Henderson County’s proximity to major airports and interstates gives residents good options for exploring the region, country and world. Public transportation is provided in the county by Apple Country Public Transit. Commercial ride-share services like Lyft and Uber also are available in and around Hendersonville.
Asheville Regional Airport
Offering commercial air service flights, Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is located 10 miles north of Hendersonville at Exit 40 on I-26. To respond to growing usage, AVL recently built a five-story parking garage and a new runway. Served by six airlines(Allegiant, American, Delta,Elite, Spirit and United), travelers can easily reach any destination in the world. AVL offers 19 nonstop destinations, including daily flights to the major hubs of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Newark, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C (Dulles); seasonal service to Denver, Detroit, New York by way of LaGuardia and Washington, D.C. by way of Baltimore; and non-stop service to eightFlorida destinations – Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Pete-Clearwater, Tampa and Vero Beach. The airport features close parking, easy check-in, free Wi-Fi and a Guest Services Center. Additional amenities include a full-service restaurant and bar, gift shop, art gallery and business center. The airport is also served by several car-rental agencies. Ground transportation is available to and from the airport.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) islocated just off I-85 at Exit 57 between Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina, not far from Western North Carolina. Sixmajor airlines – Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United –serve GSP by offering 100daily flights to 19 destinations and one-stop connections to hundreds of cities across the globe.
Founded in 1932, Hendersonville Airport has 3,075 feet of paved and lighted runway capable of handling a wide range of aircraft. Airport services are provided by Aerolina, Inc., and include aircraft rental, storage, maintenance and fuel. Flight training is also available.
Apple Country PublicTransit
Apple Country Public Transit provides bus service throughout the City of Hendersonville, Town of Fletcher and Laurel Park with three bus routes running from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Routes originate from the Transfer Site at the corner of Fourth and Grove Street in downtown Hendersonville next to the Henderson County Courthouse. Service is available to Asheville RegionalAirport 12 times a day with transfers from there to the Asheville line. The cost is 75 cents a ride (35 cents for those with Medicare). Customers can board by paying cash fare or by using pre-paid tickets or passes. All cash fares must be exact change as operators cannot make change for customers. Transfers within the system are free. Riders can connect to the Asheville Redefines Transit system(ART) for $1 a ride at Wright Brothers Way which is the first right off the main entrance to Asheville Regional Airport. Bus shelters for Apple Country and ART are directly across Wright Brothers Way (stop # 20 on the bus schedule).A monthly unlimited-ride pass for Apple Country Transit can be purchased for $15. A20-ride pass is$10. Children under 12 ride free. Bike racks are available on all buses. Apple Country Transit has sixCNG (compressed natural gas) buses in its line. Henderson County contracts with Western Carolina Community Action (WCCA) to provide transit and paratransit services.Printed schedules for the bus routes and maps of pickup locations around town are available at the Visitor Center.
Ride-share services like Lyft and Uber are transportation options when visiting Hendersonville and other parts of Western North Carolina, including area airports. For fare estimates for specific locations served, visit lyft.com/fare-estimate and uber.com/us/en/price-estimate.