Transportation Accessibility

Transportation Accessibility

Fulton County, Georgia is one the most accessible locations in the U.S.   Here you can move goods and people to 80% of the U.S. in 2 hours by air, Pacific-Northwest in 5 days by road, Georgia Ports in 4 hours by road; and locate in properties with direct access to rail.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The world’s most-traveled airport serving over 90 million passengers annually; 80 percent of the U.S. can be reached within a two-hour flight; and 90 international destinations in 55 countries can be reached nonstop.

Quick Facts:

  • Since 1998, Hartsfield-Jackson has been the busiest passenger airport in the world.
  • Since 2005, Hartsfield-Jackson has been the busiest operations airport in the world.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson has the tallest air traffic control tower in North America (398 feet or 121 meters) and is the fourth tallest in the world.
  • Hartsfield-Jackson averages more than 250,000 passengers a day.
  • On average, there are almost 2,500 arrivals and departures daily.

Air Cargo

The air cargo facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has three main air cargo complexes, North, Midfield and South, a Perishables Complex and a USDA Propagated Plant Inspection Station.  The total on-airport air cargo warehouse space measures 29.8 acres or 1.3 million square feet.  There are 28 parking positions for cargo aircraft, 19 at the north complex and 9 at the south complex.

Fulton County’s Charlie Brown Airport

Located near the largest warehouse/distribution center east of the Mississippi, Charlie Brown Airport is considered the finest corporate airport in the Southeast.  It serves as base for scores of aircraft owned by Fortune 500 companies.

Rail Service

CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads provide the rail service and operate piggyback facilities in Atlanta with overnight service available from the Ports of Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville and Charleston.  Both railroads also operate stack trains to and from the West Coast.

AMTRAK offers passenger rail service to and from Atlanta.

Interstate Accessibility

Fulton County is one of only a few counties in the United States where three major interstate highways converge within its borders:  Interstate 75 runs north-south from the Great Lakes to Florida, Interstate 85 runs from Virginia to Alabama, and Interstate 20 runs east-west from South Carolina to west Texas.  The Interstate Highway loop 285, known as the “Perimeter” or “Atlanta Bypass,” is a 64-mile ring road encircling Atlanta.


The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the bus and rail passenger system serving Atlanta, Fulton County and the surrounding area.


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