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Flights to Atlanta

Atlanta’s skyline may already be familiar to you, thanks to its starring role in TV shows like The Walking Dead, Stranger Things and the series named after the city itself. If it is, it’ll be no surprise that Georgia’s capital is a cultural powerhouse.

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Discover history and hip hop in the Deep South

Fly to Atlanta with British Airways for a taste of Georgian hospitality.

Divided up by its electic neighbourhoods, the city’s mix of towering buildings and green spaces have birthed a contemporary art scene, a line-up of world-famous hip-hop musicans and a diverse range of restaurants. Then there’s Atlanta’s importance during the Civil Rights movement – activist Martin Luther King, Jr. was born here.

You can visit the National Historical Park named in his honour, and see the house he was born in. If you’re a history buff, don’t miss the Atlanta History Center for exhibitions on the likes of the American Civil War and early train travel in Georgia. See all this and more when you book your flight to Atlanta.

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Flight time

9 hours

Time zone

GMT -5

Currency

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Atlanta FAQs

You can fly from London to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in around nine hours.

You can fly to Atlanta with British Airways from London Heathrow.

Steer clear of summer if you’re visiting Atlanta on a budget – this is the most popular time of year for visitors to the city. Prices are usually lower in winter as those heading to the USA for festive activities choose cities like New York, while those seeking the sun flock to Florida. The easiest way to find the cheapest flights is to use our low fare finder.

Summer is a great time to head to Atlanta for outdoor festivals, concerts and activities, so for an action-packed schedule, visit from May to August. If you’re not a fan of the heat, you might prefer to take your trip during the spring. There are still lots of events taking place, but temperatures haven’t reached sweltering levels yet.

You can make your trip to Atlanta fit whatever budget you’re working with. There are easy ways to save a few dollars, from buying a pass that gets you into a list of attractions for one set price to using the city’s public transport networks to get around. You can hop on a bus, train or streetcar to get from A to B. There are also accommodation options at a range of price points, and you’re in with a good chance of making a saving if you book early. If you’re planning to rent a car while you’re away, you could also look for cheaper hotels outside what’s locally known as the Perimeter – the loop marked by Interstate 285 – and drive into the city.

You can hop in a taxi from Atlanta’s airport to the downtown area, which takes around 20 minutes in light traffic. A cheaper option is to use MARTA, the city’s public transport system. A train downtown takes about 15 minutes.

To explore Atlanta and more of Georgia, book a car hire with British Airways, and receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support. Collect Avios on every rental.

There’s so much to see and do in Atlanta. Visit one of the city’s many museums, take a stroll through the Centennial Olympic Park where the Olympic Games took place in 1996, or get creative at one of the city’s arts and crafts centres. There’s even a drive-in movie theatre on hand if you fancy seeing a film during your trip.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit the USA. However, you will need an ESTA, which permits travel to the US for 90 days or less. If you hold a passport from a country or territory outside of the listed areas, you may need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.

Economy

Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus

Business

Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World

First

Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.

First

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