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The following routes are best if traveling to Asheville by car: I-40 East from Knoxville, TN; I-40 West from Statesville and Raleigh, NC; I-85 to I-26 from Charlotte and South Carolina; and 19/23 South from Johnson City/Bristol, TN. For more complete directions and maps, click here.

For a more scenic and leisurely drive, try the Blue Ridge Parkway. More motorists exit and enter the Parkway in Asheville than at any other point along the road's 470 miles. There are seven Asheville area Parkway exits.

Asheville Regional Airport

Asheville Regional Airport - 828-684-2226
Paging Airport Lobby - 828-687-7243
Ground Transportation - 828-209-3660

The Asheville Regional Airport offers a total of 20-25 flights a day served by four airlines, U.S. Airways, Delta, Continental and Northwest Airlines.

The airport is located at 61 Terminal Drive off I-26 Exit 40 (Old Exit 9).

    • Delta
      Delta uses the connector ASA and Comair for its flights from Asheville to Atlanta, New York, and Detroit.

    • US Airways
      US Airways flies from Asheville to Charlotte.

    • Continental
      Continental Express flies from Asheville to Newark and Houston.

    • AirTran
      AirTran Airways flies from Asheville to Orlando and Tampa.

    • American Airlines/ American Eagle
      American Eagle flies from Asheville to Dallas.

    • United Express
      United Express flies from Asheville to Chicago.

    • ART (Asheville Redefines Transit)
      City bus transportation. Sixteen routes, hundreds of stops on all major thoroughfares. The central station is located on Coxe, next to the [28801] Post Office. Call 828-253-5691
    • Greyhound Buslines
      Greyhound has over 20,000 daily departures to more than 3,700 locations in the 48 contiguous United States, Canada, and cooperative service to Mexico with major bus lines in those countries. You can travel safely and conveniently with the everyday low fares on Greyhound.

    Car Rentals:
    • Enterprise
      Enterprise has several locations throughout Asheville. Call 800-736-8222 for more information.
    • Avis Rent-A-Car
      Avis is located at the airport. Call 800-831-2847 for more information.
    • Budget
      Budget has locations at the Asheville Mall and the Asheville Airport. Call 828-684-2272 for local information.
    • Hertz
      Hertz is located at the Asheville Airport. Call 828-684-6455 for locate information.

    RV Rentals:
      Coleman Folding Trailers by Fleetwood 1-800-225-7802

    • A Red Cab call 828-232-1112.
    • Beaver Lake Cab Company call 828-252-1913.
    • New Bluebird Taxi call 828-258-8331.
    • Yellow Cab Company call 828-253-3311.

Tour Services:

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours
Sightsee Asheville in style aboard our vintage touring trolleys.Visit Asheville's major attractions on this live, narrated tour including the Grove Park Inn,Montford Historic District, Grove Arcade, Biltmore Village and much,much more.The ticket price includes admission to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Grove Arcade Building. 888-667-3600

Young Transportation
For tours and special events call 258-0084.


Amtrak has wonderful deals all over the United States. The closest train station to Asheville is Greenville, SC or Spartanburg, SC.

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