A Guide to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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Get a complete overview of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), the world’s busiest airport.

An aerial view of Atlanta Airport. Image credit: NNehring/iStock

While it may not be situated in a capital city, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport still holds the crown as the world’s most bustling site for air travel. In June 2024 it clocked up a mind-blowing 5.5 million seats on planes, easily making it the global frontrunner in terms of passenger traffic. Annually, Hartsfield-Jackson serves over 100 million passengers.

This vital, bustling hub for air travel opened in 1925 on the site of a former racetrack. The choice of location was key to the airport’s future growth, offering room for expansion over the years. 

Geographic location is likewise the key to its status as the world’s busiest airport. Just two hours from other major hubs such as Chicago, New York, Dallas and Houston, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International is an ideal connection point for flights traveling all across North and South America, Europe and many other air routes. 

ATL airport offers flights to over 150 domestic and international destinations, by 23 different airlines. It’s also the primary base for Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest carriers, which makes a major contribution to the number of flights taking to the skies.

The Hartsfield-Jackson name comes from two important local political figures: William B. Hartsfield, Atlanta’s longest-serving mayor credited with shaping the city into an aviation center, and Maynard Jackson, the first African American mayor of a southern metropolis and key figure in the story of Atlanta’s development and race relations.   

Perhaps the most important thing to know before visiting Hartsfield-Jackson is just how big it is. This monster of an airport spans some 4,700 acres, of which 156 acres alone are terminals. Within this area, Atlanta International benefits from a staggering range of world class facilities, including enough shops, restaurants, lounges and amenities to ensure boredom is not an option. 

With so much on offer, we recommend you use this handy Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport map, plus our convenient guide, to get the most out of your time in this amazing airport.

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Atlanta City only 15 minutes away from Atlanta International Airport.
Atlanta city is only 15 minutes drive away. Image credit: Sean Pavone Photo

Where is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Address: 6000 North Terminal Parkway Atrium Suite 4000, Atlanta, Georgia, 30320, United States

Phone: 404-209-1700

How to Get to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

There are a number of fast, convenient ways to get to Hartsfield-Jackson if you’re not driving.

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train: One of Hartsfield-Jackson’s great strengths is its proximity to Atlanta’s city center – and MARTA is living proof of it. Trains depart regularly and frequently, moving passengers between downtown and the airport in just 15 minutes. Take the Red or Gold line to make the connection. The MARTA network is also closely linked to most hotels in the Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and Perimeter areas, plus all major convention, sports and entertainment venues and tourist hotspots. You can ride the MARTA for just $2.50 using the Breeze Card system (the card itself costing $2). Download the MARTA On The Go app to keep up to speed on scheduled services.
  • MARTA Bus 191: If you’re traveling to or from a neighborhood south of the airport, the Red and Gold train lines might not be an option. Instead, hop on a MARTA bus to make your flight in time. Bus route 191 goes directly to Hartsfield-Jackson’s international terminal, departing every 40 minutes. Alternatively, various other bus routes connect to MARTA train stations close to the airport – you’ll just need to hop on the MARTA train for a couple extra stops. Routes 82, 89, 180, 188, 189, 172, 195, 196, 181, 192 and 193 will all get you nearby. The standard fare price is $2.50. 
  • Amtrak: Traveling into Atlanta from a different part of the country? Consider an Amtrak train to get you into the city. You’ll arrive at Atlanta Peachtree Station in midtown, where you can smoothly transition onto the MARTA train or opt for a taxi or rideshare to the airport itself.
  • Greyhound: With links direct to Hartsfield-Jackson International from a variety of cities and surrounding states, the Greyhound Flightlink bus might be the smoothest and most economical means of arrival. 
  • Book a Blacklane: For those seeking a more elevated and comfortable travel experience, consider booking with Blacklane. We offer reliable chauffeur services, ensuring a smooth transition to your final destination.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Parking

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International offers 24/7 parking at both domestic and international terminals, with a range of convenient options for travelers. Here are the details:

Reserved parking

  • Skip the line for your parking ticket, plus time spent hunting for a good spot. 
  • Reservations for a one-time parking stay can be booked online a minimum of 24 hours before you arrive. Book online here.
  • A separate Gold Reserve covered parking area is also available for overnight stays. An advance payment of $200 is required, alongside other fees.

Hourly (short-term) parking – Domestic and International

  • For shorter stays, drive to the North and South Hourly parking lots for domestic flights and International Hourly lot for international flights, the closest to the terminal entrances. 
  • Parking costs $3 an hour for the first 2 hours, or $36 a day.

Daily parking (domestic)

  • A covered 4-level deck is available for overnight parking, directly across from terminals. 
  • Parking here costs $3 an hour or $19 for one day maximum.

International Park Ride

  • A free shuttle bus connects the Park Ride to the international terminal, taking just 3 minutes.
  • 2,400 parking spaces are available here for the maximum of a day’s stay.
  • The cost is $3 an hour or $14 for one day.

Domestic Park Ride

  • The cost is $3 an hour or $10 a day.

Economy or Covered parking

  •  Prices from $3 an hour or $14 for one day.

ATL West Parking and ATL Select

  • A shuttle bus is available from the ATL Select garage.
  • Prices from $3 an hour. ATL West costs $16 a day, while ATL Select is $10 a day after 3 hours.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Terminal Overview

Atlanta airport comprises two main terminals: the Domestic Terminal and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. The Domestic Terminal is central and acts as the hub for passengers traveling within the United States, while the International Terminal, located at 2600 Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Blvd, serves international travelers.

Terminal Layout

  • Domestic Terminal: This is where you’ll find a variety of dining, shopping, and service options. It’s connected to all concourses via an underground pedestrian walkway.
  • Concourses: ATL has six concourses (A, B, C, D, E, and F) that branch out from the Domestic Terminal. Concourse T, serving international flights, includes customs and immigration facilities. Concourse F is dedicated to international flights and is the newest addition, featuring state-of-the-art facilities.
  • International Terminal: Known for its modern architecture with sweeping rooflines and a glass facade, it has its own entrance, separate from the Domestic Terminal. It facilitates all international check-ins and arrivals.

Transportation Between Terminals

Passengers can move between the Domestic Terminal and Concourse T using the SkyTrain, which runs every 2-3 minutes. The Plane Train, an automated people mover running 24/7, connects all concourses and terminals, providing an efficient way to navigate the expansive airport layout.

Airlines Flying Out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Domestic Terminal

Hartsfield-Jackson’s Domestic Terminal is split into north and south sectors, with various domestic carriers spread over multiple concourses. Of these Delta Air Lines has the strongest presence, occupying the south area of the terminal.

Concourse A

  • Delta Air Lines

Concourse B

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

Concourse C

  • AirTran Airways (Southwest Airlines)
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection (Compass Airlines, ExpressJet, Pinnacle Airlines)
  • Southwest Airlines

Concourse D

  • AirTran Airways (Southwest Airlines)
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection (Compass Airlines, ExpressJet, Pinnacle Airlines)
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • United Express (Chautauqua Airlines, ExpressJet, Shuttle America, SkyWest Airlines)
  • US Airways
  • US Airways Express (Air Wisconsin, Mesa Airlines, PSA Airlines, Republic Airlines)

Concourse T

  • American Airlines
  • American Eagle
  •  Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines
  • United Express (Mesa Airlines, Shuttle America, SkyWest Airlines)

International Terminal

Concourse E

  • Aeromexico
  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection (ExpressJet, Pinnacle Airlines)
  • GeorgiaSkies
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Silver Airways

Concourse F

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • AirTran Airways (Southwest Airlines)
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection (ExpressJet, Pinnacle Airlines)
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa

Lounges at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson International boasts an impressive range of world class lounges to choose from – ideal for business or luxury travel. 

Delta Sky Club

Atlanta International is Delta Air Lines’ HQ, so it’s no surprise there are also Delta Sky Club lounges in every concourse.

The Sky Deck at the Delta Sky Club – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse F. Image credit: Delta
The Sky Deck at the Delta Sky Club at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse F. Image credit: Delta

Delta Sky Club facilities include a fully-stocked bar and meals including soups, salads and snacks. Unwind with satellite TV and Wi-Fi, or get things done by taking advantage of dataports, printers and fax machines.

You can even freshen up at the showers in the Concourse E and F lounges, or enjoy the exclusive outdoor viewing area at Concourse F.  

With a range of membership options available, simply select the one that’s right for you and maximize your visit to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. 

Access prices start at $695, with the option to bring up to 2 guests for an extra $50 per person. But Delta priority passengers and certain American Express cardholders may be able to access the lounge as part of their privileges.

Admirals Club

In Concourse T you’ll find the luxurious Admirals Club. This American Airlines-affiliated lounge offers a great range of facilities including complimentary food, drinks and Wi-Fi, full-service bar, newspapers and magazines, a personal travel assistant, TV and workstations. 

Access prices start from just $79 for a day pass, and priority American Airlines customers may be entitled.

The Club ATL

Atlanta is a city that prides itself on its culture, people and food – so it’s no surprise The Club’s ATL lounge is billed as being ‘made with local ingredients’.

With a modern and laid back decor and a gorgeous view of Atlanta’s downtown skyline, this is a perfect spot to relax between flights.

Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, comfy and spacious seating, complimentary shower facilities and the expected array of TV, Wi-Fi, workstations and newspapers and magazines, all in one place.

The Club ATL is found at Concourse F and is open from 06.00 to 22.00 every day. Prices start from $50. 

Minute Suites

In the middle of a long-distance trip and need some recovery time? Minute Suites has got you. While perhaps not strictly a lounge, this establishment offers comfortable private rooms for where you can sleep, chill or work without distraction.

TV and Netflix, Wi-Fi and a minibar with drinks and snacks to purchase are all part of the package.

Best of all, Minute Suites offers flexible pricing from $48 an hour, or an annual membership if you expect you’ll be stopping in to use them more frequently.

United Club

Hartsfield-Jackson lounges have no shortage of airline-affiliated services, with United Club being the allocated space for passengers flying with United, Star Alliance or partner airlines.  

Facilities include breakfast and afternoon snacks, private phone booths, self-service drinks, Wi-Fi and a personal travel assistant, all available in funky modern surroundings.

You can find United Club on Concourse T, open Sunday to Friday from 4.45am to 8.15pm and on Saturdays between 4.45am and 7.15pm. Prices start from $59 for a day pass.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Restaurants

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport offers a brilliant range of refreshment and dining options, with plenty of options celebrating the food of the American south. Grab some high quality cuisine before you take to the skies.

  •  Chicken + Beer: Southern food is famously laid back, no-nonsense – always delicious – fare; and what says that more than this classic comfort combo? Located at Concourse D, Chicken + Beer does what it says on the tin, offering favorites like chicken and waffles and refreshing craft beer in an easygoing sports bar-style setting. The restaurant is co-owned by rapper and actor Ludacris, adding a musical twist to your visit.
  • Ecco: Atlanta is an international world city, and for those seeking a bite of the Mediterranean, Ecco is the one. Fresh, delightful dishes include wood-fired pizzas, pasta and small plates. Unwind and enjoy the taste of modern European delicacies in a sophisticated, chic and welcoming space. Ecco can be found at Concourse F.
  • Paschal’s: If you’re hankering for some traditional southern soul food, stop by Paschal’s on Concourse B. This Atlanta institution offers the very best in down-home cuisine, with mac and cheese, fried chicken and plenty more to put a smile on your face. Leaning into the retro diner vibe, Paschal’s is a great choice for travelers in search of that easygoing southern hospitality. 
  • One Flew South: Proof that southern food has range and flair, One Flew South adopts a fusion approach to local staples. This elegant, upscale restaurant takes the classics and injects some international flavor: Complete with sushi bar, table service and smooth atmosphere. Why not give an old favorite a fresh lease of life before your flight? 
  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers: Some dining establishments don’t mince their words – Grindhouse is one of them. This is the place for passengers craving a juicy burger and beverage, with a focus on high quality and an interesting menu roster. With casual counter service, this burger joint is just the place for people who appreciate their food straight up and tasty and their ambience easy. Find it at Concourse T.
  • The Varsity: Another Atlanta favorite, The Varsity is a celebration of all things fast food – what could be more American, after all? Situated at Concourse C, the design riffs on an old-school diner, with food that lives up to the classics. Fries, onion rings, chili dogs and their famous frosted orange shakes all come together to offer a fun, classic slice of Americana.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Shops

All kinds of excellent shops can be discovered at Hartsfield-Jackson’s various concourses. Choose from the exceptional list below to make the most of your visit with a dose of retail therapy.

Concourse A

  • InMotion Entertainment: Whether you’re catching up on the latest TV and movies during your flight or getting things done for work, make sure you have the right electronics. InMotion has headphones, travel gadgets and much more.
  • Porsche Design: Opt for luxurious accessories to add some vroom vroom to your trip. Porsche Design is about much more than just the car, offering envy-inducing watches, high quality designer luggage, and plenty more.

Concourse B

  • Bijoux Terner: Accessorize to impress and inspire, with help from Bijoux Terner. This store offers stylish and affordable fashion including jewelry, watches, accessories and everything in between.  
  • Atlanta Daily World: Keep up to date on all the latest news, or catch up on some much-needed reading, with a travel stop at Atlanta Daily World. For an excellent range of local and international publications including magazine, newspapers and books, this is the spot.
  • XpresSpa: A great choice from Atlanta International’s various spa offerings, XpresSpa has a range of high quality skincare products to keep you feeling healthy while you travel. Plus a range of rejuvenating spa treatments including massage and manicures.

Concourse C

  • The iStore: Apple lovers rest easy – Hartsfield-Jackson’s iStore is on hand to keep your beloved device in perfect working order, or to treat yourself to a sleek new tech purchase. From chargers to headphones and iPhones to iPads, you’re fully covered. 
  • L’Occitane: Add premium skincare, bath and body products and fragrances to your collection, with a French twist. L’Occitane has an excellent range for your perusal.
  • Simply Books: Some time in the air is a perfect excuse to put down your phone and pick up a page turner. Simply Books offers a bespoke selection of literature to help you scratch the itch. 

Concourse D

  • Duty Free Americas: One of the joys of air travel is, of course, those duty free discounts. From liquor and tobacco to perfumes and luxury goods, Duty Free Americas has an outstanding range of top end products.
  • Travel & Business Services: For business travel, Travel & Business Services has an impressive and useful range of products. Office supplies, luggage, accessories – whatever you need to do business, they’ve got it.

Concourse E

  • Montblanc: A luxury brand that places the emphasis on quality and craftsmanship, Montblanc might be just the place for a bit of retail indulgence during your travels. Beautiful watches, high-end pens and quality leather products await you.
  • Swarovski: For the more elegant side of luxury, pay Swarovski a visit. Crystals, jewelry, figurines and accessories are all available, as a special gift or a treat for yourself.
  • Tech Showcase: Make sure you have a full tech spectrum in place, with a trip to Tech Showcase. From gadgets to travel tech and accessories, they have all the solutions you need.

Concourse F

  • Kiehl’s: Kiehl’s cool but gentle brand and great skincare, hair care and body care products have established it as a highly desirable health and cosmetics brand. Upgrade your skincare routine with a visit here.
  • Brookstone: For practical gadgets that are handy for traveling, stop by Brookstone. Travel accessories, wellness products and much more in between can be found here.
  • MAC cosmetics: For high quality makeup and skincare, go big and bold with MAC. For those looking to make a good impression when they land, you won’t regret it.

Concourse T

  • Brighton Collectibles: With outstanding accessories and fashion on tap, a visit to Brighton Collectibles is a no-brainer for those who value attention to detail. A beautiful array of jewelry, handbags and other items are there to browse.
  • Johnston & Murphy: Step out of the plane in style, with Johnston and Murphy’s classy footwear for men and women. Appreciated for classic style and craftsmanship, this is your chance to upgrade your foot game, plus add accessories.
  • The Travel Store: For last minute goodies like neck pillows, travel toiletries, tech accessories and just about anything else, The Travel Store is worth the trip. Whether you’re in the market for some new luggage or just want to boost your travel experience, this is the place.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Hotels

Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel

Location: 1 Hartsfield Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354
Free airport shuttle: Yes

Located just a mile from the airport, the Renaissance Concourse is an ideal place to stay in comfort and style as close to your flight as possible.

The hotel’s beautiful 11-story atrium is a highlight, while soundproof rooms offer stunning views of Hartsfield-Jackson’s many runways, giving you the delight of watching planes take off and land. 

Despite its proximity to the airport, the Renaissance Concourse comes complete with both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, giving you the chance to take a dip before your flight. In addition, an impressive range of luxurious amenities include an on-site bar and restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, a business center and a range of meeting rooms and event spaces. For leisure or business travel alike, this hotel is highly sought after and ready to meet your requirements.

Hilton Atlanta Airport

Location: 1031 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30354

Free airport shuttle? Yes

If you’re in search of good eating before you fly, look no further than the Hilton Atlanta Airport. This sumptuous hotel offers multiple places to eat and unwind, including a cafe, sports bar and steakhouse with extensive menus.

In addition, you’ll enjoy a full range of world class amenities including swimming pools, an executive lounge, fitness center, meeting and events spaces and a business center.

As if that wasn’t enough, the hotel also caters for pets – meaning there’s space for your cuddly companion as well as hard-nosed business. All just 2 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson.

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway

Location: 2020 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337
Free airport shuttle: No, but direct access via SkyTrain.

A modern hotel with an excellent range of facilities, the Marriott Gateway is just the place to stay for travelers seeking a smooth journey between accommodation and flight.

Concierge services, complimentary Wi-Fi and a whirlpool bathing site make the Marriott stand out, while its provision of bar and restaurant, business center and meeting rooms make it readymade for doing business during your trip. Getting directly to the airport via SkyTrain is incredibly easy.

Amenities at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

As you’d expect from the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport offers an extensive range of services and conveniences. Here’s the rundown on this transport superhub’s various amenities and where to find them:

  • Wi-Fi: Enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi access in all areas of Hartsfield-Jackson – the airport is effectively one giant hotspot. Just select the ATL Free Wi-Fi wireless network on your device, add the requested details and start surfing.
  • EV charging stations: If you’re riding electric, take advantage of ATL’s 275 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, located at the airport’s various parking lots. The north and south domestic terminal daily parking lots, south employee lot, international terminal hourly and park-ride parking lots as well as the ATL west and park ride select parking facilities all offer EV charge points.  
  • Spa services: Travel can sometimes be stressful, but thankfully ATL offers spas to help you keep your cool. Be Relax and XpresSpa establishments can be found at several locations around the airport, providing massage, manicures and other treatments. 
  • Nursing stations: With seven lactation pods providing calm, private locations for breastfeeding mothers, Hartsfield-Jackson makes traveling with your little one child’s play. These suites can be locked from the inside and offer bench seating and electric outlets for pumps. Find them in the domestic terminal and post-security. 
  • Banking: Need cash, or other banking services? A variety of ATMs are available both pre- and post-security in both terminals. Or if you need a more personalized service head to Truist on the south side of the domestic terminal, where you can speak to a professional and access a full range of banking possibilities. Truist is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday. 
  • Medical services: With good phone signal throughout the airport, passengers are advised to call 911 in the event of a health emergency. In addition, ATL boasts the largest network of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in any USA airport – with around 200 available across both terminals. Look for the wall signs or consult a member of staff.
  • Interfaith chapel: For those seeking a quiet moment of reflection, Hartsfield Jackson offers its own interfaith chapels for its community of passengers and employees. Chaplain services are available throughout the week, and the chapels themselves can be found at concourses E and F, open 24/7. 
  • Service animal relief areas: Specialist service animal relief areas can be found in every concourse, to ensure your furry companion is well looked after. There’s also a 1,000-square-foot dog park located in the domestic terminal, offering a large outdoor space, benches and biodegradable bags.
  • Smoking Areas: Designated smoking areas at Atlanta Airport can be found near doors LN1, LN2, S4, S5, S6, S7, N3, N4, as well as at the Departure and Arrivals entrances.
  • Water Bottle Filling Stations: The airport has 36 water filling stations located throughout the terminals.

The Best Way to get to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Ellie Smith

Ellie is an avid traveler, writer, and adventurer, with a passion for exploring the world and sharing her experiences through storytelling. Working for global chauffeur company Blacklane and having lived in cities like Dubai and Berlin, she has gained valuable first-hand experience in uncovering hidden gems worldwide.