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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT ATLANTA - AIRPORT - HARTSFIELD

About Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)


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Address: 2300 Rental Car Center Parkway, College Park, 30337, Ga, Georgia

  Getting around

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic — over 100 million people pass through per year. Located 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Atlanta, (ATL) is one of the South’s two main regional hubs and features 12 major airport car rental providers — from Alamo to Hertz to National — located a short SkyTrain ride from the terminals.

Metro Atlanta is remarkable for its urban sprawl, and it’s almost a requirement to rent a car in order to reach certain destinations. Notorious for traffic congestion, Atlanta’s lack of a practical grid system makes getting around without a map — or preferably, GPS — nearly impossible. Thus, visitors arriving at (ATL) should brace themselves for an interesting navigational experience.

That said, it’s not all gloom and doom. Because Atlanta is not a particularly pedestrian city, there’s plenty of parking available. And if you’re headed out to the suburbs or points beyond, you’ll find driving through Georgia to be a fairly pleasant and straightforward experience.

  Choosing your car

Choosing your car is a snap once you’ve established your travel plans. Atlanta Airport car rental agencies offer the usual compliment of vehicles to choose from. Based on the traffic situation in and around the city, intermediate to full-sized models such as the VW Jetta and Chrysler 300 offer the type of comfort that takes the sting out of sitting in gridlock. Larger groups will appreciate the space and comfort of a 7-9 seater Kia Sedona or similar vehicle. SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts headed to the Chattahoochee River for fishing and boating. If you’re planning on a scenic trip through the picturesque Appalachian Foothills Parkway, settle in to a premium Ford Mustang GT convertible.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Atlanta Airport Hartsfield

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To reach the airport car rental center, take the west exit from the terminal and proceed to the escalator up to ATL SkyTrain. It’s roughly a 5-minute trip to the car rental counters.

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Drivers must be at least 21 to rent a car from most airport car hire locations. However, renters under 24 may have an underage surcharge added to their total.

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Atlanta Airport is also infamous for being under construction. Therefore, renters are advised to allow for an extra 30 minutes travel time when returning your vehicle.

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The naming system at (ATL) is somewhat different from other airports. The boarding gates are located in “concourses”, while the “terminals” are entry and exit points found at both ends of the airport, where you’ll find check-in and baggage claim.

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Returning you car hire can be a little tricky. Start by taking Interstate 85 and following signs towards the airport and further signs to “rental car return”. Upon reaching the Rental Car Center, circle around the loop, where you’ll see the entrance of your particular car hire agency. After returning the car, board ATL SkyTrain to the Domestic Terminal, or the International Shuttle Connector to the International Terminal.

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Gas stations are few and far between near the airport, and those that exist are extremely inconvenient and confusing to reach. So you want make sure your fuel gauge is on FULL before heading back to the airport.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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3. Does Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield to a different drop off location in The United States of America?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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6. Is it better to rent at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for Jul at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Atlanta - Airport - Hartsfield?