Directions to LC

The City of Lynchburg is accessed by two major routes - US 29 which runs north and south, and US 460 which runs east and west.

The College is on US 221, which runs north and south and is known as Lakeside Drive.

How to Find Us in Lynchburg

Route 29 from the north: 

  • At Gainesville, Virginia, follow Route 29 South toward Lynchburg (approximately 125 miles or about 3 hours).
  • At Amherst, Virginia, take Route 29 South-Lynchburg/Danville (exit veers left) and drive approximately 17 miles to Route 210 West.
  • Exit right on Route 210 and travel approximately 2 miles, then turn left onto Route 29 South Business.
  • Cross the James River and continue on Route 29 South 4 miles to Route 501 North. (Routes 29 and 501 are also known as the Lynchburg Expressway.)
  • Follow 501 North (not 501 Business) 4 miles to the intersection with Route 221 North/Lakeside Drive (stoplight).
  • Turn right onto Route 221 North/Lakeside Drive and proceed 2 miles. The campus entrance will be on your right immediately past College Lake.

Route 29 from the south:

  • Follow Route 29 North, Business to Lynchburg. (Do not take the 29 North/Charlottesville exit.)
  • Pass the Lynchburg Airport on your left. Continue on Route 29 North, Business; you will pass a strip mall on your left with "Target", another mall, and the River Ridge Mall entrance on your right at a traffic light.
  • After the River Ridge Mall entrance, take the second right exit ramp to Route 501 North and continue about 4 miles.
  • At the first traffic light, turn right onto Route 221 North/Lakeside Drive and proceed 2 miles.
  • The campus entrance will be on your right immediately past College Lake.

Route 460 from the east and the west:

  • Exit Route 460 at Candlers Mountain Road.
  • Follow the signs to Route 501 North (River Ridge Mall will be on your left, and Wells Fargo Bank will be on your right).
  • Take the right exit ramp to 501 North. Follow 501 North about 4 miles.
  • At the first intersection (marked by a traffic light) Routes 221 and 501 intersect; turn right onto 221 North/Lakeside Drive and proceed 2 miles.
  • The campus entrance will be on your right immediately past College Lake.

Area Accommodations

For a list of area accommodations, visit www.discoverlynchburg.com.