Lynchburg is located at 37°24'48" North, 79°8'32" West (37.413611, -79.142500).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.76 mi2 (128.87 km2). 49.39 mi2 (127.92 km2) of it is land and 0.37 mi2 (0.95 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 0.73% water.
Lynchburg is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) timezone, GMT-05:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).