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Virginia Integrable Probability Summer School 2019
Summer School 2019
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Virginia Integrable Probability Summer School 2019

Monday, May 27 to Saturday, June 8, 2019

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


Travel

Charlottesville is a midsize college town located in Central Virginia, 2 hours (by car) south of Washington, DC. It offers great hiking in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, numerous nice restaurants in the downtown area, local wineries, and such. There are also several interesting American history sites, like Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. The local airport code is CHO, and this airport is the most comfortable way to getting to the town. Another close airport (1 hour drive) is Richmond (RIC). The closest major international airports are Washington Dulles (IAD) and Washington Reagan (DCA).

Unfortunately, no public transportation or shuttles exist between RIC or IAD and Charlottesville (from DCA, Washington Metro + Amtrak is a lengthy but public option). Here are some options:

  • One can rent a car from IAD, RIC, or DCA. During the conference, having a car is convenient but not essential - the University and the town are walkable.
  • Another option is to take a taxi/Uber/Lyft. To/from IAD it is about $150 one way, which is comparable to a one-way car rental.
  • A taxi service to the airport can be reserved in advance (example).
  • Depending on your flight time, you can use the Amtrak Manassas station which is within a 20-30 minute taxi ride (about $35) from IAD. Trains run about once a day. It may be a convenient option when going from Charlottesville to IAD as one can wait in the airport.

If you need any further help arranging travel details (for example, pooling a rental car from IAD), please email  Leo Petrov.


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