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Athens, GA

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The closest major airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, also known as ATL or KATL, located in Atlanta, GA, at a distance of 64 miles from the city center of Athens, GA.


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The driving distance between Atlanta and Athens City can be made in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, the cost of the fuel being of about $15 for a round trip?


Getting around in Athens, GA

By Bus


The public bus transportation service in Athens is provided by Athens Transit, offering travelers internal routes 6 days a week. The UGA Campus Transit system offers students fare-free transit around UGA campus and Milledge Avenue. The intercity bus service is being operated by the Greyhound Lines.


By Rail


Unfortunately, Athens does not have a direct passenger rail service. However, the Georgia Department of Transportation has proposed that a commuter line to be arranged, linking Atlanta and Gwinnett Countyalong on the Georgia 316 corridor.


By Bike


The city of Athens is encouraging the use of an alternative transportation mean, numerous bike lanes being provided on the city's major areas. By using the bike to find your way around the city you can avoid the stop lights, get a little exercise and protect yourself from the stressful rush hour agitations.


How to get to UGA campus?


Easy! Just follow the driving directions from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport listed below.


- After leaving the airport, take Interstate 85 North.


- Drive carefully until you get to Exit 106 (Georgia Highway 316).


- Go East on GA 316, for about 40 miles, until you see the signs for Athens Perimeter (GA Loop 10). Very important: Be sure not to take the first exit for Athens/Monroe at Georgia Highway 78.


- Follow the signs at the junction of GA 316 and Loop 10, and make a right onto the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).


- Continue driving on Loop 10 until you see the Exit at College Station Road (Exit 7), and make a left here.


- Pass under the bridge, go through 2 traffic lights, and you will be able to see the Visitors Center which will be located on your right (in the Four Towers Building).


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