Greensboro is a city in North Carolina. It is named after Nathanael Greene, a Patriot general who fought a battle here during the Revolutionary War. Population is about 250,000. The famous author William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was born here. It can be sleepy and genteel but is enjoying a newfound reputation as a great place for young people. Downtown especially is experiencing a surfeit of bars, music venues and restaurants.

Get in

By plane

Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO), (PTI as the locals refer to it), has around 75 daily flights to most major hubs on the east coast.

By train

Greensboro is served by Amtrak through J. Douglas Gaylon Depot downtown. The Piedmont/Carolinian makes daily stops in Greensboro and offers service from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. and New York City. The Crescent travels from New Orleans to New York City also serves Greensboro.

By car

Greensboro is served by four interstate highways, I-40 goes east-west, I-85 goes north-south, and when completed I-73 will go north to Michigan and south to Myrtle beach, and I-74 willl go north to Cincinnati and the Quad Cities. US highways 29, 70, 220, and 421 travel through Greensboro.

Get around

Greensboro offers public bus service through the Greensboro Transit Authority , but also provides 30 minute service on all 14 routes Monday through Friday from 5:15AM-6:30PM, and evening service every hour from 7:30PM-11:30PM with 7 buses with two or three combined routes running 'hourly'. On weekends, on Saturday from 6AM-10PM with evening service starting at 7PM until 10PM; however, the same evening service ran during the week and Saturday runs only from 6AM-6PM.

College students can ride the HEAT bus system for free by showing a valid college ID. There are 7 HEAT routes that carry the college community and the general public; non-students ride for the regular bus fare of $1.10 or a GTA bus pass

PART (Piedmont Area Regional Transportation) provides bus service between several cities around Greensboro, including but not limited to High Point, Winston-Salem, Mt Airy, Chapel Hill, Durham, Asheboro, Lexington. For details on route schedules and prices you can check the website





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Stay safe

Greensboro is a charming southern city but has its share of crime just like any other large area in the state. Common sense is your best friend; don't ever leave your car unlocked or with valuables visible. Walk in well-lit places at night, especially downtown. The South and East sides of the city are a bit rougher than the rest, and Lee Street in particular is rather sketchy. Best to drive through if you don't have specific business there. When going to places late night on High Point Road, be aware of your surroundings--this is one of the areas that has seen the most increase in late-night crime. Cops are everywhere and generally helpful but remember they are VERY serious about what they do.

Go next

Routes through Greensboro

Lynchburg Danville  N  S  High Point Charlotte
Charlotte High Point  W  E  Burlington Raleigh
Asheville Winston-Salem  W  E  Burlington Durham
Durham Burlington  N  S  High Point Charlotte
Danville Reidsville  N  S  High Point Lexington
Lexington High Point  W  E  Burlington Durham
Bristol Winston-Salem  W  E  Sanford Wilmington

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