Entering the USA
Visas – Spectators from foreign countries traveling to the United States need a visa unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. More information is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html
Airport, Location Distance to & Course
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (“XNA”) is the primary commercial service airport in the region. The facility is served by United, American, Delta, Frontier and Allegiant Airlines with daily nonstop jet service to major cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and San Francisco.
XNA is located 27 miles/44 kilometers from the Centennial Park venue.
A Note about the Fayetteville Airport:
Fayetteville is also the name of a city in the state of North Carolina which has the airport city code “FAY”. While the two cities share the same name, they definitely are not close neighbors and are 1,000 miles (1,700 km) away from each other. DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE AND TRAVEL TO FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA!
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Rental Cars – All major automobile rental companies are on site at XNA.
Local Transportation – Taxi and Airport Shuttle Services for Visitors
Like in most of the USA, a car can be very useful for visiting the NWA region. However, it may not be essential for FayetteCross 2021 spectators and it is possible to attend FayetteCross 2021 without hiring a rental car. XNA is served by several taxi and shuttle service companies (in addition to Uber and Lyft) all providing transport, between the airport and Fayetteville area hotels (including the Athletes Village) and other destinations near Centennial Park. The airport shuttle services (except for Uber and Lyft) ordinarily require advance reservations and costs approximately $50-70 one way between XNA Airport to the Athletes’ Village Hotels in Fayetteville.
Airport Shuttle Services:
Ambassador Transportation Services
Phone Reservations: 479-250-1594
Jim’s Express Shuttle & Taxi
Phone Reservations: (479)205-0011
Pinnacle Car Services
Phone Reservations: 479-202-4085
From campgrounds to luxury suites, there’s an accommodation in Fayetteville to satisfy every need and budget. Park your RV in one of the areas many campgrounds. Retreat to nature in a wilderness lodge, a vacation rental, or experience the area’s unique B&B’s. Or, stay in the FayetteCross 2021 Athletes Village a stone’s throw away from the World Cup and World Championship venue. In Fayetteville and the surrounding cities of Northwest Arkansas, familiar brands welcome visitors alongside wonderful independent hotels.
Introducing the FayetteCross 2021 Athletes Village
The Athletes Village is a collection of several hotels near Centennial Park offering teams and spectators special rate on accommodations.
Fayetteville and the surrounding areas of Northwest Arkansas will delight road, mountain and gravel cyclists of all levels. There’s a bike-friendly greenway connecting many of the region’s towns and hundreds of miles of singletrack. The singletrack runs the gamut from beginner-friendly greenways to double-black-diamond jump lines. Just a short distance out of town and you’ll find yourself on endless miles of serene paved and unpaved stretches of open roads.
So, should you bring your bike to FayetteCross 2021? Absolutely? Many hotels in Fayetteville tout the “bike friendly business” label, catering especially to cyclists. However, spectators coming to FayetteCross 2021 should note that while the region offers a multitude of cycling options, the venue where FayetteCross 2021 is held-Centennial Park-will be closed for 2 weeks in advance while the course is prepared and no recreational cycling will be permitted before or during the event. Spectators are encouraged to ride the surrounding trails and gravel roads and return to Fayetteville at a later date to ride the course. Some terrific resources for your cycling fun include https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3472/Trails and https://www.oztrailsnwa.com/trail-locations/