CANS 2023 - Local Arrangements

Arriving by flight?

The Augusta area is served by the ​Augusta Regional Airport (code AGS), located seven miles outside the city proper. Two major passenger carriers, Delta and American Airlines fly into and out of Augusta Regional Airport. Delta flights connect through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (code: ATL) in Atlanta, Georgia (GA). American Airlines flights connect through the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (code: CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), Ronald Reagan National Airport (code: DCA), Washington, DC, and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport (code: DFW) in Texas.

You can see the direct flight information to/from Augusta here.

For ground transportation options from Augusta Airport, visit TaxiCar Rental, and Hotel Shuttle Service.

Arriving by car?

Augusta sits on Interstate 20 (I-20), which runs east-west, at the Georgia – South Carolina border. Here are the distances (in miles) to major cities near to Augusta:

  • Atlanta: 145 miles via I-20
  • Columbia, S.C.: 75 miles via I-20
  • Charleston, S.C.: 169 miles via I-26
  • Savannah, Ga.: 128 miles via US 321 and 301
  • Charlotte, N.C.: 164 miles via I-77 and I-20


The main hotel for the conference is the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. The hotel is about 200 meters away from Georgia Cyber Center, and the shortest walk is on the scenic Augusta Riverwalk that runs along the Savannah River. We have an arrangement with Augusta Marriott and a block of rooms is reserved for Cans 2023 attendees.

Call Augusta Marriott to reserve a room (706) 722-8900

Please note that the space is limited. We suggest you reserve soon to guarantee a room at the reduced rate.

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There are several other hotels in the area. Other options include:

Other budget option nearby include:


If there is no direct flight from a city to Augusta, a good option is to fly to Atlanta and then,

  • Take a shuttle to Augusta from Groom Transportation* if you are traveling alone.
  • Rent a car if you are more than one person and have a good driver in your group.

*At the time this page is posted, Groom Transportation provides 15 shuttles from Atlanta Airport to Augusta every day from 7 am to 11:30 pm (one every 75 minutes). For accurate information, visit the website.

General Information

For general information about Augusta, including event schedules and lists of attractions, visit the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau at