Getting Here and Getting Around
Mobility and Sensory-friendly Airports
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) strives to provide a safe, enjoyable travel experience as well as equal access for guests and passengers with disabilities and/or special needs. Travelers can call TSA Cares toll free at (855) 787-2227 72 hours prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. For wheelchair assistance, travelers should contact airline representatives directly. Atlanta Airport’s first multisensory room on F Concourse departure level provides a calming, supportive environment for travelers on the autism spectrum.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) aims to make travel as seamless as possible for all. To request wheelchair service, passengers should contact their airline 72 hours in advance. SAV has two outdoor animal relief areas located at the north and south ends of baggage claim.
Accessible Public Transportation
MARTA, the public transit system in Atlanta, features buses, rail cars and rail stations that are designed to be accessible for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Rail stations have elevators and escalators; buses are low-floor with ramps for easy boarding; and operators announce major intersections, destination points, transfer points and requested stops. MARTA Mobility is a complementary paratransit service that is a shared ride, advanced reservation mode of public transportation. To request an application or obtain information about MARTA Mobility, call the MARTA Mobility Eligibility Department at (404) 848-5389.
Chatham Area Transit (CAT) in Savannah has fixed-route buses that have lifts or are low-floor models with a kneeling feature for easy boarding. For eligible customers who have a disability that prevents them from making some or all of their trips on fixed route buses, CAT offers a shared-ride, origin-to-destination service with online reservation requests for paratransit service 1-7 days in advance of your trip.
AMTRAK operates two long-distance train lines in Georgia. Reservations for accessible space are often required. See who may reserve accessible space and the different available booking methods. Learn more about traveling with an attendant and the discounted companion fare. Check the guidelines for the types of manual and powered wheeled mobility devices that can be accommodated onboard, and get more information about boarding and detraining procedures.