Virginia's Blue Ridge is now open in the Phase Three stage of the Commonwealth's Forward Virginia plan. Learn more about the program and what it means for various types of businesses & experiences in the region with our Phase Three Guidelines page. Phase Three >
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, 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 Airlines, United Airlines. 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.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is now accessible by train with service to Downtown Roanoke on the Amtrak Northeast Regional line. There is daily service from the Amtrak platform in Roanoke and it connects the region to major cities throughout the northeast, including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.Route map via Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport