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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 11 4:40 pm

Travel Directions to the University of Georgia in Athens Georgia

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Athens is located approximately 70 miles east-northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Approximate driving time from Atlanta is 90 minutes

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Driving from South Atlanta (Airport) to Athens
  • I-285 east to I-20
  • I-20 east to GA 138 in Conyers, GA (exit 82)
  • GA 138 northeast to US 78 in Monroe, GA
  • US 78 east to GA 316 east
  • Turn right on GA 316 east
  • GA 316 east to GA 10 Loop (Athens Perimeter Bypass)
  • Exit right on GA 10 Loop South
  • Continue on GA 10 Loop for five miles to College Station Road exit
  • Exit on College Station Road and turn left
  • The UGA Visitors Center is past the second traffic light on right
Shuttle Service from Atlanta Airport
  • Commercial ground shuttle service is available from the Atlanta Airport to Athens and the University of Georgia. Groom Transportation will provide transportation to and from Holiday Inn Express.  At the time a reservation is made, guests of the hotel must notify Groome Transportation of the hotel confirmation number for the transportation company to drop-off at the hotel.  Shuttle service is not included in the hotel rate.  
  • For shuttle schedule and fare information call 1-855-360-0010 or visit athens.groometransportation.com
Driving from North Atlanta to Athens
  • I-85 north to 316 east (to Athens)
  • GA 316 east to GA 10 Loop (Athens Perimeter Bypass)
  • Exit right on GA 10 Loop South
  • Continue on GA 10 Loop for five miles to College Station Road exit
  • Exit on College Station Road and turn left
  • The UGA Visitors Center is past the second traffic light on the right
Direct Airline Service

Currently there is no direct airline service into Athens, GA.

Traveling to Athens from Other Cities

If you are traveling to Athens from other cities, use Google Maps for city-to-city directions.

Additional Visitor Information

Information for UGA and Athens visitors is available at many University of Georgia campus locations.

Campus Maps

The campus map helps you locate the buildings on campus.