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Athens Directions and Transportation

Athens is located in Northeast Georgia, just 61 miles northeast of Atlanta.  Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is easily accessible via Groome Transportation, which operates 22 trips daily. Additionally, Athens is served by Megabus.

Athens-Ben Epps Airport provides facilities and services for both commercial and general aviation operations, including charter service.

Athens Transportation

Check out Athens transportation listings below and use the filter options to the left to find local Athens limousine services, shuttle service to and from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, rental cars, and more.

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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