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Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, opened on September 15, 1926, has the biggest domestic traffic in the United States and is the world's busiest air terminal, as it is a transfer airport. Internationally, it operates with destinations in Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America and Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Domestic Terminal and Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. International Terminal. Open 24 hours a day and linked through an automated people mover (Plane Train) that takes 5 minutes.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 101 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +1 404 530 7300 / 800 897 1910. Information counters in the public areas of both terminals and the Plane Train stations, available from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm. Assistance staff is also on hand throughout the airport.


The airport is located 11 km (7 miles) to the south of the city of Atlanta.

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Bus - The enclosure is served by Greyhound Flightlink (Tel +1 888 287 6359), departing daily to different cities and states from the lower level of the North Terminal. They operate Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are also several operators of shared services to destinations inside the city, the region and other locations. These leave every 15-30 minutes from outside the Ground Transportation Center, between terminals North and South. On the other hand, SuperShuttle (Tel +1 800 258 3826) provides shared services every 15 min. to and from downtown and midtown Atlanta and Buckhead. Tickets can be acquired at the counter located in the baggage reclaim area at the south side of the Domestic Terminal.

Train - There are rapid trains operated by MARTA (Tel +1 404 848 5000) that take 16 minutes to reach Five Points Station, in the city centre, from where you can access other destinations. The airport station is located outside the baggage reclaim hall of the Domestic Terminal and the ticket costs USD2.50. The Red Line runs to College Park, East Point, West End, Garnett, Midtown, Lindbergh Center, Buckhead, Dunwoody and North Springs, while the Gold Line heads for College Park, East Point, West End, Garnett, Lindbergh Center, Lenox, Chamblee and Doraville. In addition, you can request transfers to the Amtrak station (Tel +1 800 872 7245) for connections to other destinations inside Atlanta and various towns and cities. Reservations: Tel +1 404 941 3440 / 3441.

Taxi - Vehicles available at the Yellow Aisle, outside the Domestic Terminal transport center, and on the Arrivals level of the International Terminal. The fare to downtown Atlanta is USD30.00 and the trip takes 20-30 minutes. More information: Tel +1 404 530 3485.

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The Car Rental Center is linked to the rest of the airport via an automated people mover, the ATL SkyTrain. Advantage (Tel +1 800 777 5500), Airport Rent a Car of Atlanta (Tel +1 800 905 4997), Alamo (Tel +1 800 227 7368), Avis (Tel +1 404 530 2725), Budget (Tel +1 404 530 3000), Dollar (Tel +1 866 434 2226), Enterprise (Tel +1 404 763 5220), EZ (Tel +1 800 277 5171), Hertz (Tel +1 404 530 2925), National (Tel +1 800 227 7368), Payless (Tel +1 404 768 2401), Sixt (Tel +1 404 698 4787), Thrifty (Tel +1 800 847 4389).

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The airport has a bank, currency exchange bureaus, ATMs, post office, VIP lounges, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge. Meeting rooms at the adjacent Renaissance Concourse Hotel.

Food and Drinks- There are several options of regional and international restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops and bars inside both terminals. Blue Moon Brewhouse, Gordon Biersch, Ihop Express, La Madeleine Country French Cafe, Lorena Garcia Tapas Atlanta and Subway are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Duty-free shops in concourses E and F of the Domestic Terminal. There are also stores selling accessories, clothing, souvenirs, cosmetics, jewellery, books, newsagents, sweets, electronics.
Baggage- Lockers in the Atrium of the Domestic Terminal. The lost and found office is situated on the ticketing level of the North Terminal (Tel +1 404 530 2100 ext. 100); it operates Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm.
Other Services- Medical center, pharmacies, chapel, shoeshines, smoking lounges, lotteries, spa, art galleries.

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There are parking lots for short- and long-term stays, open 24 hours a day. There is also a passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot) outside the South Terminal. More information: Tel +1 404 530 6725. Reservations and fares

Hourly Parking - Areas located directly opposite each terminal.
Daily Parking - Four-storey facilities, with the top floor uncovered, across both terminals.
Economy Parking - Situated adjacent to the parking decks, dedicated for long stays.
Gold Reserve Parking - Premium, covered areas located next to each terminal.
Park-Ride Reserve Lot - Reserved spaces, away from the terminals and with a shuttle service to the main buildings.

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Facilities include ramps, elevators, adapted telephones and restrooms, relief areas for service animals and reserved parking spaces. Operators of public transport services can provide assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. If you should require wheelchairs, contact your airline prior to your arrival.

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Private accommodation from Minute Suites (Tel +1 404 762 7660) are available in Concourse B of the North Terminal. On the other hand, the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel (Tel +1 404 209 9999) is located adjacent to the terminals. Some alternatives, most of which provide courtesy transport for their guests, include: Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway (Tel +1 404 763 1544), SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway (Tel +1 770 907 8880), Hilton Atlanta Airport (Tel +1 404 767 9000), Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Atlanta Airport-North (Tel +1 404 305 9990), Drury Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport (Tel +1 404 761 4900), Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel (Tel +1 770 997 1100), La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North (Tel +1 404 209 1800), Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South (Tel +1 404 763 8800).

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Latest updates: November, 25, 2016