Getting to Fayetteville | Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Located in the Northwest corner of Arkansas, Fayetteville is situated on Interstate 49, with close proximity to Highway 412 and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.

By Car

The University of Arkansas campus is accessed from Interstate 49 at three major exits: 60 (Razorback Road), 62 (Martin Luther King Blvd.) and 63 (Wedington Road). Teams and fans coming to our competition sports venues will be best served by Exit 62 for all but baseball and indoor track, where exit 61 may be easier for bus access.

By Plane - Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

Many visitors to Fayetteville come here via the Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA), which is less than 20 miles from Fayetteville. XNA provides convenient, economical air transportation for those traveling to and from Northwest Arkansas. Six major carriers fly to XNA, providing direct flights from Dallas, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C, Las Vegas and other metropolitan areas in the United States. With the continual population growth in Northwest Arkansas, XNA strives to grow and meet the demands of the region. For more information, visit or call (479) 205-1000.

The drive to Fayetteville allows guests to Northwest Arkansas an excellent opportunity to see the beauty of the Ozark Mountains. Whether taking the fastest route to I-49 and heading south on the interstate or taking the “backroads” through Elm Springs that give a glimpse into the rural side of Benton and Washington counties, the drive to Fayetteville is short and will have you experiencing all that Fayetteville has to offer in no time!

Along with the attractions in Fayetteville, many guests enjoy stopping in nearby Northwest Arkansas cities on their way to Fayetteville — or on the way back to the airport. Other nearby attractions include the Walmart Museum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the Daisy Airgun Museum and Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) in Rogers, and the Tontitown Winery and Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.


Directions from XNA to Fayetteville; Total: 24 miles

Follow the signs to exit the airport, then turn left (east) on to Hwy. 264 and go 3.5 miles to Cave Springs. At Cave Springs, turn right on to Hwy. 112/264, then go 0.4 miles. Turn left on to Hwy. 264 and travel east 6 miles to I-49. Take I-49 South for 10 miles and then take any of these exits for Fayetteville:

  • Exit 67 — Fayetteville Business District (NWA Mall, Washington Regional Medical Center, College Ave./Hwy. 71)
  • Exit 66 — Hwy. 112 (the 112 Drive-in Theatre and Sam’s Club)
  • Exit 64 — Lake Wedington
  • Exit 62 — University of Arkansas campus, Historic Downtown Square, Dickson Street, Fayetteville Visitors Center, Clinton House Museum
  • Exit 60 — Mount Kessler

By Plane - Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field

Fayetteville is also home to Fayetteville Executive Airport at Drake Field. Drake Field is a FAR Part 139 Class IV airfield serving General Aviation aircraft with a full complement of services. The airport is located on the southern end of Fayetteville and is a five-minute drive to the Historic Downtown Square and the University of Arkansas.

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