Market Information for the Roanoke Valley

Transportation in Southwest Virginia

Major Highways

  • Interstate 81 – North/South
  • Interstate 581 – North/South
  • US Route 220 – North/South
  • US Route 11 – North/South
  • US Route 221 – East/West
  • US Route 460 – East/West

Air Travel

Roanoke Regional Airport offers nonstop service to a dozen major cities as well as frequent connecting service through the hubs of five major airlines.
The airport also supports:

  • air freight carriers
  • corporate, air taxi, and charter operators
  • general aviation
  • military aircraft

Rail Services

Roanoke is the home of one of Norfolk Southern’s major rail classification yards and locomotive shops. The Norfolk Southern rail system provides five major radiating transport routes from Roanoke.


At the intersection of major highways I-81, I-518/US Route 220, US Route 11, and US Route 460, Roanoke is a center for more than 40 major carriers for state, local, and interstate hauling.