The Roanoke Valley is located in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in the western portion of Virginia. It's approximately 250 miles from Washington D.C. and 280 miles from the coast of Virginia.
Coming by plane, train (arriving soon!), or automobile are easy options for a meeting in Virginia's Blue Ridge!
The region is easy to reach with over 400 direct and one-stop flights to most major domestic and international cities. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport provides a hassle-free experience and is located near many of the area's top attractions and communities. Being a 10-minute drive from Downtown Roanoke, 15-minute drive from Salem, and 30 minutes from Blacksburg makes the airport convenient from anywhere in the region.
Air service is provided to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) through a variety of international carriers, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines and U.S. Airways. Direct flights are offered from Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Chicago/O'Hare (ORD), NYC/LaGuardia (LGA), Philadelphia (PHL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE), Washington/Dulles (IAD), & Orlando/Sanford (SFB). Charter and private flights are also available.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is accessible by bus via Greyhound and Megabus. The Greyhound line stops at the bus station on Campbell Avenue in Downtown Roanoke and offers daily departures and arrivals. The Megabus offers six daily departures and arrivals from its location in Christiansburg at the Park and Ride Lot off Interstate 81 at Exit 118B.
There are multiple routes that can be used to reach the Roanoke Valley. The Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the heart of the region (north/south) and has eight primary entry points. Interstate 81 is the primary interstate in the region and connects Virginia's Blue Ridge to the northeast corridor. U.S. 220 is a main route for the Piedmont region of North Carolina. And U.S. 460 is a popular east/west route often used by visitors from Virginia's coast.
Amtrak is expected to begin providing passenger train service to the region in 2017. The project is underway and a passenger train station will be constructed in Downtown Roanoke. Currently, Amtrak offers service to Lynchburg and travelers can utilize the Smart Way Connector Bus, which offers shuttle service from Downtown Roanoke to the Kemper Street Station in Lynchburg.Route map via Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport