Local Transit

Athens Transit System (ATS), often referred to in town as “The Bus,” offers a comprehensive local transit system with state-of-the-art buses, including a hybrid bus fleet. ATS provides continuous service, convenient stop locations, curb-to-curb transit for eligible residents, and park and ride availability.

Athens Transit System “The Bus” Website

Download the Athens Area Transit System Map


  • U.S. Hwy 29
  • U.S. Hwy 78
  • U.S. Hwy 129
  • U.S. Hwy 441
  • G.A. Hwy 316

23 miles from Interstate 85
30 miles from Interstate 20
68 miles from Interstate 75

Rail Access

Sites with rail access are available throughout Athena Industrial Park and Athens-Clarke County.

  • CSX
  • Norfolk Southern Shortline
  • Athens Line TAL

Fact Sheet on Freight Railroads in Georgia

Air Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
79 miles or 1 hr 34 min drive

Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN)
Local, newly renovated commercial terminal currently seeking a commercial tenant.

Port Access

Port of Savannah
206 miles or 3 hr 57 min drive