Atlanta International Airport
One of the busiest airports in the US, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves 89 million passengers each year on thousands of domestic and international flights to and from destinations like Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Dakar, London, Johannesburg, Seoul and San Francisco.
The enormous airport is made of two terminals connected by an atrium containing numerous services, shops, restaurants, and a food court. First-time visitors may find it difficult to find their way around, however the friendly staff members are always ready to assist, and a number of motorized walkways help to speed the long journey between gates.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located seven miles (11km) south of central Atlanta, and is the main airport for Georgia, in addition to serving as a transit hub for many international flights to and from various US destinations.
The airport is situated 10 miles (16km) south of downtown Atlanta.
Getting to the city
The airport is serviced by the trains and buses of the local Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Tickets to downtown Atlanta cost $2.50 and the journey takes around 20 minutes. Other options like taxis, shuttles and limousines are all available at the Ground Transportation Center, located near the baggage claim area of the arrival's lobby.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Tel: +1 404 209 1910 or 530 7300.
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Taxis are available at the Ground Transportation Center, located near the baggage claim area of the arrivals lobby. The fixed fare from the airport to downtown Atlanta is $30 and a $2-per-person fee applies for two or more passengers.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals and six concourses are connected by an Automated People Mover which operates approximately every two minutes. A fifteen minute shuttle ride connects the International Terminal with the Domestic Terminal's ground transportation area.
The airport offers more than 200 concessions for services, food, beverages, and retail shopping. Additional services include currency exchange offices and ATMs, internet access, meeting rooms and cell phone hire. Other facilities include an interfaith chapel, smoking lounges, a post office and concierge services.
Parking is charged at $3 per hour for all lots, however daily rates range from $16 to $36 depending on their distance from the terminal. The hourly parking lots located in front of each terminal are the most convenient parking for picking up or dropping off. There are also daily lots adjacent to the airport's main terminal and economy lots nearby. The Park & Ride lots are the cheapest option and are connected by regular shuttle buses.
Flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are available on AirTran, American Airlines, US Airways, Continental Airlines, KLM, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Frontier Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, Airlines, Air Canada, GeorgiaSkies, Air France, Korean Airlines and Lufthansa.
Free wifi is avaliable throughout the terminals.
Meeting rooms and business services like phone, fax, internet, videoconferencing, photocopying and computers are available in the Executive Conference Centre. There is also a Laptop Lane in the Atrium offering internet, phones, fax, printing and copying services. Plug points for laptops are available in the food court.
Atlanta International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.