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The closest major airport is Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, located in Charlotte, NC, about 153 miles from the town center of Athens, WV.
Athens is served by B.A.T. (Bluefield Area Transit), which operates bus service in Mercer and McDowell Counties with routes into Bluefield, Princeton, Athens and Welch.
Buses run from Monday through Friday, and there is only limited service, during weekends, in Athens' area. The regular fare is $1.25.
Depending on how far you need to travel, outside or within town, you can also drive, walk or ride the bike to find your way around in Athens.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Charlotte/Douglas International Airport: Head east on Airport Loop Rd toward Airport Parking Dr and make a slight right toward R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy. Continue straight onto R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy and take the Billy Graham Pkwy N ramp to I-85. Merge onto Billy Graham Pkwy and turn right to merge onto I-85 N toward Concord. Take exit 38 for I-77 N/I-77 S/US-21 N/US-21 S toward Statesville/Columbia. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for N Interstate 77/N U.S 21/Statesville and merge onto I-77 N/US-21 N. Take exit 14 toward VA-7/W Virginia 20/Athens Rd and turn right at Spanishburg-Athens Rd. Continue onto Mercer Springs Rd and make a slight left at W Virginia 20 N. Turn right at Co Route 9/Vermillion St and again at Witherspoon Dr/Witherspoon Concord College. Turn left to stay on Witherspoon Dr/Witherspoon Concord College.
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