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Greensboro, NC Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 64
Total Sleeping Rooms 8,114
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 985
Committable Meeting Rooms* 79
Convention Center Space 150,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 250,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 40,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $98
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $54
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $158
*Maximum for a single hotel

Greensboro, NC Airport Information

Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI)

Distance: 11 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $31 USD

The Piedmont Triad International Airport sees nearly two million passengers per year as they travel on one of roughly 31 daily departures to locations throughout the United States. Located just a few miles west of downtown Greensboro, the airport's current facility first opened in 1982 and has since undergone many renovations and expansions. Today, it consists of one two-level, 296,000-square-foot terminal offering a total of 25 passenger gates. Piedmont Triad International is currently constructing a third runway, scheduled for fall 2009 completion.

The airport features a variety of amenities, including restaurants, retail shops and newsstands, as well as a lower level conference room that can accommodate up to 20 guests. The 299-room Greensboro Marriott Airport Hotel is conveniently located on the loop road between the terminal and the nearby Airport Parkway. Parking at Piedmont Triad International is available in the 2,000-space garage. Metered parking runs $0.25 per hour, while long-term parking starts at $5 per day.

Airline carriers serving Piedmont Triad International Airport

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Eagle
  • Continental/Continental Express
  • Delta/Delta Connection
  • Northwest
  • United/United Airlines Express
  • US Airways

Greensboro, NC Train Information

Greensboro Amtrak Station

The Greensboro Amtrak station serves the Carolinian/Piedmont route, which provides daily service between Charlotte and New York City, with major stops in Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. It also serves the Crescent route, which offers daily service between New Orleans and New York City. The station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Greensboro, NC Public Transportation

Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) Bus Line

Part of the Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA), Greensboro's public bus system operates within the 131 square miles defined as Greensboro's city limits. GTA's 42-bus fleet runs 15 daily routes and seven evening/Sunday routes, carrying more than three million passengers every year. The Joseph S. Koury Convention Center is a stop on the daytime Route 2 - Four Seasons route.

GTA daily routes run Monday through Friday from 5:15 AM to 6:30 PM, Saturday from 6 AM to 7 PM and Sunday from 6 AM to 6 PM. GTA evening routes run Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 PM and Saturday from 7 to 10 PM. One-way fares are $0.80 for children ages 6-18 and $1.20 for adults. One-day unlimited passes are $3.25 per passenger, while an 11-ride pass is $5.50 for children and $11 for adults. Children under 5 ride for free.

Rental Cars

Several rental car agencies, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Hertz, are represented at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. Agency counters are located outside of the baggage claim on the terminal ground floor.

Taxis

Visitors to Greensboro can access several taxi companies outside of the baggage claim area at Piedmont Triad International Airport. Visitors should expect to pay about $20 in taxi fare from the airport to downtown Greensboro. Taxis can be hailed on the street throughout the downtown region or found at hotel taxi stands.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Raleigh, NC 77 mi 1 hr 23 min 2 hr 32 min USD $264+
Norfolk, VA 235 mi 3 hr 51 min 2 hr 30 min USD $396+
Washington, DC 309 mi 4 hr 47 min 1 hr 5 min USD $226+
Atlanta, GA 331 mi 5 hr 3 min 1 hr 15 min USD $292+
Nashville, TN 466 mi 6 hr 55 min 3 hr 03 min USD $353+
 
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