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Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?

Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:43:39 AM »
This is my 2nd dragoncon, but will be my first time flying in for the con.  I have some experience in the Atlanta airport (had to spend the night there thanks to some French baggage handlers in Paris.... long story.. hehe), but I have never ventured from the Airport to the actual downtown area.  I am staying at the Ellis Hotel, which is about 3 blocks from the Marriott I believe.

I was just wondering what others do in order to get from the airport to the con with the least amount of hassle.  I've heard about a public rail system (marta i think?) and that seems like a decent option, I am just not sure how it works so any info would be great!

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Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 07:35:36 AM »
(in best Spartan voice) "YOU SHOULD TAKE MAAAARRRRRTTTTTAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's super easy...it's near baggage claim and is pretty freaking cheap. You want to go to Peachetree Center which is right in the middle of the host hotels (Hyatt, Westin, pretty close to Marriott and Sheraton).
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Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 09:50:38 AM »
(in best Spartan voice) "YOU SHOULD TAKE MAAAARRRRRTTTTTAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's super easy...it's near baggage claim and is pretty freaking cheap. You want to go to Peachetree Center which is right in the middle of the host hotels (Hyatt, Westin, pretty close to Marriott and Sheraton).
I would agree I try to avoid Marta most of the time but to and from the airport it is the best.

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Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 10:38:27 AM »
I just checked marta's website itsmarta.com and it takes about 18 min to get to peachtree center way faster than it would take in traffic

Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 07:53:29 PM »
MARTA actually seems to be a God send for folks that aren't staying in the host hotels as well.  They seem to be constantly running and loading up and unloading fresh hosts of eager Con goers all weekend, so may be worth getting a schedule printed out if you're not directly in the area and within walking distance.

Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 10:34:13 PM »
Do not forget that the Escalator going to the Food court will be worked on and closed. You can still stop at Peachtree you just have to exit at the apparel Mart across the street. The map is in the Dragon Con app.  Or check the Daily Dragon.  If for some reason you to take a cab it would run you about $30.00.

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Re: Easiest way to get from the Airport to the con hotels?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 12:46:30 PM »
No doubt MARTA can be a pain but from airport as mentioned it is the way to go espcially sicne it drops you off in the middle of CON.
18 min seems quick, but even if it s not wrong i can'tsee it being more than 30 and you don't have to deal with driving downtown or paying for a cabbie.