Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) is a regional airport. If you can’t find a convenient flight, its best to fly into Birmingham or Atlanta, then drive here. Rental Cars: Agencies serving the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National and Thrifty. Car rental counters are on the ground level between Concourse C and B. Take Highway 80 East to reach downtown in about 15 minutes. Taxis from the airport to Downtown should cost about $15 for one person.
There is no Amtrak service to Montgomery at present, but Alabama and Mississippi are collectively working on High Speed Rail plans. Aside from Amtrak service currently linking Atlanta to Birmingham, plans call for a Birmingham-Montgomery-Mobile-Gulport route in the future. For a larger context, see this important article for more information about progress towards an Interstate High Speed Rail Network.
Lightening Route Trolley is one of the most fun things you can for $0.25 per boarding ride the faux-vintage bus. Two Routes, the Green and the Gold, circulate the downtown area at 20 minute intervals between the hours of 9:00am and 6:00pm Monday thru Saturday. The trolleys provide passengers transportation to many of the City’s Landmarks, Historical sites and Government centers. Catch it at Historic Union Station Transportation Center or board it anywhere along its famous trek.
Harriott II Riverboat
Come on down to the River and re-live history while enjoying a relaxing cruise on Montgomery’s newest downtown attraction, the Harriott II; docked beside the uniquely built Riverwalk Amphitheater, this elegant 19th Century riverboat is center stage of Montgomery’s entertainment district. Daytime boarding 11:00a, Friday Dinner boarding 7p, Saturday Sun Setter boarding 4:30p; Evening Dinner cruises 2 hours and Daytime cruises 1 hour. Minimum limit for cruising is 15 paying customers, tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance.
ADDRESS: Riverfront Box Office 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery, AL MAP
Montgomery Freeway Network: Montgomery is only a 2-hour drive southwest of Atlanta on Interstate 85. It is 1 hour 15 minutes from Birmingham. Selma is one hour west and Tuskegee is 45 minutes east of Montgomery. Traffic from the airport is moderate during commute hours, but plan to arrive at the airport at no less than 60 minutes before your flight. The city sits in the junction of two interstate freeways.