We hope you are excited about your trip to the Highlands Biological Station, located in the southern Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina. This is a rural region where 3G/4G and internet/telephone signals are unreliable. We STRONGLY encourage you to bring a road map to supplement any GPS or Google Maps directions that you download.

Below you will find helpful information about airports in the area and resources to plan your trip from the airport to the Station.

 

Ground Transportation

At this time, we are not able to offer a shuttle service from any airport to the Highlands Biological Station. We have provided links to each airport’s rental car and shuttle pages. If you are taking a summer course at the Highlands Biological Station, we can provide the e-mail addresses of your fellow students so that you can coordinate and share costs if anybody is traveling the same route. Please note: the Highlands Biological Station does not endorse any of these services, and is not liable in the case of any problems. We are simply helping you research your options.

 

 Airports

There are three airports around Highlands, North Carolina, ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours away in Asheville, N.C., Greer, S.C., and Atlanta, G.A. Below are maps, directions, and links to each airport.

 

Asheville Regional Airport

The Asheville Regional Airport is 58 miles from the Highlands Biological Station, or 90 minutes. Allegiant, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways operate at this airport.

Ground Transportation

Please note: the Highlands Biological Station does not endorse any of these services, and is not liable in the case of any problems. We are simply helping you research your options.

Rent a car at the Asheville airport: Click here.

Shuttle service from the Asheville airport to Highlands: Click here.

A list of Shuttle services around Asheville: Click here.

Highlands Transportation Company: Click here.

Directions from the Asheville Regional Airport to the Highlands Biological Station

  • From the airport (61 Terminal Dr., Fletcher, NC 28732): Head south on Terminal Drive (0.4 mi)
  • Turn right onto NC-280 W/State Road 3526 (15.4 mi)
  • Slight right onto US 276 S/US-64 W (2.9 mi)
  • Slight right onto N. Caldwell St. (1.1 mi)
  • Turn right onto US-64 W (37.7 mi)
  • Turn left onto Chestnut St. (0.4 mi)
  • Turn right onto N. 6th St. Destination will be on the left (397 ft)

Map

If you click on the map below, a new tab will open where you can ask Google Maps to list all of the steps, or click here to view the map in your browser.

 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

The Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is about 82 miles from the Highlands Biological Station (or 2 hours). Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways operate at this airport.

Ground Transportation

Rent a car at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport: Click here.

Directions from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to the Highlands Biological Station

  • From the airport (2000 GSP Dr., Greer, SC 29651): Head southwest on GSP Drive toward Service Center Road (0.8 mi)
  • Take I-85 S, I-385 N, SC-183, Shady Grove Rd, … and US-64W to Chestnut St. in Highlands (80.5 mi)
  • Turn left on Chestnut St. Drive to N. 6th St. (0.5 mi)
  • Turn right onto N. 6th St. Destination will be on the left (397 ft)

Map

If you click on the map below, a new tab will open where you can ask Google Maps to list all of the steps, or click here to view the map in your browser.

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is  about 140 miles from the Highlands Biological Station (or 2.5 to 3 hours). A number of major international, national and regional airlines operate at this airport.

Directions from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the Highlands Biological Station

* Please note that this airport has both a domestic terminal and an international terminal. Make sure that you are following appropriate directions to Highlands.

  • From the airport (6000 N. terminal Parkway, Atlanta GA 30320), get on I-85 N in Fulton County (1.3 mi)
  • Continue on I-85 N. Take US-23 N to State Rte 106 in Dillard (123 Mi)
  • Take NC-106 W/Dillard Rd. to Main St. in Highlands (14.3 mi)
  • Turn right onto Main St. (0.4 mi)
  • Continue on Horse Cove Rd. Drive to N. 6th St. (0.4 mi)
  • Turn left onto N. 6th St. Destination will be on the right (0.1 mi)

Ground Transportation

Rental cars, shuttles, etc.: Click here.

Map

If you click on the map below, a new tab will open where you can ask Google Maps to list all of the steps, or click here to view the map in your browser.