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Lanett is conveniently located near many major markets in the expanding Southeastern Region of the United States. With a strong transportation network and quick access to major routes, the City of Lanett is an appealing place to live and do business. Area highways, airports, and railways provide numerous travel options and inexpensive transport costs for shipping manufactured goods, lowering overall cost of doing business.

Lanett is located in east Alabama, centrally located among:

  • Atlanta, GA (60 miles/97km)
  • Birmingham, AL (135 miles/217km)
  • Charleston, SC (400 miles/643km)
  • Charlotte, NC (330 miles/531km)
  • Knoxville, TN (395 miles/635km)
  • Memphis, TN (370 miles/595km)
  • Chattanooga, TN (200 miles/321km)
  • Columbus, GA (40 miles/64km)
  • Mobile, AL (250 miles/402km)
  • Montgomery, AL (80 miles/128km)
  • Nashville, TN (310 miles/498km)
  • New Orleans, LA (390 miles/627km)

Lanett lies along Interstate 85, providing direct north-south access to Atlanta or Montgomery. The city can be accessed from both Exits 77 and 79, and approximately 42,000 vehicles per day travel through Lanett on I-85, making it an ideal location for commercial and retail, as well as industrial companies to do business. Other major arteries connecting Lanett, include US Hwy 29, and Alabama Hwy 50. The city has rail service via CSX Transportation, and is home to the Lanett Municipal Airport. As the first city in Alabama on I-85, Lanett is less than 60 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.

Whether you are looking for affordable land for a manufacturing or distribution facility, or sites for retail and residential development, Lanett, Alabama has the strategic site to meet your needs.

Commercial Airports

Commercial air transportation is available about an hour away at Columbus Regional Airport in Georgia. Other nearby airports include: Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, and the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham. Additionally, the city is home to the Lanett Municipal Airport.

Lanett Regional Airport

Lanett Municipal Airport is located approximately 5 miles Southwest of downtown Lanett. It is adjacent to I-85 and the Huguley Industrial Parks, and is accessible from Exit 77.

The airport currently has a 3,153’ runway with a new runway under design. The construction of the new runway is planned to begin in fall of 2017. The first phase of the planned construction will take the runway to 4,400’ with the ability to expand in further phases. The airport currently has 10 T-Hangars, 1 Maintenance Hangar and 2 Tie-Downs. The airport also provides self-serve AVGAS.


  • Dimensions
    3,153 x 80 ft./961 x 24 m.
  • Surface
  • Weight bearing capacity
    Single wheel; 16.0
  • Runway edge lights
    medium intensity
Latitude 32-48.665867N 32-48.764400N
Longitude 085-14.081100W 085-13.476617W
Elevation 618.0 ft. 624.0 ft.
Traffic pattern left left
Runway heading 079 259
Markings basic basic
Touchdown point no, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions 38 ft. tree,
1468 ft. from runway,
125 ft. left of centerline,
33:1 slope to clear
62 ft. trees,
647 ft. from runway,
170 ft. left of centerline,
7:1 slope to clear


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Serviced by 10 domestic major airlines and 14 regional airlines
  • Serviced by 6 international airlines

Birmingham International Airport

  • Serviced by 7 airlines
  • Approximately 140 flights daily
  • 24 non-stop destinations and 20 cities served direct


Rail service is provided in Lanett by CSX. The line runs throughout the city, including along AL Hwy 50 and adjacent to the Chattahoochee River. Additionally, a rail spur is located in the Huguley Industrial Park off Exit 77 on I-85.

Port Facilities

The City of Lanett is bordered on the Eastern edge by the Chattahoochee River. Port facilities are available within 45 miles in Phenix City, Alabama, as well as in Mobile, AL (250 miles) and Savannah, GA (240 miles).

Local Transportation

Seniors Transit Authority Service

The Transit Authority is the new Demand Response Service offered by the City of Lanett Recreation Department from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. The service is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. It is open to all seniors 55 years and over including disabled citizens (must be a citizen of Lanett, Alabama).

Transit Authority provides curb-to-curb service only. It is up to the passenger to make arrangements if other assistance is needed. The driver is not allowed to enter the home, garage or office building where the passenger is picked up or dropped off.

Passengers may schedule trips on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by calling 334.644.4316.


Groome Transportation Shuttle Service

Groome Transportation has a 24-hour shuttle to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Pick up takes place at the Hampton Inn located off Exit 77 on I-85. Pick-up times are: 3:30 am, 5:00 am, 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm. All times are Eastern and reservations must be made.

Contact Groome at: 334.821.3399 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Lanett City Hall
401 North Lanier Ave
Lanett, AL 36863-2019