Getting to Atlanta Airport
There are several options you can take in getting to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Airport. Airport and public transport buses, taxis, and car rental/limos are readily available to provide service for patrons of the airport. It is best to always plan your schedules ahead in order for you to stay away from traffic and miss your flight. A good point to remember when in Atlanta and you are driving in by your own would be to get access to a good map before hitting the road and committing directions to memory. Yes you can always stop and ask around. But once you get to really tricky lanes at the exits that tend to interchange quickly, it would be a far travel for you to get back, not to mention the time you will lose.
So for specific directions on how to get to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, here’s a quick rundown for some starting points to get you to the airport.
From the I-285 Southbound, take Camp Creek Parkway (Exit #2) then turn left at the end of the ramp where you travel approximately 3 miles through multiple stop lights then follow the signs to Atlanta Airport (left lane).
From I-85/75 Southbound, I-85/75 is one Interstate through downtown Atlanta also known as “The Connector.” Take Atlanta Airport/Montgomery (Exit #242/I-85 South) where you travel approximately 3 miles then take Camp Creek/Atlanta Airport/Exit #72 of I-85 then follow Atlanta Airport signs to Terminal North or South.
From I-20 East to I-285 South and follow I-285 Southbound instructions.
From I-20 West to I-85/75 South and follow I-85/75 Southbound instructions.
From I-85 Northbound, take Riverdale Road/Atlanta Airport (Exit #71)then move to the far right lane when possible and follow the signs to Atlanta Airport.
From I-75 Northbound take Atlanta Airport/Chattanooga (Exit #238B)
From I-285 West, take Atlanta Airport/Montgomery (Exit #61) off of I-285 then follow the signs to Atlanta Airport.
By Buses and Trains
For the Atlanta metropolitan area, the principal rapid-transit system would be the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authorityor MARTA and it has a number of buses that serve a wider area than its own rail system given that it has over 91 bus routes around the metro.It is one of the smarter ways to get to almost anywhere in the city from the airport with plenty of room for bags. MARTA tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card at easy to use kiosk machines, but there are friendly attendants ready to help visitors make their purchase.
The subway is a good way of getting about to and from the airport to other destinations, not to mention it being very reasonably priced. The orange lines are the north and south routes and the blue lines cover east - west of 5 points. Although the subway in Atlanta costs more to use it than just driving your own car, it’s still cheaper in its sense for those who do not have their own vehicle.
MARTA tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card at easy to use kiosk machines. Friendly attendants are there too and ready to help visitors make their purchase. Tickets are electronically coded and are used to enter and exit the boarding part of the station, so save your ticket carefully. The tickets are not encodedmagnetically, or inserted through a machine. The ticket is simply wavedover a special machinethat detects your ticket to be able to open the gate.
By Shuttle Service
Numerous inns, motels and hotels can be found in the surrounding areas of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport and most of themgive free shuttle service to and from the airport. Courtesy phones are available so if you would like the arrival or departure times for the shuttle, you can simply inquire through them, it is recommended that you check with your hotel in advance and inquire if it provides this service.
By Car Rental
There are several car rental companies located around the vicinity to get you to the airport. The new Hartsfield-Jackson’s Rental Car Center is a place you can contact if you need airport transfer needs. This eliminates your need for shuttle services and courtesy phones. Some of the biggest car rental companies that offer great service are Hertz, Avis, Dollar, National/Alamo, Thrifty, Budget and Enterprise.
In Atlanta, hailing a cab is not a good idea. While most hotels have cabstands,it's best to call ahead if you plan to get around by taxi especially if you are headed to the airport. Atlanta Taxi, Yellow Cab of Georgia, andBuckhead Safety Cab Co. are some of the good companies you can give a call if you need assistance getting to the airport safely and on time.
Air Transportation (Domestic and International Flights)
A lot of airlines converge in this busy airport and tourists from different parts of the world planning to go to Atlanta have a lot to choose from. Below are the lists of several airlines that service Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport.
Mainline:US Airways, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Midwest Airlines,Lufthansa German Airlines, Korean Air,KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Georgia Skies, Frontier Airlines, Delta Air Lines,Continental Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, AirTran Airway, Air France, and Air Canada Jazz.
Regional Airlines: American Connection (American Eagle Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines), Continental Airline (Chautauqua Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines), US Airways Express (Air Wisconsin), Delta Connection (SkyWest Airlines, Shuttle America, Pinnacle Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Compass Airlines, and Comair), Midwest Airlines (Chautauqua Airlines), Frontier Airlines (Republic Airlines), United Express (Shuttle America), Mesa Airlines, PSA, Republic Airlines).
Charter Airlines include Omni Air International, Ryan International, and World Airways.
To get the best out of your vacation or any trip, always make sure to check online for the best deals, may it be ticket discounts, hotel coupons or bulk discounts for passes in tourist destinations. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and it would help if you are equipped with a plan before heading out. This works for all destinations. But more importantly, try to enjoy the experience and not waste your time deciding over things.