The Atlanta area is served by the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is located ten miles from downtown Atlanta. To review a terminal layout, see Free trains run approximately every two minutes between all concourses and the terminals.

International flights arrive at Concourse E. Passengers will be directed to United States Immigration. From there, they will go downstairs to claim bags and pass through Customs. Once through, passengers must recheck bags at their airline’s counter. Bags are then delivered to the terminal, where they can be picked up at baggage claim. This FAA-mandated policy is designed to alleviate overcrowding on the underground trains.

Mass Transit

Atlanta’s mass transit system is Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) (; 404-848-4711 for schedule information). From the baggage-claim area follow “Ground Transportation/MARTA” signs to the MARTA station inside the terminal. All trains head downtown, so any train you take is the right one. Take MARTA to the Peachtree Center station, which is just two blocks from the Hilton and one block from the Marriott, and Hyatt. The ride downtown takes about 20 minutes.

All riders must have a Breeze Card to access the bus or train. Breeze fare can be purchased for $2.50 at a Breeze Vending Machine located in all 38 rail stations or at any of the MARTA Ridestores (Airport and Five Points).

For more information please access the MARTA Rookie Guide on How to Ride Marta.


Train Frequencies

Weekdays: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.: 20 minutes all lines
Weekends: 20 minutes all lines

Train Service Hours

Weekdays: 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends: 6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.


MARTA is dedicated to making public transportation accessible to everyone, regardless of disability. All 91 bus routes are equipped with wheelchair lifts or kneeling capabilities. In addition, MARTA operates mobility services for qualified riders. MARTA provides ADA Complementary Paratransit Service to eligible persons with disabilities who are unable to board, ride, or disembark from an accessible vehicle in MARTA’s regular bus or rail services. Service is provided with special lift-equipped vans on a curb-to-curb, shared-ride basis. Certified individuals having a MARTA ADA Photo Identification Card may call the MARTA Mobility Reservation Office at (404) 848-5000 Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Taxi Service

Taxis are readily available at designated areas at hotels, the Georgia World Congress Center and airport outside baggage claim areas. At the airport, exit the terminal and walk to the Ground Transportation Center.The trip takes approximately 20 minutes, longer in rush hours.

There is a $30 flat rate from the airport to downtown ($2 charge for each additional person).

Taxi Fee Structure – Business District

Flat Rate Zone from/to the Airport
Downtown $30
Buckhead $40
Midtown $32
*$2 charge for each additional person.
Flag Drop Fee $ 1.50

Accessible Taxis

Checker Cab Offers fully-accessible van service; call (404) 351-1111 24–48 hours in advance.

Van Service

Super Shuttle is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Shuttle (; 1-800-622-2089×2; offers service from the ground transportation area of the airport to all of the major downtown hotels for $16.50 per person one way or $28 round trip. Annual meeting attendees receive a discount by visiting

Car Rental

The ATL SkyTrain is an elevated train that connects the passenger terminal to the rental car center. The ATL SkyTrain takes customers on a scenic, five-minute ride to the rental car center, where they sign rental agency contracts and pick up cars. The rental car center ─ a 67.5-acre site across I-85 from the Airport ─ houses all Airport rental car companies and their associated operations, including customer service, administrative offices, car pickup and return, fueling and maintenance facilities.

Hartsfield-Jackson Rental Car Agencies

Advantage Rent A Car, (800) 777-5500
Airport Rent a Car of Atlanta, (800) 905-4997
Alamo, (800) 227-7368
Avis, (404) 530-2725
Budget Car Rental, (404) 530-3000
Dollar Rent A Car, (866) 434-2226
Enterprise, (404) 763-5220
EZ Rent a Car, (800) 277-5171
Hertz, (404) 530-2925
National, (800) 227-7368
Payless, (404) 768-2401
Sixt Rent a Car, (888) 749-8227
Thrifty Car Rental, (770) 996-2350

Arriving by Train

Amtrak’s Crescent line stops in Atlanta’s Peachtree Station (1688 Peachtree Street N.W.; 404-881-3060), with daily service.

Arriving by Bus

Greyhound Bus Lines

(404 584-1728)
The bus terminal is downtown near the Garnett Street MARTA, at 232 Forsyth St. S.W. Passengers can take a taxis to their hotel or take MARTA to the Peachtree Center station.


A subsidiary of Coach USA, Megabus offers daily departures from its stop location on the street level at MARTA’s Civic Center station in downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta Streetcar

The new Atlanta Streetcar is now rolling in Atlanta. Four modern vehicles will transport riders on a 2.7-mile track connecting Atlanta’s convention and tourist district at Centennial Olympic Park to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site just east of the city. The streetcar puts visitors just a short ride away from more than 300 restaurants, downtown hotels, and top venues and attractions including the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, CNN Center, College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and World of Coca-Cola. For more information please click here.

Commuting by Car

The hotels are located just off the Courtland Street exit of I-75/85 traveling southbound or International Boulevard northbound. They are just north of the intersection of the east-west interstate highway, I-20. Guests driving in on I/75-85 South exit at Courtland Street (Exit #97), at the top of the ramp, go right on Courtland past the first traffic light, and the hotels are on the left. Guests coming from the south or driving in on I-20 would take I-75/85 North to the International Boulevard exit (Exit #96), turn left at the second traffic light onto International to Piedmont Avenue, turn right, follow Piedmont two blocks to Baker Street (you are now behind the hotels), turn left on Baker Street and go up one block to Courtland Street.

Parking at Hotels

Hilton Atlanta

255 Courtland Street NE
Self-Park: $22 Overnight
Valet: $30.00 cars, $32.00 oversized vehicles (6ft and up)

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Self-Park: No (valet only)
Valet: $35.00 overnight, $39.00 oversized vehicles

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

265 Peachtree Road NE
Self-Park: No (valet only)
Valet: $10.00 per hour, $32.00 overnight

Additional Parking Options in Atlanta

Atlanta has several thousand metered and non-metered timed spaces downtown. Meter rates and times vary from one to four hours.
In addition to street parking, there are many downtown parking lots and decks within the vicinity of the meeting hotels. Please access this interactive map for detailed information.

Atlanta Traveler Resources

No matter how carefully you plan your trip, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. For that reason, we recommend you take the Atlanta Traveler Resources (PDF) along with you. This guide contains safety tips, emergency numbers, hospital and pharmacy locations, as well as the locations of dry cleaners, post offices, office supply stores, and more practical necessities. It even lists FedEx and Kinko’s addresses, should you need to print out any last-minute conference papers!