If you are visiting Augusta for the first time, knowing about the local airports can be important for your travel plans.
Augusta, GA is home to two primary airports which provide domestic flights only. Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is the hometown airport with passenger flights to four other large airports. Daniel Field (DNL) is Augusta’s smaller airport that is primarily for private jets and several charter flights.
|Flights To & From||Parking||Website Link & Contact||Review Stats|
|Augusta Regional Airport||-Washington, DC (DCA)|
-Charlotte, NC (CLT)
-Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
-Atlanta, GA (ATL)
|– Free for 30 Minutes|
– Daily Parking at $10 – $12
1,057 Google Reviews
|Daniel Field||-Charter Flights Available|
– Charter range: approx. 1,100 miles one way
(3 hours & 45 minutes)
|– Parking at no additional charge||Website Link |
Charter Flights: 704-289-6868
|/28 Google Reviews|
Augusta Regional Airport
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is the primary public airport in the Augusta, Georgia area with flights to and from Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Forth Worth, and Washington, DC.
Since AGS connects to four of the world’s busiest airports, you can typically reach your destination after a single layover. Delta and American Airlines are the only two airlines that operate to/from AGS.
Other information to keep in mind:
Airlines at AGS
You are limited to two options at AGS. Delta and American Airlines are the only two airlines that fly to and from AGS.
However, since Delta is based out of Atlanta, you can find other Delta flights to pretty much anywhere. This allows you to find convenient international and domestic flights without having to switch airlines (I always try to avoid multiple airlines on the same trip).
You can find these options here at Expedia. (Personally, I fly Delta based on my years of flying to and from Atlanta and Augusta).
Food at AGS – The Par 3 Bar & Grille
The Par 3 Bar & Grille is the one restaurant at AGS. While you might not expect a lot from airport food, this place has on Yelp and on TripAdvisor. Not bad at all!
For breakfast, you’ll find options like:
- breakfast sandwiches
- coffee & lattes
For lunch and dinner, you can grab some:
- burgers & hotdogs
- chicken tenders
Check out the Par 3 Bar & Grille‘s full menu here.
Seven different rental car agencies service Augusta’s primary airport. You can find more here on AGS’ website, or book online at Expedia.
Rides to and from Airport: Uber, Lyft, and select hotel shuttles
Both Uber and Lyft service AGS to and from the designated ride share space.
- Uber: Estimate cost and reserve on Uber’s site here.
- Lyft: Estimate cost and reserve here Lyft’s site
Additionally, several local hotels have shuttles for guests coming and going to AGS.
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- Fairfield Inn
- Holiday Inn Express- Augusta West
- Marriott Hotel & Suites
- Partridge Inn by Hilton
Daniel Field (DFH) is Augusta’s smaller airport that offers a variety of services, including charter flights for passengers to a host of locations within approximately 1,100 miles one-way.
Charter Flights – Augusta Aviation, Inc.
Depending on your budget and where you’re travelling to, taking a charter flight from Daniel Field may be worth exploring.
Destinations. According to their Charter Department, the destinations are locations within roughly a 3 hour and 45 minute flight one-way. This translates to approximately 1,100 miles.
With this distance, you can fly from Augusta to New York, southern Minnesota, the Florida Keys, and eastern Nebreska (among other places). See below map for a better picture of the distance!
Aircraft. You would fly on a Beechcraft King Air C90A for your charter flight from Daniel Field. There are three of theese C90As at Daniel Field available for charter flights.
- Seating Capacity: Maximum of 5 passengers (total capacity is 6 or 7 people)
- More on the planes here
Costs. The price will vary, but expect to pay roughly $1,500 per one hour of flight time for a charter flight.
Other Services Provided by Daniel Field
In addition to air charter, you can find a host of other services provided at Daniel Field. These include three options for a 30-minute flight adventure!
- Romantic Sunset Tour. This includes a beautiful view of Augusta at sunset, along with refreshments.
- Aerial Tour of Augusta. You and two friends can go on this one!
- Introductory Flight Lesson. Includes 30-minutes of flight time that will count towards your logged flight time.
If you’re interested in learning more, there’s also:
- Flight Training. You can take flying lessons here and work towards a pilot’s license. Augusta Aviation has planes that students can rent as well.
For those who own aircraft, you’ll also find:
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Rental space for your aircraft
International Airports Nearest to Augusta, GA
There are five international airports that average a 2-hour and 36-minute drive from Augusta, GA. The largest international airport close to Augusta is in Atlanta – The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Drive Time from Augusta, GA: 2 hours and 30-minutes
Distance: 149 miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Drive Time from Augusta, GA: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Distance: 167 miles
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Drive Time from Augusta, GA: 2 hours and 20-minutes
Distance: 119 miles
Charleston International Airport
Drive Time from Augusta, GA: 2 hours and 40-minutes
Distance: 143 miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Drive Time from Augusta, GA: 2 hours and 20-minutes
Distance: 117 miles