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How to Get from Atlanta Airport to Midtown

Midtown is a bustling area situated 26 km (16 miles) from Atlanta Airport. It offers commercial and residential spaces alongside numerous restaurants, hotels, bars, parks, and gardens. Two of the most popular attractions in Midtown are the High Museum of Art, which displays world-renowned works, and the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum – the former home of the author of “Gone with the Wind”.

If you’re planning a trip from Atlanta Airport to Midtown, your options are taking a taxi or a private transfer, or the MARTA train. The most comfortable choice is taking a taxi or private transfer. It will bring you to Midtown Atlanta in as little as 15 minutes in good traffic.

The MARTA train is an affordable transportation option that takes approximately 22 minutes to reach Midtown. Regardless of the mode of transportation you choose, it’s best to plan ahead and allocate sufficient travel time, particularly during rush hours when waiting times may be longer.

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How to get from Atlanta Airport to Midtown by taxi

Taking a taxi is a comfortable mode of transportation for travelling from Atlanta Airport to Midtown. Taxis are easily accessible 24/7, and you can find them at the taxi ranks outside the Arrivals Terminals. Although not the most affordable option, taxis are highly convenient, especially if you have heavy luggage or are arriving outside public transportation’s operating hours.

How much is the cab fare from Atlanta Airport to Midtown?

Cab fares from Atlanta Airport to Midtown are fixed at $32 (€30). An additional fee of $2 (€1.85) applies for each extra passenger, as well as an initial airport usage fee of $1.50 (€1.40). If gasoline prices reach a certain threshold, a fuel surcharge of $2 (€1.85) per trip is imposed. It is important to note that there is a minimum charge of $10 (€9.25), regardless of the distance travelled.

You can book your private transfer from Atlanta Airport to Midtown with Welcome Pickups to ensure a competitive, flat rate and avoid additional fees.


$32 (€30)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Taxi prices will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at Atlanta International Airport (ATL) are available 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Taxi services at the Domestic Terminal are available at the Ground Transportation Center/West Curb, located outside and between the W-1 and W-2 Doors. At the International Terminal, the taxi ranks are located on the arrival level outside the A-1 Door.


A taxi is the most comfortable option when travelling from Atlanta Airport to Midtown. This is particularly true if you’ve just completed a long flight and want to avoid the hassle of navigating public transportation or if you’re carrying a lot of luggage. With a taxi, you get the convenience of being picked up right outside the Airport Terminal and dropped off at your destination without any additional stops. 

Editor’s Note

Keep in mind that Atlanta is a busy city. Your taxi ride to Midtown can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.

Useful Tips

All taxi drivers accept cash and card payments.
Before beginning your trip, check that the taximeter has been reset and shows the initial airport usage fee.
Tipping your driver 15% of your taxi fare from Atlanta Airport to Midtown is customary. If the driver helped with your bags, giving them a little bit extra is appreciated.

How to get from Atlanta Airport to Midtown by train

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) operates the local public transportation system in Atlanta. Two lines, the Gold and the Red, can take you from Atlanta Airport to Midtown Atlanta in about 22 minutes. You will need to get off the train at the Midtown Station.

How much is the train from Atlanta Airport to Midtown?

All MARTA fares can be purchased with a Breeze card or ticket. A single-use Breeze paper ticket costs $1 (€0.90). After that, you will pay $2.50 (€2.30) for a one-way journey from Atlanta Airport to Midtown with MARTA.

To purchase a Breeze card or ticket, visit any MARTA RideStores or Breeze Vending Machines, which are conveniently located throughout MARTA stations.


$2.50 (€2.30)

Trip Duration

22 Min.

Trains depart from Atlanta Airport to Midtown every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off-peak hours.

Value for Money

Trains run from 04:45 to 01:00 on weekdays and from 06:00 to 01:00 on weekends.

Where do I get the train from?

The train station is located on the west end of the Domestic Terminal, between the north and south baggage claim areas. If you arrive at the International Terminal, you will have to take the free airport shuttle to reach the train station.


If you’re travelling from Atlanta Airport to Midtown and looking for a quick and affordable transportation option, taking the MARTA train is a great choice. The train service offers frequent departures throughout the day. Keep in mind that the train is at the Domestic Terminal, so those who come in on an international flight will need to take the airport shuttle to reach the train station. Also, be sure to plan to navigate to your final destination from the train stop once in the city. 

Editor’s Note

Both lines are wheelchair accessible. Children under 117 cm (46 inches) in height can ride the MARTA train for free.

Useful Tips

You can easily plan your train trip and check the schedules using the trip planning tool on MARTA’s website.
To avoid queueing at the ticket vending machines, you can download the MARTA on the Go app to purchase tickets in advance. It's also convenient for buying Day tickets if you need more than a one-way ticket.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Atlanta Airport to Midtown?

To get from Atlanta Airport to Midtown Atlanta, you can opt for a taxi, a private transfer, or a train. A taxi will take you to your destination in about 15 minutes in good traffic. The train will take 22 minutes and requires a short shuttle ride to the train station if you arrive on an international flight. 

What’s the cost of a taxi from Atlanta Airport to Midtown?

Cab fares from Atlanta Airport to Midtown cost a fixed rate of $32 (€30), with additional fees for extra passengers and an initial airport usage fee. To lock in a competitive fare with no additional fees even if your flight is significantly delayed or plans change, you can book ahead with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Midtown from Atlanta Airport?

Midtown is 26 km (16 miles) from Atlanta Airport and can be reached by taxi or private transfer in approximately 15 minutes in normal traffic conditions.

Is there a bus from Atlanta Airport to Midtown?

There are no bus or shuttle services between Atlanta Airport and Midtown. However, a free shuttle service is provided between the Domestic and International Terminals. Some hotels also offer a free shuttle service to their guests to travel to Midtown. Before your trip, check whether your hotel offers such a service; if it does, the pick-up location will be on the right side of the A3 door at the International Terminal.

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