Travel

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Travelers to Athens from outside of Georgia will fly in to Atlanta's Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport.

Groome Transportation is the best option for shuttle services from the airport, with hourly airport shuttles to and from Athens. Groome Transportation will drop you off at any of the conference hotels on arrival in Athens, and also departs from the hotels for the return trip to the airport. It is recommended to reserve a spot on the shuttle before you arrive in Atlanta.

Driving

From the airport, it is about a 90 minute drive (add 15-50 minutes during rush hour) into Athens by car. The most common modes are car rental and shuttle. There are many car rental options from the airport, and this is the most popular option for most visitors.

Google Maps - ATL to Athens

Parking

Parking is available at each of the conference hotels, but parking on campus is very limited and not practical for conference participants.

Campus parking is free on Saturday of the conference, but campus parking deck fees will be charged on Friday (charges are hourly, with a $10 minimum).

The most convenient parking spaces for the conference are the Hull Street deck and the Tate Student Center deck.

Travel Tips

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

Travelers to Athens from outside of Georgia will fly in to Atlanta's Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport. There is no commercial air service directly to Athens.

Driving

From the airport, it is about a 90 minute drive (add 15-50 minutes during rush hour) into Athens by car. The most common modes are car rental and shuttle. There are many car rental options from the airport.

Groome Transportation is the best option for shuttle service from the airport, with hourly airport shuttles to and from Athens. Groome will drop you off at any of the conference hotels on arrival in Athens, and also departs from the hotels for the return trip to the airport. It is best to reserve spots on the shuttle before you arrive in Atlanta.

Google Maps - ATL to Athens

Parking

Parking is available at each of the conference hotels, but parking on campus is very limited and not practical for conference participants.

Campus parking is free on Saturday of the conference, but campus parking deck fees will be charged on Friday (charges are hourly, with a $10 minimum).

The most convenient parking spaces for the conference are the Hull Street deck and the Tate Student Center deck.

Explore the Athens Scene

The bustling hub that is downtown Athens is adjacent to the University of Georgia's North Campus and close to the Terry College and the Business Learning Community. Athens is home to a variety of eateries, pubs, venues, and locally-owned shops that have earned the Classic City its reputation as the best college town in America.

  • Big City Bread Café
  • DePalma's Italian Café
  • Dolce Vita Trattoria Italiana
  • Five and Ten
  • Heirloom Café and Fresh Market
  • Hilltop Grille
  • home.made
  • Last Resort Grill
  • LRG Provisions
  • Porterhouse Grill
  • Seabear Oyster Bar
  • South Kitchen + Bar
  • The Grit
  • The National
  • The Place
  • Cali N Tito's
  • Kelly's Jamaican Foods
  • Taqueria Del Sol
  • Taqueria Tsunami
  • Viva! Argentine Cuisine
  • Clocked
  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers
  • Saucehouse BBQ
  • Ted's Most Best
  • The Globe
  • The Royal Peasant
  • The World Famous
  • Trappeze Pub
  • The Grill
  • Pouch Pies
  • D92 Korean BBQ
  • Donna Chang's
  • E3 Thai Cuisine Restaurant
  • Iron Factory
  • Mediterranean Grill
  • Shokitini
  • Siri Thai
  • Taste of India
  • Taziki's Mediterranean Café
  • Thai Spoon