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How to Get from Atlanta Airport to Alpharetta

Alpharetta is a family-friendly city situated between the North Georgia Mountains and Atlanta, Georgia, USA. With over 300 attractions, over 200 restaurants, around 250 shops, a lively music scene, and an excellent park system, Alpharetta has plenty to explore.

Alpharetta is located about 26 miles (42 km) from Atlanta and is about 36.7 miles (59 kilometres) away from Atlanta airport. To get from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta, you can either take an airport taxi or you can use Atlanta’s MARTA public transportation service. By taxi, the trip takes at least 35 minutes and the fare costs around $79 (€71.29). If you are travelling on a budget, you can take a train from the airport to the North Spring Station, where you will then have to transfer to a bus to go the rest of the way to Alpharetta. This combined trip costs approximately $3.50 (€3.17) per traveller and takes around 70 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

Train €6.34 80min 04:50–22:20
Taxi €71.29 35-60min 24/7

How to get from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta by train

If you aren’t in a rush and want to spend a little less on your Atlanta airport to Alpharetta transfer, you can use Atlanta’s transit rail system MARTA. MARTA offers trains and buses around Atlanta and the metro area. To reach Alpharetta, from 4:50 to 20:50, you can take M Red Line to North Springs Station and then transfer to buses 140, 141 or 143 to go the rest of the way to Alpharetta. If travelling between 20:50 and 22:20, you will have to take M Gold Line to Lindbergh Station, transfer to M Red Line, and then go to North Springs Station to transfer to the bus. The journey generally takes around an hour and 20 minutes. The fare to go from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta costs $2.50 (€2.26) plus the cost of a Breeze ticket or Breeze card.

How much does it cost?

A single trip with MARTA costs $2.50 (€2.26). The single-trip fare is valid for up to four transfers and up to three hours. To ride with MARTA, you must purchase a Breeze card or a single Breeze ticket and load the fare onto the card or ticket. Breeze tickets cost $1 (€0.91), so the total for the journey will be $3.50 (€3.17). If you plan to use public transport frequently during your stay, you can save some money by purchasing the reloadable Breeze card for $2 (€1.81) and topping up the card. Breeze cards or tickets can be purchased and topped up at the vending machines located at the MARTA station. Up to two children of 46” (116.8 cm) and under can ride for free per each paying adult.


$3.50 (€3.17)

Trip Duration

1 hr 20 min

*There is a wait time of up to 20 minutes for the train and up to 40 minutes for the bus.

Value for Money

Available from 4:50 to 22:20.

Where do I get the train from?

The MARTA Airport train station is located inside the Domestic Terminal between the South and North baggage claims. If you are coming from the International Terminal, you can take a free shuttle from the Arrivals Level to the baggage claim area of the Domestic Terminal, or you can take the airport’s Plane Train to the Domestic Terminal Baggage Claim stop.


Seeing as there isn’t direct public transportation from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta, this option ass effort and time to your journey. It can be a hassle, especially if you’re travelling with young children and/or heavy luggage. However, it is the cheapest option to get from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta.

Editor’s Note

You can use Google Maps to plan your route, or you can use the Plan a Trip feature on MARTA’s website.

Useful Tips

Be sure to tap your Breeze Card or Ticket at the rail gate when starting your journey and also when exiting the rail station.
If you will be using public transport a lot during your stay, it’s worth checking out the MARTA website to find out more information on the available passes.
You can also download MARTA’s app to get transit schedules and route recommendations on the go.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Atlanta. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta by taxi

The easiest and fastest form of transportation from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta is taking a taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 from the Domestic and International Terminal taxi queues, or you can pre-book a ride with one of Atlanta’s cab companies or with Welcome Pickups’ highly rated professional service that offers fixed competitive rates. Taking a taxi from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta takes at least 35 minutes, but it can take up to an hour if traffic is heavy. The taxi fare is around $79 (€71.29).

Taxi fares from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta

If you take a taxi from the taxi rank, your Atlanta airport to Alpharetta fare will be calculated by a taximeter as follows:

Base fare: $2.50 (€2.26) for the first 1/8 mile
Price per each additional mile: $2.00 (€1.84)
Airport pickup surcharge: $1.50 (€1.36)
Each additional person riding: $2 (€1.81)

Alpharetta is around 36.7 miles away from Atlanta airport, so the fare will cost at least $77 (€69.73) depending on your exact destination and how many people are along for the ride.
Fees for pre-booking a ride vary depending on the taxi company. The companies ATL Taxi Cabs and ATL Taxi offer flat rates to Alpharetta costing $79 (€71.29) for up to three passengers, $114 (€102.87) for up to 6 passengers and $141 (€127.24) for up to 10 passengers. For a flat rate competitive with that of a standard taxi, you can also pre-book a personalised ride and guaranteed on-time pickup with Welcome Pickups.


$79 (€71.29)

Trip Duration

35-60 mins

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis from Atlanta airport are available 24/7.

Where do I take a taxi from?

You can find Atlanta airport’s taxi service outside both the Domestic Terminal and at the International Terminal. At the Domestic Terminal, taxis can be found at the ‘Ground Transportation Center’ outside between the W-1 and W-2 doors. At the International Terminal, taxis can be found on the Arrivals level, just outside the A-1 door.


Taking a taxi from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta is the quickest and most comfortable transfer option. After landing at the airport, you can simply hop on a cab rather than having to worry about navigating public transportation or dragging heavy luggage items around.

Editor’s Note

If travelling in a group and you’d like the peace of mind a set fare offers, it may be easier and cheaper to pre-book an airport transfer with one of Atlanta’s taxi companies or with Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

Giving your driver at least a 15% tip is customary, and tipping 20% for excellent service is the norm.
Passengers can pay by cash or card.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Atlanta Airport to Alpharetta?

The easiest mode of transportation from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta is taking a taxi. The cab ride takes at least 35 minutes depending on traffic levels. Taxis can be found 24/7 outside of both the International and Domestic Terminals. Alternatively, you can use Atlanta’s MARTA transit system to reach Alpharetta, although, keep in mind, this is an indirect transport option.

How much is a taxi from Atlanta Airport to Alpharetta?

If you take a taxi from one of the airport taxi ranks, the fare is metered. It costs $2.50 (€2.26) for the first 1/8 mile and $2 (€1.84) for each additional mile, plus there is a $1.50 (€1.36) airport fee, whilst a $2 (€1.81) surcharge applies for each additional person riding after the first. To go from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta, the cost will be at least around $79 (€71.29). If you want the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, we’d recommend pre-booking your private shuttle from Atlanta airport to Alpharetta with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Atlanta airport from Alpharetta?

Alpharetta is 36.7 miles (59 kilometres) away from Atlanta airport. By car, the journey takes at least 35 minutes, but if the traffic is heavy, it can take around an hour. The journey with the MARTA transit system takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes, excluding waiting times.

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