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AERO’s Ultimate Insider’s Guide

Atlanta airport employee parking has been a challenge for many years, but for some, that challenge is even more significant…

Because they don’t have a car to begin with.

This makes it difficult for some airport workers to even make it to their jobs.

Take Cheryl for example, who works for a contractor as a passenger assistant and rides Uber to work from her home on Camp Creek Parkway, since she doesn’t own a car. Rides can cost more than $8 and are a 15-minute ride from the terminal.

The bus doesn’t run by Cheryl’s apartment, leaving her with only a handful of options, and ATL airport employee parking isn’t one of them. She often waits for her friend to finish work for an hour after her shift ends before getting a ride home.

So as an Atlanta airport employee, what are your best options to get to work without a car?

Below, we’ve listed 3 money-saving options to get you started.

"It is a terrible experience to not have a place to park at your own workplace.""

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Share a Ride With a Coworker or Friend

What is carpooling? Sharing a ride with a coworker is referred to as carpooling. It is different from ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft. By sharing a ride with a coworker, you can both save on the cost of gas and parking. Since you’ll be able to split the cost of parking, it’s even up to your group if it makes sense to park closer to airport and skip the time it takes for longer parking shuttles.

If you have friends, family, or co-workers that live in the same general area, coordinating with them is a great option, but if you don’t know anybody that can share a ride with you…

AERO has you covered with our 5-step plan for a better trip to work. Our super-helpful and always free plan will cover how to find coworkers on your schedule that also live near you (you can watch a video preview of how to find a ride to share to work). 

Does this really work? 

Joannie and Kaylynn had been sharing their ride to work, but wanted a better option. As AERO Insiders, they started sharing the ride to work, saving on gas and parking. They are all smiles because they also started earning points for every trip as an AERO Insider.

As an AERO Insider, you can share a ride to work, cut gas and parking costs, and even get paid $150 in cash after 30 days of tracking your trips in our app (and did we mention, you can also access 4 free Uber rides home per year in case of emergencies if you are at work without your car).

By the way, if you know someone that drives to work at the airport and is always looking for a great new side hustle, have them check out article on ways airport employees can earn money just for driving to work

And the best part? It’s completely free.

Catch a Bus

Living south of the airport used to mean finding a bus was hard. These days, if you live in the following areas, you have more than 10 bus that will get you to the Atlanta airport (and if you live north of the airport… keep scrolling!):

  • Palmetto
  • Fairburn
  • Union City
  • Riverdale
  • Forest Park
  • Morrow
  • Jonesboro
  • Kenwood
  • Morrow
  • Lake City

Most of the bus routes connect to the College Park and East Point MARTA train stations. From there, it’s 1-2 stops to the MARTA Airport Station at the domestic terminal. 

Check out these bus routes to the south below.

These bus routes begin running between 4:00am and 5:30am, in time to get you to the MARTA train line, which starts running at 5:00am. 

Standard MARTA fare is only $2.50 for a one-way trip, including all connections.

AERO has you covered with our insider’s guide to using MARTA for ATL airport employees.

Ride the Train

If you live north of the airport, there are tons of ways to get over to a MARTA train stop for an easy ride into work. The MARTA train to airport connection is one of the airport’s best assets. 

Check out our insider’s guide to using MARTA as an ATL airport employees. This guide covers all the ways to get to MARTA stations (including ways to drive at park at stations). It also covers ways to find your best MARTA route (maybe there is a bus near your house) and shows you how to earn points and access insider discounts and cash rewards every time you take MARTA. 

Are There More Ways to Crush Your Trip to Work at the Airport?

This article covered three money-savings ways ATL airport employees can get to work without a car. 

Everything you could ever want to know about the best ways to get to work as an ATL airport employee is contained in AERO’s Ultimate Insider’s Guide. 

You can always return there to find all our best content. 

Find Your Most Relaxing and Rewarding Trip to Work with AERO

At AERO, we know that you want to be relaxed and confident when you’re getting to the airport for work. In order to do that, you need a reliable and affordable way to get to work.

The problem is the trip to the airport is a pain in the %#$… it’s expensive, slow, and uncertain, which makes you feel stressed.

We believe all Atlanta residents should be able to access the great jobs at the airport. 

We know how hard it is to navigate all the airport chaos, which is why we created a simple 5-step plan to help people find the best way to get to work. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Get your 5-step plan.
  2. Review the steps, which come to you as text or email messages (you pick which one)… one per day for five days.
  3. Celebrate knowing every trip to work is relaxing and rewarding. 

Remember, this is a totally free service of the ATL airport. 

So, get your 5-step plan today so you can stop wasting money and worrying about getting to work on time and instead arrive at work every day with that confident smile that shows the world you are crushing your trip to work. 

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