Arriving in North Carolina/International Travel
Greensboro Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO): We strongly recommend booking tickets
to Greensboro rather than cities such as Charlotte or Raleigh/Durham. While
flights to Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham may be less expensive, keep in mind
both of these cities are located approximately two hours away from
Winston-Salem. Therefore, the total amount you spend on transportation could be
higher if you choose one of these options.
PART Shuttle: The PART shuttle is a public
transportation shuttle that offers service to numerous areas between Greensboro
and Winston-Salem. It offers a shuttle that runs from the Winston-Salem central
bus station to the Greensboro PTI Airport for a nominal price. Be aware, however,
that the route is quite complex and requires you to change buses as well as
maneuver your baggage. We recommend using the PART shuttle once you have
settled into Winston-Salem and are traveling with little or no baggage. More
information can be found on the PART website.
Zipcar: WFU has contracted with
zipcar to provide energy efficient cars available for extremely affordable
rental rates, hourly and daily. For more information, visit www.zipcar.com/wfu.
Local Cab Companies: There are
numerous local cab companies that can help you to get around at your leisure.
Reliable companies include Willards Cab and Yellow Cab/Classic Cab.
Transportation for US Travel
Planes: Travel by air is one of the easiest options
to explore the rest of the US. However, it is not always the cheapest option. Inexpensive
flights to destinations across the US can sometimes be found on www.kayak.com.
Trains: Scholars often want to go to nearby
locations such as Washington, DC or New York. We recommend looking into the
train as an alternative to flying. The Amtrak train offers trains to various
locations across the US; however, we mainly recommend it for travel to
Washington, DC. Destinations further away can be as expensive or more expensive
than flying, so be sure to check the prices of airfare as well as buses when
planning a trip. Information on the Amtrak train can be found at www.amtrak.com.
Buses: Bus travel may be a good option for locations
such as New York; Charleston; or Washington, DC. Traveling by bus, while the
most time-consuming option, can often be the least expensive option. We
recommend using reputable companies such as Greyhound (www.greyhound.com). We
do not recommend companies that offer
extremely low fares. Often these companies overwork their drivers and have high
accident rates as a result. If the price seems too good to be true, it is best
to avoid this option.
Rental Cars: While the Zipcar can be rented for
hourly/daily rates, there may be times when you’d like to take a weekend or
week-long trip with friends and you’d like the convenience of renting a car. We
recommend using the Enterprise located on University Parkway (near the Wake
Forest University athletic stadiums), as they offer a discount for Wake Forest
Baptist Medical Center community members.
- Enterprise Rent-a-Car:
3080 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105