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Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory (NCFL) (MC 0905)
1991 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Getting to Blacksburg, VA

By car

The main Virginia Tech campus is located in Blacksburg, Va., about 40 miles southwest of Roanoke, Va.

By plane

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport in Roanoke, Va., is served by major domestic airlines.

The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between the airport and Squires Student Center in Blacksburg.

Roanoke Airport Limousine Service provides transportation between the airport and campus.

Private planes may land at the Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport adjacent to campus (telephone: (540) 231-4444).


By train

Amtrak passes through Virginia and West Virginia on several routes, but the station stops are several hours away from Blacksburg. Lynchburg is a stop for the Crescent and Northeast Regional service. Charlottesville. Staunton, and Clifton Forge, plus stations in southern West Virginia (White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, and Hinton) are all stops for the Cardinal.

Another station is located in Danville, in addition to Union Station in Washington, D.C.


By bus

Megabus serves the area by stopping at nearby Christiansbug, VA. Greyhound Bus Lines serves the Blacksburg area via a stop in Roanoke at the Campbell Court bus station downtown. The Smart Way Bus offers regularly scheduled service between Campbell Court and Squires Student Center in Blacksburg. Greyhound also stops in Wytheville, VA (50 miles south of Blacksburg on I-81).

Getting around Blacksburg:

Virginia Tech is a pedestrian- and bike-friendly campus.

The Blacksburg Transit bus system operates an express route between the the university’s central campus and the Corporate Research Center (where NCFL is located). The BT also connects VT with many locations in Blacksburg and nearby Christiansburg, VA. The bus fare is $0.50 per single ride (exact fare is requested) and one-month unlimited passes can be purchased for $8. For more information regarding BT routes and schedules, visit or call (540) 961-1185.

If you drive to Blacksburg, a visitor parking pass will be needed to park on main campus. Let us know you are coming so we can assist you with that. Parking passes are not required at the Corporate Research Center.


There are a variety of hotels in Blacksburg, VA and nearby Christiansburg, VA for a range of budgets.

The closest hotel to Kelly Hall is the Inn at Virginia Tech. The closest hotel to the Corporate Research Center is the Courtyard Marriott Blacksburg.

Please be sure to check the VT football schedule before planning your visit to Virginia Tech, as hotel room availability and prices are very different during football weekends.

Visitor WI-FI access at Virginia Tech:

Connect to the VirginiaTech wireless network on your device and open a web browser. The Welcome to Virginia Tech landing page should open automatically. Select Guest and follow the prompts. After completing the registration form, you will receive an SMS text with your login credentials.

Regional Information:

Blacksburg is only 8 miles away from the Appalachian Trail. There are plenty of options for outdoor recreation in the area, with multiple hiking trails within a short drive of Blacksburg.

Popular hikes in the area include: Cascade Falls (4 mile loop, easy), Dragon's Tooth (4.5 miler round trip, moderate to difficult), McAfee's Knob (8.3 miles round trip, moderate to difficult), and others.

A popular local running and biking trail in the town of Blacksburg is the Huckleberry Trail.