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Driving Directions to Athens

FROM ATLANTA: (61 miles from city, 80 miles from airport)

 

I-85 North to GA 316 (shorter mileage but often longer driving time due to traffic)

  • Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 316 (Exit #106).
  • Follow 316 East for approximately 40 miles to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.
I-85 North to GA 129 (longer mileage but typically shorter drive time, less traffic)
  • Take I-85 North from Atlanta to GA 129 South (Exit #137).
  • GA 129 becomes Jefferson Hwy., then Prince Ave. and leads directly into downtown Athens.

 

Alternate routes to Athens from Atlanta include:

 

State Route 78 East

  • Take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

I-20 East

  • Take I-20 East to Conyers.
  • Exit onto GA 138 East (Exit #82).
  • Then take GA 78 East.
  • Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

 

FROM THE NORTH:

  • Take I-85 South to US 441 South (Exit #149) for approximately 20 miles.
  • Go under the Athens perimeter
  • Road becomes MLK Jr. Boulevard.
  • Turn Right onto North Avenue.
  • Follow North Avenue into downtown Athens.

 

FROM THE SOUTH:

  • Take US 129/441 North.
  • Follow signs for US 441 into Athens.
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