How To Get Between Terminals at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is a large and extremely busy airport.

In fact, ATL is the busiest airport in the world, transporting over 100 million passengers a year. Considering the airport’s size, the straightforward and functional layout is easy to navigate, especially if you’ve done your research before your visit.

Below, you’ll find all the details you need to get between terminals, the locations of each concourse, and what to do when you have a connecting flight.

ATL Airport Layout

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Map. Image courtesy of atl.com.

ATL has 2 terminals: the Domestic Terminal (or Main Terminal) and the International Terminal. There are also 7 concourses that are airside areas with additional shops and restaurants, and are where the gates are located for flight departures.

You’ll see from the map above that the airport is laid out a bit like a fish bone, with the Domestic Terminal as the head, the International Terminal as the tail, and the concourses as the ribs. The spine is an underground transportation system connecting everything together.

If you’re flying from the International Terminal, you can pass through security in the Domestic Terminal, and vice versa, providing you hold a valid boarding pass. If you’re flying with checked luggage then you would need to check whether your airline has check-in facilities at the terminal of your choice, or if you’re flying with carry-on baggage only, then you would need to have checked-in online and have a printed or mobile boarding card.

You have several options for traveling between the terminals and concourses.

ATL Ground Transportation Pre-Security (Landside)

You can travel between the Domestic and International Terminals (without passing through security) by taking the airport shuttle service.

If arriving from the MARTA station or from other entry points on the western side of the Domestic Terminal, you need to enter through the W2 door into the South Terminal baggage claim area. From here, you can follow signs to Ground Transportation where you can pick up the shuttle bus to go to the International Terminal.

From the International Terminal, you can pick up the shuttle bus from the northern area of the terminal through doors A1, A2, or A3. The shuttle journey between terminals takes around 12 minutes.

ATL Ground Transportation Post-Security (Airside)

Plane Train
Plane Train. Image courtesy of atl.com.

The Plane Train, located on Level 0, is one of the easiest ways to get around ATL, operating 24 hours a day and departing every 2 minutes. Take an escalator or elevator down to the lower level where the Plane Train will be signposted.

Running on a 3-mile loop, the Plane Train runs between the Domestic Terminal (baggage reclaim) and Concourse F (International Terminal) stopping at Concourses T, A, B, C, D, and E along the way. A countdown timer alerts passengers to the next Plane Train arrival and there are automatic announcements and maps onboard to help you plan your route.

Escalators and elevators are accessible from each stop, and there is little or no gap between the train and platform. If you require any wheelchair assistance, you can let airport staff know at security and someone will assist you.

You also have the option of walking along the Transportation Mall that is on the same level as the Plane Train (Level 0). There are moving walkways along the way and some interesting art and history exhibits along the way.

The airport signs indicate that it’s a 5-minute walk between concourses (apart from E-F, which is 10 minutes) so keep that in mind if you’re in a rush. For example, walking from Concourse A to F will take around 35 minutes, whereas the Plane Train will take just a few minutes and departs every 2 minutes.

Once you have arrived at your departing concourse, you will need to take the escalator or elevator up to departures (Level 2) where you can walk to your gate. There are no moving walkways along the individual concourses so electronic carts are available to aid passengers with any mobility issues.

ATL Domestic Terminal

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Domestic Terminal
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Domestic Terminal. Image courtesy of atl.com.

The Domestic Terminal is located on the western side of the airport and is further separated into north and south by an atrium. Delta Air Lines occupies the South Terminal with its own baggage claim area and curbside check-in.

Other domestic airlines, like Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue Airways, operate from the North Terminal with a baggage claim area and check-in facilities. United has a dedicated baggage claim area located on ground level that is accessible via a number of escalators and elevators.

The MARTA train station is located in the Domestic Terminal, so if you were arriving or departing from the Domestic Terminal but flying from the International Terminal, you would need to make use of the ground transportation options covered earlier.

The atrium area has a range of shops, restaurants, and different airport services, with more shops and restaurants once you pass through security into the concourses.

There are 3 security checkpoints in the Domestic Terminal: the main checkpoint, which is the largest, the north checkpoint, and south checkpoint. Once you’ve cleared security, you’ll arrive at Concourse T.

Gates are marked according to their concourse, for example, T14 is in Concourse T. All concourses, apart from Concourse T, have gates on either side with odd numbered gates on the eastern side and even numbered gates on the western side.

Each concourse is about half a mile in length with the entry point in the middle, so you would need to allow around 5 minutes to walk to the furthest gate from the halfway entry point.

Concourse T

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse T
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse T. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse T is a part of the Domestic Terminal building and serves gates T1 through T15. Delta, WestJet Airlines, United, and other carriers operate from this concourse.

When passing through security from the Domestic Terminal, you will arrive directly into the concourse, where depending on your gate number, you’ll need to head right or left. Gates T1 through T8 are to the right and gates T9 through T17 to the left.

Concourse A

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Domestic Terminal Concourse A
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse A. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse A is made up of 34 gates many of which are operated by Delta. There is a Delta Ticket Service Center located opposite of gate A18, a Delta Self-Service Center at gate A27, and a Delta Sky Club lounge near gate A17.

If arriving from the Domestic Terminal, then gates A1 through A18 are to the right, and A19 through A34 are to the left.

Concourse B

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse B
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse B. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse B has 35 physical gates but the 35th gate is actually labeled as B36. This may be to remain consistent with ATL’s odd and even numbering dictating which side of the concourse the gate is on.

If arriving from the Domestic Terminal then gates B1 through B18 are to the right and gates B19 through B36 are to the left. As with Concourse A, Delta dominates this concourse but other airlines do operate from here as well.

There’s a Delta Ticket Service Center and Delta Self-Service Center located near gate B9, and a Delta Sky Club lounge in the central area.

Concourse C

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse C has 47 physical gates but the gates are numbered C1-C22, C30-C53, and C55. If you approach Concourse C from the Domestic Terminal, then gates C1 through C22 would be to the right, and gates C30 through C53 and gate C55 to the left.

There is a Delta Connection Ticket Service Center located at gate C40, and a Delta Sky Club lounge at gate C37.

Concourse D

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse D
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse D. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse D has 41 physical gates. If arriving from the Domestic Terminal, then gates D1 through D16, including D1A, D8A, and D11A, are located to the right and gates D21 through D35, gates D38 through D42, D44, and D46 are located to the left.

The concourse has a United Club lounge located near gate D12, and a Delta Sky Club lounge is located near gate D27.

ATL International Terminal

The International Terminal is located on the eastern side of the airport with most international flights operating from Concourses E and F. Departures are on Level 2 where check-in desks are available for airlines such as Delta, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, and British Airways.

Level 2 is also where passengers pass through security to go, airside, into Concourse F. From here, you can take the escalator or elevator to Level 0 and ride the Plane Train or walk through a pedestrian walkway to Concourse E. You’re also able to Plane Train or walk to any of the other concourses for the Domestic Terminal. The time it takes to walk from Concourse F to E is around 10 minutes.

Arrivals are on Level U with baggage claim and ground transportation services for taxis, rental cars, and hotel/park-ride shuttles. This is also where the shuttle departs for the Domestic Terminal.

The Level 3 Mezzanine is home to the Club at ATL, and Delta Sky Club lounges along with a few shops, and restaurants.

Concourse E

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse E
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse E. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse E consists of 28 gates numbered E1 through E12, E14 through E18, and E26 through E36. To reach Concourse E from the International Terminal, passengers must pass through security into Concourse F where you can then ride the Plane Train or walk on Level U to Concourse E.

If you arrive from the pedestrian walkway on the east side of Concourse E, you’ll have gates E18, E16, and E14 on the right side of the concourse, and gates E17 and E15 on the left.

For all other gates, you’ll need to walk through the concourse until you reach a cross-section where gates E1 through E12 are to the left and E26 through E36 are to the right.

If arriving from the Plane Train on the west side of Concourse E, you’ll walk into the cross-section where gates E1 through E12 are to the right, and gates E26 through E36 are to the left. For gates E14 through E18, you’ll need to continue straight across the cross-section.

Concourse E has a Delta Sky Club lounge opposite of gate E14 and Delta Ticket Counter at the cross-section.

Concourse F

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse F
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse F. Image courtesy of atl.com.

Concourse F is airside of the International Terminal. For departing passengers, once you have passed through security, you’ll arrive into the Transition Hall of Concourse F where you can take an elevator or escalator to Level U for onward travel to other concourses.

Concourse F consists of 12 gates numbered F1 through F10, F12, and F14. If passing through the International Terminal security checkpoint, then gates F1 through F10 are to the left, and gates F12 and F14 to the right. Concourse F is about half the length of the other concourses, measuring about a quarter of a mile, so once you arrive airside from security, it should only take a few minutes to walk to your departure gate.

On the arrivals level, passengers will pass through Passport Control before arriving into the baggage claim area within the International Terminal.

Flight Connections at ATL

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Concourse F
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Concourse F. Image courtesy of www.atl.com.

ATL’s relatively straightforward layout makes flight connections fairly easy. Regardless of where you are traveling to or from, all passengers must pass through Passport Control upon arrival at ATL, and this will be processed within the concourse that you arrive at.

All passengers also have to proceed to the baggage claim area to pass through customs. There will be signs for connecting-flight passengers that will lead to a baggage check room to drop off your bag for the next leg of your journey, providing your luggage has been tagged for your final destination.

For any passengers that have booked an onward flight independently, unless the carrier has a check-in desk at the International Terminal, then you would need to take the shuttle bus to the Domestic Terminal to check-in for your next flight.

Domestic to domestic, or domestic to international connecting passengers do not have to clear security again.

However, any international to domestic or international to international connecting passengers will need to clear security again. Once you pass security, you can take the Plane Train or the pedestrian walkway to your departure gate.

Accessibility

Both terminals and all 7 concourses are accessible to passengers with mobility concerns, disabilities, and wheelchair users. There are multiple elevators to connect to the different levels, including Level 0 to access the underground tunnels, and the Plane Train that is also accessible for wheelchair users.

Final Thoughts

Overall, ATL’s functional layout and clear signage mean it’s a relatively easy airport to navigate. As long as you’re aware of which terminal you’re departing from, or that you have the ability to pass through the alternative terminal, navigating ATL can be a breeze. Even if you find yourself at the wrong end of the airport, the free shuttle bus can get you where you need to go in a reasonable 12 minutes.

As ATL serves so many passengers, allow plenty of time to clear security, and to arrive at your departure gate. Although you may try to get ahead start by researching what gate number past flights have arrived at, these gates are always subject to change. Leave plenty of time to catch the Plane Train or walk through the Pedestrian Mall while admiring some of the cool and quirky art exhibits.


Featured Image: Courtesy of ATL.com

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66 comments

  1. Ann Harris · May 28, 2019 · Reply

    Where is the best place to go to be picked up (by a family member) if I’m not checking any luggage?

    • Catherine Luther · May 31, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Ann,

      Your family member can wait in the cell phone waiting lot until you’re curbside and ready for pick-up. The lower level curbside is often quieter than the upper level of the domestic terminal, so they can collect you from there.

  2. Sue Connerty · June 17, 2019 · Reply

    Hello I am flying from Manchester England on Virgin
    Due to arrive 14:50 ATLANTA(ATL) , Terminal I
    then i fly out 16:20 ATLANTA(ATL) , Terminal S
    Is this too short of time to get from one area to another as I only have 1 hour 30 minutes. I only have hand luggage, but will i need to go through customs?
    Thanks

    • Catherine Luther · June 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Sue,

      All international flight arrival passengers must clear passport control on arrival at ATL. Were your two flights booked together on one ticket? If so, then the airline would have minimum connection times and would be liable to put you on another flight if your connection was missed. If you booked them separately, then 1.5 hours is not enough time as you’re relying on your inbound flight to be on time and you may experience delays re-clearing security as you’ll be outside of the secure area once clearing customs.

      As you’re hand luggage only, providing you’ve checked in online and have a boarding pass, you would be able to re-clear security at the international terminal and ride the Plane Train to your concourse, but if you can’t for any reason, then you would also have to allow time to take the shuttle bus to the domestic terminal to check-in. If you booked the flights independently, then obviously you’re liable to pay for another ticket if you miss your connection.

      Hope that helps!

  3. Kathy Miller · July 4, 2019 · Reply

    I am looking at flying in from Chatanooga Tn and getting a connecting flight to Springfield Missouri There is 47 minutes time in between. Both flights are with Delta is that do able at this airport. I wouldn’t do it in Denver or Dallas. This airport seems laid out smarter. Do smaller planes for Delta load close to the bigger flights?

    • Catherine Luther · July 5, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Kathy,

      It looks like all of the gates are located in 1 concourse at Springfield-Branson National Airport so easily walkable between gates; however, there are no guarantees that your inbound flight will be on time. If you’ve booked both flights on a single ticket with Delta then they must be confident you’ll make your connection and should put you on another flight if you miss this. If you booked them separately, then this is at your own risk.

  4. Kirill Mayorov · July 5, 2019 · Reply

    Hi,

    I would appreciate if someone clarified during a layover at Atlanta from a domestic flight (Fort Myers -> Atlanta) to a Canada flight (Atlanta -> Toronto) both operated by Delta on the same ticket, I would have to pass through any or all of the following: passport control, pick up and drop off of my luggage? The layover duration is 1 hour 45 minutes. Thanks!

    • Catherine Luther · July 6, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Kirill,

      As you’re arriving from a domestic flight you shouldn’t have to clear passport control on arrival at ATL. Providing your luggage is checked through to your final destination, then you won’t have to collect this as there is no need to clear customs at ATL before your connecting flight. As you will be inside the secure area, you should be able to walk or take the Plane Train to your flight connection concourse.

  5. Kate Stanford · July 9, 2019 · Reply

    Hello!

    My Delta flight from Austin, TX, is scheduled to arrive at Terminal S at 7:15 pm. My Virgin Atlantic flight to London Heathrow is scheduled to leave from Terminal I at 8:00 pm. I will only have carry-on bags and I am in Economy class.

    Do I have enough time to make this 45-minute connection, or should I reschedule my first leg to arrive earlier?

    Thank you 🙂
    Kate

    • Catherine Luther · July 10, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Kate,

      We can’t advise on whether you should change your flight as this will always be dependent on whether your inbound flight is on time. This would also depend on whether you booked your full journey on 1 ticket, as Delta/Virgin Atlantic would be liable to put you on the next flight if you did miss your connection. If you booked these flights separately then I personally wouldn’t risk a 45-minute connection to an international flight. Even traveling with just carry-on, international flights state that gates close 30 minutes before departure, and if the flight was missed then you would be liable for a replacement ticket.

  6. Paul R Suitch · July 15, 2019 · Reply

    I am flying into Atlanta on Delta Terminal A. Can I take the Plane train from Concourse A to International Baggage claim to meet my girlfriend who is flying in from Amsterdam?

    • Stephen Au · July 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hey Paul, as outlined in our guide,

      Domestic-to-domestic and domestic-to-international passengers do not need to clear security again. However, if you’re an international-to-international connecting passenger or international-to-domestic passenger, you will need to clear security. Thanks for reading.

  7. Kelly Koffler · July 22, 2019 · Reply

    My son and I will be arriving at ATL from LHR on Delta at 6:35 pm on a Thursday. We have a domestic flight via Southwest at 7:55 pm. We will each have only a carry on and personal item, and we do have Global Entry and TSA Precheck. Do you think this is enough time? Obviously if there are any plane delays from LHR, that’s a different story.

    • Stephen Au · July 23, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Kelly,

      From an international flight connecting to a domestic flight, you’ll need to clear security again. Obviously, we can’t provide advice on whether or not we think it’s enough time for you and your son due to the fact that we aren’t traveling with you. Please use your own judgment to decide. Thanks for reading.

  8. Yolanda Felix · July 30, 2019 · Reply

    I’m arriving from Boston to ATL (Terminal S) and flying to Mexico City departing from Terminal I, with a stop of 51 minutes. Is this enough time? This flight is with Delta/Aeromexico.

    • Catherine Luther · July 31, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Yolanda,

      We can’t advise you whether this is enough time as many factors could affect this, e.g. your inbound flight being delayed. You would need to make a judgement call on this and consider whether you’re prepared to take the risk on purchasing a new ticket if you miss your flight.

  9. Sandra B. · August 12, 2019 · Reply

    My husband and I are coming into ATL on SkyWest DBA at 8:56 am and then will fly out on Delta to Denver at 10:00 am. My husband walks with a cane and I don’t think he’d be able to walk the long distance to our connection in that short amount of time and also go to the restroom. I’m afraid we might miss our Denver flight.

    • Hi Sandra!

      If you inform the flight attendants of this issue when you land, they can arrange to have a gate agent provide a wheelchair to help expedite you during your connection.

      Thanks for reading!

  10. Dylan Cole · August 21, 2019 · Reply

    I’m flying on Delta next week to the Caribbean and I checked-in on the domestic side with check luggage and upon returning can I exit the airport on the domestic side to catch the hotel shuttle to get my car. Thank you.

    • Catherine Luther · August 22, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Dylan,

      International flights arrive into Concourses E or F and you will be required to clear customs and immigration so this will put you outside of the secure area on the international side (where any checked baggage will also end up). You will then need to catch the shuttle bus to the domestic side.

  11. Karina Valencia · August 24, 2019 · Reply

    Hello, we have a 12 hour layover at ATL; for health issues we’ll remain inside the airport. Is there a form to book internal transportation and to get/book fast pass at visa controls? As for oxygen requirement I could not find health/clinic points to do it so, is there maybe a link to look for? Thanks for your help.

    • Catherine Luther · August 24, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Karina,

      The best thing to do is to contact the airline you’re flying with. They should be able to advise on the applicable contacts at the airport. Alternatively, you can contact ATL’s customer service on 800-897-1910.

  12. Hi. We are arriving on a international Delta flight and then connect to a domestic Delta flight. Is there a counter for Delta where we can drop our bags as we exit customs. I really do not want to drag 4 suitcases and 2 kids on a bus or train to domestic terminal. Thanks

    • Catherine Luther · August 26, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Inge,

      Yes, there will be a bag drop area shortly after customs for passengers with connecting flights.

      • MARIANA B MIRANDA · September 6, 2019 · Reply

        Hi,

        I will be arriving from an international flight on Delta than taking a domestic flight from Atlanta to NY with 2.40 minutes layover and a 3 year old. As soon as I get off the plane do I have to pick up my luggage then wait in line for customs or I have to wait in line for customs then pick up my luggage and leave it at the drop area for my domestic flight? Also if I take the train to the domestic terminal do I have to go through security again?

        • Katie Seemann · September 7, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Mariana,
          After getting off of your international flight you’ll go through customs then pick up your luggage to drop it in the domestic luggage area. You shouldn’t have to go through security again even if you need to switch terminals. Have a great trip!

  13. Soman Nair · August 24, 2019 · Reply

    If you land in Domestic Terminal and Claim your baggage, then go to International Terminal and recheck in for your international travel, what is the best way to get there?

    • Hi Soman,

      Your best option would be to take the Plane Train between terminals. Thanks for reading!

      • Denise Rion · August 29, 2019 · Reply

        I will be arriving into Atlanta on 30th August at 15:00 from Orlando, flying with Delta into terminal S, flight #VS5202. I am getting a connecting flight to Manchester, England from terminal I at 17:50. However I need to collect a lost item from the lost and found desk before I catch my Manchester flight. Atlanta security said I will find the lost and found at the domestic side of the airport. From my research I have read that it is located on the upper level of terminal north near the American Airlines ticket desk. Can you give me clear directions from landing at terminal s to get to the lost and found desk then onto terminal I ready for my Manchester flight. And will I be able to freely travel within these areas without having to clear security again? Thanks.

        • Catherine Luther · August 30, 2019 · Reply

          Hi Denise,

          First of all, there are two lost & found offices at ATL, so if you haven’t done so already, you should confirm which office your item is at. The other is at the international terminal.

          To reach the lost & found office within the domestic terminal (terminal north) you can walk from your arrival gate up to the exit opposite gate T11. Follow the corridor and lost & found will be on the right.

          You will have exited the secure area to reach lost & found, so you will need to re-clear security again. Turn right out of the lost & found office and head through security. Take a right after clearing security and head down the escalator to the Plane Train. Take the Plane Train 6 stops (12 minutes) to Concourse F. Take the escalators up to level 2 departures and then head to your departure gate.

          These directions are based on you not having any checked luggage to collect/re-check and a connecting boarding pass in your possession. It looks like the Virgin flight to Manchester departs from Concourse F but this could be subject to change.

          Have a good flight.

  14. K T Rao · August 30, 2019 · Reply

    I will be arriving at ATL international terminal from Paris by Air France and have to catch a domestic Delta airlines flight to Pittsburgh on a different ticket. Can I check-in, get my boarding pass and hand over checked-in baggage to Delta Air Lines at the international terminal itself and then move to domestic terminal by shuttle bus or plane train (after passing through security again at international terminal itself).

    • Catherine Luther · August 31, 2019 · Reply

      Hi,

      Yes, Delta has check-in desks at the international terminal so you should be able to check-in for your domestic flight there once you have arrived. You can then clear security and ride the plane train to your departure concourse.

  15. Soman Nair · September 4, 2019 · Reply

    My understanding is the Plane Train is within the security zone and I would think Baggage Claim area is outside the security zone. I am coming in to Atlanta on Delta, collect luggage and go to International Checking counter (Qatar) for my boarding pass and go to security for that flight. Can I still use the Plane Train ?

    • Catherine Luther · September 5, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Soman,

      You would not be able to ride the Plane Train as this is inside the secure area and you would end up up outside of the secure area if you need to collect luggage in the domestic terminal. You will need to take the shuttle bus that runs between the two terminals.

  16. I am really nervous. I am coming in on Delta and have a hour and 3 minute layover then I’m boarding a plane for Tampa. Will there be help to guide me because I couldn’t find much help on how to get from certain flights to flights.

    • Katie Seemann · September 7, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Tracy,
      Don’t worry! Finding your flight shouldn’t be a problem. Right after you deplane your first flight, check the monitors in the airport to figure out the gate where your next flight is departing from. There will be tons of signs showing which direction each gate is. And if you are having problems you can always ask one of the gate agents to point you in the right direction. Good luck and enjoy your trip!

  17. I am looking at taking a flight to the Bahamas (Nassau) from Tampa and connecting via Atlanta on Detla. The itinerary says 1h 15m layover time to get from terminal C gate (todays flight was to C41) to onward departure terminal I gate (todays flight was from C35). Would this be enough time between flights? On the return flight it states 1hr layover. I am a Global Entry member. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  18. We are flying SMF to ILM and will have a three and a half hour layover at ATL. I have Priority Pass and would like to visit the lounge at International Concourse F. Will I have to go through security going to and heading back both domestic and international terminals? Thanks!

  19. I’m flying from OMA to PBI with a connecting flight to ATL. I have an extremely bad back. Is there a way to request an electronic transport to my connecting flight? I read you can request a wheelchair but can’t find anything about a tram. Every time I fly I see trams blow past me with older passengers on them.

  20. My parents are flying in from Jamaica to ATL then from ATL to Omaha tomorrow. How will they need to proceed here? From what I read, they will come in through the international terminal, collect their bags and then go back through airport security. What concourse would this be? Do they check their bags here or do they have to take it with them to the domestic terminal? They need to get to the domestic terminal to catch their flight to Omaha. The layover is 5 hrs and 40 mins. Will this be sufficient time?

    • Hi Sann,

      When your parents land they will need to go through U.S. Customs, then retrieve their bag and re-clear through a much shorter airport security for passengers arriving from international flights continuing onward. Once through security, they can take the Plane Train to the terminal they will be departing out of. 5 hours and 40 minutes of layover time will be more than sufficient.

      Thanks for reading!

  21. Yhen Villegas · September 19, 2019 · Reply

    Hi, we are taking a redeye from SFO to ATL in 10 days. We’ll arrive at ATL at 6AM. However, we will only have 49 mins layover in ATL! Is this enough time to get to our connecting flight to Orlando at 6:50 am? Please help—thanks!

    • Andrew Kunesh · September 19, 2019 · Reply

      Hey Yhen, good question! 49 minutes is a legal connecting time at ATL and should give you enough time to connect to your flight to Orlando. However, if for some reason you miss the connection, you’ll be protected by the airline so long as all flights are on the same ticket. This means that the airline will rebook you on the next available flight to Orlando at no charge. Safe travels!

  22. Jennifer Riesterer · September 20, 2019 · Reply

    I’ll be flying in to ATL from GRB and connecting to ICN. Will I be going through security and passport control again?

    • Catherine Luther · September 23, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Jennifer,

      This depends on whether you have booked the flights on 1 ticket and the first airline is able to check your luggage through to you final destination (you’ll need to check with your airline). If they can, then you shouldn’t need to re-clear security. As you would be arriving into ATL on a domestic flight you also wouldn’t need to clear passport control.

      If the flights are booked separately and you need to collect your luggage at ATL then you would need to check-in at the international terminal which would involve exiting the secure area. You would then have to re-clear security to head to your gate.

  23. I’ll be flying in from BNA to ATL on Delta and then flying to Jamaica, also on Delta. My question is what concourse will I arrive in, and further, is 1hr 36min enough time to make my next flight? It’s a 1 ticket flight. Thanks!

    • Andrew Kunesh · October 2, 2019 · Reply

      Hey Jason, good question. While we can’t tell you the concourse of your flight without the flight number, you’ll more than likely make your flight. 1 hour and 36 minutes is a legal connecting time at ATL, and since you’re booked on one ticket, Delta will rebook for free you if you miss the connection due to a delay. Thanks and safe travels!

  24. I’m coming from Toronto via Delta Air Lines and will connect to Korean Air going to Seoul. Do I have to reclaim my luggage in Atlanta and check-in again? Is there a Korean Air check-in counter after I pass customs? Hope someone can give me more or less detailed instructions on how to connect.. tks

    • Catherine Luther · October 15, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Leo,

      There should be a connection desk after Customs but as we’re not Korean Air we can’t confirm this for you and we advise you get in touch with the airline to check.

  25. Ann Bailey · October 16, 2019 · Reply

    Hello, I am flying in from UK with Virgin, then onto Fort Lauderdale. I have 2hr 13mins between flights. My luggage will be checked through to my final destination as I am on one ticket. Please can you confirm, on arrival into the international terminal, I will clear immigration, collect my luggage, clear customs, then drop my baggage for the next flight. Will I have to clear security before getting on the plane train to the next terminal? OR will I catch the plane train and then go through security at the new terminal. ? A bit confused. Thank you

  26. Flying from Knoxville to Atlanta for an International flight to Seoul. Which concourse does the domestic flight disembark. Trying to navigate my path to get to concourse E or F. Also once I’ve checked my luggage in Knoxville do I need to do anything else? Does my checked luggage follow my same flight pattern without me having to drag it around?

    Update: Never mind I see my answers in previous posts. This page is very helpful.

  27. I’m flying from CLT to Atl to Korea, is 1.5 hours enough to get to my international flight and do I need to claim and check my luggage again?

    • Hi Arlene,

      Yes, 1.5 hours should be plenty of time. If your travel is all on the same ticket, then you should not need to re-check your bags.
      Thanks for reading!

  28. I’m flying direct to Heathrow. Should I go to the main airport north/south terminal off 285 (like I’ve always done for domestic flights) or the international terminal that is a different exit off 85?

    • Catherine Luther · November 12, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Cameron,

      This will depend on whether you need to check-in with any baggage, as not all airlines allow you to check in for international flights from the domestic terminal. If you check-in online and are carry-on only then you can clear security at the domestic terminal. You’ll need to contact your airline to see what they advise.

  29. Dear Madam or Sir,
    We are flying on next Saturday from Charlottesville to LAX via Atlanta on Delta.
    To which Gate do we arrive in Atlanta for the 7:40 am Delta 5405 flight?
    And from which gate do we have to go to get to the Delta 876 flight at 10.23 am?
    Is it enough time to get from the arrival gate to the departing gate?
    We have just carry on luggage. Thanks!
    Please answer us via E mail.
    Regards, Nau

    • Christine Krzyszton · November 13, 2019 · Reply

      Hello Nau. If your Delta flight arrives on time, you should have no problem making your connecting flight. We do not know your arrival or departure gates (we are not Delta Air Lines) but since both flights are operated by Delta, the amount of time between flights is more than sufficient. When you arrive in Atlanta, just look at the departure board to find the departure gate for your LAX flight. There will also be gate agents who can assist you.

  30. Hi. On Jan 9/2020 family of 3 flying Delta 7114 (operated by Westjet) from Canada Saskatoon YXE 6:30 to YYC 6:58 am, then Delta 7192 (Operated by Westjet) Calgary YYC 10:00 to ATL 4:16pm Maynard-Jackson Intl Term. LAYOVER IN ATLANTA 53 min, then South Term. Delta 1403 Atlanta ATL 5:09 to ECP 5:13pm. Our total ATL layover time is 53 minutes. Will we have enough time to get from out of the plane at MJ Intl Terminal to the South Terminal? Also how do we get from MJ Term to the South Terminal? How long between them?

    • Catherine Luther · November 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hi Conrad,

      This will depend on whether you need to re-check-in any baggage at ATL, as not all airlines allow you to check in for domestic flights at the international terminal. If you check-in online and are carry-on only, then you can clear security at the international terminal and ride the Plane Train to your gate. If you need to check luggage at the domestic terminal, then you will need to ride the terminal bus, which operates outside of the secure area. You’ll need to contact your airline to see what they advise.

  31. George Dienemann · November 15, 2019 · Reply

    I recently arrived to ATL airport from SDQ (International) and noticed that there were agents instructing passengers with connecting flights to go to a different line and terminal to the ones leaving the airport in Atlanta. Why? Does the luggage arrive in different carrousels? What about if I am connecting but decide not to continue with the flight and stay in Atlanta instead? Is it possible to collect my luggage at the connections terminal and continue to the Atlanta International terminal to stay in the city?

    • Catherine Luther · November 17, 2019 · Reply

      Hi George,

      Connecting passengers are usually directed through a different route to re-check their luggage after clearing customs. We’re not sure what the process would be if you change your mind about a connecting flight. You’ll need to contact your airline to query this.

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