Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Currently undergoing improvements, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is rated the world’s most efficient airport by the Air Transport Research Society and boasts direct non-stop service to 150 domestic cities and 75 international destinations, making Atlanta the most accessible city in the US. It also serves as a major hub for Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines. Located 10 miles from downtown, the airport is connected to the city via MARTA (the city’s rail system) and is a good option if you’re headed to popular tourist areas. Taxis, limos, shuttles, and rental cars are also available here.
Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK)
Because Atlanta is a busy business hub, some travelers arrive via short shuttle flights at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, which is located just outside Atlanta in Chamblee, Georgia. This airport primarily serves as the city’s main business jet hub.
Walking: Thanks to a concentration of bars, restaurants, and shops, most of Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods are walkable. Getting between neighborhoods on foot is more difficult though. The new Atlanta Beltline trails do connect some neighborhoods for those interested in walking or biking. Also, the Ambassador Force of Downtown Atlanta is available to guide travelers around the convention and entertainment district, where most large events and meetings take place.
Bus: Many of the city’s bus routes operate about every 20 minutes, running until 1 or 1:30 a.m. in the tourist-heavy areas. The city’s streetcar runs on a loop from downtown to the King Historic District about every 15 minutes.
Rail: Atlanta’s rail network, which is run by MARTA, consists of four lines: Red, Gold, Blue, and Green. The Red and Gold lines run north-south, while the Blue and Green lines run east-west. All of the trains intersect at Five Points Station, which is located in downtown Atlanta. Single and multi-day train passes are available for purchase.