February 25, 2021
City Guides

Atlanta's Best Public & Airport Transportation

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. Plan to use Avail Car Sharing while in Atlanta? Our service will send a free shuttle to take you and your baggage directly to your vehicle which will be waiting in a conveniently located lot adjacent to 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.

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If you do plan to take a shuttle or use a private car service after landing in Atlanta, add the number for the hotel, parking service or car company to your phone contacts so as to make it easy to get in touch once you are ready to leave the airport.


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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.

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Trying new public transit systems can be intimidating at first. Check out the system’s website to learn how to plan a trip while in town.

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. 

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Escape the city for a day and take a bike ride on one of the beautiful trails on Atlanta's outskirts.

Car Sharing in Atlanta

If you decide that you’d rather drive yourself while in town, consider Avail car share. We offer clean, safe cars owned by Atlanta locals. Pick up your car from the Avail lot located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (complimentary shuttle service is available). You’ll also be protected by Allstate Insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance. Visit us online to learn how you can borrow a car from Avail in Atlanta.

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