Where is Elon?

Elon is centrally located in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Our location allows students to enjoy both the mountains to the west (2.5 hours away) and the beaches to the east (3 hours away).

The town of Elon is adjacent to the city of Burlington, known for its textile manufacturers and outlet shopping. Students are able to access the many amenities that Burlington has to offer through our campus transportation system called the Elon Express.

Other surrounding cities that are 30 minutes to an hours’ drive away include Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh.
US map showing Elon's location in central North Carolina

Flying Times to Major U.S. Cities

  • Atlanta – less than one hour
  • Washington, D.C. – less than one hour
  • New York – one hour
  • Boston – two hours
  • Chicago – two hours
  • Miami – two hours
  • Houston – three hours
  • Los Angeles – five hours