Augusta lies off I-20, the main route from Atlanta, on the west bank of the Savannah River.
Bush Field Airport (tel. 706/798-3236; http://ags.skyharbors.com) lies just a 15-minute drive from the center of Augusta. Fifty commercial flights wing their way into the airport daily. Connections are possible via Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) or US Airways (tel. 800/428-4322; www.usair.com) from both Atlanta and Charlotte.
Buses run by Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) and Southeastern Stages (tel. 404/591-2750; www.southeasternstages.com) arrive downtown at the Southeastern Stage bus terminal, 1128 Greene St. (tel. 706-722-6411).
The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1450 Greene St. (tel. 800/726-0243 or 706/823-6600; www.augustaga.org), is open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm.
It seems that half the world -- at least, the golfing half -- focuses on Augusta the first full week in April for the nationally televised Masters Golf Tournament, a tradition since 1934 and now the most prestigious golf tournament in the world. Hotel space is at a premium then, and prices for rooms soar to whatever the market will bear. Call tel. 706/667-6000 or go to www.masters.org for more information.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.