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Symposium Travel Information



The Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg, 549 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188 is the location of Symposium 2017. The hotel offers complementary WIFI for participant use in meeting spaces and guest rooms. 


  • To book your stay at Great Wolf Lodge call 1-866-972-9653.

  • Indicate you are with the NWRA Symposium and use code 1703NWRA.

  • A credit card is required for reservations and one room-night charge is placed on the card at time of reservation.

  • Keep your confirmation number and review your email receipt for accuracy.

  • To receive reduced room rate, reservations must be made by February 13, 2017.

Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival date and a $40.00 cancellation fee is charged. Cancellations received less than 72 hours before arrival date are charged the full one room-night fee.


By CarFor those driving or renting a car, parking is free at the Great Wolf Lodge; click here for a map. 

By PlaneThe closest airport is Newport News International Airport (PHF), about 20 miles by car from Great Wolf Lodge. Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Norfolk International Airport (ORF) are each about 40 miles from the hotel. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE AIR TRAVEL EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION

By TrainAmtrak trains are available for travel to Williamsburg. The city bus service Tan Line route provides transportation from the Williamsburg Transit Station to Great Wolf Lodge.


The following transportation options are organized by number of people traveling together.

Traveling alone
*Taxi service
**Rental car

Two people with minimal to average luggage
*Taxi services
**Rental car

Two people with multiple large luggage pieces
**Rental car
***Shuttle service booked in advance

Three people
**Rental car
***Shuttle service booked in advance

Four people
**Rental car
***Shuttle service booked in advance

Five to nine people
***Shuttle service, booked in advance, begins at $40 to $50 per person with five people, with a price reduction as more people are added to share cost. Cost can be as low as $25 to $30 per person if the full vehicle capacity of nine people is reached.

*Taxi service includes app-based services as well as standard taxi services

                  o   Uber X from Richmond Airport to hotel ranges $35 to $50 for transport to Great 
                       Wolf Lodge

o   Uber X from Newport News airport ranges $20 to $35 for transport to Great Wolf

              Lyft rates:

  • Standard taxi service from Richmond Airport to Great Wolf Lodge runs $90 to $130. A list of taxi services from Richmond Airport is available here.
  • Standard taxi service from Newport News Airport to Great Wolf Lodge runs $35 to $60. A list of taxi services from Newport News Airport is available here.
  • Standard taxi service from Norfolk Airport to Great Wolf Lodge runs $90 to $130. A list of taxi services from Norfolk airport is available here.

**Rental car pricing averages $30 to $50 per day, or more, with pickup and return to Richmond airport. Pricing at Norfolk and Newport News Airports is similar.  NWRA suggests you book auto rental as soon as possible to receive the best rates as rental car costs change regularly.

***Shuttle service is provided by James River Transportation at both Richmond International and Norfolk Airports 24/7 at the counter/offices located in baggage claim area. Advance shuttle reservations are required. Make reservations for Norfolk and Richmond Airport transport at James River Transportation website using NWRA Symposium code NWRA.

Norfolk Airport Counter is located in baggage claim area beside door #3.

Richmond International Airport Counter is located on the first floor, to right of escalators leading to upstairs gates.

For information or reservations from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, call James River Transportation reservations at 804-342-7300.

To ensure shuttle service for your group, book in advance.

Rates listed below are one-way transport by James River Transportation.
  • For a Ford Flex Crossover Shuttle with one to three passengers cost is $122 + gratuity
  • For a Ford Deluxe Shuttle Van with four to nine passengers cost is $221 + gratuity