Atlanta Airport (ATL)

Informational Guide to Atlanta International Airport (ATL) - Non Official

Atlanta Airport

Atlanta Airport Information

Get in-depth information about World's Busiest Airport, Atlanta Airport in Georgia, United States.

Airport type Public
Operator Atlanta Department of Aviation
Serves Metropolitan Area of Atlanta
Location 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, United States
Contact No +1 800-897-1910
Smoking Allowed No
Hub Delta Air Lines
Coordinates 33°38′12″N 084°25′41″W

ATL Airport / Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Why is Atlanta Airport the Busiest Airport In The World?

The Atlanta Airport also known as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or by its code ATL, is located 11 kms (7 miles) to the South of Downtown Atlanta area. It is spread across an area of 4,700 acres. It has been tagged with the title of World’s Busiest Airport, catering to more than 100 million passengers in a year.

The reason behind its title lies in its strategic location and being a main hub for one of the Top US Airlines - Delta Airlines.

Since 1998, Atlanta Airport has claimed the title and lost it for one year in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. It retrieved the title in 2021 by catering the needs of around 75 million passengers.

The location at the Eastern side of the US provides an entry location to the majority of the flights entering the States.

Along with the flights towards the East and South of the United States, the airport also serves as a major hub for the flights to South and Central America, Africa and Asia.

Being Delta’s primary Airline Hub, it manages around 1000 Delta flights per day out of which around 220 are domestic and the rest are routed to international destinations.

The busiest international routes at Atlanta Airport are London, Amsterdam, Paris and Toronto while the busiest domestic routes are New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Atlanta Airport Code

  • ATL


  • Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, United States
  • Phone: +1 800-897-1910
  • Mailing Address: Department of Aviation 6000 North Terminal Parkway Suite 4000 Atlanta, GA 30320

Flight Status Atlanta Airport


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ATL Airport Lounges and Hotels

Atlanta Airport is well-equipped with lavish lounges where you can spend your time doing activities like reading newspapers or magazines, taking showers, using wifi internet service, having drinks and snacks or watching TV, etc.

To and From Atlanta Airport

ATL Skytrain

A rail shuttle system which connects the terminal to the car rental center. Travelers can take the 5-minute ride on the Skytrain and go to the car rental center to sign the contract, provide the details and pick up a car. Other than car rental centers, passengers can go to Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), Gateway Center Arena at College Park and the Gateway Center hotels with the help of the Skytrain.

Car Rental

The RCC or Rental Car Center at the Atlanta Airport has around 12 car rental brands and a wide array of vehicles to choose from. You can reach RCC by Skytrain which can get you there within a few minutes. International passengers can opt for International Terminal Shuttle service to go to the Car Rental Center.

Car Rental is one of the most convenient ways to go around the city. The Rental Car Center is open for 24 hours and 7 days a week.


MARTA stands for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, which is a prime public transport in the Atlanta metropolitan area. It consists of bus routes connected to the rapid transit system. The length of the track is around 77 kms (48 miles).

MARTA’s airport station is situated at the domestic terminal and you can use Red and Gold MARTA lines to go to and from the Atlanta Airport.

MARTA can also help the travelers to save the cost of the Airport parking as parking at MARTA is quite cheaper than the Airport Parking.

The Breeze Card can be used for MARTA payments and it is quite easy to use. You just need to put funds in your Breeze Card.

MARTA shuttle service operates from domestic to international terminal as well and you can reach the international terminal in less than 15 minutes.

Shuttle Services

Other than the above mentioned shuttle, there are many hotels around the airport which provide their own shuttle service to and from the airport. You will also find a large number of shuttle services inside the Atlanta Airport as well and you might need to use those as the airport is spread over a large area.


To avail a taxi service from Atlanta Airport, passengers can go to the Yellow Bus aisle which is a pick and drop point for all the taxis. It takes around 20 minutes to get to downtown Atlanta in a taxi. The estimated time can vary depending upon the traffic.

Taxi Companies At Atlanta Airport:

Sr. No. Taxi Companies at Atlanta
1 Taxi Atlanta
2 Atlanta Royal Cabbie
3 Yellow Cab of Atlanta
4 SK Taxi Service

The average taxi fare from Atlanta Airport to download Atlanta is around $30.00.

Boarding Information - Atlanta International Airport - ATL

Atlanta Airport Terminals

Atlanta Airport has the largest number of gates for a single airport in the world. The 195 gates are divided into 7 concourses.

The concourses are part of 2 terminals located on the west and east side of the airport. The international terminal, named Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal is located on the east side while the domestic terminal is on the west side.

Sr. No. Atlanta Airport Terminals Terminals Gates
1 Concourse T 17 Gates
2 Concourse A 29 Gates
3 Concourse B 32 Gates
4 Concourse C 34 Gates
5 Concourse D 40 Gates
6 Concourse E 28 Gates
7 Concourse F 15 Gates

Concourse T is situated at the domestic terminal and the Concourse F is at the International terminal. Concourses E and F cater to the international flights. The largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380 is supported at the Concourse F.

For all the check-in and baggage claims of the domestic flights, passengers can use the Terminal South and Terminal North of the domestic terminal.

All The Airlines Which Operates At Atlanta Airport

List of Passenger Airlines At Atlanta Airport

Sr. No. Passenger Airlines At Atlanta Airport
1 Air Canada Express
2 Air France
3 Alaska Airlines
4 American Airlines
5 American Eagle
6 British Airways
7 Copa Airlines
8 Delta Air Lines
9 Delta Connection
10 Frontier Airlines
11 JetBlue
12 KLM
13 Korean Air
14 Lufthansa
15 Qatar Airways
16 Southern Airways Express
17 Southwest Airlines
18 Spirit Airlines
19 Turkish Airlines
20 United Airlines
21 United Express
22 Virgin Atlantic
23 WestJet

List of Cargo Airlines At Atlanta Airport

  • AeroLogic
  • Amazon Air
  • Asiana Cargo
  • ASL Airlines Belgium
  • CAL Cargo Air Lines
  • Cargolux
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo
  • China Airlines Cargo
  • China Cargo Airlines
  • DHL Aviation
  • EVA Air Cargo
  • FedEx Express
  • Korean Air Cargo
  • Lufthansa Cargo
  • Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Turkish Cargo
  • UPS Airlines

Facilities available at Atlanta Airport

ATL Airport provides the following facilities to all its passengers:

Atlanta Airport Lounges

Waiting for flights can take up to hours and as a traveler you need to find a place where you can relax while waiting for your boarding call. Atlanta Airport is well-equipped with lavish lounges where you can spend your time doing activities like reading newspapers or magazines, taking showers, using wifi internet service, having drinks and snacks or watching TV, etc.

There are several lounges installed at the ATL Airport premises:

  • The Club ATL
  • Delta Sky Club - Delta Airlines
  • United Club - United Airlines
  • USO Lounge
  • Admirals Club - American Airlines

Due to the heavy presence of Delta Airlines at the Atlanta Airport, you will find Delta Sky Club at all the 7 concourses.

Cheap Car Hire - Atlanta Airport, ATL

Passengers can rent a car from the airport to explore the city and stuff. Car rental services are provided by these car hire companies – Hertz, Avis, Movida, Budget, Unidas, Localiza, Interlocadora and Locar Alpha.

Smoking at ATL - Atlanta Airport

Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed public area in Atlanta. Inside the Atlanta Airport, there are no smoking areas but people can smoke outside the main terminal building of the airport.

Parking at Atlanta Airport

Outside all the three terminals, car parking for long and short term purposes are available. Parking fees can be paid in the transaction offices available in the arrival halls.

Duty Free Atlanta Airport

Duty free shopping outlets with a decent collection of clothing, electronics etc are available.

Shopping & Dining - ATL Skypointe

ATL Skypointe offers one of the world’s best dining and shopping experiences with over 300 restaurants and shops spread all over the ATL terminals. Biggest brands and world’s most loved food chains are available around the airport complex.

A wide array of restaurants include Burger King, Starbucks, Bojangle’s, Goldberg’s Bagel Company, Subway, TGI Fridays, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Wendy’s, etc. To satisfy your beer buds, chug a mug at the Blue Moon Brewery.

Luxury beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics and KYLIE Cosmetics also have their presence among the high-end brands.

WiFi / Internet

Atlanta Airport installed a free wifi facility for the passengers in 2014. The free wifi internet service can be used by around 15,000 users at the same time.

Atlanta Airport Currency Exchange

For all the currency exchange needs, travelers can visit Travelex. Travelex is available at concourse T, A, B, D, E and F.


SunTrust Banks, which is now Truist Financial, is currently the official bank of Atlanta Airport. All the services including bank account opening, cheques, transfers, investment, loans, etc. are available for the passengers at the airport.

Bank timings: 9:00AM to 3:00PM (Monday-Friday)

Other than SunTrust, there are Wells Fargo and Capitol City banks as well.

All these banks serve the needs of more than 100 million passengers and 60,000+ airport employees.

Medical Services

Atlanta Airport is well equipped with the latest medical services like Automated External Defibrillators. More than 200 AED units can be found at the airport premises.

For any medical need, you can rush to the XpresCheck. Fast and accurate Covid-19 Tests are readily available here.

Another healthcare facility, AeroClinic is also available for the travelers to treat illnesses or injuries. The clinic accepts US insurance and the international travelers can pay for the services.

To provide a private space for the nursing mothers, Airport Lactation Pods are installed around the airport. These pods have proper seating, a small table for diaper change and sockets for breast pumps.


Providing a Ministry of Presence, is the Atlanta Airport Interfaith Chapel.

About Atlanta City

The capital and the largest city of Georgia, Atlanta lies in the north-eastern part of the state in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Atlanta Metropolitan Area is the 8th largest metropolitan area in the USA and has a population of 6,144,050 people. If we look at Atlanta City, the population within the city is 498,715 and it is the 38th most-populous city in the US.

You can find a variety of activities in the Atlanta city ranging from Arts Theater, Film & Television, Music, Festivals and a rich tourism culture as well.

Places To Visit In Atlanta

  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park
  • World of Coca-Cola
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Dome of the Fox Theatre
  • The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
  • High Museum of Art
  • Truist Park Tours
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Atlanta Airport Map

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