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
To 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a board room and small conference room available to rent with prior arrangements.
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, 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.
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
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.
A post box is available Landside.
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.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
There is a public bus that runs between AVL airport and downtown Asheville . Fare: USD $1.00.
The following car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National / Alamo • Dollar / Thrifty.
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.