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Traveling to Columbus, Georgia PDF Print E-mail
Traveling to Columbus by Car

Columbus, GA is 100 miles southwest of Atlanta. Take I-185S to Columbus Exit 1N/Victory Drive (last exit before military base - be careful!! -- in past years, people have been arrested by military police for accidentally driving onto the open base). Turn left at the second light onto Fort Benning Road. The main entrance to Ft. Benning is a half mile ahead of you. Parking is very limited.

Traveling to Columbus by Bus

Greyhound online reservations. Columbus has a Greyhound/Trailways station in the downtown area. It is approximately 6 miles from the vigil site.

Charter Buses Charter buses are the best bet for groups of 25 or more. Coachquote.com is the online service of the American Bus Association and provides quotes over the Internet.

The American Bus Association search engine contains over 800 companies. Find one near you.

United Motorcoach Association's search engine contains 900 companies.

Traveling to Columbus by Air

Most vigilers flying to Georgia fly into the Hartsfield-Jackson Altanta International Aiport. The airport is about a 1.5 hour drive from Columbus (see below for shuttle and bus info).

Columbus also has an airport, Columbus Metropolitan. It is located about six miles from the vigil site and is serviced by several airlines.

Southwest Airlinesoften has discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call Group Reservations at 1-800-433-5368, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., all time zones.

The Groome Transportation Shuttle Van runs from the Atlanta airport to Columbus (about 90 min., $50 roundtrip). Provides service to your motel. Call (800) 584-6735.

A Greyhound roundtrip busticket from Atlanta to Columbus costs about $26.


Urge your school to bring you to Columbus! Make a proposal to your school administration or student government to cover the cost of travel. Most schools have vans or buses that can be reserved in advance. Be sure to include any projects, presentations or other educational activities that your group will pursue in your proposal.

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