Parkersburg travel guide

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You're Going to Love Parkersburg

With a population of 31’492, Parkersburg is a must-see destination in West Virginia, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We recommend you stay at least 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Parkersburg has to offer.

When to visit Parkersburg

Parkersburg in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Parkersburg in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Parkersburg in July, when the average temperature is 77 °F, and the highest can go up to 87.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 23 °F, with an average temperature of 32 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 4.9″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Parkersburg, with an average rainfall of 2.7″.

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How to Get to Parkersburg


When flying to Parkersburg, you’ll arrive at Parkersburg Wood County (PKB), which is located 14 km from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Parkersburg departs from Charlotte and takes around 2h.


Another option to get to Parkersburg is to pick up a car rental from Pittsburgh, which is about 187 km from Parkersburg. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Payless, among others, in Pittsburgh.


Parkersburg’s bus station is located 6 km from the city center.

Airports near Parkersburg

Airlines serving Parkersburg

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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ITA Airways
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Ethiopian Air
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Where to stay in Parkersburg

Where to stay in popular areas of Parkersburg

Most booked hotels in Parkersburg

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Parkersburg
Excellent (9.4, 51 reviews)
Hampton Inn & Suites Parkersburg Downtown
Excellent (9.1, 158 reviews)
Hampton Inn Marietta
Excellent (9, 136 reviews)
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Marietta
Excellent (8.8, 391 reviews)
Comfort Suites Marietta-Parkersburg
Excellent (8.8, 298 reviews)
Wingate by Wyndham Vienna Parkersburg
Excellent (8.2, 473 reviews)
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Renting a car in Parkersburg

Renting a car in Parkersburg costs $63 per day, on average, or $251 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 35% more expensive than at Parkersburg Wood County.

Expect to pay $3.79 per gallon in Parkersburg (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.42 and $60.57. The most frequently booked car type in Parkersburg is Full-size (Nissan Pathfinder or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Kia Forte or similar) are, on average, 58% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.