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Transportation and Parking

Driving to campus or need to find another transportation option? Wondering where to park once you do get here? Or are you looking for transportation options to help you get around Boone? Below you’ll find all the transportation details you’ll need!

Getting To & From Boone

Driving to Campus

If you’re driving to campus and need help finding directions, Google Maps (opens in a new tab) can be a helpful tool.

Sunway Charters

The Sunway Charters (opens in a new tab) coach line makes round trip bus routes daily (7 days/week) as far east as Greensboro, and as far south as Charlotte and back to Boone. The bus line makes several stops along the way in other NC cities. For more information, including schedule and pricing, please contact their office at (336)767-1511, via email at, or visit their website (opens in a new tab).

Hickory Hop

The Hickory Hop (opens in a new tab) is an airport shuttle between Appalachian State University and the Charlotte Airport. The fees per student are $120 round trip or $70 one way. The Hickory Hop operates seven days/week up to six times daily. For additional information, please visit their website (opens in a new tab) or contact The Hickory Hop by phone at (828)327-2340.

Air Haven Limousine

Air Haven Limo (opens in a new tab) provides transportation to all the surrounding airports. There are several different options to choose from. Pricing is based on the vehicle, not by the person. For additional information, please contact Air Haven Limousine at (828)265-2504 or visit their website (opens in a new tab).

Transportation Around Boone


AppalCART (opens in a new tab) has twelve different bus routes designed to get you anywhere you need to be in Boone. All of these routes are fare free, allowing for simple navigation without needing to worry about cost. For more information, or for specific route maps and schedules, please visit their website (opens in a new tab).

Boone Taxi

Boone Taxi provides services (including taxi service, shuttles, and more) all around the high country. For more information about rates and services, contact them at (828)719-5916.

High Country Taxi

High Country Taxi (opens in a new tab) also operates throughout the area, providing a variety of services throughout Boone and beyond. For more information about rates and services contact them at (828)414-1492 or vist their website (opens in a new tab).

  • Share the Ride NC (opens in a new tab) is a statewide ride-matching service sponsored by the NCDOT. This free and secure website helps commuters find carpool partners to share the cost of driving. Appalachian students, staff, and faculty have the choice to match with other Mountaineers or with affiliates throughout the UNC system.
  • Many students rely on formal and informal ride-sharing services, which are increasing in popularity in Boone and elsewhere. If your student chooses to use a ride sharing service, make sure they are taking these safety precautions (opens in a new tab).

Please note that this listing is not comprehensive and that Appalachian State University does not endorse any particular transportation service.

Parking On Campus

Visitor Parking During Normal Business Hours

During normal business hours (7:00am - 5:00pm) visitors are required to park in the Rivers Street Parking Deck. This facility is located on Rivers Street, between Harper Hall and Garwood Hall at 461 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28607. Look for the pedestrian bridge over Rivers Street, as it is part of this parking deck.

Visitor Parking Fees
Length of Time Parking Fee
30 minutes or less No Charge
31 minutes - 1 Hour $2.00
1 Hour - 2 Hours $4.00
2 Hour - 3 Hours $6.00
3 Hour - 4 Hours $8.00
Over 4 Hours $10.00

The maximum per vehicle exit per day is $10.00.

Visitor Parking After Normal Business Hours

After 5:00pm on weekdays and at all times on the weekends visitors may park free of charge in any campus parking lot, except for Rivers Street Parking Deck, unless otherwise posted.

Visitor vehicles parked on campus lots over a weekend must be removed before 7:00am Monday morning. All vehicles parked overnight during the work week must be removed before 7:00am the next day.

For more information about visitor parking on Appalachian State's campus (including event parking and parking citations), please contact Parking & Transportation (opens in a new tab) at (828)262-2878.