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How to Get from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA

Augusta is located 250 km (155 miles) east of Atlanta Airport. It is set on the banks of the Savannah River and shares its border with the neighbouring state of South Carolina. Famous past residents of Augusta include soul singer James Brown, to whom the city pays homage with a dedicated tour.

There are two means of transportation from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA. The first option is a taxi or private transfer, offering a direct journey lasting approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in favourable traffic conditions.

The second option is a shuttle departing from the Atlanta bus station. The fastest shuttle journey takes 2 hours and 30 minutes, with the longest taking about 3 hours and 30 minutes, excluding waiting time at stations.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €298 180min 24/7
Shuttle €92 180min 03:00–17:30

How to get from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA by taxi

Taxis at Atlanta Airport are available 24/7. After arriving, you can head to the designated ranks outside the Domestic and International Terminals. It’s a good idea to book a taxi in advance to guarantee an available transfer; for safety reasons, taxi drivers have limitations on how many hours a day they can drive. When scheduled ahead of time, you’re guaranteed an on-time pickup and door-to-door service. 

How much is a taxi from Atlanta Airport to Augusta?

The fare for a taxi ride from Atlanta Airport to Augusta is calculated based on the distance travelled and the duration of the journey. This may vary depending on traffic conditions. 

In addition to the fare, an initial airport usage charge of $2.50 (€2.30) is applied, with an extra charge of $2 (€1.85) for each additional passenger. Under normal traffic conditions, you can expect to pay around $323 (€298) for a taxi ride to Augusta.

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$323 (€298)

Trip Duration

180 Min.

*Taxi fares will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available round the clock at Atlanta Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

To get a taxi, go to the Ground Transportation area between Doors W1 and W2 in the Domestic Terminal. If you arrive at the International Terminal, you can find taxis at the Arrivals level, outside Door A1.


Taxis are the most convenient and comfortable way to travel from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, especially considering the distance and travel time involved. They allow you to continue your journey without interruptions or dealing with your luggage. 

Taxis are also a good choice if you travel with young children or pets, arrive outside public transport service hours, or simply value comfort and convenience.

Editor’s Note

You can book a taxi in advance to ensure a car will be available to take you to Augusta.

Useful Tips

Remember to check that the taximeter has been reset before starting your journey. It should only display the initial airport charge.
Taxis cannot charge extra for luggage as long as it fits in the boot.
It is usual to tip 15% of the fare. If desired, you can increase the tip to 20% to show appreciation for great service.

How to get a shuttle bus from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA

A shared shuttle bus is available from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA, but it is not a direct route. You’ll need to take the MARTA train (Red Line) or a taxi to Garnett Station in South Downtown. From there, walk about 100 m to the Atlanta bus station, where you can catch the shuttle to Augusta.

The shuttle journey to Augusta takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes on the fastest route in good traffic. Routes with additional stops can take up to 3 hours 30 minutes. The fastest shuttle leaves Atlanta at 03:00, while the longest departs at 17:15.

How much is the shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA?

A one-way ticket on the shared shuttle from Atlanta Airport to Augusta costs $50 (€46) for an adult, $40 (€36.90) for a child and $45 (€41.40) for people over 65. Tickets are only valid for the selected shuttle bus. 

Tickets can be purchased online from the Southeastern Stages website, the ticket office at the bus station, or ticket machines.


$50 (€46)

Trip Duration

180 Min.

The shuttle departs 4 times per day.

Value for Money

Shuttles leave from Atlanta bus station every day at 03:00, 08:35, 10:15, and 17:30.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

The number of your shuttle’s platform is displayed on screens installed in various areas of the bus station. From then on, you can simply follow the signage to the indicated platform.


While the ticket price makes it a reasonably cost-effective travel option, a shuttle is not the most convenient way to travel to Augusta from Atlanta Airport. Besides the bus station being in the centre of Atlanta and requiring a train or taxi transfer from the airport, the journey time can be significantly longer depending on your departure time. If you have a lot of luggage, arrive after the last shuttle of the day has left, or just had a long flight, there are more suitable options for you.

The most convenient option is to pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups for a seamless door-to-door journey from Atlanta Airport to Augusta.

Editor’s Note

Travellers are allowed one small bag up to 11.30 kg (25 pounds) and one free checked bag up to 22.60 kg (50 pounds) per person.

Useful Tips

Ensure that all your checked bags have a claim check and an identification tag before boarding.
When boarding the shuttle bus, hand your baggage to the designated baggage handler, who will load it underneath the bus. You will need to collect your bags next to the bus at your destination.
It is advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the shuttle departure time.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Atlanta. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA?

To travel from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA, you have several options, such as taking a taxi, private transfer, or shuttle. If you choose the shuttle, please note that it departs from the Atlanta bus station in South Downtown. The journey time for both the taxi and shuttle is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. You must factor in the airport transfer time and the bus station’s waiting time for the shuttle.

What’s the cost of an Uber from Atlanta Airport to Augusta, GA?

The average price of an Uber from Atlanta Airport to Augusta is $153 (€141). This estimate may increase depending on demand, the exact destination, tolls and traffic conditions.

How far is Augusta from Atlanta Airport?

The distance between Augusta and Atlanta Airport is 250 km (155 miles), and the travel time by car is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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