Atlanta Transportation

Car rental: All of the major rental car companies have a presence at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Several rental car companies have counters located near the airport's baggage claim areas, and buses will take travelers to individual parking lots to pickup their rented vehicles. Interstate 85 is easily accessible from the airport -- head north to get to the downtown area.

Getting around Atlanta couldn't be easier, with the several transportation options available:

By taxi: There are numerous cab companies serving Atlanta city, including: Checker Cab Company (404-351-1111), Buckhead Safety Cab Company (404-875-3777), American Cab Co (404-873-1410), City Wide Cab Co (404-875-1223).

By bus and rail: The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) offers public transportation services in Atlanta (both bus and rail). All the 120 bus routes of the company are equipped with wheelchair lifts or kneeling capabilities. The fare for a one-way bus or train trip is $1.75. A Weekend Pass (unlimited rides, valid from Friday to Sunday) costs $9.0.

By train: A MARTA train station is located at Atlanta Airport, in the terminal building towards the Ground Transportation Area. Trains run from the airport to downtown Atlanta between approximately 05:00 and 01:30 (5am to 1.30am) weekdays and from 05:30 to 01:00 (5.30am to 1am) weekends. Departures are every 4-5 minutes weekdays and 10-15 minutes on weekends. Journey time to Downtown is around 15 minutes. The regular fare is $1.50

Several limousine companies serve the city, such as: Buckhead Wingate Limousine (404-869-1100), Carey Limousine (404-223-2000), Corporate Image Limousine (770-458-9900), Atlanta VIP Ride Inc (404-429-5750), A Step Above Limousine Services (404-223-5466).

Also, many car rental companies are present in Atlanta: Avis Rent a Car (404-659-4814), Hertz Rent a Car (770-394-6500, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (404-659-6050, National Car Rental (404-320-8393, Flexcar (404) 817-3599).

During baseball season, check the Atlanta Braves schedule so that you can plan accordingly to avoid traffic on Interstate 75/85 while passing Turner Field on game days.