Getting Around Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia, air travelers can fly into the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International is the airport with the most passenger traffic in the United States, and is about 10 miles from the downtown area of Atlanta. Given the high volume of passengers in this airport, it's not surprising that many transportation options originate from this location.

Greyhound bus services are available out of the Hartsfield-Jackson airport, are known as Greyhound Flightlink, and can supply travelers with connections to other cities.

Rental Cars
Rental car companies based out of Hartsfield-Jackson include Advantage, Airport Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent-a-Car, Enterprise, EZ Rent-A-Car, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty Car Rental.

Rental car companies also have various locations throughout the Atlanta area.

Nearly 200 companies also offer limousine service to and from the Atlanta airport, including stretch and sedan limousines.

Taxi service is available on a flat rate basis for passengers making the trip from the airport to the central business district. Two or more passengers pay a per-person rate. Passengers traveling to a destination outside of the central business district will pay a rate based on the meter.

Travelers should also be aware that multiple lodging venues surrounding the Hartsfield-Jackson airport offer free shuttle service routes to and from the airport. Courtesy phones located at the airport allow travelers to confirm arrival and departure times of specific hotel shuttles.

Additionally, those travelers wishing to utilize shared-ride shuttles from the airport can find both local and regional services available. Such shared-ride shuttles run during operating flight hours, and can help visitors reach residences, businesses, or convention centers. Local shared-ride shuttles include service to cities within the Atlanta metro area, and generally start every 15 minutes; regional services cover those cities outside of the metro area, and departures vary between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Rail passengers also have easy access to Atlanta, with an AMTRAK station located on Peachtree Street.

MARTA – public transportation
Atlanta's public transportation system, known as The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), offers not only 125 bus routes, but also shuttle service to area attractions.

MARTA also provides metropolitan rail service on two lines. The South-North line makes runs from the airport to the downtown area, and the Mid-Town, Buckhead, Doraville and Dunwoody areas. The East-West line provides rail coverage from Indian Creek to Hamilton Holmes.

Horse-Drawn Carriage
And, in a throwback to earlier times, visitors can also explore downtown Atlanta via a horse-drawn carriage; rides are available during daytime or evening hours.