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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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

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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 Asheville Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Wingate by Wyndham Fletcher at Asheville Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Clarion Inn Airport – (8 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville I-26 – (8 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Asheville Airport on Tripadvisor 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 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: Unknown)
  • Airside: Blue Ridge Trading + Tavern Restaurant (4:30AM/1 hour before first flight – last scheduled flight departure)
  • 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, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.




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 AirlinesDelta Air Lines • Elite Airways • Spirit • 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.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2020-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.