Location

City of Atlanta

The Atlanta Airport Consolidated Rental Car Center is located at 2200 Rental Car Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30337.

Arriving passengers should pick up their checked luggage at the north or south baggage claim area and follow the overhead signs and hallway placards to the rental car center. Proceed out of the west end of the terminal under the covered walkway. Take the escalator up to the station and board the ATL SkyTrain for the five-minute ride to the rental car center. The wait time between trains during peak times is about three minutes.


Major Rental Companies Servicing Atlanta International Airport:

Advantage(800) 777-5500
Alamo(800) 227-7368
Avis(404) 530-2725
Budget(404) 530-3000
Dollar Rent A Car(866) 434-2226
Enterprise(404) 763-5220
EZ Rent a Car(800) 277-5171
Hertz(404) 530-2925
National(800) 227-7368
Payless(404) 768-2401
Sixt Rent a Car Atlanta(404) 698-4787
Thrifty Car Rental(800) 847-4389

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The Lay of the Land

Atlanta's airport may be America's busiest and one of its largest, but it's very centralized. All passengers are funneled through the same main terminal, regardless of which far-flung concourse at which their plane may have landed. Rental car companies serving the airport are located in a central facility two stops and a 5 minute ride from the terminal on ATL's SkyTrain. The facility is located on the other side of I-85 from the airport and is not within walking distance.


Renting Off-Airport

Passengers arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport should plan on renting a car, unless their business is exclusively in the areas served by the city's efficient and affordable ($2.50) MARTA trains. Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead would be examples of city neighborhoods that are at least partially walkable and served by frequent transit. The MARTA Red and Yellow lines serve the airport, follow the signs in the main terminal. Travel time to the downtown area takes approximately 20 minutes; many major rental car companies are represented in downtown Atlanta.


Taxes and Fees

Customer Facility Charge - $5.00/day
A common fee imposed on customers to pay off the debt incurred during the construction of a centralized rental car facility.

Airport Concession Fee Recovery - 11.11%
Airport concessions pay hefty fees; concessions pass the costs on to you, the consumer.

City Excise Tax - 3.0%
A specific tax on rental cars imposed by the municipality.

State Sales Tax - 7.0%
General state-wide sales tax for Georgia


Interesting Stats

More than 2 million people rent vehicles each year at ATL. The airport opened a 67.5 acre consolidated rental car renter in 2009 that houses all rental car company operations and vehicles. The rental car center includes:

  • Two four-story parking decks
  • 2.8 million square feet of parking area
  • More than 8,700 parking spaces
  • 1,200 additional ground-level parking spaces
  • 137,000-square-foot customer service center
  • 1.3-acre facility to store and maintain trains
  • "Quick turnaround" area with maintenance, wash and fuel facilities for rental vehicles
  • 58 fuel pumps
  • 19 wash bays with water recovery system


Rental Car Returns

Advantage

Stay in the right hand lane over the Rental Car Center Parkway bridge. Return entrance - ground level just past the mid-point of the right hand (north) parking deck.

Alamo

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - use the road and right hand lane of the ramp at the far end of the south parking deck. Returns are located on the second level.

Avis

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - use the road and left hand lane of the ramp at the far end of the south parking deck. Returns are located on the third (3rd) level.

Budget

Stay in the right hand lane over the Rental Car Center Parkway bridge. Return entrance - use the road at the far end of the north parking deck. Returns are located on the first (1st) level.

Dollar

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - ground level at the mid-point of the south parking deck.

Enterprise

Stay in the right hand lane over the Rental Car Center Parkway bridge. Return entrance - use the road at the far end of the north parking deck. Returns are located on the second level.

E-Z

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - ground level just past the mid-point of the south parking deck.

Hertz

Stay in the right hand lane over the Rental Car Center Parkway bridge. Return entrance - ground level at the mid-point of the right-hand (north) parking deck.

National

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - use the road and right hand lane of the ramp at the far end of the south parking deck. Returns are located on the second level.

Payless

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - ground level just past the mid-point of the south parking deck.

Sixt

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - ground level just past the mid-point of the south parking deck.

Thrifty

Travel over Rental Car Center bridge and continue on Rental Car Parkway. Follow the loop road around the building to the south parking deck. Return entrance - ground level at the mid-point of the south parking deck.


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