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Letter of Invitation for Visa Applications

If you need an official, signed letter of invitation to ISSTT2009 for your visa application, please e-mail to request a letter. Please include your title and address as well as your abstract reference number if you submitted an abstract. If you don't receive a reply within two days, please e-mail your request again and cc

By Air

You can fly directly to Charlottesville via commercial air service into Charlottesville Albemarle Airport (CHO, 434-973-8342), about 8 miles north of town, with direct service from Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC, Cincinnati OH, Detroit MI, New York LaGuardia NY, Philadelphia PA, and Washington Dulles. CHO is served by Northwest, Delta, United Express and US Airways Express. Avis, Hertz, and National offer rentals cars at the Charlottesville airport. Taxi service is also avilable to the Omni Hotel.

You can also fly into Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD, 703-572-2700, 2 hour drive), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA, 703-417-8000, 2.3 hour drive), or Richmond International Airport (RIC, 804-226-3000, 1.3 hour drive). If you do so, you should probably rent a car (all major brands are available) and drive to Charlottesville (see maps and driving instructions below). This is the U.S., so public transportation is pathetic. Specifically, there is no bus or train service directly from any of the above airports. Van service from the airport may be arranged with Van on the Go (Charlottesville: 434-979-5466; Nationwide: 800-459-5645. The Omni Hotel is located in Zone-1), although their prices are outrageous ($200-$300 USD one-way).

Directions From airports:
  • MAP from CHO-Downtown
  • MAP from IAD-Downtown
  • MAP from DCA-Downtown
  • MAP from RIC-Downtown
By Car By Bus

(800) 231-2222 / (800) 229-9424
310 Main Street W. Charlottesville, VA 22903
For local info only (434) 295-5131

By Train

(800) 872-7245
810 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901
For station information (434) 206-4559