A Guide to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Getting to know the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson


Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), the world's busiest airport (it averages more than 250,000 passengers a day, not to mention nearly 2,500 arrivals and departures daily), is located just 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta. It serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries with 15 mainline passenger airlines, 18 cargo airlines, 12 regional airlines and one charter airline.

Delta frequent fliers love Hartsfield-Jackson as the airport is Delta’s largest hub, with 966 peak-day departures to 221 destinations worldwide, including non-stop service from Atlanta to 67 international destinations.

Follow the links below to learn more about Hartsfield-Jackson:

  • Terminal Maps (Domestic and International): The terminal complex, which spans 6.8 million square feet, includes the domestic and international terminals building and concourses T, A, B, C, D, E and F. Follow this link to learn more about each concourse.
  • Dining and Shopping: There’s no shortage of things to buy and eat at the Atlanta airport. With more than 263 concession outlets, three duty-free stores and 56 service outlets spanning 230,000 square feet, Hartsfield-Jackson is one of the most convenient airports. Follow this link to learn more about what you'll find inside the airport. Or get a list of the Top 16 Locally-Owned Restaurants at the airport here
  • Transportation: The Ground Transportation Center is located at the west end of the domestic terminal building and offers shuttle bus services (including to off-site parking and nearby hotels), taxi, limo and sedan services, public transit and bus service, Uber service and more. Follow this link to learn about all of the transportation options.
  • ParkingWith more than 30,000 public parking spaces, 10,000 of which are in covered deck, parking is a breeze at Hartsfield-Jackson. Follow this link to learn more about the myriad lots available at ATL Airport.
  • Leisure and Lounges (coming soon)

Story by Kate Parham Kordsmeier, the Atlanta expert for About Travel and author of Atlanta Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Big Peach. Kate can be reached on twitter @KPKords or via email at kpkords@gmail.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook