Transportation by Car

Wythe County’s location, at the confluence of I-81 and I-77 which is, incidentally, a wrong-way concurrency, has led to its growth for industry and tourism. Recently Gatorade and Pepsi manufacturing facilities have located here, primarily due to the ease of access and central location along the Eastern seabord.

There are a variety of travel-related businesses including several hundred hotel rooms, several truck stops, and restaurants located in the county. Thanks to our transportation infrastructure, tourism takes a variety of different forms in Wythe County.

Additionally, U.S. Routes 11, 21 and 52 also serve the county.

Transportation by Plane

General aviation services are provided locally by the Mountain Empire Airport. Its 5,250 foot asphalt runway provides a convenient landing area for corporate jets.

Commercial flights at various regional airports within 1-2 hours of Wytheville connect with major hubs across the country and around the world.

Roanoke Regional Airport
Roanoke, VA – 75 miles northeast via I-81

Bluefield-Mercer County Airport
Bluefield, WV – 30 miles north via 1-77

Piedmont Triad International Airport
Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, NC – 85 miles southeast via I-77, US 52, and I-40

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Charlotte, NC – 140 miles south via I-77

Tri-Cities Airport
Blountville, TN – 90 miles southwest via I-81

New River Valley Airport
Dublin, VA – 30 miles northeast Wytheville. A general aviation airport with Foreign Trade Zone #238 and Customs Port of Entry #1412.

Mountain Empire Airport
Smyth & Wythe County, VA – 15 miles west of Wytheville via I-81. A general aviation airport with a 5,250-foot lighted runway with charter and air freight services available.