Cape Charles is located at the southern end of the Delmarva Peninsula, off the coast of mainland Virginia, about 10 miles North of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge−Tunnel. There is a $13 toll for the Bridge−Tunnel (each direction), and E−Z Pass is accepted. If traveling back and forth within a 24 hour period, the return trip is $5 with E-Z Pass.
Seasonal bridge fare is $15 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15 through September 15. The return discount rate within 24 hours, and with E-Z Pass is $3.
All discounts require E-Z Pass.
From North Carolina & Mainland Virginia
Depending on exactly where you are coming from will determine what roads to take to I−64 towards Norfolk, VA. I−64 runs East & West around Norfolk. Whether you are taking I−64 East or West, take to Exit 282 Chesapeake Bay Bridge−Tunnel. Merge onto Route 13 North and follow the small blue signs with a white seagull (for the Bridge−Tunnel). Once over the bridge, continue along Route 13N/Lankford Highway for about 10 miles. At the first light (immediately after the plaza on your right with McDonald’s and Food Lion), make a left onto Route 184 West (Stone Road) towards downtown Cape Charles. As you enter town, the speed limit drops from 55 MPH to 40, and then to 25.
From Delaware, New Jersey, New York
Depending on exactly where you are coming from will determine what roads to take to get to Route 13 South. Route 13 runs North and South up and down the Delmarva Peninsula through Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Once on Route 13 South/Lankford Highway in Virginia, continue South towards the Chesapeake Bay Bridge−Tunnel. Once you are through Cheriton, VA, Cape Charles is the next town. You will pass a Hardee’s and Valero gas station on your left. At the next light, make a right onto Route 184 West (Stone Road) towards downtown Cape Charles. As you enter town, the speed limit will drops from 55 MPH to 40, and then to 25.
From Baltimore & Washington, D.C.
You have the choice of taking I-95 South towards Norfolk, VA and then the Chesapeake Bay Bridge−Tunnel (follow directions from Mainland Virginia); or crossing over the Bay Bridge at Annapolis, Maryland to Route 50 East. At Salisbury, Maryland, you will pick up Route 13 South (follow directions from Delaware).