The city has many innovative transportation options such as the historic trolley in addition to more traditional taxi service and fixed-bus routes. This pedestrian-friendly area is perfect for setting your own pace, and the outlying areas offer everything from Segway tours to llama treks.
In Asheville you can have it any way you like it. Kick back and ride the trolley, take a taxi, rent a car or see historic sites on a bike taxi, if you're into something unique.
Remember to check out our maps and map-it options if you intend to drive yourself. Consider starting your trip at the Asheville Visitor Center, open 7 days a week. Located at 36 Montford Ave (Exit 4C off I-240) near downtown Asheville, the Visitor Center is the place for maps, local information and insider tips on how to get around. Call (828) 258-6129 for more information.
The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) serves approximately 750,000 passengers per year. It offers non-stop flights and easy connections through the major US hubs of Atlanta (ATL), Newark (EWR), Detroit (DTW), Chicago (ORD), LaGuardia (LGA), and Charlotte (CLT), as well as service from Orlando (SFB), Ft. Lauderdale (FLL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater (Tampa Bay area) (PIE). In season, with approximately 25 round trip flights per day, a non-stop flight or one connection can get you to Asheville from just about anywhere.
Located 10 miles (approximately 15 minutes) from downtown, AVL is served by major rental car companies as well as a host of other ground transportation providers.
Asheville is an easy drive from most of the eastern United States. It is centrally located in the epicenter of numerous major cities and easily accessible from the following: I-26, I-40 and I-240; U.S. 19/23, 25, 25A, 70, and 74.
Considered the nation's most scenic highway, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville and into the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Numerous overlooks, roadside exhibits and hiking trails make a trip along the Parkway a delight year-round. The Parkway intersects with Asheville at four points: US 25, US 70, US 74 and NC 191.
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See the best of Asheville from aboard a vintage trolley. Enjoy a fully narrated tour covering all major points of interest in Asheville including The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Historic Biltmore Village, the downtown shopping and restaurant district, the Asheville Art Museum and art gallery district and much more. Step off the trolley at any of the convenient stops to shop, dine or sightsee, then re-board and continue the tour. Two tours are offered seven days a week. Purchase your tickets at the Visitor Center.
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