Transportation in the ATL
Whether this is your first time traveling to the “A” or you have visited the metro before, the AAAL GSC has compiled a list of transportation options while staying in this beautiful city. While Atlanta is often known for its traffic and car-centered atmosphere, the public transportation system, Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority (MARTA), offers service to various points in the metro. Below, we have provided a list of ways to get around in Atlanta during the conference.
To/From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Sheraton Grand Hotel)
1. Unfortunately, the Sheraton does not provide free shuttle service between the airport and hotel. However, AIRPORTSHUTTLES.COM provides service for a fee between the airport and conference hotel. If using this service, the hotel recommended having a large group. Website: https://www.airportshuttles.com/atlantahotel/sheraton-atlanta-hotel-room.html
2. MARTA Service from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (https://martaguide.com/2011/03/02/marta-to-the-sheraton-hotel-downtown-atlanta/)
-If you are traveling from the airport, take any northbound train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Follow the signs pointing John Portman Blvd after exiting the train. After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East.
-At street level turn left on Peachtree and walk to the first intersection (look for Hard Rock Cafe) and turn left on Andrew Young International Blvd. The entrance to the hotel is two blocks down at the intersection with Courtland Street.
-Enter the station and get on a train. All departing trains travel northbound to downtown and Midtown Atlanta, so you don’t have to be concerned about which train to board. However, to reach Lenox, Brookhaven, Chamblee or Doraville, get on a train marked “Doraville.”
-If you need to reach the red line after 8:30 p.m., board the first departing gold train and travel to the Lindbergh Center MARTA station to transfer to the red line.
$2.50 per trip
-According to the hotel website (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/atlxs-sheraton-atlanta-hotel/), the fare for a taxi from the Atlanta airport to the conference hotel is estimated to be $30.00 one way.
-Approximately $20.00, but varies depending upon demand
-If you are planning to drive from the Hartsfield-Jackson to the hotel (10.1 miles), the hotel has offered the following driving directions on the website: (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/atlxs-sheraton-atlanta-hotel/)
Driving Directions: Take I-85N and continue on I-75N/I-85N. Take exit 248C for Freedom Parkway towards GA-10E/Andrew Young International Blvd. Use the left lane to follow signs for International Blvd. Continue onto Andrew Young International Blvd. Turn left onto Courtland Street SE and then left into the property.
To/From Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (Sheraton Grand Hotel)
1. The Sheraton does not provide free shuttle service between the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport and hotel.
$3.50 one way
-According to the hotel website (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/atlxs-sheraton-atlanta-hotel/), the fare for a taxi from the Dekalb-Peachtree airport to the conference hotel is estimated to be $30.00 one way.
1. Greyhound Bus Station
232 Forsyth St SW Atlanta, GA 30303
1.5 miles from the hotel
1. Peachtree Station
1688 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
3.2 miles from the hotel
Getting Around Town (download the MARTA on the go app: https://www.itsmarta.com/marta-on-the-go.aspx)
1. MARTA train schedule (https://martaguide.com/marta-train-frequency/)
a. Weekday Train Hours: 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.
b. Weekend Train Hours: 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m
c. Weekday Rush Hour: Every 10 minutes. 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
d. Weekday Midday: Every 12 minutes. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
e. Weekday Early Evening: Every 12-15 minutes. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
f. Weekends: every 20 minutes
2. MARTA bus schedule (https://martaguide.com/marta-train-frequency/)
a. The frequency of the busses can range from every 10 minutes to an hour. Be sure to check out the following website for up to date information regarding routes (https://www.itsmarta.com/bus-schedules.aspx)
Map of MARTA (https://martaguide.com/rail-station-map/)