 90 minutes to just over three hours.
Flight lengths from Chicago to Newport News take can take anywhere from just over four hours to 6h 32m, with at least one stop; similar flight times apply to flights out of Detroit.
West Coast-based departure cities take longer. Los Angeles flights average around seven to eight hours, requiring at least one stop. Seattle flight lengths are similar.
The same average flight lengths apply to flights into Norfolk International Airport. As Norfolk is a larger international airport, however, there are more daily flights available than flights into Newport News/Williamsburg.
Philadelphia, Atlanta and Charlotte all offer daily nonstop flights into Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
Nonstop flights can be found from Charlotte, Atlanta and Philadelphia, largely via Delta and American Airlines.
Direct flights into Norfolk are much more plentiful. Nonstop flights to Norfolk can be found in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Charlotte and Atlanta.
All cities offer multiple nonstop flights daily via United, Delta and American Airlines.
As both airports are close to the base, the easiest way to get from either airport is by car. Newport News/Williamsburg features taxis and multiple rental kiosks; Norfolk International features eight onsite rental companies and a dedicated airport shuttle service for easy transportation to Fort Eustis and the surrounding area.
While Fort Eustis is best known for its military base, featuring the James River Reserve Fleet, the surrounding areas are packed with museums, shops and restaurants.
Nearby Newport News is a popular destination, home to multiple museums, including the Fort Monroe National Monument, the Virginia Living Museum, the Mariners’ Museum, the Virginia War Museum, Downing-Goss Cultural Arts Center, the Ferguson Center for the Arts and the Peninsula SPCA and Petting Zoo.
The area is also full of historic plantations, which have been turned into small museums, featuring small exhibits and in-depth presentations, as well as Historic Jamestowne, the first English settlement in North America.
Passports are not necessary for any flights within the United States. U.S. citizens only need photo ID, typically a state-issued driver’s license, to board commercial flights.
For international travelers, passports are necessary; some countries may also require visas. Visas will be required before travel into any U.S. city.