International participants: please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy regarding the type of travel documents/visa you will need to be allowed to enter the U.S.

The closest airport is The Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)

Roanoke Regional Airport offers convenient connections through domestic and international gateways in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Charlotte.

The following airlines fly directly to Roanoke:

Ground Transportation:
If you will need ground transportation on Sunday, September 25, please be sure to indicate this during the registration process. Additionally, please be sure to provide your correct email address when you register, as we will be contacting you to provide shuttle times. We will make every effort to accommodate your arrival time in Roanoke in a timely manner, however, please be aware that there may be significant waits due to varying arrival times and delayed flights. All requests for ground transportation must be received by September 19, 2011.

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Other Ground Transportation Available:
Roanoke Airport Transportation Service ( provides easy access to Blacksburg and the Inn at Virginia Tech. The airport is approximately 45 minutes away from scenic Blacksburg.
Reservations call: 1-800-288-1958 or 540-345-7710

Services available include shuttle and private car. Reservations in advance are required, offers 24 hour service.

  • Shuttle: $66 per person to Blacksburg (or $33/person for 2 people). Shuttle stops at the Inn at Virginia Tech, Holiday Inn, and Squires Student Center.
  • Private Car: $72 per person to Blacksburg. Car will take passenger anywhere in Blacksburg.

Smart Way Bus Service (
1-800-388-7005 or 540-982-6622

Service is $4 per person to Blacksburg. The bus operates Monday through Saturday (does not run on Sunday) at regularly scheduled times. Bus drops off on the Virginia Tech campus at the Squires Student Center stop. Visit the website for the exact route and times.

Cab Services:

The following cab services are available from the Roanoke Regional Airport.

  • C'artier Limousine 540-982-5466
  • Liberty Cab 540-344-1776
  • Yellow Cab 540-345-7711

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