Western NC Regional and County Airports
Mountain Airports Convenient to the Highlands Cashiers Area
If you are coming to purchase a NC mountain home, take a vacation, or to return home, we hope this airport information will prove helpful. There are four major airports to access the Western North Carolina mountains. Of course some are closer than others. But all are within easy driving distance. The airport you select may depend somewhat on the direction you may be flying as well as cost.
Regional and National Airports
Asheville, NC AVL
Atlanta, GA ATL
Charlotte, NC CLT
Jackson County – Sylva
Macon County – Franklin
Transylvania County – Pisgah Forest (east of Brevard)
Check out SC regional airports that may work with iffy weather
708 Airport Road
Closest to the mountain. 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on your location.
Air Tran, a discount airline flies out on T/T/Sat. to Orlando.
Tampa will be added May 5th.
2000 GSP Dr # 1
Easy access to the airport. Located off I85 between Greenville, SC and Spartanburg in Greer. About 1 hour 45 min.-2 hours. Depending on your mtn. location and very easy driving.
There is also a Greenville, NC so make sure if you are speaking to an agent, you designate SC.
Airfares from GSP starting at $58 Round Trip.
Allegiant Air, a discount airline will take you to Florida 2x a week. Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Sarasota/Ft. Meyers. Some great rates here. Check out www.airfarewatchdog.com It will email you with deals from GSP. Federal Express also has a processing facility.
5501 Josh Birmingham Parkway
7 miles west of Charlotte off I85 Very easy access
2:45-3 hours depending on your location
6000 North Terminal Parkway Suite 4000
Atlanta , GA 30320
Information about the Atlanta Airport. You can track your flights.
We all know weather can sometimes be iffy in the mountains. When you are flying that does not work. Check out these alternative smaller closeby SC airports that will have access to rental cars. The mileage below is related to the Oconee County Regional Airport in SC in Clemson, SC
AIRPORT Aditional Information on nearby airports
KCEU - Oconee County Regional Airport SC (12 nm SW) 5001ft. x 100 ft. 864-638-4242 Car Rental Available
KGYH - Donaldson Center Airport SC (16 nm E) 8000 ft. x 150 f. 6 miles south of Greenville SC Car Rental Available
KGMU - Greenville Downtown Airport SC (18 nm E) 5393 ft x 100 ft. Downtown Greenville, SC Rent a car
KAND - Anderson Regional Airport SC (19 nm S) 6002ft. x 149 ft. Car Rental
KGSP - Greenville Spartanburg International Airport SC (24 nm E) 11000 x 150 ft. Car Rental
****Very important information about driving directions from Atlanta to Sapphire below.
www.airfareWatchdog.com compares bargain prices.
Real time flight tracking sites
Other sites to check to compare airfares.
1241 Airport Road, Franklin, NC
Or 1 miles west of Cullowhee, home of Western Carolina University
North Carolina - (828) 227-3435
elevation 2856 feet (870 meters)
Messer Taxi Services
I do hope this information has been helpful.
****Sapphire Directions from Atlanta Map Quest, Google, and your car GPS maps do not always give you the most direct route to various places on the mountain. If you are asking directions going from Atlanta to Sapphire, it takes you through Greenville and back through Rosman which is not the way to come
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