Visitors to Atlanta enjoy spending time in this historic city, which is now a major center of business and commerce. If you plan to be in town visiting friends and family, enjoying a vacation, or doing business, you’ll want to think about your transportation options.
Atlanta Airport Transportation Options
If you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), you’ll have several options for getting to your accommodations or destination once in town.
Shuttles: Hotels in off-site parking facilities offer complimentary shuttles that will take you to and from the airport.
Public transportation: The MARTA train system’s Red and Gold lines have a station inside the airport. Access them easily from the domestic terminal. If you arrive at the international terminal, the airport provides complimentary shuttle service so that you can reach the MARTA station.
Taxis and ride share: Taxis are available outside the baggage claim area. If you’ll be using a ride share service, such as Uber or Lyft, you can meet your driver in the North and South economy lots which are likewise near baggage claim. Airport management asks that ride share users only request their car once they have arrived at the parking lots.
Alternate Methods of Transportation in Atlanta
After you get into the city and are settled at your destination, you’ll want to start exploring. Fortunately, Atlanta has a robust public transportation system that can get you where you need to be throughout much of the city and metropolitan area. Other options include bike rentals and car sharing.
Atlanta Public Transportation
Atlanta offers both rail and bus transportation (MARTA), as well as a streetcar service in the city’s most central area. Fares for rail and bus service start at $2.50, and street car rides are a dollar. However, you can buy a day pass for $9; discounts apply to passes that cover a longer period of time.
Bike Sharing in Atlanta
Atlanta is a bike-friendly city. If you want to get some exercise while exploring Atlanta, consider renting a bike. The HOPR bike share program has pay-as-you-go passes that start at $3.50 for 30 minutes.