Airport Navigation: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) Airport
Traveling through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), the busiest airport in the world for passengers, can be a daunting experience even for the most seasoned executive traveler. For the over 100 million passengers who pass through ATL each year, navigating the terminals, ground transportation, dining and shopping options, and more can be less stressful with a few helpful hints:
Map It Out
Because ATL has both domestic and international terminals, and both of those are rather large, there are maps dedicated to each concourse. Studying the maps in advance can give you an excellent overview of the ins and outs of the airport, and how to get between each of them.
Shopping and Dining and Art!
If you find yourself with a longer layover than hoped for, don’t despair. With the sheer size of ATL, the airport is fully prepared to feed you with a multitude of dining options. Additionally, shopping can keep anyone busy and the airport is at the ready! Finally, ATL makes a great effort to showcase both local and international artists in both permanent and rotating exhibitions. You can see the art throughout the terminals.
Ground Transportation Galore
ATL offers a plethora of ground transportation options, including its train system, MARTA, which has its final destination at the airport and can easily get you to multiple downtown and midtown (among others) stops. Car rental agencies abound, as do taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and options such as GroundLink, for high-quality black car service at the tap of your screen.
Because ATL is considered extremely efficient in its operations, most steps involved in getting to your flight and around the terminals are very smooth. However, with the chance of summer weather issues and/or more tourists passing through its doors over the next few months, giving yourself plenty of time to get around is always a good idea. More information about ATL can be found on the airport’s website.