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ATL Airport Info

  Website: http://www.atlanta-airport.com
  Flight Info: Flight Information Overview
  Terminals: Terminal Layout
  Parking: Parking Overview
  Airport Customer Service:

  Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  Call Center Operational Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  (800) 897-1910 or (404) 530-7300
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL ICAO: KATL) is Atlanta’s principal airport, located about 8 miles south of downtown. Hartsfield-Jackson has been the world’s busiest airport since 1999, and is a major hub for Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways. However, its efficient layout means it is also easy to navigate and not as delay-prone as many other hub airports.

On the domestic side, Hartsfield–Jackson is one large building separated into South Terminal (Delta and its partners) and North Terminal (all other airlines), connected by a central Atrium with a smattering of restaurants. The security line is through the Atrium, and because it is centralized, is usually fast; you can check current wait times at.

The gates are in 7 concourses; in order they are T, A, B, C, D, E, and F. To go between concourses, you take an escalator down to a long underground hallway, and take the fast Plane Train, or walk (it’s about 1000 feet between each concourse). It’s never necessary to leave and then re-enter security, and tight connections are very feasible, assuming you arrive on time.

Concourses E and F are the international concourses, and are where you will go through customs and immigration when arriving from abroad (unless you connected from another U.S. airport). You can be picked up by car directly from the international terminal, or take taxis or some shuttles. For all other ground transportation (rental cars, public transit, and more shuttles), take the free shuttle connector to the domestic terminal or car rental center. When departing on an international flight, you should likewise get dropped off or return to the international terminal to check in.

Hartsfield–Jackson is the terminus of the southern branch of MARTA, the city rail system. For travel to downtown, midtown, or northern Atlanta, this is a convenient and economical way of getting there, although usually one of the slowest. Most MARTA stations have taxi stands, and some hotels have free shuttles which will collect from the nearest MARTA station on telephone request.

Other ground transportation options include taxis, shuttle vans to certain hotels and conference centers, and a car rental center. Taxis are fixed-rate when going to/from the airport and major business areas (Downtown $30, Midtown $32, Buckhead $40; excluding fees); be sure to insist on this fare. The airport is easily accessible from the highways (I-85 for domestic terminals, I-75 for international terminal), and driving or being picked up is one of the fastest ways to or from the airport—just beware the surly police officers who will not let cars linger in the drop-off/pick-up zones.

Although the airport has all the conveniences you’d expect (several for-pay WiFi providers and free access to a few Atlanta web sites, an assortment of slow overpriced restaurants, etc.) there is not much else to see or do. If you find yourself with free time, go contemplate the Zimbabwean stone statues in the underground corridor between Concourses T and A, or check out the scenery in brand-new Concourse F. There are good restaurants scattered throughout the airport; but, if you have ample free time (and we do mean ample), go to Concourses E and F (the international ones) for a better selection of restaurants and nicer atmosphere. The USO has a lounge outside security upstairs from the domestic Atrium (M-F 7AM-9PM, Sa 7AM-6PM, Su 7AM-8PM).