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Augusta is served by the Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, with flights on Delta Connection (ASA) and US Airways Express. These are regional jets, seating between 19 - 100 passengers, depending on the flight. All flights to or from Augusta include a transfer in Atlanta (Delta) or Charlotte (US Airways). Once you are en route to Augusta, the flight from these transfer cities is often only 30 minutes. The airport itself is small, but quite beautiful, including outdoor seating to use while waiting for your flight. When you arrive at the airport, there is a short walk to the baggage claim area. Although Augusta has taxis, most visitors either rent a car at the airport or are picked up by their host, who can greet them at the arriving gates.
An alternative that some consider is flying to Columbia SC or Atlanta GA and renting a car for the remainder of the route. The drive from the Columbia airport is just over an hour and the drive from Atlanta is approximately 2 1/2 hours. If your origin city has a direct flight to either of these cities, it's worth considering. The travel time is often the same when you factor in the transfer time. Moreover, flying to these destinations can sometimes be cheaper than flights all the way to Augusta.
Augusta also has a Greyhound station downtown for those arriving via bus.
Make the Augusta Visitor Information Center, located in the lobby of the Augusta Museum of History (6th Street between Broad and Reynolds), your first stop. Helpful visitor information specialists can provide information on attractions, recreation, hotels, shopping, dining and maps of the Augusta area. While there, you can purchase Augusta's Gallery Pass - which gives you entrance into nine of Augusta's attractions at a savings of more than 50%, make a reservation for the Saturday Guided Historic Tour of Augusta, or pick up a souvenir to commemorate your stay in Augusta.