The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Terminal makes a trip to the North Carolina mountains very easy and convenient. The terminal has seven gates, so there's very little walking and nearby parking. It's one of the fastest growing airports in the country with 1.6 million passengers in 2019!
Five airlines service the Asheville Airport: Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit and United. Fly non-stop from 20+ cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Denver, New York, Boston, Charlotte, Washington, Philadelphia and 8 cities in Florida. Since Asheville has connecting flights to many major hubs, you have many flight options.
Rental car agencies at the airport include AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National Car Rental/Alamo, Dollar Rent A Car/Thrifty Car Rental. Plus, helpful staff at the guest services desk provide travel information and arrange transportation. If you are looking for public transportation, Asheville Public Transit offers a bus on the South 3 route. It's only $1 to reach downtown.
The airport has a great restaurant and bar near the main entrance pre security. The Blue Ridge Trading + Tavern features a full restaurant and bar, complete with locally brewed beer. Check out their art and music programs that showcase the creativity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit the art gallery or listen to live music.
How far is Downtown Asheville & Biltmore? The airport is about 14 miles via I-26 and I-240 (allow 20-30 minutes to drive) south of Downtown Asheville. Biltmore is about 15 miles away.
The small towns of Hendersonville and Brevard are less than 30 minutes from the airport. The closest entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway from the airport is about 6.5 miles away at the North Carolina Arboretum.
Located adjacent to the Asheville Airport is the Western North Carolina Ag Center, home to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair and many big events and competitions.
What hotels are nearby? See our Asheville Airport Hotels Guide for the best places to stay within a mile.
The Asheville Airport is located near I-26 on NC Highway 280 (Airport Road), the airport street address for GPS is 61 Terminal Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732. Near that intersection, find many hotels, restaurants and stores.
Get more info on the Asheville Airport website.