Many visitors to Fayetteville come here via the Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA), which is less than 20 miles from Fayetteville.

XNA provides a convenient option for transportation. Five 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.

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.

When coming south on I-49 to Fayetteville, you can get off on any of the following exits, and here are some popular nearby destinations:

  • Exit 67 - Fayetteville Business District (NWA Mall, Washington Regional Medical Center, College Ave./Hwy. 71)
  • Exit 66 - 112 Drive-In Theatre
  • Exit 64 - Lake Wedington
  • Exit 62 - University of Arkansas campus, Historic Downtown Square, Dickson Street, Fayetteville Visitors Center
  • Exit 60 - Mount Kessler