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Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) to Buckhead

Buckhead is an affluent and elegant neighbourhood within the Atlanta metro area where upscale meets southern charm. The area is alive with shopping, dining, historic landmarks, galleries, music venues, and parks.

Buckhead is about 17.7 miles (28.5 kilometres) from Atlanta airport. To get from Atlanta airport to Buckhead, you can take an airport taxi, use Atlanta’s MARTA public transportation service, or take a shared shuttle. By taxi, the trip takes around 20 minutes depending on traffic, and the fare is at least $41.50 (€37.65). Alternatively, there is a MARTA train line from the airport to the Buckhead station, with the journey costing $3.50 (€3.17) and the trip taking 30-35 minutes. Lastly, a shuttle shared-ride costs $30 (€27.22) per person and takes at least 20 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €82 20min 24/7
Train €6.64 30-35min 04:50–01:00
Taxi €39.46 20min 24/7
Shuttle €54.64 25min 24/7

How to get from Atlanta airport to Buckhead by Train

If you are looking to save some money on your transportation from Atlanta airport to Buckhead, you can use Atlanta’s rail system MARTA. MARTA runs the Red Line train directly from the airport to the Buckhead Station every 20 minutes from 4:50 to 20:50. After 20:50 and until 1:00, you can take the M Gold Line, which also runs every 20 minutes, and then change to the Red Line or to bus 5 at Lindbergh Station to then reach Buckhead Station. The bus journey takes 30-35 minutes.

How much is fare for the train from Atlanta airport to Buckhead?

A single train trip with MARTA, including up to four transfers, costs $2.50 (€2.26). But first, you must purchase a Breeze card or a single Breeze ticket and then 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 loading the fare there. Breeze cards or tickets can be purchased and loaded at the vending machines located at the MARTA station. Up to two children, 46” (116.8 cm) and under, can ride for free per each paying adult.


$3.50 (€3.17)

Trip Duration

30-35 minutes

*There's a waiting time of up to 20 minutes for the train.

Value for Money

The train is available from 4:50 until 1:00.

Where can I find the train?

The MARTA Airport station is located inside of the Domestic Arrivals 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 automated Plane Train to the Domestic Terminal Baggage Claim stop.


If you are travelling before 20:50, you can take the Red line directly from Atlanta airport to Buckhead, so taking the train is fairly straightforward, but you may have to walk a bit or take another bus to reach your accommodation depending on how far it is from Buckhead Station.

Editor’s Note

You can use Google Maps or the Plan-a-Trip feature on MARTA’s website to find the best route to your accommodation. Depending on where in Buckhead you are staying there may be a more efficient combination of trains or buses to get you to your destination.

Useful Tips

Be sure to tap your Breeze Card or Ticket at the rail gate as soon as you start your journey and also to validate it when you exit the rail station.
If you will be using public transport a lot throughout your stay in Buckhead, check the MARTA website to see prices for multi-day passes or for buying trip fares in bulk to save some money.
You can download MARTA’s mobile app for transit schedules, routes, and more information on the go.

How to get from Atlanta airport to Buckhead by taxi

Taking a taxi from Atlanta airport to Buckhead is the most convenient transfer option. Taxis are available 24/7 from the Domestic and International Terminal taxi queues. Alternatively, you can pre-book a ride with one of Atlanta’s cab companies or Welcome Pickups’ highly rated professional, door-to-door service that offers fixed competitive rates and guaranteed on-time pickups. The journey by car from Atlanta airport to Buckhead takes around 20 minutes under regular traffic conditions, and if traffic is heavy, it can take closer to 45 minutes. The taxi fare to Buckhead costs a flat rate of $41.50 (€37.65) – including the airport fee, plus any surcharges that may apply.

Taxi fare from Atlanta airport to Buckhead

If you take a taxi from the airport taxi queue, the base fare is set at $40 (€36.29) and there is an airport fee of $1.50 (€1.36), so the trip will cost at least $41.50 (€37.65). There is a surcharge of $2 (€1.81) for each additional passenger, and if gas prices are high, there may be a $2 (€1.81) or $3 (€2.72) surcharge as well. If you choose to prebook a taxi, the fare may vary between the different taxi companies available in Atlanta. For a flat rate competitive with that of a standard taxi, you can also book a transfer with one of Welcome Pickups’ friendly local drivers.


$41.50 (€37.65)

Trip Duration

20 min.

Value for Money

Taxis from Atlanta airport to Buckhead are available 24/7

Where can I find a taxi?

You can find Atlanta airport’s taxi service at the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal. At the Domestic Terminal, taxis can be found in 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 Buckhead is the fastest and most comfortable transfer option. After landing at the airport, you can easily find a cab to take you directly to your accommodation and you won’t have to worry about hauling your luggage around while navigating public transportation.

Editor’s Note

If travelling in a bigger group, it may be easier and cheaper to pre-book your airport transfer with one of Atlanta’s taxi companies or Welcome Pickups.

Useful Tips

Giving your driver at least a 15% tip on top of your fare is standard, and for great service, giving a tip of 20% is the norm.
Passengers can pay the taxi fare by cash or card.

How to get from Atlanta airport to Buckhead by shuttle

Another option for transportation from Atlanta airport to Buckhead is to take a shared shuttle. The shuttle can take you directly from the airport to your accommodation, normally with only one or two stops along the way. The journey takes at least 20-25 minutes depending on traffic and costs $30 (€27.32) per person.

How much is the Shuttle from Atlanta airport to Buckhead?

A shared-ride shuttle costs $30 (€27.32) per person. If you are travelling with a larger group, you can call ahead to see if you are eligible for a group discount. A list of the companies offering shuttles with their contact information can be found on the Atlanta airport website at https://www.atl.com/ground-transportation/.


$30 (€27.32)

Trip Duration

25 minutes

Value for Money

Shared ride shuttles are available 24/7.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

You can find the shared-ride shuttles at the Domestic Terminal at the Shared-Ride Shuttle Aisle, on the western side of the terminal, outside of the Ground Transportation Center. Usually, the local shuttles are located in stalls 1-3. At the International Terminal, shared-ride services are limited; you must call in advance to ensure pickup from there. If you have reserved a ride from the International Terminal, the pickup location is outside of the Arrivals level on the right of the A3 door.


If you are travelling alone, a shared-ride shuttle can save you a little bit of money and can get you to your accommodation in almost the same amount of time as a taxi. But if you are with a couple of other people, it is cheaper and more convenient to take a private taxi.

Editor’s Note

If you want to take a shared-ride shuttle, it may be best to call ahead to reserve your spot in advance and avoid any surprises and longer wait times.

Useful Tips

If you also plan on taking a shared-ride shuttle back to the airport at the end of your stay in Buckhead, you can save some money by booking a roundtrip.
Most of the companies offering shared-ride shuttles offer online bookings.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Atlanta airport from Buckhead?

Buckhead is located 17.7 miles (28.5 kilometres) from Atlanta airport, north of downtown Atlanta. By taxi or shuttle, it takes 20 to 45 minutes to reach Buckhead, depending on traffic, whilst by train, it takes 32 minutes.

How do I go from Atlanta airport to Buckhead?

There are three options for transportation from Atlanta airport to Buckhead – by airport taxi, train, or shared shuttle. Taxis and shuttles are available 24/7 and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes under normal traffic conditions. The train to Buckhead Station is available from 4:50 to 1:00 and takes 30-35 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Atlanta airport to Buckhead?

With the airport fee included, a taxi ride will cost you at least $41.50 (€37.65). There is also a surcharge of $2 (€1.81) for each additional passenger after the first, and depending on gas prices, there may be a $2 (€1.81) or $3 (€2.72) fee as well.

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