About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, is located 10 miles from downtown Atlanta. About 95 million people, from the United States and other countries worldwide, travel through its terminals annually. Hartsfield-Jackson holds the record of being the world's busiest airport, due to the number of passengers it services and for offering the most nonstop flights to destinations worldwide.
The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport covers an area of 4695 acres. It has 5 runways, two passenger terminals that are connected by an underground train, and 208 gates, distributed throughout 7 units (A, B, C, D, E, F and G).
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, offers travelers services including restaurants, bars, shops, ATM machines, currency exchange, pharmacies, a medical center, WiFi, a business center with 20 meeting rooms, a post office and even a chapel. Furthermore, the Airport Art Program provides a sample of more than 200 works and spaces that show traveling collections of high quality.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport also has a parking lot with over 30,000 parking spaces for long and short stays, as well as hourly parking.
Renting a Car at the Atlanta Airport
In the Atlanta Airport, you will find CONRAC (Consolidated Rental Car), the largest car rental center in the world. Only 5 minutes from the terminals, it is connected via the ATL SkyTrain, a system of driverless trains (Automated People Mover - APM) that has replaced the old shuttle buses. This center is home to major car rental companies (such as Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty, among others), and other related services and operations; such as administrative offices, customer service delivery and return of vehicles, fuel supply, etc.
It is important to know that you will get the best car rental rates by booking a vehicle ahead of time through promotions usually offered by online sites like RentingCarz. Once you have made your reservation, you just have to present the voucher with the confirmation number at the counter, along with a driver's license and a credit card under the name on the reservation.
Leaving the Airport in a Rental Car
It is relatively easy to exit the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in a rental car on Interstate 85 or 285. Interstate Highways 75 and 20, also provide connections from the airport to all areas of Georgia and the Southeast region. Because of the high traffic in Atlanta, and because there are several streets that have the same name, it is highly recommended to take out a rental car with a GPS in your language, so that you can drive smoothly and safely through the city.