Department of Transportation.
During its over seventy year history, Skyline Drive has offered travelers the opportunity to view many of the most scenic vistas in the eastern United States. The experience combines the protected setting of Shenandoah National Park with two visitor centers, miles of hiking trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Getting to the Byway:
Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), MD
* From the Baltimore Washington International Airport, get on Aviation Loop, which runs around the whole airport, and get on I-195, heading north. * Take exit 4B to loop onto I-95, heading south. * Take exit 27 to merge onto I-495/Capital Beltway, heading west. * Take exit 49 to merge onto I-66, heading west. *Take exit 13 to leave the interstate and turn left onto Apple Mountain Rd. * Turn right at John Marshall Hwy. * Turn left onto S Royal Ave. * Turn left on Browntown Rd and another left on Stonewall Jackson Hwy. * After about 0.3 miles, veer right to where the byway begins. *In good traffic, it takes about 2 hours to drive from Baltimore Washington International Airport but be prepared for at least 3 if traffic is bad.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), VA
* From Ronald Reagan National Airport, head north on the Airport Access Road and get on George Washington Memorial Parkway heading north. * Take exit 10B to loop onto Henry Shirley Memorial Hwy/US 1, heading southwest. * Take exit 8B and merge onto Jefferson Davis Hwy/SR 110, heading north. * After about 2 miles, merge onto I-66, heading west. * Take exit 13 and turn left on Apple Mountain Rd. * Turn right on John Marshall Hwy/SR 55. * Turn left on S Royal Ave/US 340. * After about 0.5 miles turn left onto the beginning of Skyline Drive.
Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), VA
* From Washington-Dulles International Airport, use Saarinen Circle to get on Hirst Brault Expy, heading north. * After about 0.5 miles, merge right onto SR 28 heading south. * Merge right onto I-66 heading west after about 9 miles. * Take exit 13 and turn left onto Apple Mountain Rd. * Turn right onto John Marshall Hwy/SR 55. * Turn left onto S Royal Ave/US 340. * After about 0.5 miles turn left onto the beginning of Skyline Drive.
Navigating the Byway:
* The byway starts at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 340, Stonewall Jackson Hwy. and Skyline Dr. southwest of Front Royal, VA. * Drive southeast on Skyline Dr. through the Shenandoah National Park to the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway, where the byway ends.