Virtually every major national airline flies through Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, 13 miles south of downtown off I-85 and I-285. From Atlanta, there are connecting flights to points around the state, including Augusta, Columbus, and Savannah. Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com), based at Hartsfield, is the major carrier to Atlanta, connecting it to pretty much the entire country as well as 32 countries internationally. Other major carriers are America West (tel. 800/235-9292; www.americawest.com), American (tel. 800/433-7300; www.aa.com), British Airways (tel. 800/AIRWAYS [247-9297]; www.britishairways.com), Continental (tel. 800/523-3273; www.continental.com), Lufthansa (tel. 800/645-3880; www.lufthansa-usa.com), Northwest (tel. 800/225-2525; www.nwa.com), United (tel. 800/241-6522; www.united.com), and US Airways (tel. 800/428-4322; www.usairways.com).
American, Delta, United, and US Airways all serve Savannah's airport.
From Atlanta, there are connecting flights into Albany, Augusta, Brunswick (for the Golden Isles), Savannah, and (by commuter line) several smaller cities. Check with your travel agent.
Georgia is crisscrossed by major interstate highways: I-75 bisects the state from Dalton in the north to Valdosta in the south; I-95 runs north-south along the Eastern Seaboard. The major east-west routes are I-16, running between Macon and Savannah, and I-20, running from Augusta through Atlanta and into Alabama. I-85 runs northeast-southwest in the northern half of the state. The state-run welcome centers at all major points of entry are staffed with knowledgeable, helpful Georgians. The highway speed limit of 65 mph and the seat-belt law are strictly enforced.
In addition to the interstates, U.S. 84 cuts across the southern part of the state from the Alabama state line through Valdosta and Waycross, and eventually connects to I-95 south of Savannah. U.S. 441 runs from the North Carolina border south to Athens, Dublin, and the Florida state line. For 24-hour road conditions, call tel. 404/656-5267. AAA services are available in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah, Smyrna, and Tucker.
Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL [872-7245]; www.amtrak.com) has stops in Atlanta, Savannah, Jesup, Gainesville, and Toccoa. Bargain fares are in effect for limited periods.
Amtrak runs from Toccoa to Gainesville and Atlanta, as well as from Savannah to Jesup. The Georgia Railroad operates between Atlanta and Augusta.
Greyhound (tel. 800/231-2222; www.greyhound.com) has good direct service to major cities in Georgia from out of state, with connections to almost any destination you want.
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.