Transportation at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Taxis, public transit, Greyhound buses and ride shares are all options

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••• SkyTrain. Courtesy of Hartsfield-Jackson

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. It's a major hub for air traffic in the eastern United States and a connection to other cities in the southeast.

There are many ways to get to and from Hartsfield-Jackson. From Greyhound Flightlink to taxi services to public transportation and rental cars, here are a few of the options available.

Ground Transportation at Hartfield-Jackson

The Ground Transportation Center is at the west end of the domestic terminal building and offers shuttle bus services (including to off-site parking and nearby hotels) and taxi, limo and sedan services.

If you are interested in renting a car, take a free, five-minute ride on the SkyTrain, which also connects passengers to the Georgia International Convention Center, hotels, and office buildings. The SkyTrain operates six two-car trains which can carry 100 passengers and their baggage.

Taxis are plentiful at Hartsfield-Jackson, available on a first come, first served basis and accessible in the red bus aisle outside of baggage claim. There’s a set fee between the airport and the central business district (this zone includes businesses located in downtown, midtown, and Buckhead), and there’s an additional per-person charge for two or more passengers.

MARTA Station at Hartsfield-Jackson

MARTA (The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) has a station located at the airport’s baggage claim area. All MARTA red and gold trains will take you to downtown Atlanta, Midtown, and Buckhead. For additional station locations and schedules, check MARTA's website.

Greyhound Flightlink at Hartsfield-Jackson

Greyhound Flightlink, another option for bus service, is located on the lower level of the north terminal. Passengers can catch buses to Washington D.C., New York, and other cities.

Uber and Lyft at Hartsfield-Jackson International

If you have the Uber or Lyft smartphone apps, you can call for a ride once you're ready to be picked up (don't call the second your flight lands). Ride-share services can pick up passengers in the domestic terminal anywhere along the lower-level curbside. For international pickups, go to the outer curb of the lower-level arrivals area of the international terminal.

Be advised that in addition to the cost of your trip, you'll pay an airport surcharge for an airport pickup with Lyft or Uber. 

Secured Areas at Hartsfield-Jackson

If you arrive in the international terminal and want to get into secured areas of the domestic airport, you’ll have to catch a complimentary shuttle connector that links passengers at the international terminal with existing facilities. There are two options: a 15-minute ride to the domestic terminal's ground transportation center, or a separate 15-minute ride links to the rental car center

Driving Directions From Downtown Atlanta to Hartsfield-Jackson

To get to the airport from downtown you'll take Route 85/75 South, an interstate known as "The Connector", through downtown Atlanta.

From The Connector:

  • Bear left, continuing on I-75 and take Exit 242 for "Atlanta Airport/Montgomery" (I-85 South)
  • Travel approximately 3 miles
  • Take Exit #72 "Camp Creek/Atlanta Airport" off of I-85
  • Follow Atlanta Airport signs to Domestic Terminal North or South

For GPS purposes, the address of the domestic terminal is 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Suite 4000, Atlanta, 30320. The international terminal address is 2600 Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, 30354.