Tips for Navigating the Atlanta Airport

With Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the busiest airport in the world, travelers often find themselves a little lost and underprepared. However, with a little extra planning Atlanta airport can be a very welcoming place. Convenience does not have to be more than a few short steps away. Maps First, a person has to know…

With Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the busiest airport in the world, travelers often find themselves a little lost and underprepared. However, with a little extra planning Atlanta airport can be a very welcoming place. Convenience does not have to be more than a few short steps away.
Maps

First, a person has to know where they're going if they are going to reach their destination in time. A map can be most helpful when navigating through a very busy airport, especially if any problems were to arise at the last minute. The airport website has a map to print as well as on the Delta website. Aside from knowing where you are going is knowing the best place to park.

Parking
There are six places to park and it is best to choose the right one in time. The last thing a person needs is to fight for parking spaces or to find out they have parked exceptally too far away. There is Hourly Parking, Daily Parking, Economy Parking, Airport Park-Ride, Gold Reserve and The Park and Ride Reserve Lot for which one can choose.

Hour parking is the most convenient parking, which is located directly in front of each terminal. If quick access is needed for pick up and drop off of passengers, this is the correct place to park.

Daily Parking for Domestic Terminal only is the closest parking area for overnight parking. These lots are directly located across from each terminal.
Economy Parking lots are located adjacent to the parking decks. These lots are for longer stays and are considered the most economic.

Airport Park-Ride Shuttle operation offers convenient shuttle service from the customer's vehicle to the terminal they choose. When returning to Atlanta, passengers are picked up at the Ground Transportation Center and returned to their vehicle.

Gold Reserve Lot was created for people with busy schedules to provide easier parking. These lots are not far from the domestic and international terminals on the ground level of the parking decks.

The Park-Ride Reserve Lot accommodates Airport customers who want a reserved space and is located adjent to South Terminal Parkway.
Once parked, the next venture is to make it through the terminals. Knowing which terminal to stand in for easy check in can be the difference between making it through the gates and making it through the jet way.
Terminals

The airport has three terminals. The North and South Domestic Terminals are located on the east side of the airport and the International Terminal is located on the west side. The best entrance to pass for security check point is at the T-Gates, otherwise known as Concourse T. It is a much faster check point process here being that it is not the main gate entrance.

Check In
For faster check in times there are also approximately 70 self-service kiosks located in the ticketing hall, just past the security checkpoint in the transition hall. Locating your concourse starts in order from the east side of the airport, (near the Domestic Terminals). Concours T, A, B, C, D and D are easily located down the walkways. Concourses E and F are now conveniently both International Concours.

Ground Transportation
The quickest way to arrive to a concourse is by ground transport, otherwise known as Plane Trains. These trains are fast and readily available to take people from one concourse to another. It helps to get to a ticket area on time and lessen the stress on tired feet with so much walking.