Updated: December 2017

Atlant Airports Maps - ATL Map - Directions to Atlanta Airport

The Atlanta Airport is officially the busiest airport in the WORLD, serving almost 90 million passengers annually. Even now, they are spending another $5B to upgrade the airport over the next 10 years -- pretty amazing. The airport's official name is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, named after former Atlanta Mayor William Berry Hartsfield and another former mayor, Maynard Jackson. The Atlanta Airport is the major hub for Delta Airlines, serving almost 250 domestic destinations. Getting to ATL Airport is pretty easy, especially if you use the local rapid transit system, MARTA -- they have a train that takes you directly to the main terminal for check-in. Since it is the last southern stop on MARTA, it is hard to miss! The airport itself is located 10 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta, just off the I-85 freeway. Check out the map below to get an idea where everything is:

Atlanta ATL Airport Parking

Where can I get an Atlanta Airport map? The offical airport website Atlanta-Airport.com. They have an interactive terminal map there showing you where parking and terminals are located. It also tells you which lots are open and full, so you can plan before you head out for the airport. Fortunately, all the parking areas are located adjacent to the main terminal, even the economy lot is not far away. The main parking garages are the north and south garages, both of which offer hourly and daily parking. Hourly parking is in the area closest to the terminal, and costs $1 per hour for the first hour, $28 per day. The daily parking lots are right across from the terminal and rates are $2 per hour or $14 per day. The next spot over if economy parking, where rates are $10 per day. There is also a Gold Reserve lot that requires advance registration and payment of $200 and an annual minimum of $288, but it gets you a guaranteed spot right at the front of the airport ($24 per day) - perfect for the busy executive that does a lot of air travel. Altogether, there are almost 30,000 parking spaces available, with 13,500 covered garage spots and and 8000 more in economy.

Atlanta Airport Terminals

Getting around the Atlanta Airport can be tough. It is a very large airport, with 6 terminals. The main terminal is called Terminal T, which connects to the parking area and passenger drop-off and pick-up zones. Gates T1-T15 are located here. Though labeled the north and south terminal for check-in and ticketing, it is really one large building with a north side and a south side (facing security, north is on your left, south is on your right). From the lower level you can take an underground train to the other concourses, which are lined up parallel to terminal T -- so the train follows a straight line out along the middle of the terminals, hitting Concourse A, B, C, D, and E. Trains runs every 2 minutes. Concourse A houses gates A1-A34, B has B1-B36, etc. American, United, and some Delta flights are in Terminal A. Delta flights only are in Terminal B and C. Concourse D hosts flights from Continental, Air Canada, AirTran, Frontier, Midwest, Northwest, US Airways, and Spirit (and some more Delta flights!). Just be sure to check your boarding pass to make sure you are on the right concourse. Concourse E is the international terminal -- all inbound and outbound international flights go through here.

The following airlines provide service to or from Atlanta Airport:
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Air Jamaica
  • Air Tran Airlines
  • Air Wisconsin Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle Airline
  • America West Airlines
  • Atlantic SE Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Chautauqua Airlines
  • COMair
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Mesa/United Express
  • Midwest Express Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • US Airways
  • PAN AM Clipper
You can check flight times at Atlanta Airport on the main Atlanta-Airport.com website, as well (click FLIGHT INFORMATION from top of the left menu). Just select the arriving or departing airline you are interested in, and you will see a list of all corresponding flights, with gate and arrival or departure time information.

Atlanta Airport Rental Cars - Atlanta Taxis and Limos

All the major car rental companies offer onsite service at the Atlanta Airport, including: Avis, Budget Car Rental, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Hertz, National/Alamo, and Thrifty Car Rental. They are building a new Consolidated Rent a Car facility, called CONRAC, that will be operation by 2009. Cabs are available as you exit the airport. How much is a taxi from Atlanta Airport to downtown Atlanta? Expect to pay about $35 for the 10 mile ride to the city. You can also take the MARTA train for less than $2 if you are into mass transport.

List of Atlanta Aiport Hotels - Best Hotels near the Atlanta Airport

Since Atlanta has such a huge, busy airport, there are plenty of hotel choices right nearby, all of which offer free shuttle service to the airport. You can find any of these hotels listed at Expedia or Orbitz to check availability or book rooms. Here is a list of hotels to choose from. Our favorites are listed first:
  • The Westin Atlanta Airport - 4736 Best Road - (404) 762-7676 - just 1 mile from the airport
  • Sheraton Gateway Atlanta Airport Hotel - 1900 Sullivan Road - 1/2 mile from airport
  • Hilton Atlanta Airport - 1031 Virginia Avenue - 404-767-9000 -- 4 Diamond Award from AAA
  • Atlanta Airport Marriott - 4711 Best Road - next to the Westin - 404-766-7900
  • Renaissance Concourse Hotel - One Hartsfield Centre Pkwy - 404-209-9999
  • For a few cheaper options, consider: Crowne Plaza Airport, AmeriSuites Atlanta Airport, Comfort Inn & Suites North, Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport, and Holiday Inn Express Atlanta Airport (these should be $50-$150 cheaper than the larger, nicer hotels listed above).