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Getting In and Around Huntsville

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Huntsville, the Rocket City, is easily accessible by air and road. The city is served by U.S. Highways that connects it to the other cities in the nation.  Getting to Huntsville is easy via car. Also, it is easy to navigate through Huntsville via the public transit network. The public transportation facility in Huntsville meets the need of any visitor or local in need of a ride.  Read on to know about the Huntsville transportation system-

Getting to Huntsville

Getting to Huntsville by Plane

It is in downtown Huntsville
Image By Ichabod (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


Huntsville is served by Huntsville International Airport (HSV), which is located about 10 miles southwest of Huntsville downtown. It is off I-565. Airlines serving this airport include American Eagle, United Express, Delta Connection and Delta Air Lines. It offers non-stop service to the following destinations: Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Chicago and Denver. 

Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-772-9395

To and From HSV: Several car rentals are available at the airport. Some of them are:

Budget Rent A Car
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW #108B, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-464-0188

Alamo Rent A Car
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-542-2001

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-542-2002
Avis Car Rental
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-772-7404

Hertz Rent A Car
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-772-9331

Thrifty Car Rental
Address: Huntsville International Airport, 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-513-6488
National Car Rental
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 888-826-6890

Getting to Huntsville by Car

Spur route to I-65
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Huntsville is served by numerous U.S. Highway Interstates, thus making it easily accessible via car. U.S. Highways serving Huntsville include 431,231, 72, Interstate-65 and Interstate-565.
  • Interstate-565: It is a spur route to Interstate-65. If you’re in Decatur, Birmingham or Nashville, drive on Interstate-65 until you reach Interstate-565, which brings you to Huntsville.
  • U.S. Highway 72: Huntsville is accessible from Athens, AL, Chattanooga through I-24 and Memphis via US 72.
  • U.S. Highway 431: It offers access to Anniston and Guntersville in Alabama
  • U.S. Route 231: It offers access to Arab, AL and Fayetteville.
Huntsville is perfectly located to travel to/from to several destinations. 

Getting to Huntsville by Bus

Greyhound bus has a depot in downtown Huntsville. 

Huntsville Bus Station-
Address: 601 Monroe Street, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, United States
Phone: (256) 534-1681

Getting Around Huntsville

Public Transportation in Huntsville

Public transportation in Huntsville is operated by the Department of Parking and Public Transit, Huntsville. It offers Huntsville Shuttle service that runs 13 fixed bus routes all round the city, majorly around downtown area and a few shopping areas like University Drive and Memorial Park. It also runs a Tourist Trolley with stops at the major tourist spots, entertainment and shopping areas. 

Shuttle Bus System One-Way fare: The fare is $1 (Regular); for students, children below 6 and seniors, the fare is $0.50; tourist trolley all day pass is $2; and downtown weekend trolley is free of charge.

Operational hours:
Monday to Thursday: 6:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 6:00am-2:00am (Downtown trolley runs after 6:00pm)
Saturday: 7:00pm-2:00am (Only Downtown Trolley)
On Sundays, there is no service
If you want to explore the areas of downtown Huntsville on the weekends, go for Downtown Free Trolley that operates on Friday and Saturday. 


Getting Around Huntsville by Cabs/Taxi Service

Looking for a comfortable journey, take a taxi/cab. Taxis are available in every area of Huntsville, no matter where you are and where you want to go. If travelling at odd hours, this is the best option and probably your life line.
Some of the cabs/taxi services in Huntsville are:

AMERICAN CAB CO
Address: 2008 Triana Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, United States
Phone: 1 256-536-9959

AAAA CAB COMPANY
Address: Huntsville, AL, United States
Phone: 1 256-288-0909

The 'Official' Madison Cab Company
Address: 1011 Oster Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-536-6662

Executive Connection
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-772-0186


Getting Around Huntsville by Car Rentals

There are many car rental options available in Huntsville. Some of the car rentals companies in Huntsville are:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Address: 2401 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, United States
Phone: 1 256-534-9700
Avis Car Rental
Address: 3154 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816, United States
Phone: 1 256-319-1612

Dollar Rent a Car
Address: 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35824, United States
Phone: 1 256-513-6488
Budget Car Rental
Address: Coates Motor Rental, 3154 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816, United States
Phone: 1 256-319-1613


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