New York to Atlanta Flights: What You Need to Know

New York and Atlanta are two of the most iconic cities in the country, yet they offer visitors very different experiences. If you currently live in the New York area and would like to plan a trip to Atlanta, then you’re in for a delightful change of pace. It doesn’t matter if it’s for a business trip or a romantic getaway — we’ll help you make the most of it!

Read through our tips below, and explore our free Travel Guide before you book your New York to Atlanta flight. Our Travel Guide includes even more helpful information as well as hand-selected recommendations for what to do when you get to Atlanta.

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Everything You Should Know About New York to Atlanta Flights

Departures: LaGuardia vs JFK

The first step to planning the perfect getaway is to select your ideal airports. You have two main options for departures from the New York area: LaGuardia (LGA) and the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). You can also fly out of the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), but it requires more driving time — typically with extra tolls — and less ideal flight times. 

The John F. Kennedy International Airport is known as the primary airport in New York City, with plenty of flight options and amenities. Plus, there are several convenient public transportation options to and from JFK, including easy access to the subway. There are nonstop flight options from New York to Atlanta via Delta and Jet Blue. American Airlines also offers flights with one or two stops.

LaGuardia, on the other hand, is a slightly smaller airport about 10 miles north of JFK. Don’t let the smaller size fool you, though. LGA offers just as many flight options as JFK — if not, more — and the terminals are spread further out. That just means you should arrive a little earlier to make it to your terminal on time. There are direct flights via Frontier, Delta, American Airlines, and Jet Blue.

Arrival: The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The New York to Atlanta flight time is typically around three hours to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Fun fact: This is known as the world’s busiest airport! Don’t worry, though. We’ll help you navigate your way through Hartsfield-Jackson with ease. There are six different concourses in the domestic terminal, each with a variety of restaurants, bars, lounge areas, and additional amenities. Feel free to grab a bite or beverage before picking up your bags and heading out into Atlanta!

You have two main options when leaving the airport. You can rent a car from the 13 different rental agencies or take advantage of public transportation via MARTA.

Where to Stay When You Arrive

The bed inside the Fowler Suite

Luckily, there’s an excellent lodging destination within 20 minutes of the Atlanta airport. It’s our very own, award-winning inn called Stonehurst Place! It’s easy to get here via MARTA, a taxi, or rental car. Keep in mind, though, that you don’t even need a car while staying with us in Midtown Atlanta. Our elegant inn is within walking distance of all the best local attractions! When you’re not relaxing in our luxurious accommodations, you can stroll over to gourmet restaurants, fascinating museums, and top-rated theaters. Afterward, return to the inn and wrap yourself in heavenly soft linens for the best night’s sleep of your life. Then, wake up to a gourmet, homemade breakfast to begin another delightful day in the city!

Book your stay today and experience the best lodging in Midtown Atlanta. We hope you enjoy your visit!