Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta (ATL) AIRPORT TERMINAL CONNECTIONS DISCUSSION FORUM

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What is the fastest method to go from the International Terminal to the Domestic South Terminal? I have very short layover time in ATL to switch from international to domestic flight.
I heard there's Plane Train and Shuttle. Which is more frequent and convenient to take? How long does it take from point to point?
Thank you.
You don't actually have to change terminals. If both flights are on the same reservation, when you arrive, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, and then go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure concourse.
I'm flying using Delta Airlines from Singapore in on a Sunday afternoon in early August 2017. I have 2 hour 15 min after landing in ATL International before needing to catch a domestic flight from ATL Domestic South Terminal to Austin.

1. Will I have enough time to catch my domestic flight after landing in ATL?

2. This is my 1st time coming to ATL and I have ESTA. What is the immigration process like?

3. Do I need to check out my luggages in ATL International, bring my luggages to ATL Domestic terminal, check-in domestic flight to get the domestic boarding pass?

Thank you.
You will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and take the Plane Train directly to your departure gate. You should be issued all boarding passes at your origin.
Where is the re-check desk for me to re-check my bags for the domestic flight? From the flow you gave seems like the re-check desk is still in the International Terminal, after the US Customs. But I'd just like to be sure, to minimize the possibility of missing my domestic flight connection.
Thank you very much.
Yes, it is still in the international terminal right after you clear customs.
I'm flying through Atlanta from Dallas on my way to Paris and don't have a very long layover. Some airports make you claim your checked bags and go through security again before entering the international terminal. Is this the case for Atlanta? Do I go through Customs on my way back, or both directions?
There is never US Customs when leaving the US. All you have to do is take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart assuming both flights are on the same reservation. You will go through US Immigration and Customs in Atlanta on your return.
Thanks! So I won't have to go through security again?
You will not have to go through security in Atlanta on your way to Paris.
Hello, my mom is coming to visit me in Denver, she is coming from Bogota, Colombia. She will need to find some assitance in Spanish and throughout her US immigration/Customs and Connection while in the airport, is there any office or some assistance?. Do you know if there is free wife at the airport?
Lots of people at immigration and customs will speak Spanish. ATL handles literally tens of thousands of passengers from Latin America each day. ATL has had free wifi since 2014.
Hi. My daughter is travelling back to London from Dustin VPS. Her original booking had ample time to transfer but we got issued new times and she is due to land at 2103 from VPS to catch the 2144 to LHR. She has hold luggage. It feels way too tight. What do you think? Thanks
That is possible. All she has to do is take the Plane Train from her arrival concourse to concourse E or F and board her flight. If you're very uncomfortable you can try calling Delta and ask for an earlier flight to Atlanta.
Dear Sirs, we fly from Amsterdam (DL75) to Liberia in Costa Rica (DL355) and have 90 minutes to transfer. And back we have the same time (flights DL320 /LIR-ATL/ and DL82 /ATL-CDG/. Is the time ok for transfer? Thank you
You will arrive in concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and go to your departure gate, which should also be in E or F. You have just enough time if everything goes perfectly.
Thanks a lot
I will be arriving from Amsterdam with KLM and connecting for a Delta flight to Toronto. Do I have to change terminals?
You don't change terminals. You will arrive in concourse E or F, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security, and go to your departure gate, which should also be in E or F.
Thank you. I thought I would be in a transit lounge without the need to clear US Customs.
Is 1.5 to 2 hours enough time to connect if I have to pick up backs and clear customs?
US airport's don't have "transit lounges".

You have just enough time if everything goes smoothly. Note that if you are an EU citizen you will also have to complete ESTA for this trip.
Arriving Gate B25. Departing Gate A5. How far apart are they?
It's about 10 minutes on the Plane Train.
Depart MCI @ 5:40 AM -> Arrive ATL @ 8:40 AM
Depart ATL @ 9:49AM -> Arrive PVR @ 12:40 PM

Is an hour and nine minutes enough time to make this connection. No idea about which gates though. Are domestic flights with International Connections normally close?!
Yes, that is enough time. You just take the Plane Train from your arrival concourse to Concourse E or F where you depart.
I am coming on Delta from Durham, NC and connecting in Atlanta to catch a flight to Cayman. Is 1 hour enough time to make the connection?
Yes, all you have to do is take the plane train from your arrival concourse to concourse E or F where you depart. You have enough time.