Transportation Tips

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Driving to Ridgecrest

The drive to Ridgecrest is absolutely breathtaking as you travel through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ridgecrest is located about 15 miles east of Asheville off Interstate 40, exit 66. Interstate 26 also intersects in Asheville. Ridgecrest is located in the middle of the Northeast and Southeast Corridors of the United States.

  • From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
  • Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue (.2 mi)
  • Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 (1 mi)
  • Ridgecrest is on the left.
  Atlanta, GA – 4 hours
Raleigh-Durham, NC – 3.75 hours
Charleston, WV – 4.5 hours
Chattanooga, TN – 3.75
Savannah, GA – 5 hours– 2.5 hours
Savannah, GA – 5 hours – 2.5 hours
Lexington, KY – 4.5 hours
Jacksonville, FL – 7 hours
Washington, DC – 7.5 hours
Louisville, KY – 5.5 hours
Roanoke, VA – 3.75 hours
Richmond, VA – 5 hours
Birmingham, AL – 6 hours
Charleston, SC – 4 hours
Charlotte, NC – 2 hours
Cincinnati, OH – 6 hours
Gatlinburg, TN – 2 hours
Knoxville, TN – 2 hours
Nashville, TN – 5 hours
Orlando, FL – 10 hours
Memphis, TN – 8 hours
Detroit, MI – 9 hours
Savannah, GA – 5 hours
 

Flying to Ridgecrest

ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT (AVL)

Ridgecrest is approximately 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport (AVL). Airlines servicing the AVL Regional Airport are Allegiant, American, Delta, Elite, Spirit and United.

 

Ground Transportation from AVL:

There are many options to choose from for ground transportation from AVL to Ridgecrest.
Here are a few options and tips:

 
  • Areawide Transportation (car service)
    Cost: $70 per car one way, up to 6 people
    Advanced reservations required
(828) 713-4710
 
  • Highlands Transportation
    Airport transfers to Black Mountain (flat rate)
    1 person $65
    2-3 persons $35 each
    4-6 persons $25 each
    7-10 persons $17.50 each
(828) 681-2811
 
  • Accent on Asheville
    Accent on Asheville a division of Young Transportation is a destination management company that other Ridgecrest groups have used in the past. It offers a variety of transportation options for small and large groups.
(800) 627-1185
 

Car Rentals

  • Turo.com
    Privately owned vehicle rentals at discounted prices
  • National Rental Car Companies
    Save money by renting cars at locations away from the airport
    Example rentals at AVL for Dec. 5-8*
    • Intermediate car rental – at airport – $351/location 3 miles offsite – $231
    • Minivan rental – at airport – $587/location 3 miles offsite – $413
    • 12 pax van – at airport – not available/ location 3 miles offsite $551
    • 15 pax van – at airport – not available/ location 3 miles offsite $572
 

GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (GSP)

Ridgecrest is approximately 91 miles from the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport (GSP). Airlines servicing this airport are American, Delta/SkyWest, Southwest, United and Allegiant.

 

Car Rentals

  • Turo.com
    Privately owned vehicle rentals at discounted prices
  • National Rental Car Companies
    Save money by renting cars at locations away from the airport
    Example rentals at GSP for Dec. 5-8*
    • Intermediate car rental – at airport – $343/location 6 miles offsite – $145
    • Minivan rental – at airport – $568/location 6 miles offsite – $268
    • 12 pax van – at airport – not available/ location 6 miles offsite $551
    • 15 pax van – at airport – not available/ location 6 miles offsite $326
 

CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CLT)

Ridgecrest is approximately 107 miles from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Airlines servicing this airport are Alaska, American (hub), Delta/SkyWest, Frontier, GO Mesa, JetBlue, Southwest, United and Virgin, and many international flights.

 

Car Rentals

  • Turo.com
    Privately owned vehicle rentals at discounted prices
  • National Rental Car Companies
    Save money by renting cars at locations away from the airport
    Example rentals at GSP for Dec. 5-8*
    • Intermediate car rental – at airport – $363/location 4 miles offsite – $242
    • Minivan rental – at airport – $590/location 4 miles offsite – $340
    • 12 pax van – at airport – $1718 / location 4 miles offsite $545
    • 15 pax van – at airport – not available/ location 4 miles offsite $587
  *Prices taken from Costcotravel.com on 4/24/2022