The closest airport to Virginia Tech served by commercial airlines is
Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) in Roanoke, Virginia.
The Roanoke airport is about 40 minutes away from the Virginia Tech campus by car, and about an hour away by bus. A one-way cab fare costs roughly $70.
The Smartway Bus service offers inexpensive rides ($4.00 each way) between Blacksburg and the Roanoke Airport,
as well as free rides to the Inn at Virginia Tech
if you make arrangements with the Inn in advance (provided you are staying there).
for the Smartway Bus schedule, and here for a map of the bus route.
The Roanoke Regional Airport is stop 3, and the Inn at Virginia Tech is
between stops 7 and 8 on the map.
If you are staying at the Collegiate Inn, the closest stop is stop 8, at the Squires Student Center. The Collegiate Inn has free shuttle service within Blacksburg from 7:00AM to 4:30PM on weekdays, so if you arrive during this time, you can call and have them pick you up. If you do not have much luggage, it is also possible to walk.
For Hawthorne Suites and
Hilton Garden Inn, Squires is also the closeset stop but they are a bit far for walking. Since neither provides shuttle service, it is advisable to rent a car at the airport if you are staying at either of these places.
To go to the Main Street Inn, get off at stop 9, 117 South Main.
To go to the Clay Corner Inn, get off at stop 10, 300 South Main,
in front of Blacksburg Town Hall.
Limo services are also available, including:
- Blacksburg Taxi
1480 S Main St., Blacksburg, VA
If you wish to use any one of these services, you will need to make reservations in advance.
Note: If you are driving and need to park on campus on Friday, you will need to obtain a visitor parking pass. For more information, click
The Smartway Bus provides inexpensive rides between Blacksburg and the Roanoke Airport.