Transportation and Logistics

Located midway between the northern and southern U.S., Washington County has convenient interstate access to 40% of the U.S. population within a day’s drive.

Highways and Interstates

Washington County has access to I-81 (north-south highway running from Tennessee to New York). I-81 intersects with:

I-26 within 30 minutes
I-77 within 1 hour
I-40 within 1.5 hours
I-75 within 2 hours
I-85 within 3 hours

Rail, Air, and Sea

Along with its convenient and efficient highway system, the region is connected by rail, air, and sea. Norfolk Southern’s main line runs through Washington County. With three airports serving the region and five major ports within a day’s drive, it’s easy to connect people and goods anywhere in the world your company does business.


Washington County airport

Tri-Cities Regional Airport
(30 miles)

Delta, American Airlines, Allegiant Air

Nonstop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and Tampa Bay

Roanoke Regional Airport
(2 hours)

Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines

Nonstop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg, Washington DC, New York

Virginia Highlands Airport

Runway length: 4,471 feet


There are five ports within a day’s drive of Washington County:

Port of Virginia
Port of Baltimore
Port of Wilmington
Port of Charleston
Port of Savannah

Port of Virginia (376 miles)

2 Class I railroads on-dock (over 30 miles of on-dock rail)
6 terminals
1,864 acres

Contact Us

  • Whitney Bonham
    Whitney BonhamDirector of Economic Development and Community Relations
    Tel. 276-525-1300