Shepherdstown travel guide

Shepherdstown Tourism | Shepherdstown Guide

You're Going to Love Shepherdstown

With a population of 2,079, Shepherdstown is a must-see destination in West Virginia, United States.

When to visit Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Shepherdstown in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Shepherdstown in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -6 °C, with an average temperature of -1 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 107 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Shepherdstown, with an average rainfall of 66 mm.

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How to Get to Shepherdstown


Although Shepherdstown doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hagerstown Regional (HGR), which is located 32 km from Shepherdstown. The shortest flight to Shepherdstown from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 42h 40m.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Shepherdstown, followed by Acela. The train journey from Shepherdstown to Baltimore takes 0h 29m and costs around $10 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Richmond, expect to pay about $24 for a 1h 49m trip.


Another option to get to Shepherdstown is to pick up a car hire from Washington, D.C., which is about 88 km from Shepherdstown. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Hertz, among others, in Washington, D.C..


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Shepherdstown, including Greyhound, Peter Pan Bus Lines and FlixBus. From Baltimore, the bus ride to Shepherdstown takes 56 km and will cost you around $27. From Baltimore, the ticket costs about $27 for a journey of 56 km.

Airports near Shepherdstown

Airlines serving Shepherdstown

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British Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Shepherdstown

Hiring a car in Shepherdstown

Expect to pay $1.86 per litre in Shepherdstown (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.26 and $29.68. The most frequently booked car type in Shepherdstown is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Nissan Versa or similar) is, on average, 20% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.