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FREE TRAVEL INFORMATION Travel Guide

Getting Around

It's easy to find your way around in Asheville.

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.


East Coast Map

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Air Travel

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), Palm Beach (PBI), Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda (PGD). 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.

Interstate and U.S. Highways

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.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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.

Assisted Vacations

If you are an Elder, or if you are a family caregiver, it can be difficult to take a vacation. An Assisted Vacation allows everyone to benefit from vacation. AV.E Health provides skilled, caring staff to support Elders and their family caregivers on wellness-focused vacations.


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Asheville Trolley Tours

Red Trolleys in Spring

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.

Pay-by-phone Parking Meter App

PassportParking provides the easiest way to pay for parking using your mobile phone.

Bus Service

  • ART System: (828) 253-5691
  • Greyhound and Trailways: (828) 253-5353

Taxi Service

  • A Red Cab Company: (828) 232-1112
  • Cab Hound Asheville: (844) AVL-RIDE
  • Metro Cab: (828) 254-1155
  • Yellow Cab Company: (828) 253-3311
  • Your Cab: (828) 259-9904

Car Service

  • 1st Class Executive Transportation: (828) 258-1623
  • Stevens Transportation: (828) 243-9622

Parking Garages


Asheville Area Maps

Asheville Area

Map of Asheville

Downtown Asheville

Map of Downtown Asheville

Town of Black Mountain

Map of the Town of Black Mountain

Western North Carolina

Map of Major Highways in Western North Carolina

Major Highways of the Southeast

Map of Major Highways in the Southeast United States

Mileage chart

Alabama

  • Birmingham: 331 miles
  • Huntsville: 315 miles

Florida

  • Fort Lauderdale: 726 miles
  • Jacksonville: 408 miles
  • Miami: 749 miles
  • Orlando: 547 miles
  • Tampa: 585 miles

Georgia

  • Atlanta: 188 miles
  • Augusta: 170 miles
  • Savannah: 288 miles

Kentucky

  • Lexington: 265 miles
  • Louisville: 340 miles

New York

  • New York City: 690 miles
  • Albany: 813 miles

New Jersey

  • Newark: 680 miles
  • Jersey City: 685 miles

North Carolina

  • Chapel Hill: 224 miles
  • Charlotte: 122 miles
  • Winston-Salem: 146 miles
  • Raleigh: 231 miles
  • Wilmington: 318 miles

Ohio

  • Cincinnati: 372 miles
  • Cleveland: 540 miles
  • Columbus: 471 miles

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia: 628 miles
  • Pittsburgh: 477 miles

South Carolina

  • Charleston: 259 miles
  • Columbia: 153 miles
  • Greenville: 59 miles
  • Florence: 214 miles
  • Myrtle Beach: 281 miles

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga: 226 miles
  • Gatlinburg: 71 miles
  • Knoxville: 111 miles
  • Memphis: 494 miles
  • Nashville: 288 miles

Virginia

  • Charlottesville: 324 miles
  • Lynchburg: 262 miles
  • Richmond: 346 miles
  • Roanoke: 232 miles
  • Virginia Beach: 398 miles

In the Region

  • Black Mountain: 12 miles
  • Blowing Rock: 86 miles
  • Cherokee: 48 miles
  • Chimney Rock: 25 miles
  • Grandfather Mtn: 78 miles
  • Hot Springs: 25 miles
  • Lake Lure: 25 miles
  • Maggie Valley: 34 miles
  • Mount Mitchell: 34 miles
  • Pisgah Forest: 41 miles
  • Weaverville: 7 miles