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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Directions to VIMS

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) is located in Gloucester Point, Virginia, immediately across from Yorktown, Virginia (37.25° N, 76.50° W). Southbound access to VIMS is via the George P. Coleman Bridge, the largest double swing-span overpass in the U.S. Northbound drivers pay a toll. Visit VDOT for information on bridge traffic.

VIMS lies approximately 13 miles southeast of the main William & Mary campus in Williamsburg; the drive takes about half an hour. There is no public transportation between the two campuses.

VIMS Campus Map [pdf]

Driving times and directions:
Airports:
Rail:
  • AMTRAK makes stops in both Williamsburg and Newport News, VA.
Bus Service:
  • Greyhound makes stops in Williamsburg and Hampton, VA, as well as its main terminal stops in Richmond and Norfolk, VA.
  • Trailways makes stops in Richmond and Norfolk, VA