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Three Muses mural at Macon Transit Terminal.

On the Move in Macon

When you live in Macon, you are at the crossroads of the southeast U.S. Residents have access to a network of public transportation, highways, and international and regional airports – allowing easy transportation within the state and beyond.

Two major highways keep Macon connected — I-75 from the north to south and I-16 from the east to west. The city of Atlanta can be reached in less than an hour and a half, while Nashville and Orlando are both less than 400 miles away.

Aerial image of highway system in Macon.

Fast Facts

Macon By The Numbers
Largest State-Owned Highway in the Nation
Ranked State Infrastructure (Georgia)
Most Efficient Airport in North America (Atlanta International Airport)
  • Middle Georgia Regional Airport
  • Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
A person standing in an airport.

The Quick Way to Getaway

If you’ve ever wanted a quick escape, Middle Georgia Regional Airport has you covered.

Located just minutes off of Interstate 75 in downtown Macon, the Middle Georgia Regional Airport offers free parking, quality service and short security lines. Daily service is available to the Baltimore/Washington International Airport and MGM Resorts International offers air-inclusive three-night vacation packages for their Biloxi, Mississippi location.

Exterior of Terminal Station in Macon, GA.

Go Far in Macon

Home to the Terminal Station, or the Crown Jewel of Macon

With a rich history dating back to 1980, the Macon Transit Authority (MTA) is the city’s official public transportation, providing safe, affordable and reliable service throughout Macon. Accessibility is paramount to the city as well, and the MTA is pleased to offer an efficient and cost-effective paratransit service to those unable to access standard services. 

As an added bonus, the Historic Terminal Station on 5th Street has been a filming location for several movies, and is available for event hosting.

A plane parked at a terminal.

The Highest Altitudes and Rankings

A favorable geographic location makes the Atlanta International Airport a high-traffic launchpad to the rest of the world.

In a little over an hour, Macon residents can reach Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Over a hundred million passengers travel through the facility each year, yet the airport is consistently ranked one of the most efficient in the world.