Travel and Accommodations

Hotel Accommodations

Housing for NATA 2020 is opening in February!  Stay tuned for the announcement so you can be the first to reserve your preferred location.

NATA’s official housing provider is the only service with access to NATA’s discounted hotel rates at official NATA convention hotels. Hotel rates will range from the $160s to $200s. Important announcements including the introduction of our new official housing provider, which offers enhanced services including a customized online booking experience featuring real-time reservations and confirmations, and the opening date for NATA 2020 housing are coming soon.

*Beware of malicious solicitors or websites claiming to offer NATA 2020 hotel rooms or blocks, as NATA’s official housing provider is the only service to offer this.

Getting to NATA 2020

Whether you’re flying, driving, or using public transportation, we have all the information you need for travel to NATA 2020.

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) Directions

Airline & Car Rental Discounts

NATA’s Travel agency, Colwick Travel, has negotiated great discounts on airfare and car rental for convention attendees!

Ground Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located 10 miles from Georgia World Congress Center. From the airport, you have several transportation options:

MARTA (Mass Transit Train)

Shared-Ride Shuttles

Limousines and Taxis

From the Airport (all quoted fares are subject to change)

Shuttles – Shuttles are available to get you from the airport to your hotel downtown. The shuttles feature ride fare max charges to give riders a guaranteed rate.  Be sure to reserve a shuttle in advance.

Rideshare – Lyft and Uber have designated meeting locations at each terminal:

  • Domestic Terminal North: lower level (doors LN1, LN2); upper level (doors N1, N2 and N3)
  • Domestic Terminal South: lower level (door LS2); upper level (doors S4, S5 and S6)
  • International Terminal: Arrivals level outer curb.

Taxicabs – Taxicabs are available at the lower level curbside, and in the Yellow Bus aisle. A flat-rate fare to downtown Atlanta $30. Charges for additional people may apply.

Parking – For $15 per day, you can park your standard-sized vehicle in the Red Deck lot, or an oversized vehicle in the Marshaling Yard.  To park overnight, you must pay $25 in advance while registering online. Please note that there are NO in and out privileges.  Be sure to pre-pay online for daytime and/or overnight parking in advance. You can either print your parking permit, or present via your mobile device to the lot attendant.

Public Transportation – The GWCC and downtown hotels are easily accessible from the airport via MARTA, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. A single $2.50 fare covers one-way bus or train trips, including transfers.

Daily Convention Shuttle

Select NATA hotels will have shuttle service for attendees reserving their rooms through NATA’s official housing provider to the Georgia World Congress Center for official NATA events.  See the NATA housing website or the NATA 2020 app once available for a list of hotels with shuttle service.

Shuttle buses begin service on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 a.m. just prior to the opening of registration and end 30 minutes after the Welcome Reception concludes. Thursday shuttle service starts 45 minutes before educational programming begins and ends 30 minutes after district meetings. Friday and Saturday, shuttle service starts 45 minutes before and ends 30 minutes after educational programming. Buses run every 20 to 30 minutes.

Around the City (all quoted fares are subject to change)

MARTA offers city-wide train and bus services. A one-way bus or train trip costs $2.50, with transfers already factored in.

Board the Atlanta Streetcar at one of 12 stops for transportation around the downtown area.