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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C. Image Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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.


Frequently asked questions

How can I get between Terminals at ATL airport?

Post security, passengers can take the Plane Train, located on Level 0, 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.

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138 comments

  1. Ann Harris May 28, 2019

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

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    • Catherine Luther May 31, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  2. Sue Connerty June 17, 2019

    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

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 17, 2019

      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!

      Reply

  3. Kathy Miller July 4, 2019

    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?

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    • Catherine Luther July 5, 2019

      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.

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  4. Kirill Mayorov July 5, 2019

    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!

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    • Catherine Luther July 6, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  5. Kate Stanford July 9, 2019

    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

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther July 10, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  6. Paul R Suitch July 15, 2019

    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?

    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.

      Reply

  7. Kelly Koffler July 22, 2019

    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.

    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.

      Reply

  8. Yolanda Felix July 30, 2019

    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.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther July 31, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  9. 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.

    Reply

    • 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!

      Reply

  10. 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.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 22, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  11. Karina Valencia August 24, 2019

    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.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 24, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  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

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 26, 2019

      Hi Inge,

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

      Reply

      • MARIANA B MIRANDA September 6, 2019

        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?

        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!

          Reply

  13. 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?

    Reply

    • Hi Soman,

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

      Reply

      • Denise Rion August 29, 2019

        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.

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther August 30, 2019

          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.

          Reply

  14. 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).

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther August 31, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  15. 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 ?

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    • Catherine Luther September 5, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  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.

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    • 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!

      Reply

  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.

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  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!

    Reply

  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.

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  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?

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    • 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!

      Reply

  21. Yhen Villegas September 19, 2019

    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!

    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!

      Reply

  22. Jennifer Riesterer September 20, 2019

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

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    • Catherine Luther September 23, 2019

      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.

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  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!

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    • 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!

      Reply

  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

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    • Catherine Luther October 15, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  25. 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

    Reply

  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.

    Reply

  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?

    Reply

    • 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!

      Reply

  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?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 12, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  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

    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.

      Reply

  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?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 17, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  31. George Dienemann November 15, 2019

    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?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 17, 2019

      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.

      Reply

  32. In which Concourse is Terminal S located and in which Concourse is Terminal I located?
    We have a very tight layover window and need to be as speedy as possible to get from Terminal S to Terminal I.
    Thank you so much for the help.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 5, 2019

      Hi Dale,

      Terminal S refers to the south area of the domestic terminal. Terminal I is the international terminal (concourse F). These are at either end of the airport and are connected by the Plane Train within the secure area and a terminal bus outside of the secure area.

      Reply

  33. Good day, I’m flying on the 20th from South Africa via Delta airlines and heading to San Francisco. My flight takes me through Atlanta to connect to a domestic flight through Delta with a layover of 1h 25m. Since it’s booked on one ticket will my bags need to be collected or will it go onto the next flight without me worrying to check it again? Another question is: I’m afraid I’ll miss my flight since I’ve never been there before and have no idea where to go. Do I have to go to the domestic Delta side to check in or check in by the international side for the local flight to San Francisco? Would there be someone to help me if I don’t come right in finding where to go and helping me speed through the customs? I’m non american so I don’t have special apps to help with quick customs. Please help as this is scaring me I might miss my flight 🙁 Thank you!

    Reply

    • Hi Marlene,

      You likely will need to re-check your luggage but there will most likely be an expedited section for this for travelers who have another flight to catch. 1 hour and 25 minutes should be enough time to make it to your next gate as long as your first flight arrives on time. Yes, there will be plenty of airport staff around that can assist you, or point you in the direction you need to go.

      Reply

  34. Hello,
    I have a flight from Raleigh (RDU) to Dubai (DXB) via Atlanta (ATL) and Amsterdam. My layover at ATL is of 51 minutes. It is booked on a single ticket so they said they’ll manage my booking if my inbound flight gets delayed.
    I’ll be arriving to ATL at Terminal S and departing from Terminal I. So I just wanted to confirm that I will not have to go through Passport Control, Baggage re-checking and Security check, right? Can I directly take the Plane Train from the domestic terminal to Terminal I?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 17, 2019

      Hi Anju,

      Providing the airline checks your luggage through to your final destination then you would be able to ride the Plane Train from the domestic terminal to the international terminal. Domestic arrivals are not required to clear Passport Control or security so you can proceed to your connecting gate inside the secure area.

      Reply

  35. My sister is flying with my elderly mother to ATL to bring her to me. My sister will be catching another flight to another destination. How far can she go with my mother on the plane train in order to NOT exit security?

    Reply

    • Hi Rene,

      The AirTrain stops at every concourse at ATL without needing to go back through security. She will not have to go back through security unless she exits a concourse to the ground transportation section.

      Reply

  36. I am flying from Detroit to Dallas. My Delta flight connects through ATL to another Delta flight to go to Dallas. The connection time is 36 minutes (arriving to ATL at 1020am and departing ATL at 10:56am). Assuming the flights are on schedule, should this be enough time? The flights were purchased together on the same ticket through Travelocity, but I was just curious if this seems doable or if I should prepare for issues making the connecting flight.

    Reply

  37. Kristine A Ruggaber December 31, 2019

    Flying from Albany to Atlanta and have 41 minutes before flight leaves for St Thomas. What is the fastest way to get from the Domestic Terminal to the International Terminal?

    Reply

  38. We are flying to Portland today from ATL, with a connecting flight in Columbus, Ohio. We arrive at gate a-17 then hustle to B-23. Our flight is a bit delayed. Connecting flight #1834 takes off B-23 14:30. We land eta 14:02. Is this enough time to connect?

    Reply

    • Hi Corado,

      It will definitely be tight as they will likely close the doors 10-15 minutes before the scheduled take-off. But if you really hustle then you could make it!

      Reply

  39. Marsha Storck January 16, 2020

    I am traveling Delta Air from GRR to ATL then on to SJO, Costa Rica. The ticket was booked together. Do I have to go through customs in ATL and if yes, will I have to pick up my luggage upon arrival before I go through customs? I have 1 hr and 46 minutes to get to my connection and wondering what is the fastest way and is that enough time to make my flight?
    Thank you for any help.

    Reply

    • Hi Marsha,

      No, you will not need to go through customers since you are flying from another U.S. city. The quickest way for you to get between terminals is to take the Plane Train, and 1 hour and 46 minutes should be more than enough to make it to your next gate.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  40. I will be arriving from JNB into ATL and connecting onto Omaha. Delta has changed my flight from JNB such that I will only have 1 hr 14 minutes to connect instead of 2 hrs 14 minutes. What is my chance of making the connection. I could arrange it so that I will only have carry-on luggage if that would help save me time.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 25, 2020

      Hi Mark,

      Regardless of whether you’re carry-on luggage only, you will still have to clear customs and immigration on arrival at ATL. There can be long wait times for this and you will also need to clear security again. We can’t advise whether it’s enough time as it can depend on your inbound flight not being delayed and how congested the airport is, but if you booked your 2 flights on 1 ticket then the airline would be responsible for moving you onto the next available flight.

      Reply

  41. Sir/Madam,
    Self and wife have booked tickets in Air France (Flying by Delta airlines) from Paris to Atlanta. Thanks take next flight (Delta Airlines) to Raleigh (Both booked in 1 ticket and luggage checked in to Raleigh) at the first point of boarding. Do I have to collect my luggage and check in again at Atlanta or I can leave it for the airlines to move it to Domestic flight from Atlanta to Raleigh (Delta Airlines)?
    Also kindly advise the best way to move from Terminal I to Passport control then to security check in then to the gates. How many times do we have to clear the security check in Atlanta? (once or twice?). Is the following sequence correct – Move from Terminal I to Passport control – collect baggage – clear customs- Check-in baggage again- move down to lower floor for Plane Train- catch the train to Domestic terminal – move to the required gate or clear security again and then go towards the departure gate.
    Thanks in advance for your explanation and correction
    Regards
    Natarajan

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 26, 2020

      Hi Natarajan,

      The sequence you stated is correct. On arrival into ATL, you will need to collect your luggage yourself and clear customs with it in your possession. Signs for flight connection passengers will direct you into a baggage check room where you can drop off your bags at the baggage claim carousels assigned to your flight.

      When you have dropped your bags, you will need to clear security (just once) and can then ride the Plane Train to your connecting flight. If you know which concourse your flight departs from then you can disembark the Plane Train there rather than riding it all the way to the Domestic Terminal.

      Reply

  42. Hi. We are flying from Toronto Feb 15 on WestJet 6304 operated by Delta arriving at Atlanta International Terminal at 8:55. We are then flying Delta 1723 to Sarasota/Bradenton leaving at 9:50. We will of course be going through US customs in Toronto. Do we have enough time between flights. Do we have to go through security again?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 27, 2020

      Hi Teresa, it’s best that you contact your airline to check the procedure for flight arrivals from Canada. They will also be able to tell you if your luggage will be checked through to your final destination.

      Reply

  43. Hello-

    First time on a connecting flight, so kind of nervous. We are a family of 10 consisting of children and seniors.

    We are flying into Atlanta to get a connecting flight towards London. Arriving at Atlanta Terminal (N)- Departing towards London ( Terminal I).

    Questions…??

    Do we need to go through passport check again?
    Do we need to pick up baggage and check it in again?
    Is 1 hour between flights doable?
    Faster route to get to the International Terminal?
    Is requesting mobility assistance easy, and how do I do it?

    Thanks!!

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther January 29, 2020

      Hi Jeni,

      Assuming you’re arriving into Atlanta from another U.S. airport, then you won’t need to go through passport control. You’ll need to check with your airline regarding your luggage but it is likely this will be checked through to your final destination so you won’t need to pick-up your baggage in between.

      You can take the Plane Train between terminals as you’ll be inside the secure area. I would not be comfortable with a 1 hour connection time between flights, so you might want to speak to your airline about an earlier flight into ATL. You’ll also need to speak to your airline about mobility assistance.

      Have a good trip.

      Reply

  44. belen shirar January 30, 2020

    Hi, we´re flying from Cancun to Madrid connecting in Atlanta, we only have carry on luggage and 2 hours lay over. I think as a international to international we have to go out and clear security again right? We are arriving from E and departing from F. My question is, the customs and passport control are on the international side of the airport? If I go out of the airport, we will be go through security again and concourse F will be the first one right? Thank you so much!

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 4, 2020

      Hi Belen,

      That’s right – you would need to pass through Customs and Immigration which would put you outside of the secure area. You would need to clear security and walk down to your gate in Concourse F (the first concourse you’ll come to).

      Reply

  45. Hi,
    I have a short layover (45 minutes) and will need to get from concourse C to A. Which would be the quickest way to get there?

    Reply

  46. I will be flying from Puerto Rico arriving in Atlanta South Terminal then continuing from the Maynard International terminal to Toronto, Canada. Will I need to claim my checked luggage or is it automatically transferred to the international terminal and placed on the plane. And, will I have to go through customs and recheck my checked luggage?
    I understand that there is a train that connects these two terminals that I will have to use. Am I correct?
    Thank you for your help as I have never used connecting flights – usually fly direct.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 6, 2020

      Hi Kathy,

      You shouldn’t have to clear customs and immigration on arrival from Puerto Rico as it’s a U.S. territory. You’ll need to speak to your airline about whether your luggage will be checked through to your final destination as this can vary airline to airline.

      The Plane Train operates inside the secure area, so providing you don’t need to collect your luggage on arrival at ATL then you could proceed to your next terminal without having to exit the secure area.

      Reply

  47. Flying in on Delta 1459 from Toronto Canada. Arrival Gate E36 1:06 PM
    Flying then to Myrtle Beach Delta 560 Departure 1:54 PM departure Gate C41
    I have only 48 minutes to connect.
    Do I have to clear US Customs to get to Myrtle Beach flight or do Canadians clear customs in Canada and stay in secure areas
    I ONLY have CARRY ON LUGGAGE.
    Where do I get transport from E36 Gate to C41 GATE and how long will it take?
    How long does it take to clear US Customs on arrival if I have to do this?
    I booked through Delta going to USA and later returning to Canada on one booking.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 7, 2020

      Hi Rex,

      As a pre-clearance destination, you should clear U.S. customs at Toronto Airport. As you’ll remain inside the secure area you can take the Plane Train on level 0 from Concourse E to Concourse C. This departs every 2 minutes and takes just a couple of minutes between concourses. Keep in mind that flight gates are always subject to change so be sure to check on the day of travel.

      Reply

  48. Eduardo Garcia February 7, 2020

    Hi
    I’m flying with Delta from Vancouver to Toronto (WestJet operated) and then from Toronto to Rio de Janeiro with connection in Atlanta. Layover in Atlanta is 1h15.
    Do I have to clear U.S. immigration and customs in ATL and drop my luggage in the connection line OR am I doing U.S. customs in Canada?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 11, 2020

      Hi Eduardo,

      As you’re flying from Toronto (a pre-clearance departure point) to ATL, then you should clear U.S. immigration in Canada. You’ll need to talk to your airline about how you baggage will be handled (whether they will checking your luggage though to your final destination).

      Reply

  49. Hi
    I’m planning to fly (with checked luggage) from GUA (Guatemala City) to Atlanta with Delta, and then transfer on to a BA Flight to London Heathrow.
    The Delta flight arrives at Concourse E, and the BA flight departs from Concourse F.
    I understand that I have to clear immigration (I have a B1 visa) and customs in Concourse E, but where do I check my baggage on to the BA flight, and where do I clear the outbound security?
    I have (a scheduled) 2 hours between arrival and departure – Is this enough time?
    Many thanks – Philip

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 16, 2020

      Hi Philip,

      If you’ve booked the flights on one ticket and your luggage is checked through to your final destination, then you will clear customs on arrival at Atlanta and follow signs for flight connections to drop your baggage at a connections desk/carousel. You’ll exit the secure area into the international terminal, where you will need to clear security and then make your way to Concourse F (adjoined to the International Terminal).

      If the tickets have been booked on 1 ticket, then the airline must be confident that is enough time for your connection and would transfer you to another flight if this was missed due to inbound flight delays.

      Reply

      • I’m sorry to say that I’m flying on two separate tickets, and I expect that our luggage from GUA will only be ticketed to ATL.
        Our BA flight is an American Express Companion Fare (in Club World), and I don’t know how to link the two bookings.
        Does this change your advice?
        Regards – Philip

        Reply

        • Catherine Luther February 17, 2020

          Hi Philip,

          British Airways and Delta are not partners, so unfortunately they are unlikely to join the flight. It might still be worth giving the airline a call to confirm. The process won’t change significantly, once you’ve cleared immigration and customs you’ll just exit the baggage area and will need to bag drop in the ticketing area. Obviously a missed connection will be at your own cost without a jointly booked ticket, even if it’s at fault of the inbound airline.

          Reply

          • Many thanks for your advice.
            I am losing too much sleep over this tight connection at ATL, so I have decided to route through DFW instead.
            The flight is a little more expensive but, this way, I get a 3 hour 15 minute connection time, with a same terminal (D) transfer.
            The flight is with American, so I should get a few Avios and BA Tier points as well.
            My hair is grey enough already without any extra anxiety.

  50. Douglas Greff February 16, 2020

    Hi, and thanks for leaving so many helpful responses to people! I´ve read the article above and have several questions.
    We are flying from Canada to Spain. We arrive on a connecting Delta flight from Houston to South Terminal (so I suppose this is the South side of the Domestic terminal). From there, we have only 1 hour and 6 minutes to catch our Delta flight to Madrid from the Maynard International Airport (thats what the itinerary says so imagine it is just the International concourse on the opposite side of the airport).
    What is not clear to me is which form of transportation is the best. The article describes the Airport Shuttle Service and the Plane Train. It sounds like both of these would take us to International. Obviously, we would like to miss passing through security again.
    Any clarification you have would be very much appreciated!

    Thanks!!!

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 17, 2020

      Hi Douglas,

      Providing your luggage is checked through to your final destination, then you would be able to remain inside the secure area and ride the Plane Train to the international terminal. The Plane Train operates inside the secure area, the shuttle bus operates outside of the secure area. That’s a short flight connection that doesn’t allow much room for delays. I assume you’ve booked the flights on a combined ticket so are comfortable with Delta moving you on to the next available flight if you miss your connection.

      Reply

  51. Hi,
    I will be flying March 10 from Houston to Toronto through Atlanta on Delta…will change Delta planes in Atlanta. I will be arriving in Atlanta at Terminal S and departing from Terminal I.
    So from “S” I go down to level 0 (zero) and take Plane train to Concourse “F” at Terminal I.
    Is this correct? On way back just reverse the procedure?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 17, 2020

      Hi Pete,

      If you’re taking checked luggage that is checked through to your final destination then this would be the process for your outbound leg. When you return you’ll be arriving from an international destination so you will need to clear immigration and customs on arrival at ATL, collecting your luggage and re-checking it at the flight connections desk.

      You’ll then need to reclear security as you’ll be outside of the secure area before proceeding to the domestic terminal for your connecting flight.

      Reply

  52. Patricia Hirschovits February 17, 2020

    Hi. I’m arriving in Atlanta from Fort Myers on a Delta flight at 18.35 and taking a British Airways flight to London at 22.05. The tickets are booked separately. I have baggage. Do I have enough time? Thank you.

    Reply

    • Hi Patricia,

      3 and 1/2 hours will be more than enough time to re-check your bags, re-clear security (if needed), and make it to your gate. More likely than not you should have some extra time on your hands before boarding.

      Reply

  53. Hi, I am arriving at Atlanta from Orlando on a Delta flight at 16.08 and then taking a Virgin Atlantic flight to Manchester UK at 17.45, both flights where booked on the same ticket. What will I need to do when I arrive at Atlanta, will I need to claim my checked bags or will they be automatically transferred to my Virgin Atlantic flight. I am travelling on an ESTA that I have travelled on previously will I have to clear immigration upon arrival at Atlanta of do I just remain in the secure area and use the Plain Train to go to the international terminal. Basically I’m asking what is the process that I will have to go through once I arrive/get off the Delta flight and transfer/get on the Virgin Atlantic flight, it’s the first time I’ve had to deal with a transfer at Atlanta and I realise I don’t have lots of time so I am a little concerned.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 24, 2020

      Hi Ged,

      If you booked the two flights on one ticket then your luggage should be checked through to your final destination, but you should check with your airline.

      On arrival at Atlanta, you won’t need to re-clear immigration as you’ll be arriving on a domestic flight. So you can remain inside the secure area and ride the Plane Train to your connecting concourse.

      Reply

      • Hi Catherine,

        Yes I did book the two flights on one ticket so hopefully my luggage will be checked through, as you say I will check with the airline when I check in at Orlando for the first leg of the flight.

        Thank you for your help.

        Reply

  54. Hi there!
    We are flying from Düsseldorf (Germany) to cancun (Mexico) with a stop in Atlanta.
    We’re flying with Delta on 1 ticket.
    I guess we have to go through passport control again in Atlanta?
    Do we need any other documents?
    And do we have to claim or bagage in Atlanta and check it in again?
    Thanks for the info!

    Reply

    • Hi Jan,

      Yes, you will need to re-clear security again and re-check your bag, but you should not need any other extra documents!

      Safe travels!

      Reply

  55. Zina Stephens February 29, 2020

    Leaving ATL with 1 stop and change planes in FLL then to Montego Bay, Jamaica. Is this a domestic or international flight or is it broke down into two separate – starting as domestic and second is international? I’m trying to figure out which terminal to drop off passengers at Hartsfield Jackson.

    Reply

  56. Swaminathan Rajagopalan March 9, 2020

    Hi!
    We are flying in to Atlanta from Omaha by Delta Airlines DL 1193 (Terminal S) and then flying to Toronto by Delta DL 2550. There is a time overlay of about 3 hours at Atlanta between the arrival and departure.
    I would like to know:
    1. Does Delta book the checked-in baggage from Omaha to Toronto so that we don’t need to collect the baggage and drop them again at Atlanta?
    2. If answer for the above is YES, then do we take Plane Train from Domestic Terminal S to the Concourse / Gate in International Terminal?
    3. There is no need to pass through any Security as we will remain in the Safe Zone. Is this correct?
    4. Anything else to be done.
    Thanks.
    Swam

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther March 10, 2020

      Hi Swam,

      Delta should check your bags to your final destination, but you’ll need to contact the airline to confirm. Providing they do, then you wouldn’t need to exit the secure area and can ride the Plane Train to your concourse.

      Reply

  57. Glenda Rushton March 20, 2020

    Hi
    Due to the Coronavirus our direct flight from Orlando to Manchester has now been cancelled. We now have indirect flights home all are booked through virgin.
    We are now flying Delta from Orlando to Atlanta and then Air France to Paris. We have been told our luggage will be transferred through automatically. We have a 1 hour 35min change over time. If we have to transfer to another concourse is this enough time

    Reply

  58. DAVID HOWARTH April 8, 2020

    Hi. I am travelling from Orlando via Atlanta, (with Delta) and then onto Amsterdam (again with Delta), and the final leg from Amsterdam to Manchester UK, with KLM. This is all on 1 ticket. Am I correct in thinking that as KLM is a partner airline with Delta, that my baggage will be checked through to my final destination?

    Last question, there is a layover of 1 hour and 16 minutes between my arrival at Atlanta from Orlando, before the departure of my International flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam. Is this sufficient time, assuming no delays in arriving at Atlanta Domestic terminal, and transitioning to the Atlanta International terminal? (I am 75 years old in good health, and propose using the Plane Train to transition between terminals).

    Reply

    • Hi David,

      Yes, your luggage should be checked through to your final destination. As for the layover in Atlanta, 1 hour and 16 minutes should be more than enough time. Safe travels!

      Reply

  59. Danielle May May 4, 2020

    Hi! I am traveling from Portland to Atlanta with Delta Airlines and then to Amsterdam, all with Delta and the final stage from Amsterdam to Prague with KLM. Everything is on 1 ticket. Am I right that KLM is a Delta Airlines partner and that my luggage will be checked until my final destination in Prague? Do I have to go again for security checks in Atlanta before leaving for Amsterdam?
    Other issues, between my arrival in Atlanta GA and before the departure of my international flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam, are a stopover for 1 hour and 18 minutes. Is that enough time? If we do not anticipate any delay on arrival at the Atlanta home terminal and the transition to the Atlanta international terminal? Now, at the time of the coronavirus, I had 3 canceled flights from Portland PDX via Amsterdam AMS to PRAGUE. Not as many planes as before. I can’t imagine not being able to fly out of Atlanta because there won’t be another flight from Amsterdam.
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Hi Danielle,

      You will not need to re-check your luggage in Atlanta but you will need to when you arrive in Amsterdam before your final leg. Your 1 hour and 18-minute layover in Atlanta should be more than enough time assuming that your flight there is not significantly delayed.

      Safe travels!

      Reply

  60. Nicolai Martens May 27, 2020

    We are on a Delta flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta and have a connecting Delta flight to Miami with 1.48 hours layover. Is that ok to connect?

    Reply

  61. I am traveling from Bermuda to Atlanta on a Delta flight to the international terminal and then I have to catch another delta flight from the south terminal to New York. Do I need to collect my baggage or pass through security? I have 1 hour between the flights.

    Reply

    • Hi Harspal,

      Yes, since you’re traveling from another country you will need to clear customs, collect and then re-check your bags, and then proceed to the South Terminal where you will need to re-clear security.

      Reply

  62. I’m flying from Vegas to Atlanta and then to Amsterdam. I will arrive in B24 and I´ll have a 1 hour and 27-minute layover.
    Firstly will this time be sufficient and secondly can you please explain how and where exactly do I need to pick up my luggage and move it to a new place? Is it inside the B terminal or should I take it from B and move to the International terminal?

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply

    • Hi Alex,

      If you made the entire booking with one airline, you should not need to re-check your bags in Atlanta. They will be checked all the way through our final destination when you drop them off in Vegas. 1 hour and 27 minutes should be more than enough time for the layover.

      Safe travels!

      Reply

  63. Does Atlanta have smoking rooms inside the concourse?

    Reply

  64. joseph girgis September 10, 2020

    I’m coming from Nashville on DL & I have a connection with AF to Paris. How can I get to the international terminal from the domestic terminal?

    Reply

    • Hi Joseph,

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

      Reply

  65. Hi,
    I’m arriving in ATL via Southwest flight and have never flown/visited this airport before. Once I’ve landed at the Southwest gate, will I need to take the train to get to the airport exit—where I’ll need to be picked up/catch a taxi?

    Reply

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