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    Car hire in Atlanta at the best prices

    Atlanta, in the southern state of Georgia, is a fantastic place to visit, whether it is your final travel destination or the starting point of your American road trip. Picking up a car hire in Atlanta allows you to tour this diverse city in its entirety. Atlanta consists of 242 different neighbourhoods including three districts with numerous high-rise buildings, giving the city its distinctive skyline. In addition to these urban landmarks, Atlanta is also known as a "city in a forest", because 36% of it is covered by trees - the highest tree coverage percentage among major cities in the USA. Find a great car hire deal from Auto Europe today, and finalise your travel plans to America's seventh-most visited city! There's no better feedback than that of our previous customers, so why not visit our Atlanta car hire reviews page to find out what they thought of their recent car rental experience in the city.


    Booking a car hire in Atlanta is definitely the easiest way to get around this true driver's city. It is also quite easy to get your bearings in Atlanta. Interstate 285, known to locals as the Perimeter, surrounds the city, dividing it into two parts: the centre and close suburbs, otherwise known as Inside the Perimeter or ITP, and the farther away suburbs, or the OTP (Outside the Perimeter). The main street, stretching from Buckhead to downtown, is Peachtree Street - but be careful not to confuse it with the other over 70 streets with "Peachtree" in their name! Many of the city's neighbourhoods are within a few miles of the main street.

    There are three major motorways that meet in Atlanta, making it a great starting point for a road trip. The motorways are the I-20, and the I-75 and I-85 - the last two make up the Downtown Connector, a busy motorway segment that can become very congested during peak hours. Many great destinations can be reached with a car rental from Atlanta within only about a three-hour drive. If you would like to head to Georgia's coastline, you can reach Savannah within three and a half hours via the I-75 and I-16 E. Nashville, Tennessee, is also about a three-and-a-half-hour drive away when driving along the I-75 and I-24 W. Or in about three hours, you can drive via the I-75 N and get to Huntsville, Alabama. For more information on driving in the USA you may find useful, click here.


    Parking spaces and car parks in Atlanta, even in the centre, are plentiful, and you will usually be able to find even a free on-street parking space for your car hire. Most of the regulated parking spaces within the city are in the Central Business Disctrict, MidTown, or Buckhead. Take careful note of parking restrictions related to on-street parking, as parking, and when parking is payable, can be limited according to the time of day, specific days of the year, and the kind of zone you are in. Parking pay stations and single space parking meters control metered parking spaces, and payment can either be done using cash, or credit and debit cards at newer stations (though foreign cards may not be accepted). Parking in certain areas requires a special permit for residents, and spaces where the curb is painted yellow can never be parked in.

    Geographic Information

    Atlanta is located near the Appalachian mountains, on a ridge to the south of the Chattahoochee River, and is the capital of the state of Georgia, as well as the state's largest city by population. The humid subtropical climate in Atlanta gives the city plenty of rain throughout the year, but also four different seasons, with hot summers and cool winters. Spring and fall are good times to visit, as the amount of rain is lower and temperatures are mild.

    Atlanta Airport

    Atlanta Airport is one of the busiest in the country, and serves a staggering 150 destinations in the USA as well as another 80 around the world. The airport is situated about 10 miles south of Atlanta, and is an important hub for Delta Air Lines.

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
    Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320, United States
    Telephone: +1 800-897-1910

    Public Transportation

    Although Atlanta relies mostly on private vehicles for transportation, the city also has a growing number of public transport options, including bus lines, a streetcar loop, and railway lines.

    Within Atlanta, there are over a hundred bus routes. To access the Atlanta counties, the bus company Xpress operates 33 routes.

    The latest addition to Atlanta's public transport network is the Atlanta streetcar, which opened in 2014. Also called the Downtown Loop, the line makes a 2.7-mile trip around downtown, including stops at the Centennial Olympic Park and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

    The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, or MARTA for short, offers railway lines to many destinations in and around Atlanta, including the airport, downtown and Buckhead . The lines are Red, Gold, Blue, and Green. The first two run north-south, and the latter two east-west. The lines cross at Five Points Station. For long distance services, the Amtrak Crescent train serves destinations as far as New York, Philadelphia and New Orleans from Atlanta's Amtrak station.

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