West Virginia is centrally located between the Mid-Atlantic states and the Southeast, putting it within easy reach of a majority of the United States population.
Arrival by Plane
West Virginia has seven commercial airports. The two largest are Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston and Tri-State Airport (HTS) in Huntington, which together handle 90% of the commercial air traffic in the state. Yeager Airport is served by America Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, all of which fly to and from their own regional hubs. Spirit Airlines offers seasonal service between Charleston and Myrtle Beach. Tri-State Airport is served by American Eagle and Allegiant Air. American Eagle offers service to the American Airlines hub in Charlotte, NC. Allegiant fly to destinations in Florida, with seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, SC.
Other commercial airports are Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) in Beckley, North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) in Clarksburg, Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) in Lewisburg, Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) in Morgantown, and Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB) in Parkersburg.
There are at least fifteen general aviation airports around the state. For more information, check the state air transportation website.
Arrival by Car
West Virginia sits at the crossroads of six interstate highways, I-64, I-68, I-70, I-77, I-79, and I-81.
Charleston is less than 3 hours drive from either Columbus, OH via US Route 33 and I-77 South, or Lexington, KY via I-64 East. It’s a little more than 4 hours drive from Charlotte, NC via I-77 North.
Wheeling is 2 hours drive from Columbus, OH via I-70 East and Pittsburg is just one hour away via I-79 South and I-70 West.
Morgantown is 1 hour from Pittsburg, PA via I-79 South and 3.5 hours from Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. via I-70 West and I-68 West.
Current road conditions are available by telephone by dialing 511, or online at WV511.org. The West Virginia Department of Transportation also has a 511 app downloadable from its website.
The West Virginia Courtesy Patrol is available for roadside service while you are in the state. If you need help, call +1 (888) 359-3683 or *77 from your mobile phone. The patrol changes flat tires, offers jump starts, provides gasoline, gives out directions, and more.
West Virginia Welcome Centers
I-64 Eastbound Huntington +1 (304) 545-1819.
I-64 Westbound White Sulphur Springs +1 (304) 536-4553.
I-70 Westbound Valley Grove +1 (304) 767-0177.
I-77 Southbound Williamstown +1 (304) 375-2700.
I-79 Southbound Morgantown +1 (304) 328-5261.
I-81 Northbound Inwood +1 (304) 229-8836.
I-81 Southbound Falling Waters +1 (304) 274-2281.
I-68 Westbound Bruceton Mills +1 (304) 379-2648.
Welcome Center Hours
08:00-18:00 daily, May-October
09:00-17:00 daily, November-April
West Virginia Turnpike Travel Plazas
I-77 Service Plaza Princeton, +1 (304) 487-2214.
Turnpike Northbound Bluestone, +1 (304) 384-7534.
Turnpike Northbound Morton, +1 (304) 595-2238.
Turnpike North and Southbound Beckley, +1 (304) 256-6695.
Tamarack Crafts Center Beckley, +1 (888) 262-7225.
Arrival By Bus
Greyhound Bus Lines has service in West Virginia connecting to over 3800 destinations throughout the country. Greyhound stations are located in Charleston, Huntington and Wheeling, with stops in over 20 destinations around the state.
Megabus has bus connections to Mountaineer Station in Morgantown, WV, serving the University of West Virginia.
Arrival by Train
Amtrak serves West Virginia. The Amtrak Cardinal, running between New York and Chicago, stops in White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Hinton, Prince, Thurmond, Montgomery, Charleston, and Huntington. The Capitol Limited, running between Washington, D.C. and Chicago, stops in Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg.
In the Eastern Panhandle, you can travel the MARC Train Brunswick Line from Washington, D.C. to Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg, WV.