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Asheville Regional Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Asheville Regional Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

AVL Airport Overview

asheville airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Asheville Regional Airport.

What to Expect

Asheville Regional Airport (code: AVL) consists of a small, two-level terminal with seven gates, a landside cafe, and full-service restaurant and a gift shop on the airside. The airport also has vending machines, a water bottle filling station, business centre, charging stations and WiFi. Seating includes airside rocking chairs. There are no private lounges at this airport.

Sleeping in Asheville Regional Airport

Sleeping here won’t be easy, but earplugs, travel blanket and ear plugs will certainly help according to one reviewer.  For privacy and comfort, albeit for a price, there are hotels near the airport that provide a free shuttle. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Asheville Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Asheville Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available throughout Asheville Regional Airport.


More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Art in the Airport – Rotating art and live music exhibitions, featuring local talent, are on display in the airport art gallery, located landside in the main lobby.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs and a cash-to-card kiosk are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside, main lobby, near the security checkpoint.

Business Center – Workstations and power outlets for mobile charging are available at the Business Center. You can access the airport’s free WiFi from here, but there are no computers available for use. Location: near Gates 1 – 3, airside.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to one of the children’s play areas. Locations: landside and airside.

Conference Rooms – There is a board room and small conference room available to rent with prior arrangements.

Drinking Water – Thirsty? Water bottle filling stations are available free of charge. Locations: Airside.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is not available. There is a CNBC gift shop located in front of the cafe in the main lobby, and a concession stand located airside.

Food & Drinks – There are two dining options:

  • Landside: Blue Ridge Trading + Tavern Cafe (Hours:4:30AM – last scheduled flight departure)
  • Airside: Cinnabon (Hours: 5:00AM – 1:00PM) and Auntie Anne’s (Hours: 11:00AM – 6:00PM)
  • Vending machines are also available both airside and landside.

Information Desk – Information, paging, postal services, and more are available at the Guest Services Center. Location: Baggage claim area, landside. Hours: 8:30AM until the last flight arrives.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Luggage carts are available for a fee at the airport. See the Guest Services Center for assistance.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – You can charge your electronics in the following locations: Business Center (near Gate 1-3) • near some benches • at some of the restaurant’s tables • airside, at any of the various Recharge Stations.

Pet Relief Area – Travelling with a 4 legged companion? The airport has an area for pets to stretch their legs, drink water and take their potty breaks. Location: Landside. Note: For airside pet-relief speak to an airline attendant.

Post Office – A post box is available Landside.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, but there are some rocking chairs located airside.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited in the airport. There are designated smoking areas outside the terminal.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Asheville airport is served by the following airlines: Allegiant • American Airlines • Delta Air Lines • JetBlue • Sun Country Airlines • United Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


There is a public bus that runs between AVL airport and downtown Asheville . Fare: USD $1.00.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National / Alamo • Dollar / Thrifty.  Visit our travel partner at Tripadvisor to search for car rentals deals.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service: Clarion Inn Airport •  Courtyard by Marriott Asheville Airport  •  Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville Airport  •  Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park  •  Hilton Garden Inn Asheville South  •  Holiday Inn & Suites Arden – Asheville Airport •  Home2 Suites by Hilton Asheville Airport  •   Wingate by Wyndham Fletcher at Asheville Airport.

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.