Lynchburg’s airport offers daily all-jet air service to and from Charlotte, North Carolina. With 12 daily arriving and departing flights, Lynchburg Regional Airport provides a variety of flight times for all passengers.
Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH), established in 1931, was originally known as Preston Glenn Airport, named in honor of Lt. Preston Glenn, a Lynchburg native who died in service as an Army Air Corps pilot during World War I. In 1992, the airport’s new terminal facility opened for business. Lynchburg Regional Airport/Preston Glenn Field, located at the intersection of Route 29 South and Route 460, makes getting anywhere in the city a breeze.
For those that live in the Northeast Corridor, Lynchburg offers daily Amtrak service. Direct connecting transportation is available between the Lynchburg Amtrak station and Roanoke as well as Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech), via Valley Metro’s SmartWay Amtrak Connector. The train station is located in the heart of downtown, on Kemper Street, so your adventure can begin the moment you arrive.
Getting Around Town
With multiple highways intersecting the city, Lynchburg is extremely accessible by car. Downtown boasts ample parking lots ,garages and on-street parking, making it easy to find a place to park (download a printable map here). Want to let someone else take the wheel? Simply call Uber or Lyft and relax!
Worried about parking? No need! There are 2,181 public parking spaces in Downtown Lynchburg.
Free parking can be found on the city streets. During the day time, most spots have a 2 hour limit. But, at night and on the weekends, on street parking is unlimited. Be sure to check the signs for full details!
Free and paid off-street parking is also available. Be sure to read the signs at each lot for hours, availability and price. View the map below for full details.
If you want to travel around downtown quickly, or want to protect yourself from the weather, catch a ride on The Hopper! The Hopper is an entirely free, brand new bus service which will run throughout downtown Monday-Saturday. The Hopper’s route consists of a loop encompassing Church Street, Main Street, Commerce Street and Jefferson Street allowing visitors to see the best of what downtown has to offer! On First Fridays, you can find one of our trolleys making their rounds.
Be sure to check out the complete time table for an at-a-glance look of when the bus will be arriving at your stop.
Of course, if you’re traveling a bit further in Lynchburg than the immediate downtown area, there are bus options available too! GLTC’s bus service is a safe, affordable and accessible travel option.
With miles of bike trails surrounding the city, we encourage biking as a form of transportation. Bike rentals are conveniently located at Bikes Unlimited on Jefferson street, near the Percival’s Island Trail entrance. Pick one up and use it to explore the island, or ride in the other direction to explore an old train tunnel. No matter which route you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the challenge of bike riding in the Hill City!
No matter how you get around, you will enjoy your visit to our city. We can’t wait for you to visit!