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Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport

Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport (IATA code: ROA) is a public airport serving the city of Roanoke in Virginia, USA. It is located just minutes away from Roanoke’s downtown business district.

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport provides approximately 40 daily scheduled airline flights and provides nonstop service to 8 major cities. Only domestic flights within the USA operate to/from the airport. Top carriers include American Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Allegiant Air provide a popular full-sized jet service to Florida's Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).


The airport is located three miles northwest of the city of Roanoke, in Virginia.


Facilities Include:

WiFi: Available for free within the airport.

ATMs: A number of ATM cash machines are available (Landside).

Babycare: A family washroom is available on the second floor.

Currency Exchange: Not available.

Shopping: Duty free shopping is not available at the airport. A Hudson News, which is located both Landside and Airside, provides gifts, snacks, travel essentials, newspapers/magazines, and souvenirs.

Eating and drinking: As well as snacks that can be picked up from Hudson News, a McAlister’s is the airport's only dining option. McAlister’s is a full-service restruant and bar, and there is one Landside and one Airside. Options include sandwiches, salads, soups, and baked potatoes. Vending machines are also available.

Postal Services: There is a mail drop-box located landslide, suitable for letters only.

Workstations: Work desks are available at numerous points along the 2nd floor balcony (Landside), as well as at technology bars by the airline gates.

Charging Stations: Charging stations for electronic devices can be found throughout the airport.

Pet Relief: There are small grass areas conveniently located outside of each end of the terminal lobby. For service animals, there is also a Service Animal Relief Area past the screening checkpoint area.

Lounges Include:

There are no lounges available.


The airport has two runways, the largest is 6/24, which measures 6,800 feet (2,100 m) x 150 feet (46 m), and the second is 16, which measures 5,810 feet (1,770 m) x 150 feet (46 m) in total length.


The airport consists of a one small terminal building. It has a single concourse and six gates. The main terminal building is Y-shaped and features striking glass front. The lobby houses a central plaza and front courtyard at the main entrance.

Baggage Claim: The baggage claim area is located on the first floor to the right as passengers exit the down escalator.

Did you know? Outside the terminal the large abstract, steel sculpture is entitled Aurora and was made by New York artist Albert Paley.

Airlines that fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport

Airline Destinations
Allegiant Air Orlando/Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater
American Eagle Charlotte, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Atlanta
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Washington–Dulles

Top Destinations

Busiest domestic routes, 2016-2017

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 95,740 Delta
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 94,130 American
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 34,510 United
4 Washington–Dulles, Virginia 20,360 United
5 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18,030 American

How to get to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport

A number of local hotels provide airport transportation for their guests.

Other options include:

By Bus

Smart Way commuter bus provides a service between downtown Roanoke and the Virginia Tech Squires Student Center, via the airport.

By Car Rental

The following car rental agencies have onsite facilities: Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/Alamo.

By Taxi

Metered Taxis are available in the ground transportation area, outside the airport.