Exhibitor Travel Information

LODGING

Courtyard by Marriott - Athens

Hotel Indigo

166 North Finley Street
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 369-7000 
(Within 1 mile of Tate Student Center)

500 College Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 546-0430 
(Within 1 mile of Tate Student Center)

Holiday Inn

Hampton Inn

197 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 549-4433
(Within 1 mile of Tate Student Center) 

2220 W Broad Street
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 548-9600 
(Within 2.5 miles of Tate Student Center)

Holiday Inn Express

Country Inn and Suites

513 West Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601
Phone: (706) 546-2505
(Within 1 mile of Tate Student Center) 

236 Old Epps Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (706) 612-9100
(Within 2.5 miles of Tate Student Center)

Hilton Garden Inn

Comfort Inn

390 East Washington Street
Athens, GA 30603
Phone: (706) 353-6800
(Within 1 mile of Tate Student Center) 

3980 Atlanta Highway
Athens, GA 30622
Phone: (706) 227-9700
(Within 6.5 miles of Tate Student Center)

DIRECTIONS TO ATHENS

From the North: 
  • From US 441, CommerceFrom Commerce, GA, on Interstate 85 at Exit 149, take U.S. 441 South for approximately 20 miles until you reach the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Pass under the Perimeter, and then take the first left to get onto the Perimeter. Travel on the Perimeter until you reach the exit for U.S. 29 South (which is also a continuation of Loop 10). Take this exit and travel until you reach the College Station Road exit. Exit the Perimeter and turn right onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Proceed to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.
  • From US 129, Jefferson Remain on U.S. 129 South into Athens, Prince Avenue. Cross over the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10) and travel until you reach Milledge Avenue. Turn right onto Milledge Avenue and proceed until you reach Broad Street. Turn left onto Broad Street. Continue until you reach Lumpkin Street. Turn right onto Lumpkin Street and proceed, passing Wray, Baldwin and Baxter. The Tate Student Center is on the left side after Baxter.
  • From GA 106Just inside the Athens-Clarke County line, GA 106 splits in two different directions. Take GA 106 to the left. GA 106 ends when it intersects with U.S. 29. Turn right onto U.S. 29, which becomes the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Exit Loop 10 at College Station Road. Turn right onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Proceed to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.
  • From US 29, DanielsvilleRemain on U.S. 29 South, which becomes the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Exit Loop 10 at College Station Road. Turn right onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Proceed to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.

From the South
  • Stay on U.S. 441 North until you reach the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Turn right onto Loop 10. Exit Loop 10 at College Station Road. Turn left onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Proceed to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.

Fro
m the East
  • When approaching from the east on U.S. 78, travel under the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10), then at the next traffic signal, take a left onto Loop 10 going westbound. Exit Loop 10 at College Station Road. Turn right onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Proceed to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.

From the West
  • From US 78Approaching Athens eastbound on U.S. 78, look for a large shopping mall (Georgia Square Mall) on your left. Just after you pass this mall, turn right onto the Athens Perimeter East. Travel approximately five miles and exit the Perimeter at College Station Road. Turn left onto College Station Road. Proceed until you cross the railroad tracks, and then turn right onto East Campus Road. Go to Carlton Street and turn left. Proceed on Carlton Street, crossing D. W. Brooks Drive and Sanford Drive. The Hotel Lobby entrance of the Georgia Center is located on the immediate right after you cross Sanford Drive. After the Georgia Center you will come to Lumpkin Street and turn right. Continue on Lumpkin, crossing Cedar Street. The next right turn will bring you to the Tate Student Center Parking Lot.
  • From GA 316 Approaching Athens on GA 316, (GA 316 becomes Epps Bridge Road) continue until you reach the Atlanta Highway; keep to the right going east on the Atlanta Highway (U.S. 78). This becomes West Broad Street as you approach downtown Athens. Continue until you reach Lumpkin Street. Turn right onto Lumpkin Street and proceed, passing Wray, Baldwin, and Baxter. The Tate Student Center is on the left side after Baxter.

From
 Nearby Major Interstates
  • Traveling south from the Carolinas on Interstate 85, exit at U.S. 441 South (exit 149) through Commerce, Georgia, then follow directions A1. 
  • Traveling north from Atlanta on Interstate 85, exit onto GA 316 (University Parkway Exit 106) and follow directions D2. 
  • Traveling west from Augusta on Interstate 20, exit onto U.S. 78 West (exit 172) and follow directions C.
CAR RENTAL AGENCIES

Name Address Phone Number
Avis 3700 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606 (706) 543-3904
Budget 1870 W. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30606 (706) 353-0600
Enterprise

368 Oak Street, Athens, GA 30601
3100 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606

(706) 546-8067
(706) 552-0448

Hertz 1020 Ben Epps Drive, Athens, GA 30605 (706) 543-5984
U-Save 420 Hawthorne Avenue, Athens, GA 30606 (706) 548-496
AIRPORT SHUTTLES

AAA Airport Express: (800) 354-7874
Offers one way and round trip transportation to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. One way tickets cost $19 while round trip tickets cost $33. Major credit cards are accepted. Please call for current price list. 

Groome Transportation Services: (706) 410-2363
Offers one way and round trip transportation to Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport. One way tickets cost $19 while round trip tickets cost $33. Major credit cards are accepted. Please call for current price list.
UGA CAMPUS PARKING: 

The Tate Center Parking Deck is open and available for exhibitor parking. Elevators in the parking deck will conveniently take you to the 5th floor of the Tate Center, where the fair is being held. Parking in all UGA lots and decks is $10.00/day. Exhibitors (excluding UGA programs/faculty/staff) will receive a parking voucher. 

Additional Parking can be found at the following decks: Hull Street Deck, North Campus Parking Deck, South Campus Parking Deck, the Carlton Street Deck, and the Ramsey Center Deck. A map that notes parking lots and decks on the UGA campus can be found here: http://www.parking.uga.edu/maps/Visitor.pdf