2018 Travel Hints

By Air:

Greensboro has a local airport (airport code now: GSO or KGSO; formerly PTI or KPTI), and is served by most of the major airlines, but flights to/from nearby major airports at Charlotte (CLT) or Raleigh/Durham (RDU), renting a car, and driving to Greensboro may provide more convenient schedules and cheaper fares.

The airport address is:

     Piedmont Triad International Airport
     6415 Bryan Blvd
     Greensboro, NC 27409

Information for the airport is at http://www.flyfrompti.com/
(The 'www.flyfrompti.com' is unchanged as the airport name remains the same)

Airlines which service the airport are:

Airline Phone
Allegiant 702-505-8888
American 800-433-7300
Delta 800-221-1212
Frontier 800-432-1359
United 800-864-8331
US Air 800-428-4322

By Bus:

The Greensboro area is served from the bus station at:

     J. Douglas Galyon Depot
     236 E. Washington St.
     Greensboro, NC 27401

Bus companies serving Greensboro are:

Company Phone
Coach America 336-767-1511
Greensboro Transit Authority 336-335-6499
Greyhound/Trailways 800-231-2222
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transit 800-588-7787
PART (bus service to Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point 336-883-PART

By Train:

Train service to Greensboro proper terminates at:

     J. Douglas Galyon Depot
     236 E. Washington St.
     Greensboro, NC 27401

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=GRO

An alternative station location is High Point, NC:

http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=am/am2Station/Station_Page&code=HPT

By Car:

To get to the campus, use the following driving directions to get to the main campus area:

From Interstate 85 / Interstate 40 (Durham and points north / Raleigh and points east)

  • Take I-85 South / I-40 West to Greensboro.
  • Take Exit 131 (I-40 West / BUS 85 South).
  • Take Exit 41 (Lee Street).
  • Bear right and continue on Lee Street.
  • Turn right onto Benbow Road.
  • Travel to the intersection of Benbow Road and Market Street.
  • Cross the intersection.
  • Webb Hall is on the left.

From Interstate 40 (Winston-Salem and points west)

  • Take I-40 East to Greensboro.
  • Take Exit 39 (US 29 North, Reidsville).
  • Travel north on US 29 North to the Market Street / A&T University exit.
  • Turn right onto Market Street.
  • Turn right onto Benbow Road.
  • Webb Hall is on the left

From Interstate 85 (Charlotte and points south)

  • Take I-85 North to Greensboro.
  • Take BUS 85 North to Exit 39 (US 29 North, Reidsville).
  • Travel on US 29 North to the Market Street / A&T University exit.
  • Turn right onto Market Street.
  • Turn right onto Benbow Road.
  • Webb Hall is on the left.

From US Highway 29 (Reidsville and points north)

  • Take US 29 South to Greensboro
  • Take the Market Street / A&T University exit
  • Turn right onto Market Street.
  • Turn right onto Benbow Road.
  • Webb Hall is on the left.

From US Highway 220 (Martinsville and points north)

  • Take US 220 South to Greensboro (US 220 turns into Battleground Ave.).
  • Continue south on Battleground Avenue to the Wendover Avenue East exit.
  • Take Wendover Avenue East to Lindsay Street. and turn right.
  • Turn left onto Sullivan Street.
  • Turn right onto Benbow Road.
  • Continue through the Bluford Street intersection and Webb Hall is the second building on the right.

The following link will let you generate driving directions from your location to where the VM Workshop will be held:

1305 Bluford St, Greensboro, NC 27411

Campus Map (close-up view of the three main VM Workshop buildings), open the attached "2014 VM Workshop buildings - annotated close up map.jpg" (updated Friday, June 20, 2014) at the bottom of this page

If You're Bringing Family:

That's great! They'll have a great time; we're a friendly bunch, and we welcome spouses and friends. Still, we realize that hanging out with a bunch of systems guys may not be the top of their list of Fun Things to Do With Their Lives.

Greensboro is North Carolina's third largest city and is centrally located in the statebs Piedmont region. The citybs mix of schools and industries contribute to its economic and cultural diversity, attracting major sporting, arts and cultural events. For more information about our city, please follow the links below.

Fortunately, the Greensboro Visitor's Center has a big collection of fun things to do while in North Carolina, so here's some pointers to their lists:

  • Local facts (free): The Greensboro Visitor center www site is here. Lost of information about the area and attractions.
  • Local maps: You can find those here.
  • Some suggested tour itineraries are here.

Dorm housing address: 1305 Bluford St, Greensboro, NC 27411

2018 VM Workshop buildings

2018 VM Workshop buildings - annotated close up map v3