Plan Your Visit

Atlanta Travel

If your Atlanta vacation includes driving in for the day, or staying in one of Atlanta’s hotels, here are a few tips to help you navigate your visit.

GETTING TO ATLANTA

By Highway

Here’s a quick overview of the main highways in and around Atlanta:

 

  • I-85N (the Northeast Expressway) connects Atlanta with Greenville, SC and Charlotte, NC. South of the city, I-85S (the Southeast Expressway) continues on to Montgomery, AL.

 

  • I-75N (the Northwest Expressway) extends from Atlanta to Chattanooga; Knoxville, TN; Cincinnati, OH; Detroit, MI and the Canadian border. Below Atlanta, I-75S (the Southeast Expressway) is the route to Florida through the Georgia cities of Macon and Valdosta.

  • I-20W (the West Expressway) goes from Atlanta to Birmingham, AL; Jackson, MS; Dallas, TX and beyond. I-20E (the East Expressway) continues to Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC, connecting with I-95 in Florence, SC.
  • I-285 (the Perimeter) is the 62.77-mile road encircling Atlanta.

 
For more localized Atlanta traffic information, visit the GA Department of Transportation website at http://www.dot.ga.gov.

By Air

Known as one of the world’s busiest airports, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves as a valuable hub. It is located only 10 miles from downtown Atlanta. For more information, visit them online at www.atlanta-airport.com or call Customer Service at (404) 530-7300 / (800) 897-1910.

By Train

AMTRAK is the nation’s intercity passenger rail operator connecting America. Atlanta’s AMTRAK station is located at 1688 Peachtree Street, NW. For more information visit the AMTRAK website at www.amtrak.com.

GETTING AROUND ATLANTA

Rental Cars

Major car rental companies are available throughout the city and at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. For more information see Passenger Information on the airport’s website at www.atlanta-airport.com or check out the Yellow Pages at www.yellowpages.com.

MARTA

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides bus, rail, and shuttle service around the city. For more information on route maps, visitor passes, schedules or help planning your MARTA commute around the city, visit the MARTA website at www.itsmarta.com or call MARTA Customer Service at 404-848-4711.

Taxi

Taxis are readily available throughout the city at local hotels, special events and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Consult the Yellow Pages at www.yellowpages.com for local listings.

Shuttle Services

There are shuttle services available in and around the metro Atlanta area. For more information, contact the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Ground Transportation Center for service to businesses, locations, hotels and residences. For more information, log on to www.atlanta-airport.com or call Customer Service at 404-530-7300.

Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft both operate in the Atlanta area. Visit www.uber.com or www.lyft.com for more information on their services.