West Virginia’s Greenbrier Valley has played important roles in America’s transportation infrastructure dating back to when our area represented the western frontier. Today, our counties continue to provide excellent connections to key destinations throughout the nation’s eastern half, giving local businesses easy access to both resources and markets.
Interstate 64 runs through Greenbrier County and provides nearby connections to several north-south Interstates, including I-77, I-79, and I-81, which put our region within a day’s drive of most of the East. Three well-engineered U.S. highways extend that road network in more directions, providing fast routes to major markets.
Two Class I systems serve Greenbrier Valley. A CSX line runs along the eastern and southern edges of our region, connecting to Charleston, WV and Virginia’s tidewater ports. A Norfolk Southern line travels along the southern edge of Monroe County. In addition, Amtrak’s Cardinal stops in White Sulphur Springs and Alderson on its journey between Washington and Chicago.
Companies that depend upon air travel and cargo have multiple options. Our own Greenbrier Valley Airport (KLWB) in Lewisburg boasts a 7,003-foot runway that can accommodate most jets. The airport offers nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles, and its ILS approach and 24-hour FBO support business jets. Nearby Charleston Yeager Airport (KCRW) offers nonstop flights to major cities, support for general aviation, and is a Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry. And just across the state line, you’ll land at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (KROA), with commercial flights to major destinations and a large cargo facility.
Greenbrier Valley is conveniently close to several major ports, allowing local businesses to benefit from access to river and ocean shipping. A few hours on Interstate 64 delivers you to Norfolk’s deepwater ports, which has 14 cranes accommodating post-Panamax vessels. For river transit, the Port of Charleston, WV on the Kanawha River is also accessible from I-64, as is the Port of Huntington-Tri-State in Huntington, WV.