Planning a vacation in the mountains for an outdoor excursion? Getting away from the bustle of life is a prized part of a Blue Ridge adventure, but you don’t want to be so away from it all that you can’t easily get from one place to the next!
Here are some transportation options in Franklin, North Carolina, so you can see what sort of services are available to visitors.
Public Transportation – The Macon County Transit
If getting around the valley without hopping in your own car is the goal, the Macon County Transit is the way to go. The shuttle has stops everywhere from Main Street to the grocery store – perfect for any of your transportation needs. General public rates are $3 to ride per day.
Keep in mind that some services are limited, however – for instance, transportation from airports to Franklin have been put on hold during the Coronavirus pandemic.
You can either jump on the transit along the route or make a specific location request. Requests must be received by 11:00 AM the day prior to the date of the trip that is within Macon County. Appointments are taken on a first call first served basis.
Non-emergency Medical Transportation – Mountain Area Transport
If your needs are a bit more specific, the Mountain Area Transport has just what you need. Servicing different medical sensibilities is their specialty, from handicap persons to the elderly. Their services are also available for long distance travel, and you can quickly and easily book their services online. Rates and schedules are available when you request service.
Rental Car Services – Enterprise Car Rentals
If you simply prefer to save mileage on your own car and nab another ride while you’re in the mountains, head over to our local Enterprise Rental center. Pick from a convenient lineup of vehicles and rent based on your needs for the vacation duration. Rates and services depend on availability when the request is made, of course, so be sure to check the dates of your trip.
Private Flights – Macon County Airport
Finally, you might like to take to the skies and see the dazzling views from thousands of feet up—if flying is more your style, consider the airstrip at the Macon County Airport your welcome mat. You’ll descend into the stunning Iotla valley in an unforgettable sweep and watch the mountains rise up around you. Just arrange your arrival by filling out the contact form on the airport’s website, and you’ll be on your way.
Ride, Explore, and Enjoy!
Whatever you choose for your ideal mode of transportation, we’re excited to host you for your mountain getaway vacation! Stay tuned on the blog for more tips, ideas, and the inside scoop on Franklin, North Carolina – we can’t wait to see you here!