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The closest major airport is Birmingham International Airport, located in Birmingham, AL, at a distance of 81 miles from the city center of Huntsville, AL.


Getting around in Huntsville, AL

Public Transportation


The public transportation service, in Huntsville, is operated by the city’s Department of Parking and Public Transit, with the Huntsville shuttle running 11 fixed routes throughout the city, mainly around downtown and major shopping areas, and the Tourist Trolley, which makes stops at tourist attractions and shopping centers.




The city has 2 active commercial rail lines, the main line being operated by Norfolk Southern, which travels from Memphis, Tennessee, to Chattanooga, the other line being formerly part of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, today being operated by the Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority, connecting to the Norfolk Southern line downtown and running 13 miles south, terminating at Norton Switch, near Hobbs Island.


Major Highways and Roads


The major highways and roads, which serve Huntsville, include: US 72, 431, 231, I-565, which links the two cities of Huntsville and Decatur to I-65, and Alabama Highway 53, which also connects the city with I-65 in Ardmore, Tennessee.


How to get to University of Alabama in Huntsville campus?

Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!


From Birmingham International Airport: Head west on Messer Airport Hwy. and make a slight left to stay on Messer Airport Hwy. Turn right to merge onto I-20 W/I-59 S and take exit 124B to merge onto I-65 N, toward Huntsville. Take exit 340 to merge onto I-565 E, toward Huntsville and take exit 15 for Madison Pike, toward Sparkman Dr/Bob Wallace Ave. Keep left at the fork, and follow the signs for Old Madison Pike. Keep left at the fork, and follow the signs for Sparkman Dr. Turn left at Bob Wallace Ave SW/Sparkman Dr NW and continue to follow Sparkman Dr NW. Turn right toward N Loop Road and again at N Loop Road. UAHuntsville will be on the left.


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