Transportation in and around Helen, Georgia

Posted by Tom Telford on Thu, Oct 27, 2011

You'll almost certainly arrive in Helen, Georgia by automobile. Whether it's your own car or a rental from the airport, Helen Georgia's peacefulness is in part owed to its lack of commercial railroad and airport access.

That being said, once you arrive in Helen, you have several great options available for local transportation.

Ride sharing in Helen

If you're tech savvy enough to download and use the apps, major ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft have drivers available in Helen, Georgia. This option is especially good for visiting places in and near Helen like vineyards, beer festivals, and bars so everyone can enjoy the destination and return safely.

Ride sharing also works extremely well when parking availability or cost may be a concern, as it eliminates that need.

Hours of availability, experience of drivers, rates, and types of ride sharing services may vary by date and time. However, because of the tourist demand for ride sharing, you can almost always expect to find a timely, safe ride in Helen during daytime hours.

To download the necessary ride sharing apps, simply search your phone's app store for Uber and Lyft.

Taxis and shuttles

There are several affordable taxi and shuttle services in Helen, Georgia. Some of them even offer specific experiences, such as wine tours and hiking destinations.

To see the current shuttle and taxi services available, simply click the following link for the Google local business search: Shuttles in Helen, Georgia

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Recreational transportation

It's not always about the destination; sometimes the ride is the activity in itself! In fact, this transportation option won't get you from point A to point B, as it always brings you back to where you started.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is more than just an enjoyable mode of transportation; it's also a great way to explore the countryside around Helen along some of the trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Sunburst Stables and Chattahoochee Stables offer plenty of opportunities for touring the local sites on horseback.

Horse-drawn carriage

If you're looking to see the area of Helen up close and in person without wearing out your feet out, try a carriage ride. These throwback-style carriages are drawn by beautiful horses, and the entire experience is fun for every member of the family.

To book a ride, simply visit downtown Helen during your trip and hail a carriage. While you can expect to see the carriages running almost every single day during business hours, availability depends on demand!

River tubing

Covering a few miles of the Chattahoochee River on a rubber inner tube can be more relaxing than you think! You can bring your own adult beverages, connect your tubes to friends or family members, and enjoy the fun of a water park, nature hike, and lounge all at once.

The water is shallow and life jackets are available, so tubing is great for all skills and ages. Plus, the various tubing companies such as Helen Tubing and Cool River Tubing provide buses that will drive you and your tube to the starting points for your river adventures, thus solving the other half of the transportation challenge!

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