Travel Information

The Auburn area is served by two major airports: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), which is approximately 102 miles from Auburn, and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), which is approximately 120 miles from Auburn. Most major carriers serve both airports. Two regional airports also serve the Auburn area: Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM), which is approximately 60 miles from Auburn and is served by American Airlines, Delta Connection and US Airways Express; and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG), which is approximately 45 miles from Auburn and is served by American Airlines and Delta Connection. When making travel plans, remember that Auburn, Ala., is in the Central Time Zone and airports in Georgia (ATL, CSG) are in the Eastern Time Zone.

 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Transportation from the Atlanta airport is available by Express 85 shuttle. For reservations, call 888-238-7738 or go online to express85.com. One-way trip is approximately $49. All four airports listed above are serviced by most major car rental agencies.

 

HOTELS

The hotels listed here have offered group rates for USMS participants under the group name “U.S. Masters Swim.” Other hotels at varying rates may be found at aotourism.com.

 

MEET SHUTTLE SERVICE AND PARKING

A shuttle will operate between the Aquatics Center and The Hotel at Auburn University, the Holiday Inn Express, and the Lexington Hotel. Shuttle passes are $25 per person and can be purchased through the online entry system. A limited number of shuttle passes will be sold at registration.

Parking is available in all “C Zone” spaces in lots around the Aquatics Center and is free of charge. All parking is first-come, first-served and lots are not reserved solely for the meet. NOTE: On Saturday, August 6, summer graduation for Auburn University will take place across the street from the Aquatics Center. Additional parking information for that day will be made available prior to the start of the meet.

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

More information regarding local attractions can be found in the SWIMMER article about the meet.

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