“Can you take me to the airport?” “Hey, can I get a ride? I have a flight to catch.” They’re the words that no one really wants to hear if they don’t absolutely have to. Luckily, they’re often reserved for very close friends, family you actually get along with, or a buddy who owes you a favor after you helped him move. In any case, it’s a request that isn’t too often turned down because you know at some point, you’ll need a ride to the airport, too.
Unfortunately, getting dropped off at the door isn’t always a possibility – there’s often too much luggage to bring in, or a long line in the drop-off lane, or officers telling everyone to move along. In that case, you’ll need to figure out the parking situation.
Atlanta Airport parking doesn’t have to be a drag, though. In fact, it is really quite simple, especially if you only need it for a short time. If you’re just dropping off or picking up a passenger, hourly or short-term is the best ATL parking option for you.
If the flight destination is domestic (within the USA), you can find Atlanta Airport parking in two different areas, the North and the South. These areas are located next to the terminals, so it’s simple enough to locate them.
ATL Airport parking rates are quite reasonable at the domestic terminal. The first two hours clock in at $3 per hour, but the fee charge is bumped up to $4 per hour if you stay between three and six hours. If you spend any more than six hours there in either the North or South lots of the domestic terminal, expect to pay a flat rate of $36. If you leave your car there even longer, you’ll be charged $36 per day. Don’t forget – these lots are reserved for short-term ATL parking and are there to encourage drivers to spend less time at the airport. It is a busy place, after all!
If your friend that needs to be dropped off at the airport is headed for an international destination outside of the United States, you’ll want to head over to the International Hourly Parking at the international terminal. It is located near the arrivals and check-in area, so it’s fairly easy to locate. Since Atlanta Airport is a big international hub, you can expect to find much more parking here. Indeed, there are over 1100 parking spaces for vehicles. Not only that but there are also several spaces reserved for electric or hybrid vehicles to charge while you help bring in all the luggage to the airport. Furthermore, there are even a few spaces for carpools and vanpools, which means more people get to the airport without taking more parking spaces!
At the Atlanta International Terminal, the ATL Airport parking rates are the same as the domestic terminal: $3 per hour for the first two hours, capping out at $36 if you stay over 6 hours. If you’re looking for even cheaper ATL Airport parking rates, you can always explore offsite lots near ATL Airport.
Dropping off and picking up passengers was never so easy and affordable!