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Atlanta, GA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 195
Total Sleeping Rooms 43,213
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,732
Committable Meeting Rooms* 500
Convention Center Space 3,900,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 1,400,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 1,366,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $166
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $264
*Maximum for a single hotel

Atlanta, GA Airport Information

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Approximate taxi fare: $33 USD

The spectacular Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is conveniently located just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta. A major connecting hub for destinations around the globe, it has held the name of busiest passenger airport in the world since 1998. Averaging more than 250,000 passengers a day, Hartsfield-Jackson serves 150 US destinations, more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries and provides non-stop service to 232 destinations worldwide.

Always growing, the airport has recently completed several projects as part of a $6-billion Capital Improvement Program. The airport now boasts a fifth runway, a new rental car center and the ATL SkyTrain people mover. Additionally, the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal was opened in 2012.

Airline carriers serving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport*


  • Air Canada
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Air France
  • Frontier Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • American Airlines
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Boutique Air
  • US Airways
  • AirTran Airways

Regional Airlines

  • Air Canada
  • US Airways Express
  • American Connection
  • Delta Connection
  • United Express

Cargo Airlines


  • Asiana Airlines
  • British Airways Cargo
  • Cargolux Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • China Airlines
  • China Cargo Airlines
  • DHL Express
  • EVA Airways
  • FedEx
  • Korean Air Cargo
  • Lufthansa German Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • UPS


  • Mountain Air cargo
  • Polar Air
  • Atlas Air Cargo
  • Kalitta Air

Atlanta, GA Train Information

Peachtree Station (Brookwood Station)-Atlanta's Amtrak

Located in the heart of the city, the historic Peachtree Rail Station dates back to 1918 and was designed by Neel Reid, one of Atlanta's leading architects. Following the 1996 Olympics, Peachtree Station underwent an extreme facelift totaling over $1.5 million dollars which left it grander than ever. Its classic wooden benches, marble floors and vaulted ceilings continue to allure not only travelers but also architectural enthusiasts.

Amtrak's Crescent train runs daily, serving New Orleans, Birmingham, Charlotte, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. Both the station and ticketing office are open Monday-Sunday from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm.

A new Amtrak station has been proposed by the City of Atlanta. In November of 2011, the Georgia Department of Transportation signed a $12.2M contract to develop plans for the new station which is intended to serve as a central hub for the city's proposed commuter rail lines, Amtrak, city buses and MARTA.

Atlanta, GA Ground Transportation

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Authority (MARTA)

Providing service to Atlanta metro area for more than 35 years, MARTA is the city's chief rapid-transit system and the eighth largest system in the U.S. by ridership. As of 2013, on an average weekday, an estimated 415,600 people travel on MARTA. The MARTA transit system includes 38 rail stations and over 120 bus routes that primarily service Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Decatur and the Perimeter, as well as many other popular destinations.

Whether traveling to a Brave's Baseball Game, trying to catch a plane at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport or simply looking for a true "designated driver" night out on the town, "MARTA is SMARTA," as you may hear Atlantans saying. A one-way paratransit ticket will only cost travelers $4. Weekly passes can be purchased for $23.75 and weekend passes for $16.

Atlanta Street Cars

Introducing one of the newest forms of public transportation in the city, the Atlanta Streetcar provides visitors with a convenient way to explore popular Atlanta destinations, as well as serves as a last mile connector to MARTA and other city transportation services. This modern form of transportation is an individual temperature controlled vehicle that is powered by a single overhead wire. The first route, the 2.7 mile East-West Route which offers 12 stops across the historic Sweet Auburn District, Georgia State University, downtown Atlanta and Centennial Olympic Park, opened to travelers in early 2015 with trial runs starting in late 2014. Service is available 7 days a week from 5am to 11pm on weekdays, 8:30 am to 11pm Saturdays, and 9am to 10:30 pm Sundays.

Atlanta Checker Cab

Recognized as the best cab company in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and praised by the Secretary of State, as well as Governor of Georgia, the Atlanta Checker Cab Company has been serving the transportation needs of the metro Atlanta area for more than 30 years. The cab company not only provides traditional passenger transportation services, but it also offers package delivery and corporate accounts. Atlanta Checker Cab Company accepts all major credit cards.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Birmingham, AL 147 mi 2 hr 24 min 51 min USD $693+
Augusta, SC 148 mi 2 hr 24 min 50 min USD $531+
Montgomery, AL 162 mi 2 hr 32 min 47 min USD $541+
Charlotte, NC 244 mi 3 hr 55 min 1 hr 3 min USD $625+
Nashville, TN 246 mi 3 hr 50 min 58 min USD $738+
Jacksonville, FL 346 mi 5+ hrs 1 hr 2 min USD $420+
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