Transportation Services

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Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Shuttle
Asheville Transit Bus System
Alternative Modes of Transportation

Several years ago our community made a decision to limit pavement on our beautiful campus and implemented a policy that prohibits first year students from parking cars on campus. Many other WWC students also choose not to have a vehicle. Only returning and transfer students are permitted to keep one car, truck, or motorcycle on campus. Parking permits are $50. For day students, parking is free of charge. No vehicle over 8400lbs is permitted on Campus property with exception to visiting buses for athletic events or special tours.

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Shuttle

WWC contracts with an outside transportation company to provide Asheville Regional Airport shuttle service to resident students for scheduled returns and departures from campus. Campus returns and departures include summer orientation & start of the academic year, fall break, winter break, spring break and the year-end departure from campus. Announcements for shuttle registration will be sent out one month prior to the campus opening or closing. The deadline date for shuttle registration will be included in the announcement. The shuttle does not run for Thanksgiving weekend. This non-refundable shuttle service is available, for a fee, to currently enrolled students who register in advance for the service. If you have questions, please email shuttle@warren-wilson.edu.

Asheville Regional Airport shuttle registration for winter break has now closed.  A schedule of airport pickup times will be sent to your WWC student email address during the afternoon of Thursday, December 18.

The shuttle will run from campus to AVL airport on Friday, December 19th and Saturday, December 20th before 1:00pm.

For all returning students: the shuttle will run after dorms open at 1:00PM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 as well as Monday, January 19, 2015 since there are no classes on Monday.

If you have any questions, please send them to shuttle@warren-wilson.edu or call the Student Life office, 828-771-3800.

 

Asheville Transit Bus System

The City of Asheville operates a bus to and from campus that is FREE to Warren Wilson students with a student ID.

The bus (Route 170) leaves from campus regularly from the front of the College library. Traveling West, the bus goes to the downtown Asheville transit center with several useful stops in between. Traveling East, the bus goes to downtown Black Mountain. Travelers can bring a bike by loading it on the rack on the front of the bus.

Both Asheville and Black Mountain are fantastic places to spend an afternoon exploring, and there are several businesses of interest closer to campus. On the Westbound route, the bus follows Tunnel Road into Asheville and has stops convenient to the Asheville Mall, an Ingles grocery store, Rite Aid pharmacy, and the East Asheville library.

The Westbound route has stops convenient to the Amazing Savings discount grocery, Family Dollar, and several other businesses.

Going to Asheville

Students can check the Rt 170 bus schedule and can catch the Route 170 bus going West to Asheville.

Going to Black Mountain

Students can check the Rt 170 bus schedule and can catch the Route 170 bus going East to Black Mountain.

Visit the Asheville Transit System website for updated fares and connections with other routes. Google Maps can also be used to search for local businesses and use satellite images to plan walking routes to and from the bus stops. Information regarding road closings can also be found on the Asheville Governance website.

Alternative Modes of Transportation

Campus Transportation

Students and staff can use ZimRide’s innovative online rideshare platform free for setting up carpooling, rides home, etc. Go to the rideboard and start Zimriding! In addition, a Ride-Share bulletin board is located in Lower Gladfelter in front of the Student Services Post Office. This bulletin board is designated for posting transportation information to students.

Greyhound Bus Transportation

Greyhound provides bus services within Asheville. Students wishing to take the bus can schedule their travel online. To view the Asheville travel schedule, visit the Greyhound-Asheville website which, in addition to hours of operation, includes contact information.

Ground Transportation Providers

Visit the Asheville Regional Airport Transportation web page for those wishing to access a list of local cab and transportation companies that provide alternative ground transportation services for Asheville Regional Airport and within the Asheville area. Always be sure to let the driver know you are a WWC student in case student discounts are available.