Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport is the busiest airport in the world and has been since 1998. It has the highest level of passenger traffic of any airport in the world to give you an example of how much volume the airport handles, in 2011 the airport had about 250,000 per day, every day for the year. The airport itself is location about 10km south of the business district in Atlanta and has two main terminals. One is the Domestic terminal and the other is the Maynard H Jackson international terminal. You can go between terminals using the cleverly named Plane Train, an underground people mover with stations in the Domestic Terminal and at each concourse in the International Terminal. Because Atlanta is such a busy airport, please plan your onward journey in advance to save time and stress, making your trip more enjoyable.
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Save time and money on your Atlanta hire car, book in advance. All the best offers are available in advance, and here at Car Booker we compare all the providers to get the best deal for you by getting all the latest prices and offers from each company, then you can pick the best car hire deal for you. The main car hire companies at Atlanta airport are Alamo, Avis, Dollar, National, Sixt and Thrifty, as well as many smaller companies. To pick up your hire car in Atlanta airport, you must get a shuttle to the Car Hire Centre, shuttles are well sign posted within the airport. Once you get to the Car Hire Centre, all the companies will be there waiting to help you with your hire car.
Outside the terminal, there are connections for hotels, convention centres, MARTA and the airport car hirecentre. Inside the terminal, there are colour coded signs for all ground transportation:
- Taxis: Yellow/Zone 1
- Parking Shuttles: Orange/Zone 2
- Local/regional shuttles and International shuttle connector: Red/Zone 3
- Hotel shuttles: Green/Zone 4
- Charter buses: Purple/Zone 5
There is loads of cool stuff to do in Atlanta, you are in the home of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and you can check out his oust in the Sweet Auburn district, you can go support the Atlanta Braves or go say hi to some of the world’s largest dinosaurs in Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Try and find out some secrets at the World of Coca-Cola, or go to Inside CNN. For a family day check out the Georgia Aquarium. Georgia´s most visited attraction is Stone Mountain Park which is a great day of fun and adventure, but you will need a car to go there. And if you make it to the park, do not miss Miss Katie´s Sideboard which is an experience all on its own!