Bus 12

MARTA bus 12 departs from the Midtown Station and travels to Cumberland Mall. See below for other destinations on the route and view the route map and schedule here.

MARTA to Vinings

Vinings is an attractive semi-suburban neighborhood in Cobb County that is northwest of downtown Atlanta. It is popular with young professionals with access to nice restaurants, a variety of housing options and shopping and activities in Buckhead and the Cumberland Mall area.

MARTA does not service Cobb County, but does get very close to Vinings via one bus route. See your commute options below:

MARTA + Uber

Bus 12 departs from the Midtown MARTA station and travels to the Cumberland Transfer Center at Cumberland Mall. From there you could take Uber or other service to your final destination, though the bus route is long, nearly 50 minutes.

To save time and money on your commute, you can also connect with Uber or another car service at the Arts Center MARTA station, which is approximately 8 miles away from Vinings. Use promo code MARTAGuide for $20 your first ride with Uber.

Bus/Walk

Bus 12 also stops in walking distance to the Vinings Village/Jubilee at Cobb Parkway and Paces Mill Road near the Chattahoochee River and shopping center with a Kroger. Walk west (the side of the street with the BP gas station) on Paces Mills Road for about 18 minutes. There is a sidewalk on one side of the street — use caution as drivers aren’t used to pedestrians in the area.

Cobb Community Transit

Cobb County runs express buses from the Arts Center MARTA station to Cumberland Mall, with a commute time of about 20 minutes as another option. Look for routes 10, 10A and 10B. The transfer from MARTA rail to CCT bus should be free, but if you’re starting in Cobb County, the fare is $5 one-way for the express route, with a free transfer to MARTA rail.

The Lifestyle

If you are considering moving to Vinings, here are things to know about the lifestyle:

  • A car is needed.
  • The new Braves stadium is being built nearby and may increase traffic, but there will also be easy access to ball games.
  • Without traffic, it is a quick commute into the city via I-75, for jobs downtown or consider an express bus commute. It is harder to commute to jobs east and north of Vinings.
  • If you want to park and take MARTA to the airport, use the Dunwoody or Lindbergh Center stations or take Uber to the Arts Center MARTA station if you don’t want to take Uber all the way to the airport. If traffic is heavy, it may be quicker and easier to get a connection to the train.

MARTA to the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown

The Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown is a short walk from the Midtown MARTA station at 97 10th Street NW. The hotel features meeting space, outdoor pool and fitness center.

To get there on MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Midtown station. All northbound and southbound trains stop there. From the main station exit, turn left on 10th Street and walk just over a block to the hotel. If exiting via the Federal Reserve, turn right on 10th. The Federal Reserve exit will put you on the same side of the street as the hotel.

Bus 12 departs from the station and also stops at the hotel. It is free to transfer from a train to a bus.

More Information

Best of the Midtown Station
Midtown Station Restaurants
Midtown Station Nightlife
Navigating the Midtown MARTA Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Midtown Station

MARTA to the King Plow Arts Center

The King Plow Arts Center is located at 887 West Marietta Street NW, in between the Bankhead and Midtown MARTA stations. The Center contains businesses, studios and art venues including Actor’s Express. This commute is best for MARTA with Uber, as currently no bus routes travel to King Plow, but two routes do come fairly close.

Uber

Connect with Uber at the Midtown, Dome or Bankhead MARTA station for the shortest commute to King Plow. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.

Bus

Bus 1 departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels up Marietta Street. Exit the bus at the intersection of Marietta and Howell Mill (look for the Five Seasons Brewery as a landmark). Keep left at the split in the road to follow West Marietta Street to King Plow. Walking time is approximately 19 minutes.

Another good option is to take bus 12 from the Midtown MARTA station and exit the bus at 10th Street and Brady Avenue near Miller Union. Walk south on Brady to West Marietta Street and turn right. Walking time is approximately 13 minutes.

More Information

How to Ride MARTA Buses
How to Ride MARTA Trains
7 Best Ways to Use MARTA With Uber

MARTA to Walmart

There are sevearal Walmart stores near MARTA, off the north-south and east-west rail lines.  Below are directions to each store.

Ashby Station
A short walk from from the Ashby station on the blue rail line is a Walmart at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Take the Lee Street exit out of the station and turn right, then right again on Mayson Turner Road.  MARTA bus 3 and bus 68 also stop here.

Chamblee Station
On the gold rail line, head to the Chamblee station for another short walk to Walmart.  Exit the station toward Peachtree Road and turn left on Peachtree Road then right on Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Midtown Station
Board bus 12 at the Midtown station to reach the Walmart off of Howell Mill Road.

Five Points Station
Board bus 74 for the Walmart at 2427 Gresham Road SE.

Oakland City/College Park Station
Exit at either of these MARTA station to connect with bus 172, which travels to the Walmart at 1030 Delta Blvd.

Dunwoody Station
Exit at the Dunwoody station for bus 150, which has a stop at the Walmart at 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Avondale/Kensington/King Memorial Station
Board bus 21 at the King Memorial or Kensington station for the Walmart on Memorial Drive.  You can also board bus 114 at the Avondale station on the blue line.

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Retail
MARTA Shopping Guide
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Goat Farm Arts Center

The Goat Farm Arts Center is a visual and performing arts center located at 1200 Foster Street NW. In addition to the historic 20,00 square foot facility that includes a library, cafe and five exhibition halls, there is also an organic farm on site.

The closest MARTA station is the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.  Board bus 12 at the station and exit the bus at the intersection of Howell Mill Road with Huff Road.  Commute time is approximately 15 minutes.  You can also connect with the bus at most points along Howell Mill Road or at the Cumberland Transfer Center next to Cumberland Mall.

Goat Farm Map

For more information, see:
Art/Music/Cultural MARTA Destinations
How to Ride MARTA Buses
MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Cumberland Transfer Center

The Cumberland Transfer Center is located near I-285 and I-75, and is a bus connection and transfer point for Cobb Community Transit (CCT) and MARTA.  The CCT routes that depart from the Cumberland Transfer Center travel to the Marietta Transfer Center, Delk Road, Cobb Parkway, Terrill Mill Road, Windy Hill Road, South Cobb Drive, U.S. 41 and Powers Ferry Road.

To get to the Cumberland Transfer Center on MARTA, board bus 12 at the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line.  Commute time is approximately 45 minutes.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Navigating the Midtown Station

MARTA to the District at Howell Mill

The District at Howell Mill is a large shopping center near West Midtown.  Major retailers include Walmart, TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta and PetSmart.  Getting here requires taking a bus — bus 12 from either the Midtown Station or the Cumberland Transfer Center near Cumberland Mall.  The commute is much shorter from Midtown, about 15 minutes.

 

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Retail
MARTA Shopping Guide
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Atlanta Food Truck Park

The Atlanta Food Truck Park is located at 1850 Howell Mill Road on the west side of Atlanta.  The closest MARTA station is the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line.  From Midtown, board bus 12 and exit the bus just after it goes over the interstate.  The bus runs about every 25-30 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on the weekend.  Look up schedules ahead of time or use the MARTA app or the Google Transit app on your smartphone to plan your trip.

For more information, see:
MARTA Maps
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
Google Transit App

MARTA to West Midtown/Westside Provisions

Westside Provisions is a newer Atlanta neighborhood that contains restaurants and shops in West Midtown, around the old White Provision Co. building.  The area is very urban-industrial and contains renovated buildings as well as new construction.  Some of the major destinations include Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, JCT Kitchen and Bar, Ormsby’s, West Egg Cafe, Taqueria de Sol, Yeah Burger, Osteria del Figo,  Abattoir, Compound, Northside Tavern, the White Provision condos and the retail store Anthropologie.

The area is only accessible via MARTA bus 1 or bus 12.  Board bus 1 at the Five Points Station and exit the bus after crossing 11th Street.   Or board bus 12 at the Midtown Station and exit after the bus turns left on Howell Mill Road from Brady Avenue (look for the newer highrise condo building).  The commute is about 10 minutes from either station.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Restaurants Near MARTA
MARTA Neighborhood Guide
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl

The annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl takes place in Midtown Atlanta around the Crescent Avenue bars and clubs. Not only is it a Toys for Tots donation drive, it also rivals Halloween with the creative costumes than include much more than Santa and reindeer.

The evening begins at Front Page News for wrist bands and toy drop-off. The restaurant is very convenient to MARTA, near both the Midtown MARTA station and the Arts Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.

From Midtown

The Midtown station is slightly closer to the action. Take the main exit out off the train platform and walk out of the station via 10th Street. Use the sidewalk in front of the station to cross over 10th Street. You’ll end up in a small plaza near the Federal Reserve building. Walk straight ahead and turn right at the first street (11th), then turn left on Crescent Avenue near Ra Sushi and walk slightly less than a block to reach Front Page News.

From Arts Center

Take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left on West Peachtree Street. Walk to 14th Street and turn left again then make a right on Crescent Avenue.

Bus Options

Several bus routes feed in to the Midtown station if you live along or near these streets:

  • 10th Street by Georgia Tech or off Howell Mill (bus 12)
  • Piedmont Road near Ansley Mall or Cheshire Bridge Road (bus 27)
  • 10th Street by Piedmont Park or Monroe Drive south of the park (bus 99)
  • Virginia Avenue, N. Highland Avenue north of Virginia Avenue and Emory University along North Decatur Road (bus 36).

Insider Tips

More Information

How to Ride MARTA Buses
Midtown Station Nightlife
Navigating the Midtown Station

MARTA to the Yumbii Food Truck

We love the Yumbii food truck!  For Korean tacos, sesame fries and more, check out Yumbii’s weekly locations and view MARTA directions below to the most common truck destinations.

  • Midtown
    Yumbii stops at 10th and Peachtree Street, one block from the Midtown MARTA Station.  Take the 10th Street exit out of the station and turn right.
  • Arts Center/Colony Square
    Follow the signs to the 15th Street exit at the Arts Center Station and turn left on 15th Street after walking through the bus bay.  Walk a block for food truck stops at the Woodruff Arts Center and the plaza near Colony Square
  • Atlantic Station
    Take the Atlantic Station Shuttle or bus 37 from the Arts Center Station.
  • Virginia Highland
    Near the CVS on N. Highland, take bus 16 from Five Points or Loehman’s Plaza, or bus 2 from the North Avenue Station and exit at Ponce and N. Highland and walk north.
  • Inman Park/Stove Works
    Take bus 3 from the Candler Park or Five Points Station.  Exit at Irwin and Krog Streets.
  • Buckhead/Westside
    Take bus 12 from the Midtown Station or from the Cumberland Transfer Center to the Howell Mill Food Park at Howell Mill and Collier Road.

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Food/Drink
Best of MARTA: Recreation
10 Easiest Destinations to Get to on MARTA

MARTA to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located near Cumberland Mall at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway. The venue is not near a MARTA station, although bus 12 stops nearby.

Connect with bus 12 at the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold line. The bus travels north on Howell Mill, Northside and Cobb Parkway. Exit the bus just after the intersection of Cobb Parkway with Riverside Parkway. There will be a Sam Ash guitar store on the right.

After getting off the bus, walk through the parking lot to reach the performing arts center. Approximate walking time is about 8 minutes, though the bus ride is almost an hour.

To save time, the other option is to take Uber from the Midtown, Medical Center or Dunwoody MARTA stations for the shortest commute. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Best of MARTA
How to Use Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA to Turner Broadcasting

Turner Broadcasting has two major locations in Atlanta.  One is at 1050 Techwood Drive near the intersection with 10th Street (see map below), walking distance from the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.  Take the 10th Street exit out of the station and turn left (turn right if exiting the station via the Federal Reserve exit) on 10th Street.  Walk three blocks then turn right onto Techwood Drive.  The walk is less than 10 minutes.

The other location is at the CNN Ceneter in downtown Atlanta.  Exit at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN station on the blue/green rail line and walk about five minutes down Centennial Park Drive.

For more information, see:
MARTA to CNN
MARTA Accessible Companies
Navigating the Midtown Station
Navigating the Dome/Philip’s Arena Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

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Midtown MARTA Station

The Midtown MARTA station is located at 41 10th Street between Peachtree and West Peachtree Street in the heart of Midtown Atlanta.

You must be on the red or gold rail line to get to the Midtown station. All trains leaving from the airport stop at Midtown and all southbound trains also stop at this station. Transfer to a northbound train at the Five Points station if your starting station is on the blue or green rail line.

What’s Nearby

Nightlife
Restaurants
Piedmont Park

Georgia Tech
Federal Reserve
Publix Grocery Store
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
Zipcar (Sign up as a new driver and get $50 driving credit)

Parking

There are three handicapped parking spots as well as temporary spots for passenger drop off/pick up.

Train Schedules

Next Train
Gold Line
Red Line

Commute Times

4 minutes to Five Points
23 minutes to the Airport

Buses

Buses that depart from this station travel to Cumberland Mall, Virginia Highland, Piedmont Park/Botanical Gardens, Ansley Mall and Emory University.  See the bus route list.  Additionally, Cobb Community Transit/CCT bus 481 stops at the Federal Reserve side of the station and travels to the Town Center Park & Ride Lot.

More Information

Best of the Midtown Station
Midtown Station Area Pictures
Navigating the Midtown MARTA Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Midtown Station
5 MARTA Tips for Music Midtown

MARTA to Cumberland Mall

Cumberland Mall is located at 1000 Cumberland Mall in Cobb County, Georgia next to the CCT Cumberland Transfer Center. Macy’s, Sears and Costco are the major stores that anchor the shopping center and dining options include the Cheesecake Factor, P.F. Chang’s, Maggiano’s and Ted’s Montana Grill.

To get there on MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Midtown MARTA station and transfer to bus 12. The mall is at the end of the line, about a 45-minute ride. You can also take the Cobb Community Transit (CCT) bus 10 from the Arts Center station to get to the mall.

See the area map for information on the proximity to the Cobb Galleria or view directions to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, both of which are nearby. If you are staying at the Sheraton Suites Galleria – Atlanta, they have a free shuttle service, so they may be able to pick passengers at the Cumberland Mall bus station. Call to verify.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Best of MARTA: Retail
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Navigating the Midtown Station

MARTA to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a public research university located in between the North Avenue MARTA station and the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail lines (see area map). There are several ways to commute to campus based on your destination:

Rail Options

  • From the North Avenue Station, follow the signs to North Avenue/West Peachtree Street exit and turn right on North Avenue. Walk west about five minutes, crossing over the interstate, and you’ll reach Bobby Dodd Stadium along with the Cherry Street entrance to the campus and Student Center.
  • From North Avenue you can also take the Fox Theatre exit out of the station, walk through the indoor shopping mall and exit on 3rd Street.  Turn left on 3rd and then a quick right on West Peachtree Street. At 5th Street, turn left to enter Tech Square and the center of campus near some of the Greek housing.
  • When exiting at Midtown, take the main 10th Street exit out of the station and turn left (west toward West Peachtree Street). Cross over the interstate to reach the north end of campus and McCamish Pavillion. The Tech Trolley is a free shuttle that also picks up passengers at the Midtown Station outside the Peachtree Place exit and travels down 5th Street and ends near the Ferst Center and the gym.

Bus Options

  • Bus 12 departs from the Midtown Station and travels down 10th Street at the northern edge of the Tech campus
  • Bus 26 departs from the North Avenue Station and goes down North Avenue to campus as well.
  • Bus 1 departs from the Five Points Station and stops near the west side of campus at the Engineer’s Bookstore and along the south side of campus

See the campus map to help plan your trip.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants (North Avenue)
Restaurants (Midtown)
Tech Square

The Biltmore
The Varsity
Fox Theatre
Regency Suites
Georgia Tech Hotel
Hampton Inn Georgia Tech

More Information

How to Ride the Tech Trolley
Navigating the Midtown Station
Navigating the North Avenue Station
5 Things to See and Do at the North Avenue Station
Transit-friendly Housing for College Students