Driving and Flying to Asheville/Black Mountain
Black Mountain is a short 15-20 minute drive east from Ashville, North Carolina along Interstate 40.
For GPS users, the address of the Congress site is 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, NC. The folks at Blue Ridge Assembly have a nice webpage with driving instructions.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is Western North Carolina’s largest airport and is serviced by AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, United, US Airways and Delta. AVL has non-stop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Orlando, Tampa, Philadelphia, New York City and Newark. The Asheville Airport is about a 30 minute drive from Black Mountain.
Interstate and U.S. Highways
Asheville is accessible from the following highways: I-26, I-40 and I-240; and U.S. 19/23, 25, 25A, 70, and 74.
Blue Ridge Parkway
Considered the nation’s most scenic highway, the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville and into the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Numerous overlooks, roadside exhibits and hiking trails make a trip along the Parkway a delight year-round. The Parkway intersects with Asheville at four points: US 25, US 70, US 74 and NC 191.
Getting From the Airport to the Congress Site
The Go Congress site is approximately 35 minutes from the Asheville airport by car.
We will coordinate a shuttle service to and from the Airport during peak travel times on Saturday August 4th, and Sunday August 12th. There will be a congress volunteer at the Airport to greet and group arriving attendees.
Shared fares will range from about $10-$33 per person depending on the number of riders. Individual shuttle fares are $65.
NOTE: Let us know when you plan to arrive so we can best coordinate shuttle service. You can do this on the Congress Registration page under Travel Plans. Without a reservation you may have to use a cab which would be more than the $65 individual shuttle cost.
If you are coming on a day other than Saturday August 4th, contact Diamond Executive Transportation Service at 828-281-8139 to reserve a shuttle. But please still inform us when you plan on arriving using the Congress Registration page. If enough people are coming at the same time we can arrange for multiple riders to share a ride to reduce your fare.