Travel / Visa

Accessibility by air

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is the closest airport to Virginia Tech. Connections can be made through Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Washington DC, and Atlanta.

Local transportation from Roanoke to Blacksburg

  • The SmartWay Bus from Roanoke-Blacksburg airport to Blacksburg is only $4 each way - it runs every hour, or hour and a half, from 6 am to 7 pm, and the trip takes about an hour
  • Rental Cars are also available at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional airport.

Charlotte International Airport, in Charlotte, NC, has direct flights from and to Europe and is about 2 hrs and 45 min from Blacksburg by car.

Dulles International Airport, outside of Washington DC, has direct flights from and to Europe, Asia, and South America, and is about 3 hrs and 45 min from Blacksburg by car.

Accessibility by road

Blacksburg is located just off of Interstate 81, which is one of the major highways for the eastern United States

Directions to the Venue

VISA Information

Conference attendees who reside outside the United States may need to apply for a VISA at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa issuing office in their country of origin.

For information on obtaining a visa to visit the United States, visit the U.S. Department of State's website.

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