[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by me » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 06:36:09


Hi,

For those of us traveling to IWP9, what are recommended ways to get
from Atlanta to Athens? We were likely going to Atlanta by train...

Thanks,
-- vs
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by quanstr » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 08:51:39


i've updated the iwp9.org page with a link to a local shuttle.
the shuttle is pretty expensive, so i think it will be cheeper to
rent a car. the holiday inn and hilton garden both have parking
a go go.

- erik

 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by quanstr » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:38:59

>

i should have mentioned that driving is generally very easy
as long as you can use the carpool lane. (but then again, i didn't
mind driving in greece.) you only need two
people for this. if you use i-85 (interstate 85 north) you can
get in the carpool lane and stay there until you're all the way
out of atlanta. at the end of the carpool lane (when you
see the big fry's electronics), head down 316. just go straight
until you hit "loop 10". cross loop 10 and proceede downtown.

- erik
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by iru.muzg » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:39:15


i do not drive, so that's why i asked :]
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by iru.muzg » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:39:41


if anyone want to rent a car, let me know so maybe a few people can
share the expenses.
iru
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by rogpepp » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 01:40:33

i'm arriving Atlanta 19:10 on the 20th, leaving 21:45 on the 25th
in case anyone has similar times and wishes to share.
i'd be up for driving, assuming my UK driving license is sufficient.

cheers,
rog.

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[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by wbh » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 02:20:43


License should be no problem with any of the major rental agencies.

Rules of the road are similar to (most) Continental practice, so you are
probably already accustomed to that.

Bill
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by forsyt » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 03:11:47

>[rog] i'd be up for driving, assuming my UK driving license is sufficient.


i've never had any trouble, but note that with a UK licence,
if you've got a photocard, you must also produce
the paper part: the `licence' is actually the pair of them together.
that's true in the UK, but US agencies also require it,
at least the major ones.


i suspect there would first be a stop at fry's if it's not too late.
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by quanstr » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 03:15:10

> >>>at the end of the carpool lane (when you

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- erik
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by michaelian » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:00:36

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

$89 USD commuter flight round-trip Atlanta - Athens.

ian
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by jas » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:10:20

Cheaper than car rental for wed-sat. That said, I'm arriving
Wednesday morning in Atlanta and have a car lined up if anyone needs a
ride.

-jas
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by wbh » Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:17:24


viamichelin.com puts it at 127 km, ~12 Euro for fuel, and 1hr 40 minutes.

Bill
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by sqwee » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:52:05


I arrive at Atlanta airport at 2009-10-20 17:20. Don't have a
license, intend to take the athens airport express unless someone is
there to coordinate with :)
-sqweek
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by jonas.amos » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 02:16:58

I will arrive already on Monday 2009-10-19 15:25. I do have a
driving licence, but it seems odd that a rental car should be
cheaper than the bus. But it's obviously a possibility if some
one is also getting there on Monday. I am returning to Atlanta
on Saturday morning (the flight departs 12:15).

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Jonas
 
 
 

[9fans] iwp9: getting from Atlanta to Athens

Post by rminnic » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 07:57:36

I'll be in around 9pm or so the 20th, if I can give anyone a ride I will.
ron