How to Travel to Athens, GA

By Air

Although you can fly into Athens, we recommend that you fly into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and then take ground transportation to Athens. Hartsfield-Jackson is a large, but efficient airport served by many international carriers. Because it is a hub for Delta, you might find the cheapest fares at their website or at Air France, which has a partnership with Delta.

If you want to fly into Athens, you’ll need to book a connecting flight out of Atlanta via the Georgia Skies Division of Pacific Wings.

Ground Transportation to Athens from Atlanta

Athens is about a 90 minute drive from the Atlanta airport, where most major American car rental companies are represented. Click here for more information.

Shuttle service is provided by Groome Transportation, which will take you directly from the airport to the Georgia Center. The current prices are $34 for a one-way ride & $68 for a round trip.

By Car

We suggest you use Google or some other map service for specific details about how to get to your ultimate destination in Athens.

From Atlanta, the most direct route is Interstate 85 north to Exit 106, which puts you on 316. Follow 316 until it merges with the Atlanta Highway in Athens and follow that to campus.

From the Northeast, take Interstate 85 south until you come to the Exit 149. Take 441 South into Athens and follow signs to campus.

From the Northwest, follow Interstate 75 south until it merges with Interstate 85 in Atlanta, then follow the Atlanta directions.

From the Southwest, take Interstate 85 north thru Atlanta and follow the Atlanta directions

From the Southeast, take Interstate 75 north to Macon to pick up 129 north into Athens.


We regret that no trains service Athens and would not recommend taking AmTrak service to Atlanta

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