Hickory is a city in the foothills of North Carolina.

Get in

By plane

The Hickory Regional Airport is not currently served by any commercial airline. The closest commercial service airports are Charlotte and Greensboro.

By train

By car

By bus

Public transportation is available between many parts of the county via the Piedmont Wagon Transit System . Monday-Saturday, 6AM-6PM Weekdays, 8AM-4PM Saturday. Fare: $.75, transfers included.

Greyhound service is based out of the Citgo station on Highway 70 in Newton.

Get around

Driving in Hickory is quite easy, although the remaining one-way streets and eclectic street naming conventions can be somewhat bewildering. If you get lost, just ask a local and say you're from out of town. They'll refrain from an age-old Hickory tradition of giving directions based on where things "used to be".

The main thoroughfares in Hickory are Interstate 40, U.S. 70, and U.S. 321.








If you want to buy liquor by the bottle you must do it at state-run ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Commission) stores rather than at a traditional liquor store. Beer and wine are available for purchase at most markets, grocery stores and gas stations. The alcohol laws of North Carolina prohibit the sale of alcohol after 2AM Monday through Saturday, and from 2AM until noon on Sundays.

Given Hickory's German heritage and heavy Lutheran influences, it's no surprise that beer is easy to find and fun to ingest among friends in Hickory.


Stay safe

Stay away from South Center Street. Everywhere else is relatively safe. Avoid the intersection of Highway 70 and Lenoir Rhyne Boulevard at rush hour.


Go next

Routes through Hickory

Asheville Black Mountain  W  E  Statesville Winston-Salem
Asheville Black Mountain  W  E  Statesville Lexington
Johnson City Blowing Rock  N  S  Gastonia Columbia

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