Banner Elk is accessed by way of the Asheville Regional Airport, which is 80 miles south of Banner Elk itself. AVL services American, Delta, Continental, United and US Airways. Vision and AirTran both offer seasonal flights to Destin and Orlando. Ground transportation services are provided by taxi cab, bus, limousine, car service, and rental cars. Another way of reaching Avery County is also Blue Ridge Parkway, running the crest of Blue Ridge Mountains from Virginia to Western North Carolina.