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Getting to De Kalb Airport from the City Center

The distance between Atlanta city center and DeKalb - Peachtree Airport is about 13 kilometers. The alternatives you can use are taxi, train or car rental to transfer from the city center to the airport.


To call a taxi to your location in the city center of Atlanta, you can make a reservation from taxi companies websites, you can give them a call or your hotel can call for a taxi for you. Some of the taxi companies in the region are in the Metro district. Atlanta Airport Taxi (404) 898 0554, Taxi Cab (404) 589 1300, Star Cab Co. (404) 758 6616, Yellow Cab (404) 521 0200, Checker Cabin (404) 351 1111

In Atlanta the taxi fares are calculated based on the distance of the journey. The taximeter starts at 2.50 USD and goes up about 1 USD per kilometer. An additional 1.50 USD is the fee per passenger, while the waiting fee is 21 USD. The journey from Atlanta city center to DeKalb - Peachtree Airport on average takes approximately 20 minutes.


Atlanta's widely used public transport network is called MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority). These trains are the most economical way of travel especially with a two-way scheduled service to Fulton and DeKalb - Peachtree Airport. Trains run every day of the week from 04:45 to 01:00 from Atlanta city center at 8-minute intervals and you will be able to reach the station nearest the airport in 19 minutes. The cost to make this type of transfer is 1.75 USD per person and you can pay with a Breeze Card at the station.

MARTA trains have two rail lines that go to the airport. It is the red rail line and gold rail line that go to DeKalb - Peachtree Airport. The most advantageous line to use is the gold rail line which is marked as the Doraville route and when you arrive at Chamblee MARTHA Station the airport is easily visible. From the station, follow the Chamblee Tucker road signs and walk for 10-15 minutes and then you will arrive at DeKalb - Peachtree Airport.

If you do not want to walk when you get off the train, or if you can not walk because of your luggage, you can also take bus 19 from New Peachtree Road.

Rent a Car

If you want to travel to the airport from the city center of Atlanta with the car you have choosen and driving yourself, we suggest you to book online while planning your trip. National firms such as Alamo, AVIS, Budget, HERTZ, Thrifty have regional discount campaigns on their websites. In order to benefit from these campaigns as well as to increase your choice of preferences, we recommend you to make a reservation online which will be more beneficial than instant searches.

Hotel Transfers

You can ask the hotel where you are staying in Atlanta city center whether they have an airport transfer or not when you are booking. Since the city center is not too far from the airport, some hotels offer this service free of charge to their customers.

Airport Information

DeKalb - Peachtree Airport is located on 700 acres of land in the city of Chamblee, northeast of the state of Atlanta, in the United States. The airport which was used as an army training base in the First World War, now has 4 runways and helps reduce air traffic congestion by providing local service for smaller aircrafts and has 1 helicopter helipad.

DeKalb - Peachtree Airport is also referred to as PDK and has an average of 209,000 aircraft takeoffs and landings per year and is the second busiest airport in Georgia, followed by Georgias Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The busiest traffic of the airport is from domestic flights from Cincinnati, Cleveland and Charlotte. Commercial and business jets, training planes, helicopters and private planes are used at the airport and you will find a restaurant, post office, ATM, exchange offices and small shops to go shopping. On the north and south sides of the terminal, there is a large carpark with daily and hourly parking spaces divided into sections.

Last Updated: September 18, 2018
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