Car Rental at Atlanta Airport

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport, Atlanta, USA - Georgia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$72.97 per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$76.73 per day
Standard
Chevrolet Colorado or similar
Chevrolet Colorado
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$90.43 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$102.26 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Toyota Camry or similar
Toyota Camry
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$108.42 / per day
Special
Jeep Wrangler or similar
Jeep Wrangler
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
$236.93 / per day
Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$101.38 / per day
Luxury
Cadillac XTS or similar
Cadillac XTS
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$102.44 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2022-07-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
1
Economy car rental price
$90.59 / per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.9
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Atlanta-Hartsfield is the busiest airport on the planet, so most travelers never leave the terminals before catching their connecting flight. But if you’re in Atlanta for more than just a layover and go to explore the city itself, you will discover an energetic metropolis that offers interesting history and plenty of excitement. These are three of Atlanta’s most interesting attractions:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park. Dedicated to the life and work of arguably the most famous of Atlanta’s sons, the MLK, Jr. National Historic Park is among the most visited places in the city. Taking up about 35 acres (0.14 sq. km) in the eastern part of the city, the park includes a number of buildings that were important to the famous preacher’s life and also provides exhibitions on the legacy of the civil rights movement. Not part of the historic park, but located nearby and also interesting to visit is the Research Library on African American Culture and History. 
  • Georgia Aquarium. With about 2.5 million visitors every year, the vast Georgia Aquarium is one of the most popular family attractions in Atlanta. From different species of whales, sharks, and sea lions to African penguins and California sea lions, the aquarium has an abundance of marine creatures to marvel at. There are also educational and conservation programs, and the aquarium has been rated as providing the highest standard of welfare to its wild animals. Visit the official website to learn more. 
  • High Museum of Art. Now 115 years old, The High, as it is often referred to by the locals, is frequently rated among the best art museums in the United States. Part of the Woodruff Arts Center, an Atlanta cultural institution that’s definitely worth exploring, the museum has a number of collections dedicated to the works of the best American masters, as well as African art, folk art, photography, and much more. 

Main airlines

ATL is the main hub for Delta Air Lines. Three-quarters of the airport's passengers fly with Delta. Southwest Airlines, a popular low-cost carrier, is the next largest airline by passengers at ATL. Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airline are also major carriers that serve the airport.

Terminals

Hartsfield-Jackson has two terminals — the domestic terminal and the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. international terminal and seven concourses, A, B, C, D, E, F, and T, which are located between the terminals. The domestic terminal is itself divided into two parts, one for Delta Air Lines and the other for all other airlines. All concourses and terminals are connected by the Plane Train automated people mover system, and it’s also possible to walk between most of them.

Location

ATL is roughly 10 miles south of Downtown Atlanta. Head south on I-75/I-85 and follow the signs for either the domestic terminal or international terminal (for the first, you'll need to take I-85 when they split, and the other I-75) The airport is also conveniently just off I-285 which circles the Atlanta metro area.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $105 per day
  • Medium cars - from $90 per day
  • Vans - from $294 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $88 per day
  • SUVs - from $151 per day

Car rental desks

There is a Rental Car Center where all on-airport companies are located. From the baggage claim area, the SkyTrain people mover system carries passengers to the parking lots and Rental Car Center. There is also an Internation Terminal Shuttle carrying passengers from the International Terminal to the Rental Car Center. It runs approximately every 15 minutes.

The Rental Car Center is open 24 hours a day all year long. Dollar, Thrifty, National, and Sixt are all open 24 hours a day. Europcar, Advantage, and Ace are not.

Finally, Routes Car Rental is located off-airport. To reach the company’s location, proceed to the Rental Car Center and call them for a shuttle. There is an area on the ground floor of the center for the Atlanta International Connector and off-airport rental agencies. Note that the company's rental desk closes at 11:30 PM.

Nearest gas station

If you are returning to the airport from downtown Atlanta, there are both Shell and Chevron stations located just off of Exit 73 of I-85 which is one exit before the one renters need to take to reach the Rental Car Center when returning their car.

If coming from the south along I-75, you will need to exit onto I-285. As there are no gas stations where you will have to exit to reach the Rental Car Center, it is best to take Exit 60 (Riverdale Rd.), continue along Riverdale Rd until reaching W Fayetteville Rd., and then turn left where there is a BP station. To reach the Rental Car Center afterward, go back to Riverdale Rd. heading toward the airport and take Terminal Parkway before reaching I-85 (you can not reach the Rental Car Center from Highway 29).

If renting from Routes from the north, other options are a Sunoco and an Exxon station on Highway 29 that require slight detours from the direct route from I-85 to the Routes location on Sullivan Rd. These may be preferable to the stations on Exit 73 since they are closer to the rental agency’s location.

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 6.7
  • Departure and check-in 7.1
  • Terminal facilities 7.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.3
  • Lounge 6.3

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport (ATL)

  • IATA: ATL
  • ICAO: KATL
  • Name: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport (ATL)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 103,902,992
  • Distance from City: 7 miles / 11.3 km S of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +1 800 897 1910

Top 2 Locations near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport

  1. 228.8 km / 142.2 miles away
  2. 351.7 km / 218.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Atlanta Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Atlanta Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Atlanta Airport
$35.02
January
$25.75
February
$80.85
March
$66.58
April
$42.62
May
$57.86
June
$69.95
July
$38.11
August
$54.00
September
$43.77
October
$58.36
November
$37.77
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Atlanta Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $25.75. You can see that this is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $80.85 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Atlanta Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 10 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
10
September
9
October
10
November
8
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Atlanta Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Atlanta Airport in July, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
96%
January
74%
February
91%
March
102%
April
112%
May
112%
June
124%
July
102%
August
77%
September
106%
October
109%
November
94%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Kia Sorento 5 1 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 1 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Honda Civic 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Dodge Grand Caravan 5 2 Vans
Thrifty Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Mazda 3 5 3 Large cars
Thrifty Ford Focus 3d 3 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 2 SUVs
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs

FAQ

Can I rent a car in Atlanta and drive it to Florida without incurring additional costs?
Yes, it is possible to drive a rental car from Atlanta to Florida. All rental companies serving the airport except Routes allow this without an additional charge. Routes charges an extra fee per day and limits the allowed mileage if one of their cars is taken to Florida (in which case, you need to inform them upon arriving at the rental deks).
I am 69 years old. Can I rent a car and will there be any additional charges?
Yes, you can rent a car if you are 69 years old. All rental companies except for Routes have no restrictions on the maximum age of the renter. Routes only renters to drivers that are at most 74 years old.
Can I take my pet with me in a rental car?
Yes, It is possible to take a pet with you in a rental car but keeping him/her in a pet carrier is recommended. Rental companies will charge a valeting fee if the car is returned with pet hair in it. Therefore, you may want to stop by a car wash and vacuum the interior yourself prior to returning the car. Keep in mind that you will be liable for any damage to the car’s interior (which is not included in most coverages).
What type of insurance is included in the offer?
For international customers, basic coverage including a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and third-party liability insurance is included in the quoted price. For American and Canadian customers, no coverage is included. They have the option of either providing their own insurance or purchasing coverage at the rental desk. We recommend our customers check the “rate includes”' and “insurance” sections of the rental conditions on our website.

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Honda Civic
April 30, 2022
When navigating ATL, use the phone tree directions to get to the car rental center
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
December 27, 2020
Atlanta is very cultural and has a lot to offer
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
December 10, 2020
Highways. City is spread out.
United States of America (USA)
Mazda 3
September 11, 2020
Atlanta was great! Great ppl, great atmosphere, ok food.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
July 7, 2020
Was decent. No prob
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla Sedan
January 22, 2020
GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SHUTTLE SERVICE
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Altima
September 29, 2019
Typical big city traffic.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
August 8, 2018
I think it’s besr to rent a car than to be catching rides in a strange city.... go to ace !!!!!

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.66 / 10
Lowest rated company
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
6.74 / 10
Total number of reviews
7
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$90.59
Lowest daily price
$25.42
Total cars available
88

Top 12 Suppliers at Atlanta Airport in 2022

Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 2 reviews
8333155893
2200 RENTAL CAR CNTR PKWY 2255,
$89 - $313
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
8333155894
2200 RENTAL CAR CNTR PKWY 2210
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 12 reviews
+14047636333
2200 Rental Car Center Parkway
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
National
Excellent 8.5
+18333155895
2200 Rental Car Center Pkwy #2250, College Park, GA 30337
$100 - $324
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+14045303000
2300 Rental Car Center Parkway
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5 / 1 reviews
4045302925
2200 Rental Car Center Pkwy
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Advantage
Advantage
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
8007775500
2200 Rental Car Center Pkwy
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 5 reviews
8664342226
2300 Rental Car Center Parkway
$73 - $75
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Payless
Payless
Excellent 8.3
4047682401
2200 Rental Car Center Parkway
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Thrifty
Excellent 8.2 / 14 reviews
+18772830898
2300 Rental Car Center Parkway
$77 - $145
Working hours
Mon:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-02:00; 05:00-23:59
SIXT
Excellent 8.2 / 9 reviews
+18887498227
2200 Rental Car Center Pkwy, College Park, GA 30337
$106 - $347
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Good 6.7 / 168 reviews
+14047040910
2144 Sullivan Rd, Atlanta, GA 30337
$178 - $261
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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