Atlanta Airport (ATL) Ground Transportation :
Taxi / Cab at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) –
Taxi / Cab service is located in the Red Bus Isle. There is a fixed fare for taking a taxi from Atlanta airport to the central business district – zone of downtown, Buckhead and Midtown. Flat Taxi rates from ATL Atlanta airport to Downtown Atlanta – $30
Flat Taxi rates from ATL Atlanta airport to Buckhead – $40
Flat Taxi rates from ATL Atlanta airport to Midtown Atlanta – $32
There is a $2 charge for each additional person.
Taxi fares for other areas outside the Business district are computed by meter.
Because of the good public transport system it is convenient to travel from the ATL airport to most of the areas of the city. Some of the well known areas of Atlanta include Peachtree Battle, Tuxedo Park, Chastain Park, Inman Park, Candler Park, Lake Claire, Little Five Points, Kirkwood, Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, Edgewood, Collier Heights, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and North Springs
Atlanta Airport is very well connected by public transport.
MARTA – MARTA operates Atlanta’s public transportation system. Taking the MARTA train to the airport is one of the most convenient methods of getting to the airport. The trains also have ample luggage space. There is a direct train service right up to the airport. The Airport station is the final stop on the South Line. It is only 17 minutes away from Five Points Station which is the hub of MARTA rail system.
At the airport, the MARTA Airport station is located at the western end of the main terminal. There are signs which can be followed up to the station.
However, MARTA to and from the airport is not a 24 hour service. On weekdays the timings for MARTA are 5 AM to 1 AM and for weekends its from 6 AM to 12 midnight.
Getting from the airport to any location on the East-west line of MARTA can be done by changing at Five Points station. So getting from Atlanta Airport to Indian Creek, Kensington, Avondale, Decatur, East Lake, Edgewood/Candler Park, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, King Memorial or Georgia State can be done by taking the south line from Airport station and changing at Five Points. Similarly getting from Atlanta Airport to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center, Vine City, Ashby, West Lake or Hamilton E. Holmes or Bankhead can be done by changing at Five Points station.
On the Northeast – south line, the locations directly reachable by MARTA are Lindbergh Center, Lenox, brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Chamblee and Doraville. Others in the north-south line are Arts center, Midtown, North Avenue, Civic center, Peachtree center, Garnett, West end, Oakland City, Lakewood, East Point, College Park.
Atlanta Airport (ATL) –Amtrak
Amtrak station close to the airport is located at 1688 Peachtree NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. The MARTA bus service, Route 23 – Peachtree Road/Buckhead, stops at the Amtrak station. This route runs between Lenox Station (Lenox Market Place) and Arts Center Station.
From Atlanta airport to Amtrak station one can avail of a shared-ride shuttle or take a cab.
Atlanta Airport (ATL) Greyhound Bus –
Greyhound Flightlink is located at the Atlanta Airport (lower level, North terminal) and connects various points in and around the city to the airport. Greyhound timings at the Atlanta airport – Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Car rentals at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) –
A number of rental companies operate form here. These include Hertz, Avis, Budget, Dollar, National and Thrifty. They have registration counters at the Atrium. There is a free shuttle service to the car pick-up area. The shuttle would be available from the Yellow Bus Isle located in the Ground Transportation Center. Other off-site car rentals located a few miles from the airport include Airport Rent-A-Car, Payless Car Rental and EZ Rent a Car.
Limo services are also available at the airport.