Travel Directions From the Airport

There are 4 choices of airports for flying to the meeting; Atlanta, Georgia (1.5 hours from Auburn University); Columbus, Georgia (1.25 hours from Auburn University) (we do not recommend Columbus, Georgia as you must connect through Atlanta to get there) ; Montgomery, Alabama (1.25 hours from Auburn University); and Birmingham, Alabama (2.0 hours from Auburn University). It is likely that you can obtain the best travel schedule and the best airfare by flying to Atlanta. More options also exist for traveling from Atlanta to Auburn than the other destinations.

Atlanta airport and the Montgomery airport have a shuttle service (van/small bus) that goes to the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center, the site of the meeting. The hotel’s address is 241 South College, Auburn, AL 36830. The only other option at all 4 airports is rental cars. Once you are in Auburn, we will be providing the transportation to the receptions, research and industry tours. For any site seeing on your own, a rental car is almost the only option. Taxis are available, but Auburn is a small town with limited public transportation.

Shuttle: There is shuttle service available from the Atlanta Airport and the Montgomery Airport called Express 85. The trip is approximately 1.5 hours from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport via Express 85. For more information on this service, please call 888-238-7738 or visit

This shuttle departs Atlanta Airport at 9:30 AM Eastern time zone, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. You must make a reservation in advance.

This shuttle departs Montgomery Airport at 4:00 AM central time zone, 7:00 AM, 10:00AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. You must make a reservation in advance.

Please see the website for shuttle times going back to the airport.

Driving directions: If landing in Atlanta,  Take I-85 South towards Montgomery. Travel approximately 103 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto College Street. Travel another 3.5 miles. The Hotel is located on the right side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.

From Birmingham, AL:

Start out going southwest on Messer Airport Highway toward Tower View Drive. Go 1.5 miles. Merge onto I-20 W/ I-59 S towards Tuscaloosa/Downtown. Go 3.2 miles. Merge onto US-31/US-280 Stephens expressway/AL-3 via eexit 126A. Go 3.3 miles. Merge onto US-280/ AL-38 E towards Sylacauga/Zoo Gardens. Take US Highway 280 East approximately 110 miles. Make a right onto Highway 147, and follow it five miles to Auburn. The Hotel is located on the left, directly across from Draughon Library
From Montgomery, AL:

Start out going east on Selma Highway (US-80 East). Follow US-80 east for 3 miles. Merg onto I-65 north towards Montgomery/Birmingham. Go 4.1 miles. Take exit 171 I-85 North towards Atlanta (Auburn). Travel approximately 51.3 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto College Street. Go approximately 3.5 miles. The Hotel is located on the right-hand side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.


If you have any problems arranging your travel from the airport, contact us and we will try to help.


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