Transportation and Maps



Abingdon is located just 15 miles from the Virginia-Tennessee border in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The region offers convenient air travel to major markets, great motor freight and rail shipping.


Highways and Interstate Accesslg-radius


Abingdon is conveniently located near three major Interstate corridors. I-81, the north/south route, offers three interchanges within Abingdon. Travel and transportation north and south are covered by I-77, just 50 miles to the north, and I-26, only 36 miles to the south. I-81 merges with I-40 only 75 miles to the south.

Area highways include: Highway 11; Highway 58; and Highway 19




Virginia Highlands Airport (VJI)

Virginia Highlands Airport is a regional base of operations for corporate and private airplanes. Runway: 6-24/4470′ x 75′ asphalt. Elevation is 2088 feet. Strategically located on Interstate 81 in Washington County, the airport is just minutes from Bristol, located on the Virginia-Tennessee state line, to the South and historic Abingdon to the North.


Tri-Cities Airpot (TRI)

Just 35 minutes south of Abingdon, Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina and Eastern Kentucky. The Airport offers nonstop flights to four hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and Tampa/Clearwater-St.Petersburg) on Allegiant, Delta Connection and US Airways Express




CSX, and Norfolk Southern provide freight rail service.


Motor Freight & Shipping


If your company depends on logistics and transportation, you’ll have plenty of reliable freight companies to choose from. The region is served by such well-known national firms as CF Roadway, Consolidated Freightways, Estes, Overnite Transportation, Roadway and Yellow Freight.

Numerous regional transportation companies can also fill your needs for nearby or less-than-truckload shipping




Abingdon Geographical Information System (GIS) data can be found here

Click on links to download PDF maps of the region.