One of Macon-Bibb County’s key strengths is its strategic location in the heart of Georgia. Our transportation infrastructure provides easy access to major cities in the southeast and makes global access simple. A population of over 390,000 in a 30 mile radius; 4 major seaports within 4 hours truck travel time; international airfreight facilities only 75 minutes away; two rail roads and the largest rail switching center on the East coast make Macon-Bibb an ideal location.
Global Access & Infrastructure
Access by Roads
Highways & Interstates
Macon is located 84 miles south of Atlanta at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-75 (north-south) and I-16 (east-west). It's strategic location is what makes it such an attractive location for businesses.
Access by Sea
Ports Near Macon
Macon is located 165 miles from the Port of Savannah and 224 miles from the Port of Brunswick. Georgia's deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland terminals in Chatsworth, Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia's gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe.
Access by Air
Atlanta/Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Located 84 miles from Macon, Hartsfield-Jackson is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and 70 international destinations. Groome Transportation provides hourly service daily to and from Hartsfield.
Middle Georgia Regional Airport
Middle Georgia Regional Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Macon. The airport offers regular commuter flights to and from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. A variety of rental car agencies, cab and limousine services are available to serve travelers.
Macon Downtown Airport
Located about five miles from downtown Macon, the airport is designed to accommodate private planes and offers no commercial service.
Access by Rail
Georgia's Rail System
The Georgia Rail System consists of over 5,000 route miles that run through most of the state’s 159 counties. Macon provides access to Norfolk Southern Railroad's largest switching yard in the Southeast. Cordele Intermodal Services offers overnight rail access, three times weekly, to the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, GA.
Hotels & Motels
Family & Business Accommodations
Macon offers a range of hospitality options from affordable motels to business hotels. Macon has more than 5,700 hotel and motel rooms.