Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Guide (ATL)

Airport info
Code: ATL

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) south of Atlanta.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1
+1 800 897 1910
Timezone: GMT -05:00
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport map

The world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a key hub in southeast USA for transatlantic flights, connections to Latin America and domestic links. Our Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport guide includes airport contact details, transportation information, details of airport facilities, and tips on where to stay nearby.

Airport news

In 2016 the airport’s 20 year so-called master plan was finalised, involving, among many expansion projects, the addition of a sixth runway and the modernisation of existing terminals.


The airport customer service office (tel: +1 404 530 7300) is open from 0815 to 1700 (Monday to Friday). Information desks are located in the public areas of the domestic and international terminals and in the automated people mover stations of each concourse. In addition, multilingual customer service representatives are on hand throughout the airport to provide assistance.

Tourist information is available from the visitor centre in the public area of the domestic terminal.

Transfer between terminals

The airport’s Plane Train automated people mover transports passengers between terminals and concourses (the journey time to the farthest concourse is five minutes). Another similar system links the terminals with the Car Rental Centre.

Driving directions

Interstates 85, 285, 75 and 20 provide direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from various areas of Georgia and southeast USA.

From Atlanta, take either Interstate 85 (for the domestic terminal) or Interstate 75 (for the international terminal) southbound and follow signs to the relevant terminal. The total drive time from central Atlanta to the airport is approximately 18 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail:Rapid train services operated by MARTA (tel: +1 404 848 5000; leave the airport's domestic terminal for central Atlanta (journey time: 15 minutes; fare: US$2.50). From the central Peachtree Street Station, connections to other parts of the city and further afield are available via Amtrak services (tel: +1 800 872 7245;

Public transport road

Coach:Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is served by Greyhound Flightlink buses (tel: +1 888 287 6359;, which depart daily for a number of cities and states from the lower level of the North Terminal.

Shuttle:Shared-ride taxis and door-to-door shuttles are available from numerous operators. The airport’s website has a full list of companies.

Taxi:Taxis can be booked for a set fee at the transportation centre in the domestic terminal and on the arrivals level of the international terminal. A special per-person rate applies for two or more passengers. Contact the taxi information line (tel: +1 404 530 3485) for further information. The fare into downtown Atlanta is US$30, and the journey time is 20 to 30 minutes.

Terminal facilities


ATMs can be found throughout the terminals and concourses, and there is a bank branch in the atrium area of the domestic terminal. Bureaux de change kiosks are located in the domestic and international terminals, and within concourse E.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is now available throughout Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A post office is located in the atrium area of the domestic terminal.


A good choice of restaurants, bars and fast-food outlets offer a wide variety of international cuisine in both terminals and within the concourses. These include a steakhouse in the domestic terminal's atrium and a seafood bar in the international terminal.


Numerous gift and souvenir shops, designer outlets and newsagents are located in the terminals and concourses. Duty-free shopping is available for international passengers.


Lockers are available at Wrap-A-Bag in the southwest area of the atrium in the domestic terminal – lockers beyond the security checkpoints are out of service until further notice. Lost property is handled by the Atlanta Airline Terminal Corporation (tel: +1 404 530 2100).


Other facilities at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport include a chapel, medical centre and AED units (defibrillators).

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Laptop Lane centres offer meeting rooms and business facilities, including telephone, fax, printing, photocopying and workstations. There are numerous airline lounges for business-class passengers. A concierge service is available in the baggage reclaim area, in the north part of the domestic terminal. Meeting rooms are available at the on-site Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel (tel: +1 404 209 9999; and other hotels in the vicinity.

Disabled facilities

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is fully equipped with facilities for disabled passengers, including TDD phones, lifts, specially equipped toilets and ramps. Passengers who require wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline before travelling.

Car parking

There are covered short-term car parks with direct access to the terminals, as well as hourly parking areas in front of each terminal for pick-up and drop-off. A free 'cell phone' waiting area is also available for ‘meeters and greeters’. Economy and long-term car parks are situated next to the covered parking areas – these are linked by a courtesy shuttle. There are also long-term park and ride car parks a short distance from both terminals. Further information is available from the parking office (tel: +1 404 530 6725).

Car rental

International car rental companies: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, EZ, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty are among those represented at the airport's Rental Car Centre, along with local operators. The Rental Car Centre is linked to the terminals via the ATL SkyTrain.


There are a number of hotels near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Shuttle buses connect all major hotels in the area - courtesy telephones can be used in the baggage reclaim and ground transportation areas to request the shuttles or to book accommodation.

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Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel

+1 770 997 1100

A short distance from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the mid-range Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport hotel is near a golf course and country club. On-site amenities number a 24-hour business centre, car parking and a bar and grill restaurant.


Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

+1 404 209 9999

Adjacent to the terminals, and with shuttle service offered, the Renaissance is the closest accommodation option to the airport. It has a grill restaurant, fitness centre with indoor pool, and extensive meetings and events facilities.


Hilton Atlanta Airport

+1 404 767 9000

The 17-storey Hilton Atlanta Airport features a range of accommodation options and houses an excellent array of amenities, including a bustling sports bar, Italian and American restaurants, a fitness centre and on-site business facilities. A courtesy shuttle service is provided to the airport and the local rail station.


Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport

+1 404 768 6660

A good option for those visiting the city on business with its meeting rooms and various communications services, the Crowne Plaza is near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the terminals. Other features of the hotel include a fitness centre and a restaurant.


Atlanta Airport Marriott

+1 404 766 7900

Atlanta Airport Marriott is connected to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by a courtesy shuttle bus. Once there, guests can make use of the mid-priced hotel’s choice of restaurants, as well as the on-site fitness centre, swimming pool and meeting facilities.


Holiday Inn Express - College Park

+1 404 761 6500

Like many other hotels in the area, this Holiday Inn Express operates a free shuttle service to/from the nearby Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A good value option, facilities here include free Wi-Fi internet access, a business centre and event space for up to 100 people.


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