Atlanta, GA Airport Information
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Approximate taxi fare: $32.68 USD
The spectacular Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is conveniently located just 10 miles from Atlanta and about 40 miles outside of Gwinnett County. A major connecting hub for destinations around the world, has been named the busiest passenger airport in the world; in 2011, the airport saw 92 million passengers and over 920,000 flights, including international service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Serving 243 nonstop destinations in 45 countries, the airport features 151 domestic and 28 international gates.
The gleaming, light-filled 5.8-million-square foot-airport is comprised of a North and South Terminal, with a large atrium featuring seating areas and more than 230 food, retail and convenience outlets. The airport is currently in the process of adding 75 more concessions, including spas, wine bars and high-end retailers. The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport also features a 24,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Executive Conference Center, offering 23 meeting rooms, video conferencing abilities, computer workstations and full-service catering. Airport visitors can access terminal-wide wireless Internet for a fee.
Not only accessible and efficient, the airport is also known for its remarkable art collection, which includes a permanent exhibition of contemporary Zimbabwean sculpture. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also offers hourly and daily parking, as well as a Ground Transportation center, featuring direct taxi and rental car service, located just west of the South Terminal baggage claim area.
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 SkyTrain people mover and, opened in 2012, the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal.
Airline carriers serving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Air Canada
- Air Canada Jazz
- Air France
- American Connection
- AirTrain Airways
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Delta Air Lines
- Delta Connection
- Frontier Airlines
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Korean Air
- Lufthansa German Airlines
- Midwest Airlines
- Northwest Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
- United Express
- US Airways
- US Airways Express
Atlanta, GA Train Information
Brookwood Station-Atlanta's Amtrak
Located in the heart of the city, the historic Brookwood Rail Station dates back to 1918 and was designed by Neel Reid, one of Atlanta's leading architects. Following the 1996 Olympics, Brookwood Station underwent an extreme facelift totaling over $1.5 million dollars and leaving 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, Atlanta, 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. Brookwood Station is conveniently located within walking distance to many Atlanta restaurants including John Harvard's Brew House, Cafe Intermezzo and R Thomas Deluxe Grill.
Atlanta, GA Public Transportation
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Authority (MARTA)
MARTA is the chief rapid-transit system in Atlanta and the ninth largest system in the U.S. Serving more than 69 million commuters, it is not surprising that a familiar Atlanta phrase is "MARTA is SMA"
On an average weekday, an estimated 451,064 people travel on MARTA. The MARTA transit system includes 38 rail stations and over 120 bus routes that service Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and Peremiter, as well as Decatur and 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 dr" night out on the town, MARTA is the way to go. A one-way ticket will only cost travelers a $1.75. Weekly passes can be purchased for $13 and weekend passes for $9.
MARTA serves various destinations in Atlanta, including the following:
Atlanta University Center
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Charter Bus/Shuttle Bus/Tour Bus
As one of the largest cities in the Southeast, Atlanta hosts a plethora of conventions, festivals, and events. Metropolitan Shuttle is the premiere charter bus and shuttle service in Atlanta guaranteeing quality transportation services at affordable rates for millions of visitors. Charter buses and shuttles are available to and from airports, convention centers, hotels, local attractions and more.
Metropolitan Shuttle offers charter buses and transportation services for:
Atlanta Civil War Museum
Atlanta/Fulton County Airport
Atlanta History Museum
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Stone Mountain Park
Woodruff Arts Center
For more information: 866-556-3545
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 provides package delivery and corporate accounts. Atlanta Checker Cab Company accepts all major credit cards.
Atlanta Checker Cab Company services, but is not limited to the following locations:
The Fox Theatre
World of Coca-Cola
White Water Park
Atlanta History Center