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PyCon 2011 Atlanta

March 9th–17th

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Traveling to Atlanta

By Air

Atlanta's primary airport is Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (airport code ATL). Flights from everywhere to Atlanta can be found by using Orbitz.

The hotel does not offer shuttle service, but MARTA, the local rail service, makes the trip straightforward. The closest rail station to the hotel is Peachtree Center. Each trip on a MARTA train costs US$2.00; a 7-day pass for unlimited travel is available for $13.

Consult the hotel's travel page for information about taxi service and third-party shuttles.

When Traveling via MARTA from the airport: Take the northbound train to the Peachtree Center Station stop, one stop north of the Five Points transfer station. Exit the train and take the escalator up towards Peachtree Center Mall. Once inside the mall, follow the signs to the covered walkway into the hotel.

By Car

Use this link to Google Maps

By Rail

The Amtrak route serving Atlanta is the Crescent, which runs from New York City through Washington DC and Greensboro NC to Atlanta, and terminates at New Orleans LA.

The Amtrak station in Atlanta is Peachtree Station, located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW.

By Bus

Greyhound's main bus terminal is at 232 Forsyth Street SW.

From Abroad

International travellers should bear in mind that the US requires a visa for visitors from most countries. More information on visitor visas for business / tourism can be found on the US government website.

If you're lucky enough to be a citizen of a visa waiver country, you may not need a visitor visa to enter the US. However, you will need an ESTA authorization.

(Nationals of Canada or Bermuda may also be exempt from the visa requirements.)

Invitation letters: Visitor visa applicants may need letters or other documents indicating the purpose of their visit, evidence of funds to cover accommodation and food, and so on. The PyCon organizers are happy to provide an invitation letter if you need one; we do suggest, however, that you check with your local embassy or consulate, as requirements differ from country to country.


Transporting Lithium Batteries

Official stuff:

battery info summary
TSA info page

Blog entries and other info:

Scary YouTube Video Clip

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