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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 >
Air service to Virginia's Blue Ridge is available through the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, which offers direct flights to eight international airports through the hubs of American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, and Allegiant Air.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport
5202 Aviation Drive NW
Roanoke, VA 24012
St. Petersburg/Clearwater (PIE)
Direct flights are available to eight international hubs with one-stop service to over 70 international cities and over 400 domestic destinations with over 40 daily scheduled flights.
The airport offers complimentary wi-fi internet, multiple cafes with a variety of food and beverages - including freshly-made items or pre-packaged meals and snacks, and a Hudson News store for any last-minute travel needs.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is located within five miles (less than a 10-minute drive) of Downtown Roanoke and is surrounded by a variety of accommodations and attractions. Learn more about hotels near the airport.
Allegiant Air | Code: G4 | Reservations: (702) 505-8888 | www.allegiantair.com
American Airlines | Code: AA* | Reservations: (800) 433-7300 | www.aa.com
Delta | Code: DL* | Reservations: (800) 282-3424 | www.delta.com
United Airlines | Code: UA* | Reservations: (800) 864-8331 | www.ual.com
*Many flights at ROA are flown by the regional airline affiliates of the carriers listed.
Check-in times vary by airline and by domestic or international travel. Confirm the requirements of your airline. However, it is recommended that you arrive at least two hours prior to any international flight and 90 minutes prior to any domestic flight.
Airlines are now charging fees for all checked bags. Baggage fees and permissible sizes and weights of bags vary by airline so be sure to check with your carrier for accurate information. This applies to domestic and some international travel.
Some exemptions apply to uniformed military and people with disabilities who have to check an assistance device (e.g. a wheelchair). Please contact your airline or check its website for specific policies and requirements.
There are a number of convenient ground transportation options for the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. With easy interstate access and the airport being located just five miles from Downtown Roanoke, it takes almost no time to begin enjoying your time in Virginia's Blue Ridge. The following are some helpful ground transportation resources when traveling to/from the airport, including a list of hotels that feature airport shuttle service.
Private Car Services
Smart Way Bus - Service to Downtown Roanoke & Virginia Tech
The Smart Way bus connects the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport to other points of interest in Virginia's Blue Ridge, including Downtown Roanoke, Virginia Tech, and the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Tickets for The Smart Way bus are $4. Learn more about the Smart Way Bus on the Valley Metro website >