The domestic terminal pickup zones for Uber and Lyft were moved from the curbside last year to make way for construction of massive curbside canopies. For drop-offs, Uber and Lyft drivers still use the curbside at the domestic terminal. At the international terminal, Uber and Lyft passengers can be picked up and dropped off at the curbside.
Cheryl Tipton, visiting Atlanta from Hawaii, said the walk to the Terminal North pickup zone was “much shorter than I expected.”
“I’ve done this a couple of times before,” Tipton said. “It was really long the last time I tried this” earlier this year. “I was pleasantly surprised.”
But Atlanta resident Maurkesha Drew said she thinks the walk to the Terminal North zone may still be challenging for people with disabilities who have trouble walking long distances, and she noted that there are no benches or seats in the area yet.
The previous pickup zone, however, “was way far,” Drew said. “This walk was not as long as last time.”
Getting to the new pickup zone still requires exiting through the lower level of Terminal North.
At the domestic Terminal North at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, after taking an escalator/elevator down to the lower level and exiting at lower level door LN1, signs direct passengers to the new rideshare lot to the left.
Airport officials have been planning to route passengers along the curbside to the new Terminal North pickup zone. But an awning over the curbside has not yet been built, and for now, passengers are being routed through the Terminal North parking garage to the new Uber and Lyft pickup zone.
Passengers are currently being directed through the domestic Terminal North parking deck to the Terminal North pickup zone for Uber and lyft at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.