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Getting there & away

Atlanta’s huge Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (800-897-1910; www.atlanta-airport.com), 12 miles south of downtown, is a major regional hub and an international gateway. With nearly 85 million visitors a year, it is the busiest airport in the world in overall passenger traffic.

The Greyhound terminal (404-584-1728; 232 Forsyth St) is next to the Marta Garnett station. Some sample fares and journey times include Nashville, TN ($45.50, five hours), New Or­leans, LA ($77, 10½ hours), New York ($109, 20 hours), Miami, FL ($104, 16 hours) and Savannah, GA ($42.50, 4¾ hours).

The Amtrak station (404-881-3062; 1688 Peachtree St NW at Deering Rd) is just north of downtown.