National & International Transportation

The metro Atlanta region has connections to national and international transportation options.

The world's most-traveled airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), has five runways and serves more than 89 million passengers a year. More than 80% of the United States can be reached within a two hour flight from the Atlanta airport. The region is also served by 20 general aviation airports that have facilites for both private and corporate aircraft.

Metro Atlanta boasts its own wide network of interstate highways, with major highways containing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes which decrease drive times during peak hours. More than 80% of the United States can also be reached within two truckload delivery days from Atlanta.

CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern each operate more than 100 freight trains in and out of Atlanta daily. Overnight "piggy-back" freight service is also available from the ports of Savannah and Brunswick, GA, Jacksonville, FL, New Orleans, LA and Charleston, SC.

Mass Transit
The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) operates bus and rail services that cover nearly 1,600 miles, has the capacity to transport nearly one million passengers daily and connects to Gwinnett County Transit. AMTRAK provides overnight service to Washington, D.C. through Charlotte, NC and daytime service to New Orleans, LA through Birmingham, AL. Greyhound also supplies transportation and has more than 70 buses arriving and departing from Atlanta daily.

The metro Atlanta region also has access to the port cities of Savannah and Brunswick, GA and Charleston, SC.

*Information courtesy of Metro Atlanta: An Executive Profile