Getting to & Around in Montgomery County
Located in Central Alabama at the intersection of interstate highways 85 and 65, Montgomery County is about 150 miles southwest of Atlanta, 90 miles south of Birmingham and 155 miles north of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 150 miles northeast, and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, 100 miles northwest, are the largest airports in the region. Montgomery Regional Airport, 8 miles from Maxwell Air Force Base, also serves the local area with three airlines.
Ground transportation is provided by a public transit bus service and several other options. If you’re looking to explore the city in a memorable way, take a Segway tour or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama’s largest airport. About 100 miles from Maxwell AFB, the airport serves the greater Birmingham area and surrounding Southeast cities with more than 100 daily flights to 25 cities throughout the U.S. The airport serves more than 2.6 million passengers each year. Carriers include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
Nine car rental agencies, taxis and shuttle service are available.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 N. Terminal Parkway, Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30320
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport, with more than 100 million passengers each year. The airport, about 160 miles from Maxwell AFB, is served by nine domestic carriers and nine international carriers.
Ground transportation includes shuttle, bus, train and taxi service, as well as 13 car rental agencies.
Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108
Montgomery Regional Airport is just 6 miles southwest of the capital and about 8 miles from Maxwell AFB. The airport covers 2,000 acres and serves 16 counties in Central Alabama. About 400,000 travelers fly in and out of Montgomery Regional Airport annually. The airport is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Via Airlines, which provides nonstop service from Montgomery to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Two car rental agencies are available at the airport, as are taxi, shuttle and bus services.
Capitol City Carriage Service
403 Holly Ridge Drive
Montgomery, AL 36109
Explore downtown Montgomery from a romantic horse-drawn carriage. Carriage tours start on the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa streets. Carriage drivers relate historical facts and stories about the city on 20- and 40-minute tours. Specialty tours are also available. For tour schedules and prices, visit the service’s
Montgomery Area Transit System
2318 W. Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36108
Montgomery Area Transit System provides fixed route and paratransit service within the city limits. The fixed-route system averages 2,500 trips daily and more than 700,000 trips annually. Fourteen fixed routes are served by a fleet of 34 buses. Passes may be purchased at the main office on Fairview Avenue and at the Intermodal Transfer Center at 495 Molton St.
300 Water St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Check out Montgomery via a guided Segway tour. Glide down the Riverwalk, cruise around downtown Montgomery or Wetumpka, visit the Capitol and Civil Rights locales or customize your own Segway tour. One-on-one training sessions with each rider and helmets are