Highways and Connections
Driving to Atlanta
All roads lead to Atlanta
Atlanta has long been heralded as the hub of the Southeast. As the region’s geographic center, Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities for drivers, as three major intersections converge in the downtown area. While most know the city as a quick drive within the Southeast region, many are surprised to note Atlanta sits a little further north and west than they realize, making a drive from destinations outside the region just as accessible.
What do you need to know about driving to Atlanta? We have you covered.
- Atlanta is accessible via Interstates 20, 75, 85 and Georgia 400. I-285 forms a beltway around the city.
- Want to ride the rails? Amtrak offers service to Atlanta from New Orleans, New York and points in between.
- Atlanta is the Southern hub for Megabus, which provides affordable bus service to major cities. For as low as $1, you can travel between Atlanta and Washington, D.C., New Orleans, New York City, Birmingham, Ala., Dallas, Nashville, Indianapolis, Ind. and many more destinations.
- Need proof of how quick a trip to Atlanta can be? All of these cities are within a seven-hour drive of Atlanta: Charleston, S.C.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn. And Nashville.
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