Arriving in Greensboro
Most exchange visitors who come to WFU fly into the Piedmont Triad International Airport, which is located in Greensboro, NC.
It is a very small airport, and you will probably find it very convenient in terms of retrieving your luggage and finding your way around. If you choose to arrive in Raleigh or Charlotte, please be aware of the fact that you will need to find transportation to Winston-Salem. Both Raleigh and Charlotte are located about one and a half hour’s drive from Winston-Salem. Outside of a very expensive taxi ride, about the only other available transportation option is the Greyhound Bus Lines.
Transportation to Winston-Salem
The airport is located approximately 30 minutes from the WFU campus. You have several options in terms of transportation from the Greensboro airport:
If you arrive between the hours of 6:00am and 6:00pm, you have the option of taking the PART shuttle to the Winston-Salem downtown bus terminal (The last bus leaves the Greensboro Regional Hub for Winston-Salem at 6:30pm). You will need to take a taxi from the downtown terminal to the WFU campus or your place of residence. This is a public shuttle service, and the cost of a one-way ticket to Winston-Salem is only $3.00. The shuttle stop is located outside of the Northwest/Continental baggage claim area on the ground floor of the terminal. You will be transported to the PART central hub, where you will transfer to a shuttle that will take you to Winston-Salem. The last bus from the central hub departs at 6:30pm.
There is also a regular shuttle/taxi service that operates on the ground floor of the terminal. Tickets can be purchased for the shuttle at the kiosk that is located approximately in the middle of the terminal across from the rental car agency counters. A one-way fare to the WFU campus ranges from $35 to $40, depending on the type of transportation and number of riders.
If you will be arriving late in the evening, you may want to spend the night in the Greensboro area. There are several hotels located near the PTI Airport. Most of these hotels provide shuttle service to and from the airport.
Best Western Deep River (average)
800 National Service Road , Greensboro, NC
Comfort Suites (average)
7619 Thorndike Road , Greensboro, NC
Super 8 Motel (economy)
2108 W. Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC
Motel 6 (economy)
605 South Regional Road, Greensboro, NC
Days Inn (most popular among incoming students; economy)
501 Regional Road So., Greensboro, NC,
(Most popular airport hotel among WFU int’l students)
Crossland Hotel (economy)
7910 North Point Boulevard
(Most popular among WFU int’l students; within walking distance of the WFU campus)
Super 8 Motel (economy)
200 Mercantile Rd. At Hwy 52 N. and University Parkway
Quality Inn (economy)
5719 University Parkway
Sundance Plaza Hotel and Suites (average)
3050 University Parkway
(within walking distance of WFU campus)
Courtyard by Marriott (average)
3111 University Parkway
(within walking distance of WFU campus; nicest hotel in the WFU vicinity)