Six interstate routes traverse West Virginia,
providing quick and easy access to major population
and industrial centers in the Northeast, South
The state’s highways represent an extensive
and reliable transportation network in themselves.
They also serve as links in an intermodal
transportation system, providing strategic
access to transshipment points by rail, water
and air. These transportation modes combine
to offer West Virginia businesses unmatched
versatility and convenience in serving regional,
national and global markets with the most
advanced “just-in-time” delivery.
West Virginia has the capacity for overnight
delivery to half of the U.S.
population and about a third of the Canadian
Air travel and freight
Passengers and freight can fly from West
Virginia airports to major destinations less
than an hour away at:
- Washington, D.C.
Direct flights also connect the state to:
- New York
Major cities in the northern and eastern
panhandles of West Virginia are served directly
by Pittsburgh International Airport and Dulles
International Airport. Private charters
also are available to meet a variety of business
Intercoastal and intracoastal shipping
is less than 200 direct interstate highway
miles from the international seaport at Cleveland.
Martinsburg is less than 200 miles from the
port at Philadelphia, less than 100 miles
from the port at Baltimore and less than 50
miles from the Virginia Inland Port at Front
The Ohio River inland port at Huntington,
where West Virginia meets Ohio and Kentucky,
is the nation’s largest inland port.
Rails for freight
More than 2,400 miles of railroad track carry
almost 250 million tons of freight each year
in West Virginia, which is well served by
mainline freight carriers
CSX Transportation and Norfolk
Southern. Because of their proximity to
river ports and trucking centers, railroads
remain an integral component in the state’s
intermodal transportation system.