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MARTA (Public Transportation)

MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), Atlanta’s public transportation system, offers rapid rail and bus service that is easy to navigate. MARTA is also available directly from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to the downtown hotels. Arriving air travelers should follow the “Ground Transportation” signs to the entrance of MARTA’s Airport Station, which is located inside the western end of the airport’s main terminal, just a few feet from the baggage claim areas. MARTA fare is $4.00 for a round trip and there is a vending machine in the Airport Station that accepts cash as well as credit cards. Visitor passes with unlimited travel for 1–7 days are also available. Take the MARTA train to the Peachtree Center Station. You may take either the Doraville (gold line) or the North Springs (red line) train. At Peachtree Center Station, exit to the Food Court and follow the signs to the Hyatt Regency Hotel or Marriott Marquis Hotel. For more information, visit http://www.itsmarta.com/.

Click here to view a helpful airport guide.


Tip for first-time MARTA users:

When arriving at the airport, MARTA adds $0.50 cents to the cost of the first trip. Breeze fare cards are $2.50 for the first trip and $2.00 for each subsequent trip.


Airport Shuttles

Atlanta Link is an additional transportation option that services the airport, downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead areas of Atlanta. Atlanta Link shuttles run continually from the airport to the two Annual Meeting hotels from 6:00 AM–12:00 AM, with a fifteen-minute wait or less. The shuttle picks up in the Ground Transportation area just outside door W2. The cost is normally $29.00 for a round trip, but you can receive an additional $2.00 off the round trip fare to/from your hotel when you book online. To receive the discount and reserve your spot, click here. If you are having problems booking online, call 404-524-3400, dial option 1 or 2 for assistance, and mention the code AAR. For more information, visit http://www.theatlantalink.com.


Atlanta has established set taxi fares between the airport and the downtown convention district and several other locations. Need to catch a cab? Click here for rates and here for a listing of service providers. The fees below represent a Flat Rate Zone from/to the Airport for one person.

Taxi Fee Structure — Business District*
Downtown $30.00
Buckhead $38.00
Midtown $32.00
*$2.00 charge for each additional person.

Taxi Fee Structure — Outside Business District
Rates computed by a meter
$2.50 for the first 1/8 mile
$0.25 for each additional 1/8 mile
$21.00/hour Wait time

Fares originating from a business and concluding at a business within the zone of downtown, Buckhead, and midtown areas are charged a rate of $8.00 for one person ($2.00 charge for each additional person). More information is available by calling 404-762-6087.


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