Getting Around

Getting Around

The Center of Access & Ease

The NC Triad makes everything from your daily commute to international travel a breeze, with some of the least traffic in the country and three international airports within 90 minutes.

Located just off I-85, I-40 and the planned I-685 in central North Carolina, the Triad makes travel by car seamless. NC Triad residents in Greensboro and Winston-Salem enjoy particularly low levels of traffic, with each city ranked first and fourth respectively for cities with the least amount of traffic in a 2018 WalletHub report.

Meanwhile, the Piedmont Triad International Airport offers residents the convenience of 16 daily non-stop flights to domestic cities. For even more flight options, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) are located just over an hour away by car.

Rankings

#1

Lowest Cost of Car Insurance (Winston-Salem)

Forbes 2019
#1

City With Least Amount of Traffic (Greensboro)

WalletHub 2018
#4

City With Least Amount of Traffic (Winston-Salem)

WalletHub 2018

Facts & Figures

The Triad has three international airports within a 90-minute drive.

There are 223 bicycle roads and trails in Greensboro-High Point and Winston-Salem. (ValuePenguin)

North Carolina's 99 public transportation systems served more than 70 million passengers in 2017. NCDOT

Commute
Commute

Cut Down Your Commute Time

Let’s face it – nobody wants to spend more than 30 minutes commuting to work. Fortunately, the NC Triad features some of the most efficient infrastructure and well-maintained roads in the nation – so you’ll be spending less time on the road and more time pursuing things you love. In fact, two of the Triad’s major cities – Greensboro and Winston-Salem – consistently rank as two of the best cities to drive in, with the least amount of traffic across the nation.

Airports
Airports

Take Flight in the Triad

With a dozen total airports in the Triad region, we can get you where you need to go and welcome you home with open arms when you return. Located at the center of North Carolina, Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) is positioned as the main hub of the Triad region. Situated between Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, PTI services over 4.5 million people that live within a 90-minute drive. Plus, in just over an hour by car, you can reach Raleigh-Durham Internal Airport (RDU) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

 

The Davidson County Airport, home to Fly High Lexington, services an average of 52 flights per day. Located just minutes from downtown Winston-Salem, the Smith-Reynolds Airport is home to excellent amenities and top-notch flight service. Smaller regional airports include:

  • Air Harbor Airport
  • Asheboro Regional Airport
  • Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport
  • Darr Field Airport
  • Elkin Municipal Airport
  • Hinshaw (Greenacres) Airport
  • Meadow Brook Field Airport
  • Robertson Field Airport
  • Southeast Greensboro Airport
  • Mount Airy/ Surry County Airport
Public Transit
Public Transit

Accessible Public Transportation

Efficient public transportation is key in large cities, and it’s especially important in a region anchored by three cities that are frequented by locals and travelers. Bus systems make travel more convenient in downtown Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. Passenger train service is also available via Amtrak to and from Greensboro, High Point and Burlington.

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