How far is Columbus, Georgia from Fort Benning?

My mother in-law and I are trying to fly to Fort Benning Georgia to go see my Fiance’s graduation from BCT, but we don’t know how to plan this with out this getting complicated, we don;t want to go and get lost… We just want to arrive in Columbus because is the nearest to Fort Benning, Atlanta is 2 1/2 away from Fort Benning and that’s to far! Can anyone pls help me with answers! Or cheap flights! For May the 4th he’s graduation is on May 6! _______THANK YOU!!

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  • Map it online. Pull up a map, and map it or even get a paper map and use the scale to determine distance. Ok, both of you are adults. You can’t figure out how to buy a plane ticket?

    Go to any major flight website: Continentle, Southwest, Delta or US Airways. You could also use Orbitz or Expedia. You put in the day you want to fly out and come home on, each location, how many tickets you want and you can pick your flight times. It isn’t complicated. If that is too complicated for you, call the airlines directly to purchase over the phone. You can even rent your car at the same time online. I would expect two adults to know how to do this. Seriously.

  • Put it this way: you drive out the front gate of Fort Benning and you’re in Columbus. The I-185 runs south from Atlanta through Columbus and ends in Fort Benning. The Columbus Airport is off exit 8, therefore, it’s 8 miles from Fort Benning.

    For hotels, we stayed in the holiday inn off Exit 10, it was very nice. If you want to be close to post, the Holiday inn off Victory Dr in Cplumbus is literally right outside the front gate and less then 10 min from where the bct graduations are held.

    Good luck!

    p.s. It’s a straight shot down 85/185 from Atlanta down to Benning…. It’s not a hard drive, just long, worth it if the tickets are much cheaper

  • Fort Benning To Atlanta

  • The front gate for Fort Benning is a 15-20 minute drive from the Columbus Airport. It’s approximately 90 minutes or so from the Atlanta Airport. The vast majority of Soldiers stationed at Fort Benning ride to Atlanta to fly home because a connecting flight from Atlanta (where you’ll change planes at) to Columbus could add at least $200-$300 on average to your flight cost. This is compared to you being able to take a bus from there for around $50. Nine times out of ten, it’s faster to drive from Atlanta to Columbus than it is to wait the amount of time you would have to wait for your connecting flight.

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    My mother in-law and I are trying to fly to Fort Benning Georgia to go see my Fiance's graduation from BCT, but we don't know how to plan this with out this getting complicated, we don;t want to go and get lost… We just want to arrive in Columbus because is the nearest to Fort Benning,…

  • I live in columbus and work on fort benning, there are cabs and public transportation i.e. buses that run to benning. You are going to need to provide identification and reson for your visit prior to getting into fort benning, so be prepared for that. The greyhound station is on veterans parkway and is maybe 4 miles from the main gate. Just tell someone there you need to get to fort benning and i am positive they will assist you. Enjoy the weather its stifling down here right now.

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    I lived there 3 years ago and unless it has moved, the bus station is pretty close to downtown. I’m pretty sure the cabs run by there all the time and it wouldn’t be too expensive I don’t think as Benning isn’t too far from there. Maybe look up the number of a cab company before you go to have just in case you need it. Good luck!

  • I believe the air port is about 10 miles from the front gate at Fort Benning.

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  • Uhhh…try google maps?

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