Car Hire Georgia

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Hertz Car Hire in Georgia

The Peach State is aptly named – it’s a peach of a place to visit. Stretching from coastal beaches inland to the mountains, the state of Georgia combines southern heritage and old-world values with thrusting new cities such as Atlanta.

It’s a varied, friendly place where you can soon drive from a hip and liberal city to a town seemingly unchanged by the passage of time. We have branches all across this beautiful state, conveniently located in airports, cities and at other key hubs.

Browse our car collections online and choose the vehicle that’s right for your visit. You can pay in advance or on collection, and if you have any questions about optional extras, please feel free to call our 24-hour helpline. If it’s your first time in the US, you picked a great state to start with. If it’s not, welcome back…

Driving in and around Georgia

Cities and mountains, rivers and lakes, open plains and coastal drives – driving around Georgia is never boring. It’s a place of shifting, varied landscapes, making a US road trip here an experience to be remembered.

Many of the US and Georgia driving laws are common sense but you will, of course, be driving on the right-hand side of the road and overtaking on the left. Your valid UK driver’s licence will be ample for identification in the US – you don’t need to apply for a Georgia licence.

Speed limits will be clearly signposted and vary from 70mph on interstates down to 30mph in residential districts, with numerous other area-specific speeds. There is currently only one toll road in the whole of Georgia, the Georgia 400. However, an Atlanta express lane on the I-85 will open soon, with special toll lanes to skip gridlocked traffic. Please talk to our local team if you have any questions about how these operate or how to pay.

That I-85 runs form the south-west of the state to the north-east, taking in Atlanta along the way. The I-75 also cuts through Atlanta, but heads north-west into Tennessee and Chattanooga and south-east to Macon and then Florida.

For east coast cities such as Savannah and Brunswick you can take the I-16 south-east and then join the I-95 that runs north to south. The other main interstate is the I-20, again going through Atlanta from west to east and connecting Alabama with South Carolina.

For great sightseeing, there are a number of scenic byways. One is the Cohutta-Chattahoochee byway that takes in 19th century mills, civil war sites, the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Fort Mountain State Park.

You’ll find numerous lovely places to stop, from historic towns to apple-picking farms. It covers 54 miles of road in north-west Georgia and is a great introduction to the state’s more bucolic charms.

A quick guide to Georgia

Whether you’re touching down with plans to explore exciting and buzzy Atlanta or you plan on seeing remnants of the Civil War, Georgia contains more than enough for several visits. Best explored by car, you can head to the coast or drive north to the mountains, take detours and stop in friendly towns for fine food and a hearty welcome.

Sweet Savannah 

Hugging the east coast, Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, as well as its prettiest and most endearing. Tree-lined streets, lovely squares, soaring oak trees, well-preserved antebellum mansions – it’s a city with a foot in the past.

Take time to explore gorgeous Forsyth Park with its famed fountain and stop for lunch at a place that specialises in traditional Georgian cuisine, or enjoy a true taste of the south by getting your fingers sticky with some BBQ. Mrs Wilkes’ Dining Room in the historic district is only open 11am-2pm every day but always has a queue for its home-cooked classics – fried chicken or meat loaf.

If the weather is good, take a short drive to the best nearby beach at Tybee Island. There’s an old lighthouse, piers to fish from, dolphin cruises and watersports. Alternatively enjoy one of the nearby hiking routes or simply relax on the beaches. You’ll find wonderful places to eat crab, oysters and other fresh seafood.

East of Atlanta

While there’s much to lure you into Atlanta, it’s also worth heading just over an hour or so east of ‘The ATL’ for the cool, laidback cultural city of Athens. The university here makes for a lively atmosphere with a thriving music and food scene. There’s culture galore too, with the Georgia Museum of Art, the State Botanical Garden and the Natural History Museum.

There’s also southern cuisine with a twist. At Home Made on Baxter Street you can find chicken beignets with hot sauce, beer battered cheese curds and gulf shrimp and grits. Desserts include a decadent bourbon crème brulee with brown butter and buttermilk pralines.

The Antebellum Trail

Athens is one of the numerous cities that make up the Antebellum Trail, one of the very best ways to immerse yourself in the Old South’s rich history. It covers 100 miles in all and takes in not just Athens but also Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Macon and Gray/Old Clinton.

You’ll see historic houses, covered bridges and museums that were once stagecoach stops. Venture on for farms, Governors’ mansions, plantation houses and sites of civil war battles. Stop to take information-packed guided tours or simply do it at your own pace.

A state with a proud history that sits alongside an exciting present and ambitious future, car hire in Georgia will give you the freedom to see the thriving cities and quiet backwaters, the pretty mountains and sparkling ocean in one of America’s most interesting states.