Arriving By Air
Commercial Airline Passengers
Commercial passengers will want to arrive into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA code ATL), which serves the Atlanta area and has the distinction of being the busiest passenger airport in the world. It is a major connecting point for several major airlines and serves 261 nonstop destinations, including 83 international destinations in 54 countries
MARTA is the absolute easiest and cheapest way to reach the convention from the airport. Trains run about every 15 minutes during the week, and about every 20 minutes on the weekend. Hours of operation are 4:45am to 1am on weekdays and 6am to 1am on weekends.
Take any MARTA northbound train (either the gold or red lines) and exit at Peachtree Center Station (N1). The hotel is a one block from the Peachtree Center station (follow the directions on the Public Transit page). You can also cut thru the Peachtree Center Mall when it is open and take the connecting sky bridge to the Marriott. Total fare should be $2.50 each way, with a one-time $1 charge if you don’t already have a Breeze Card. Fares can be purchased at the automated vending machines in the Airport MARTA station. The machines accept cash and most major credit cards.
Via Shuttle Bus:
There are a number of shuttle bus options
SuperShuttle – Price is $16.50 one way. You can save money by pairing up and making one reservation.
Many other shared-ride shuttle services are available at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) during flight operating hours. These shuttles provide transportation service to hotels, convention centers, businesses and residences.
Local Shared-Ride shuttles provide service to cities located inside the metropolitan area, while Regional Shared-Ride shuttles service locations outside the Atlanta metro area. Local Shared-Ride shuttles run approximately 15 minutes apart, while Regional Shared-Ride shuttles depart every 30 minutes to an hour.
Most shared-ride shuttles pick up on the Green Bus Aisle, which is located outside in the Ground Transportation Center between the Domestic North and South Terminals. We recommend that you contact the company directly to make reservations or for inquiries.
- Follow the signs for I-85 north out of the airport. (For arrivals in the International Terminal, instead follow the signs for I-75 north.)
- Follow I-85 onto I-75/85.
- Take exit 248C for Freedom Pkwy toward GA-10 E/Andrew Young International Blvd/Carter Center.
- Keep left at the fork and follow the signs towards Andrew Young International Boulevard.
- Turn left onto Andrew Young International Boulevard.
- Turn right onto Peachtree Center Avenue (if you reach Peachtree Street, you’ve gone too far).
- The hotel car entrance will be on your right.
Private pilots will probably want to avoid Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport due to the commercial congestion and extremely high landing fees. Instead, consider flying into one of Atlanta’s outlying fields, including Fulton County Brown Field (IATA code FTY), Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (IATA code PDK) or Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field (IATA code FFC). Each of these airports has at least one FBO and is within a 30 minute drive of the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
The Atlanta airports can be found (obviously) on the Atlanta Sectional Chart. Be sure to pay attention to the NOTAMs, as a number of Atlanta airports (notably KPDK) have nighttime curfews.