Gadsden travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gadsden

With a population of 36,856, Gadsden is a must-see destination in Alabama, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

When to visit Gadsden

Gadsden in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gadsden in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gadsden in July, when the average temperature is 27 °C, and the highest can go up to 32 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -1 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 148 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Gadsden, with an average rainfall of 81 mm.

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How to Get to Gadsden


Although Gadsden doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Birmingham (BHM), which is located 85 km from Gadsden. Birmingham is the most popular, with regular flights from Delta, Korean Air, KLM and other airlines departing from Canada. The shortest flight to Gadsden from Canada departs from Vancouver and takes around 4h 40m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Gadsden. The train journey from Gadsden to Greenville takes 3h 12m and costs around C$ 45 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about C$ 30 for a 4h 36m trip.


Another option to get to Gadsden is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 152 km from Gadsden. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Turo, among others, in Atlanta.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gadsden, including Greyhound, PandaNY Bus and Megabus. From Chattanooga, the bus ride to Gadsden takes 201 km and will cost you around C$ 63. From Albany, the ticket costs about C$ 74 for a journey of 209 km.

Airlines serving Gadsden

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British Airways
Good (1,746 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,510 reviews)
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Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (306 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,200 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,048 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (492 reviews)
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
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Alaska Airlines
Excellent (3,067 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gadsden

Where to stay in popular areas of Gadsden

Most booked hotels in Gadsden

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Gadsden W-Near Attalla, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 201+
Hampton Inn Gadsden/Attalla, AL
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 207+
Best Western Plus Gadsden Hotel & Suites
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 171+
Comfort Suites Gadsden Attalla
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
C$ 159+
Super 8 by Wyndham Gadsden AL
Good (6.8, Good reviews)
C$ 82+
Rodeway Inn Gadsden 1-59 exit 183
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
C$ 105+
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Renting a car in Gadsden

Expect to pay C$ 1.37 per litre in Gadsden (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.44 and C$ 21.91. The most frequently booked car type in Gadsden is Standard (Kia Soul or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Kia Rio or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.