Airport shuttle service from Birmingham to Atlanta began Sunday

Birmingham Atlanta shuttle
[Photo Credit: Groome Transportation]

A Richmond, Va. based transportation company began a shuttle service from Birmingham to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this week.

Birmingham Atlanta shuttle2The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport currently operates over 60 flights between itself and Atlanta each week, and although each flight only takes around 30 minutes (once you’re in the air) many travelers prefer to avoid the hassle of adding a connecting flight either to or from the Atlanta airport.

Groome Transportation will be offering 14 daily round trips from Birmingham to Atlanta; beginning at 1 a.m. with the last shuttle leaving Birmingham at 8:30 p.m.

Services to Birmingham from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be offered as well, the first shuttle will be scheduled to leave at 5:30 a.m. with the last trip leaving Atlanta at 1 a.m. according to the Birmingham Patch.

Reservations are required in advance and can be purchased online or by phone; the company asks that you schedule the shuttle at least 24 hours before your trip to avoid any potential delays at the time of travel.

For now, all shuttles pick passengers up at the Festival Shopping Center on Crestwood Boulevard for one way or round trip service.

Adult shuttle trips cost $29 one-way and $58 for a round trip ticket. Young children, three to seven years old, cost $14 each way, while children under three ride for free.