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Transportation is convenient and easily accessible in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Whether you're driving to the area in your own vehicle, arriving by airplane, riding the bus, or taking the train, we have a variety of maps that make the region easy to navigate and numerous transportation partners that can help accommodate your travel needs during your visit.
The following sections can provide more helpful information about how to get to Virginia's Blue Ridge, and how to get around once you're here.
With an interactive map explorer, downloadable maps that are easy to print, and our official Virginia's Blue Ridge Regional Map, there are a number of resources to help you navigate.
Our location in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains makes the Roanoke Valley easy to reach from any direction. Learn more about where Virginia's Blue Ridge is located and how to get here by automobile.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport provides quality air service to visitors who are traveling to the region by plane. Air service is available through four major airline carriers via eight international airports. The airport is less than 5 miles from Downtown Roanoke and easily accessible to many of the great outdoor opportunities in the region, including the Appalachian Trail, Carvins Cove, and Blue Ridge Parkway.
Take the train to Virginia's Blue Ridge! The Amtrak platform is located in Downtown Roanoke and it is the southernmost stop along the Northeast Regional route, providing easy access to Virginia's Blue Ridge from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and Boston on a beautiful ride through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains.
Virginia's Blue Ridge is easy to reach by bus, and the public bus system makes it easy to get around within the area. Learn more about the local transit system and shuttle services that are offered for the airport and nearby Amtrak station.
With a variety of car rental companies and limousine service providers, you'll have no trouble securing a vehicle during your time in the Roanoke Valley. These companies are located throughout the region, making it easy to pick up and drop off a vehicle.
As the major metropolitan area of Virginia's Blue Ridge, parking in Downtown Roanoke can be intimidating for visitors. This page features information and a helpful map with information regarding times, rates, and lots where parking is available to the general public.
The following businesses offer transportation-related services in Virginia's Blue Ridge.