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Overview - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL; ICAO: KATL) serves the city of Atlanta.

Service to the city is provided through Airport Station, located on-site. There is a connecting service from this station to the rental car center. Within the airport, there is also an internal service.

External Services

External services to Atlanta are provided through Metro services.


Airport Station

Airport Station. Source: Wikimedia (February 13, 2006, DeKalb)

MARTA serves the airport through Airport Station on the Red Line and Gold Line, located at the domestic terminal. This station was opened on June 18, 1998. As of August 2022, 8 trains operate an hour to the city center (Five Points) on weekdays off peak, with 4 trains operating each hour on each the Red and Gold lines.

Connector Services

The ATL SkyTrain connects the Domestic Terminal with the Rental Car Center.

ATL SkyTrain

Train 1A, ATL SkyTrain

Train 1A, ATL SkyTrain. Source: Wikimedia (February 11, 2013, formulanone)/CC BY-SA 2.0

The ATL SkyTrain is a 2.4 km AGT People Mover (Crystal Mover) service that connects the Rental Car Center, GICC/Gateway Center Hotels, and Domestic Terminal stations. This service began in December 8, 2009. Connections to MARTA and the Plane Train can be made at Domestic Terminal station.

The service uses Mitsubishi Crystal Mover rolling stock, run in two car consists with two doors on each side per car. Each car is 11.1m long and 2.7m wide. The system is fully elevated and entirely grade separated.

The ATL SkyTrain is owned and operated by the Atlanta Department of Aviation. Line color from official logo of Atlanta International Airport on official website as of July 31, 2022.

Internal Services

The Plane Train connects various terminals within the airport.

The Plane Train

Concourse A

Concourse A. Source: Wikimedia (July 1, 2008, Sanibel Sun)

The Plane Train is a 4.5 km AGT People Mover (Innovia APM 100) service that connects the Domestic Terminal, T Gates, A Gates, B Gates, C Gates, D Gates, E Gates, and F Gates/International Baggage Claim stations. This service began in September 21, 1980, with the last extension to F Gates/International Baggage Claim in 2012.

The service uses Westinghouse C-100 and Bombardier Innovia APM 100 (formerly CX-100) rolling stock, run in four car consists with two doors on each side per car. Each car is 12.8m long and 2.8m wide. The system is fully underground and entirely grade separated.

Line color from logo on Wikipedia as of July 31, 2022

References & Helpful Links

Airport Website (English)

MARTA Website (English)

External Citations

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2022