ATL Airport Access Will Be A Mess for 6 Weeks This Spring

by SharonKurheg

On the heels of its new rules that limit entry into the airport, passengers of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport are learning that over the course of about 6 weeks this spring, they’ll have to deal with transportation woes to and from the airport.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail system typically has a station at the airport. Trains arrive and depart frequently and are able to transport visitors between downtown Atlanta and ATL in about 15 minutes. The train also has stops throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

a map of a train stationHowever, MARTA announced in late February that the airport station will temporarily close this spring for a construction/renovation project.

Although some of the work already began earlier this year, the major part of the makeover at the airport, which will include replacing floor tiles in the concourse and platform levels of the station, as well as adding a new outdoor canopy structure, is set to begin on April 8th.

During the station closure, riders will have to take a bus shuttle between the College Park Station and the North Terminal Lower Level in the North Baggage Claim. The new shuttle will run 22 hours a day, from 4 a.m. until 2 a.m.


  • If you’re flying out or heading to work at the airport, travel to College Park Station as you normally would and follow the signs for the shuttle to the airport. The shuttle will drop you at the North Terminal Lower Level – Doors LN1 and LN2 – conveniently located near the employee entrance. 
  • If you’re flying in or heading home from your job at the airport, follow the signs to Ground Transportation and North Baggage Claim, and take the stairs, escalator, or elevator down to the North Terminal Lower Level – Doors LN1 and LN2 – to catch the shuttle to College Park Station. 
  • Delta customers should follow the signs from South Baggage Claim to North Baggage Claim and the North Terminal Lower Level – Doors LN1 and LN2 – to catch the shuttle to College Park Station. 
  • International arrivals: Follow signs to Ground Transportation and take the airport shuttle to the Domestic Terminal. From there, follow the signs to the North Terminal Lower Level – Doors LN1 and LN2 – to catch the shuttle to MARTA’s College Park Station. 

MARTA officials suggest that riders allow an extra 30 minutes when taking the train to and from the airport during the station renovations.

The station is currently scheduled to reopen on May 19th.

Feature photo: ATL/FB

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1 comment

dee March 11, 2024 - 2:47 pm

Nothing new Atlanta is always a mess.. every time I am there I see the sign stating the elevators are out in ?? baggage area–for over 2 years now???


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