regional service is a four-hour, 20-minute ride from Baltimore, barring delays. The train stops at Newport News, Va., where passengers traveling to Virginia Beach board a bus that reaches the beach in less than 90 minutes. Fares range from $51-$73 each way for reserved coach. Business class is $26 more. Southwest offers round-trip airfares to Norfolk International Airport starting at about $118. The beach is about a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport. If you choose to drive, Virginia Beach is off Interstate 264, about 250 miles south of Baltimore, or about a five-hour drive, depending on traffic.