Macon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Macon

With a population of 91,351, Macon is a must-see destination in Georgia, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Macon deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Macon

If you’re looking for affordable options, Dovetail - Macon (543 Cherry St) and Downtown Grill - Macon (562 Mulberry Street Lane) are great picks.

When to visit Macon

Macon in January
Estimated hotel price
$99
1 night at 3-star hotel
Macon in January
Estimated hotel price
$99
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Macon in July, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 93.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 35.6 °F, with an average temperature of 46.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 5″. In contrast, May is usually the driest month of the year in Macon, with an average rainfall of 2.7″.

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How to Get to Macon

Plane

When flying to Macon, you’ll arrive at Macon Middle Georgia Regional (MAC), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Macon departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 1h 56m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Macon. The train journey from Macon to Birmingham takes 4h 36m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Charlotte, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 48m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Macon is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 77 miles from Macon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Kyte, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Macon, including Megabus, RedCoach and FlixBus. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Macon takes 285 miles and will cost you around $48. From Jacksonville, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 365 miles. The most popular bus station is Macon-West, located 6 miles from downtown Macon. Macon Flightlink is also a commonly used station, and is 11 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Macon, you’ll arrive at Macon Middle Georgia Regional (MAC), which is located 4 miles from the city center. The shortest domestic flight to Macon departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 1h 56m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Macon. The train journey from Macon to Birmingham takes 4h 36m and costs around $26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Charlotte, expect to pay about $51 for a 5h 48m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Macon is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 77 miles from Macon. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Kyte, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Macon, including Megabus, RedCoach and FlixBus. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Macon takes 285 miles and will cost you around $48. From Jacksonville, the ticket costs about $28 for a journey of 365 miles. The most popular bus station is Macon-West, located 6 miles from downtown Macon. Macon Flightlink is also a commonly used station, and is 11 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Macon

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
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Where to stay in Macon

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Rodeway Inn & Suites and Extended Stay America Suites - Macon - North.

Where to stay in popular areas of Macon

Most booked hotels in Macon

Best Western Plus Executive Residency Rigby's Water World Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.8, 425 reviews)
$156+
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Macon
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 738 reviews)
$114+
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Warner Robins
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, 528 reviews)
$131+
Wingate by Wyndham Macon
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 1597 reviews)
$96+
Courtyard by Marriott Macon
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 419 reviews)
$108+
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Warner Robins AFB
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 322 reviews)
$98+

Renting a car in Macon

Renting a car in Macon costs $63 per day, on average, or $126 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Macon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Macon is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 46% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Macon costs $63 per day, on average, or $126 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 10% more expensive than at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson.

Expect to pay $3.90 per gallon in Macon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $46.79 and $62.38. The most frequently booked car type in Macon is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate rental cars (Hyundai Elantra or similar) are, on average, 46% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.