Fetch your bags exit arrivals at Asheville, NC Airport (AVL-Asheville Regional), and pick up your rental car. Which one you grab the keys to depends on where you plan to go. If you’ll be spending a lot of time driving in downtown Asheville, around 11 miles from the terminal, go for something small and zippy. A compact car that’s easy to operate will suit those busy city streets. But with almost endless things to see, like the gorgeous sandy shores of the surrounding area, you’ll probably be clocking up a few miles. A larger vehicle, like a full-size car or an SUV, will make longer road trips more comfortable.