Georgia is home to the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International airport which is also home to the largest air carrier in the world – Delta Air Lines. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International airport is indisputably the gateway to the Southern States of the U.S. and is particularly convenient for visitor to Georgia. From the UK two airline have non-stop service to Atlanta: Delta Air Lines ( www.delta.com )from London Heathrow and Gatwick as well as Manchester and British Airways ( www.ba.com ) from London Heathrow. Other airlines that offer connecting serving to Atlanta over US gateways are: Continental Airlines ( www.continental.com ), US Airways ( www.usairways.com ) and American Airlines ( www.aa.com)
Getting Around Georgia
With Georgia’s many airports and interstates it’s easy to arrive. But once you’re in Georgia our state’s well-connected transportation infrastructure will help you get around.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – The world’s busiest airport Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport – A direct link to Georgia’s coast Georgia Airport Directory – Get information on all of Georgia’s airports
All roads lead to Georgia with four major interstates, including I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-95, as well as more than 20,000 miles of federal and state highways.
- Marta – When traveling in the Atlanta Metro region, visitors can easily reach their destination by rail or bus in a fast, safe and convenient environment
- Georgia Navigator – Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Intelligent Transportation System. This website provides the latest information on travel conditions pertaining to accidents, severe weather, roadway debris or stalled vehicles.
- CAT – In the Savannah area, catch the Chatham Area Transit (CAT) for transit options in Georgia’s unique coastal communities.
For transportation options in Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties, visit the Georgia Regional Transit Authority (GRTA) for a variety of options to get you where you need to be.
Georgia is located in the Eastern Standard Time zone. In general this means Georgia is 5 hours behind the UK. However as the US observes slightly different daylight savings times (March and October/November) from the UK it is important to check this prior to travel. This only impacts a few weeks of the year.
Georgia’s 11 Visitor Information Centers serve as a gateway to the state and are located on major travel arteries in Augusta, Columbus, Kingsland, Lavonia, Plains, Ringgold, Savannah, Tallapoosa, Valdosta, West Point and Sylvania. Travelers are greeted by information specialists who provide valuable travel information, directions and traffic updates, weather conditions and book hotel rooms. The state travel guide, maps, a variety of brochures and other collateral materials are available to those traveling to or through Georgia. Centers are open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and restrooms are open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. The centers are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.