Philips Arena at 1 Philips Drive is one Atlanta’s major performance and sport venues conveniently next to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN station on the blue/green rail line. Upcoming events in March 2015 include Ariana Grande, Fleetwood Mac and Atlanta Hawks basketball games.
If you are traveling from the red or gold line, you will have to transfer to a westbound train at the Five Points MARTA station. Board the first westbound train (marked H.E. Holmes or Bankhead) and ride one stop to the Dome MARTA station.
From the Dome station, follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena to exit the station. You have the choice of going up a tall escalator or taking an elevator up to street level. A MARTA entry for Philips Arena is across from the station exit.
You can also walk to Philips Arena from the Five Points Station in about 15 minutes. The walk is a bit longer, but if you are coming from the north or south, you can avoid transferring trains by exiting at Five Points and walking the rest of the way.
- Head down early to eat or drink at an area restaurant to avoid some of the crowds on the trains for big events. Nearby Glenn Hotel has a rooftop bar during the warmer months.
- Park and ride MARTA at the Lindbergh Center, Inman Park, Candler Park or H.E. Holmes MARTA station for the shortest commute. Daily parking is free. You can leave your car overnight for a fee at the Lindbergh Center MARTA station in the Sydney Marcus parking deck or at other designated stations with long-term parking.
- After 9 p.m., trains run every 20 minutes. If you have a return trip to Buckhead, Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs or North Springs, board the first northbound train at the Five Points station and exit at the Lindbergh Center station for a North Springs train.
- Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals and schedules