A Guide to Airports in West Virginia

Yeager Airport from above

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For a state that's small enough to fit inside California nearly six times, West Virginia has many airports that make flying into the Mountain State a breeze. Not only is this so-called wild and wonderful region home to the picturesque Appalachians and Seneca Rocks, it's also a central connection point for bustling metropolises such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte.

Most people will start their journey from the Yeager Airport in Charleston because of its proximity to the capital city and the inevitably cheaper flight prices. Others may choose a more off-the-beaten-path point of entry, especially if visiting the university or the many attractions dotted along the mountains. Just keep in mind that none of these airports offer public transportation options so you'll need to rely on a rental car, taxi, or ride-hailing service.

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Yeager Airport (CRW)

Yeager Airport

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100 Airport Rd #175, Charleston, WV 25311, USA
Phone +1 304-344-8033
  • Location: Charleston
  • Best If: You're looking for cheap flights to the capital city.
  • Avoid If: You're relying on public transportation to travel to more remote areas.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to the city center takes about 10 minutes.

West Virginia's biggest airport is, of course, the one nearest to its capital. Yeager Airport is located minutes from downtown Charleston and is serviced by major airlines like Delta, American, United, Spirit, and a number of international carriers. Because it's the busiest, it's generally the cheapest, too. That said, there are no options to take public transportation to or from the airport.

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Huntington Tri-State Airport (HTS)

Sign for Huntingong Tri-State airport across the street from the airport terminal entrance

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1449 Co Rte 3/1, Huntington, WV 25704-9043, USA
Phone +1 304-453-6165
  • Location: Kenova
  • Best If: Your destination is Huntington or the Tri-State area.
  • Avoid If: You're looking for the cheapest flights or if Charleston is your preferred starting point.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to Charleston takes an hour.

Another major city in West Virginia is Huntington, which sits at the borders of both Kentucky and Ohio (hence the name of the Tri-State region). Huntington Tri-State Airport is the gateway to Charleston, Louisville, Cincinnati, and even Columbus.

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Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW)

Small parking and main entrance to Morgantown Municipal Airport

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100 Hart Field Rd, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Phone +1 304-291-7461
  • Location: Morgantown
  • Best If: Your destination is West Virginia University or you'll be connecting to another airport.
  • Avoid If: You want to fly into a major airport.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to Charleston takes 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Morgantown is home to the West Virginia Mountaineers. The municipal airport is a great option for quick stopovers for sporting events at West Virginia University or other visits to campus. All flights from Morgantown Municipal Airport go to either Washington Dulles Airport or Pittsburgh International Airport and there are about 1,000 connecting flights to domestic and international locations daily.

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Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport (PKB)

543 Co Rte 31/1, Williamstown, WV 26187, USA
Phone +1 304-464-5113
  • Location: Parkersburg
  • Best If: Traveling to the Mid-Ohio Valley.
  • Avoid If: Your final destination is a major city or the mountains of West Virginia.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to Charleston takes one hour and 20 minutes.

Also known as Wood County Airport or Gill Robb Wilson Field, the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport is the nearest travel hub to Marietta and Belpre in Ohio and Williamstown, Parkersburg, and Vienna in West Virginia. All flights are operated by Contour airlines with connecting service through Charlotte, North Carolina.

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North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB)

View of driveway and covered entrance to the North Central West Virginia Airport on a sunny day

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2000 Aviation Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330, USA
Phone +1 304-842-3400
  • Location: Bridgeport
  • Best If: Your destination is north central West Virginia.
  • Avoid If: You're looking for cheap flights and public transportation on the ground.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to Charleston takes two hours.

Just south of Morgantown, in a more central location, is the small North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport. Although not a major airport, this could make for a great entryway to destinations in the center of the state. There are car rentals at the airport to make up for the lack of public transportation.

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Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW)

176 Airport Rd #105, Beaver, WV 25813, USA
Phone +1 304-255-0476
  • Location: Beckley
  • Best If: You're flying in from Charlotte.
  • Avoid If: You're looking for connections to any other destinations.
  • Distance from Charleston: BKW is just 3 miles east of downtown Beckley, but it takes over an hour to drive to Charleston.

Seeing only a few thousand passengers per year, the Raleigh County Memorial Airport is among West Virginia's smallest. This airport also only offers commercial flights operated by Contour, flying in and out of Charlotte, North Carolina. But there also is the option to charter a private flight with Albatross Air.

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Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB)

Dozens of small airplanes sitting on a tarmac with hills in the background

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558 Airport Rd, Lewisburg, WV 24901, USA
Phone +1 304-645-3961
  • Location: Lewisburg
  • Best If: You're visiting Snowshoe Mountain Resort, The Greenbrier, or The Homestead.
  • Avoid If: You don't have a flexible schedule or are traveling internationally.
  • Distance from Charleston: Driving to Charleston takes two hours.

Wedged between the New River Gorge, the Monongahela National Forest, and George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, the Greenbrier Valley Airport is where many travelers fly into for adventures in the mountains (including ski trips at Snowshoe Mountain Resort).

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  1. Morgantown Airport. "Welcome to MGW | Morgantown Municipal Airport." Retrieved Jan 8, 2021.

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A Guide to Airports in West Virginia