Yeager Airport is in the middle of adding new buildings/annex to the terminal. It is also making more landing strips and gearing up to become a much larger airport facility. I fly out of Yeager Airport at least once per year. It is a very nice Airport.
Several airlines service Yeager Airport: United, Independence Air, Northwest, US Airways, Continental and Delta. I usually fly US Airways, Independence Air or Continental, depends on who has the better deals.
Only Three Trains a Week to or from Charleston
Train travel in the United States is only a shadow of what it was a generation or two ago. Only six trains per week now pass through Charleston. The train is Amtrak's Cardinal, running between Washington, DC, and Chicago. Three trains run west to east, and three east to west.
Fortunately for me, the train schedule is such that I was able to catch a very early morning train in Cincinnati and arrive in Charleston five hours later, at 10:00 a.m. Then exactly 12 hours later, at 10:00 p.m., I caught the westbound train back to Cincinnati. Talk about a day-trip! This one lasted 22 hours, with 10 of those on the train and 12 in Charleston. And thanks to an internet special, the cost of my ticket was less than one tank of gas.
Who says you've got to have lots of time and money to travel.
The #34 Trolley
When I was at the State Capitol grounds in late afternoon I figure I had already walked about six miles that day, and it was two miles back to where I wanted to have dinner at the Capitol Market. That's when I learned of the #34 Trolly which makes a round of the Capitol and downtown area every hour. I caught the trolly and enjoyed the ride. The driver was very friendly and helpful
Be sure you have the correct change of fifty cents for the ride. I didn't have change, the driver doesn't give any, so I ended up paying a dollar. Senior citizens and handicapped individuals with proper ID ride for 1/2 fare. No transfers to regular city buses are issued.
Amtrak Train Station
Charleston's old railroad depot has been turned in to a farmer's market, and the train now stops at this station across the Kanawha River from downtown. There is a bridge beside the station, and a pedestrian walkway which provides easy access.
On the top floor above the station is a fine restaurant, with big picture windows overlooking the river.
Wed, Fri & Sun: 8:30 a.m. -2 p.m. & 6:30 - 11 p.m.
Closed Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat.
Charleston is one of the most...
Charleston is one of the most accessible cities by auto, from all regions. Three interstate highways, I-64, I-77 and I-79, coverage in Charleston, providing easy access from regional metropolitan centers. Major carriers provide direct service to and from regional hub cities, including Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago. Passengers also have access to more than 540 cities in the U.S. on 1,400 connecting jet flights. More convenient, however, is the short, eight-minute ride from Yeager Airport to downtown Charleston. Taxi, car rental and hotel van services are all available to and from the airport. Amtrak provides passenger rail service three times a week to Charleston. The Cardinal route travel from Washington, D.C. through the Midwest , crossing scenic mountains and the Kanawha River, across from downtown Charleston.
Charleston's bus terminal is located beside the Civic Center and major convention facilities. City transportation consists of 65 buses on over 25 daily routes, including shuttle buses and old-time trolleys. Many shopping areas are in walking distance from most convention facilities. Taxi, limousine and car rental service is available to all metro attractions and activities.
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