Please Be Aware: Georgia State does not arrange airport pick-up or provide transportation to campus. You should arrange your ground (local) transportation from the airport to your destination, in advance.
- Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (airport code: ATL) is the only commercial airport in Atlanta. Be sure to book a connecting flight if you arrive at a different airport. Below is a 1-minute airport video.
- Georgia State’s main campus is about 10 miles (16 km) north of the airport in downtown Atlanta. To view an interactive campus map that highlights Georgia State buildings.
- Georgia State main campus address: 33 Gilmer Street, SE., Atlanta, GA 30303
There are several options:
Train/Subway/Bus- MARTA - (least expensive, $2.50 one-way) means Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, which offers rail service from inside the airport terminal near domestic baggage claim to campus and much of Atlanta. The ride takes 25-30 minutes. Georgia State is served by 3 MARTA stations: Georgia State, Five Points and Peachtree Center. MARTA includes dozens of connecting bus lines. You can purchase discount MARTA cards (Breeze Cards) on campus. Below is a short video welcoming to the MARTA Airport Station.
Taxis (most expensive, $30-40 one-way) door-to-door service. A 10% tip is expected. Taxis also accept credit cards.
Caution: Never accept an offer of a "taxi ride" from anyone inside or near the baggage area. These drivers are breaking the law, are not insured, and are possibly dangerous. Only use official taxi drivers at the taxi stand outside the airport.
Uber and Lyft are ridesharing companies offering services that include peer-to-peer ridesharing. They generally cost the same as a taxi (around $20-30 one-way), but riders can use a phone application to schedule their pickup and see the cost of the trip in the app. You can also choose between options to save on the cost of the trip.
BCM at Georgia State offers a free airport transportation service to new international students arriving at the Atlanta airport. This service is run completely by volunteers, and more information is available on the sign-up form. Sign up for Fall 2023 Airport Pickup Here.
Please note that the deadline to request airport transportation is July 31, 2023 and all requests must be made at least one week prior to your arrival date in Atlanta. Transportation may not be available for all students.
Atlanta Campus Location:
Sparks Hall - Room 252
ISSS, Georgia State University
33 Gilmer St. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta Mailing Address (please use our
physical address above for express mail):
International Student and Scholar Services
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3987
Atlanta, GA 30302-3987
Perimeter College Location
and Mailing Address:
Building CN 2230 (Student Center)
ISSS, Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus
555 N. Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkson, GA 30021