Transportation

In Northeast Georgia, surface transportation routes follow converging ridge lines that meet in Gainesville-Hall County.

Surface Arteries

Hall County is served by:

  • Direct access to I-985/GA 365
  • Four-lane limited access to I-85, I-285
  • Close access to GA 400, I-75, I-20

Air

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport provides over 2,500 domestic and international flights daily. The airport is an hour drive away via I-985/GA 365 to I-85 South, or via GA 400 to I-85 South.

Located one mile south of Gainesville’s city center, the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport has two runways, 5,500 feet and 4,000 feet, and is capable of handling local air travel and corporate jet fly-ins.

Rail

In Hall County, Georgia, transportation by rail is available for freight and commuters through:

Ports

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port, Georgia’s second inland terminal, will be developed on 104 acres in the Gateway Industrial Centre near Highway 365. Set to open in 2023, the new inland port will be operated by the Georgia Ports Authority and served by Norfolk Southern.

The closest deep-water port is in Savannah, Georgia, 300 miles to the south via interstate. There is a second Georgia port in Brunswick, with the other options being Charleston, South Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida.

Motor Freight

More than 40 carriers serve the area.