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Destinations near the Georgia State MARTA station include Georgia State University and the Georgia Capitol. Get walking and transit directions and view other nearby destinations.

MARTA to the Catholic Shrine of Immaculate Conception

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 Martin Luther King Jr. SW is a historic attraction in downtown Atlanta closest to the Georgia State MARTA station. It is Atlanta’s first Catholic church, although the original structure is no longer standing, but did survive Sherman’s burning of Atlanta thanks to Father Thomas O’Reilly. Because the church was damaged during the Civil War, today’s structure was built on the site of the original church in 1872. A monument to O’Reilly is on site.

On MARTA, take a blue or green line train to the Georgia State station and use the Piedmont Avenue exit to leave the station. Turn left on Piedmont, walk a block and turn right on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Walking time is only five minutes.

You can also take any train to the Five Points MARTA station and walk the length of Underground Atlanta via the station entrance to Underground Atlanta near Peachtree Street. Follow the signs pointing to the Braves Shuttle and after exiting Underground near Johnny Rockets, turn right and the church will be on the next corner.

Nearby Destinations

Underground Atlanta
Georgia Capitol
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
Best of the Georgia State Station
Top 10 Tourist Attractions Near MARTA

MARTA to the Sloppy Floyd State Building

The Sloppy Floyd State Building consists of two small office towers located near the Georgia Capitol at 200 Piedmont Avenue SE. It contains offices for State of Georgia employees and a cafeteria.

One of the towers is directly connected to the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line, but only on the eastbound train platform. If you are traveling east from the Five Points MARTA station, which is the case if you are transferring from the red or gold line, you can directly enter the building from the train platform. Otherwise, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Georgia Capitol
Atlanta City Hall
Georgia State University
Sweet Auburn Curb Market

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
Best of the Georgia State Station

Ebenezer Baptist Church

MARTA to Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Avenue NE was the church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of non-violence. Near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line, the church remains active today. There are several options for getting there on transit:

Walk

It is about a 10-minute walk to the church from the King Memorial MARTA station. At street level, cross over Decatur Street (which is in front of the station) at the stoplight and turn right on Decatur and walk about a half block to William Holmes Borders Senior Drive and turn left. Walk past a small park to Auburn Avenue and turn right to reach the church, which is a short block away.

MARTA Bus

Bus 3 has a weekday stop near the church. Board the bus at the Five Points or Candler Park station. Five Points is a much shorter commute. Bus 99 is another option, which connects with the Georgia State and King Memorial MARTA stations.

Atlanta Streetcar

Ebenezer Baptist Church is just off the Atlanta Streetcar as well, which will open later this year and connect with the Peachtree MARTA station. It is located just as the route turns at the far east end of the route. There is a stop for the King Center.

Insider Tips

  • Surrounding the church is the King Memorial Historic Site, which includes a museum, library, childhood home of MLK and his resting place.
  • There are several restaurants on Edgewood Avenue, one block away. Auburn Avenue doesn’t have many food options.
  • Bus 3 on weekdays also goes to the Carter Center and the Inman Park Village, if you want to hop on the bus after visiting the church in the morning and hit another attraction and grab lunch. The bus is $2.50 cash or use your Breeze Card. You can walk back to MARTA rail via the Inman Park station.
  • If traveling on the streetcar, you can also exit next to Centennial Park for sightseeing, which includes easy access to SkyView, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Imagine It! Children’s Museum and the CNN Center.

More Information

MARTA Trip Planning Options
Exploring the King Memorial Station Area
King Memorial Station Restaurants

MARTA to Hotel Capitol Park Atlanta

Hotel Capitol Park Atlanta is located near the Georgia Capitol and Turner Field at 450 Capitol Avenue. The hotel features a rooftop pool deck, in room or pool-side spa treatments and a free three-mile radius shuttle, which includes pick up and drop off at the nearest MARTA station, the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.

If you are coming from the airport or north of the city, take a red or gold line train to the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Eastbound platform. Get on the first eastbound train that arrives, which will be labeled Indian Creek, King Memorial or Candler Park.  Exit at the first stop, Georgia State, and take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station. Turn left on Piedmont and walk about four blocks to the hotel or arrange for the shuttle. Piedmont Avenue turns into Capitol Avenue, and the hotel will be on the left.  Walking time is just under 15 minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Turner Field
Georgia Capitol
Atlanta Fair
Underground Atlanta
Georgia State University
Atlanta Half Marathon

Bus 32 and bus 55 also stop in front of the hotel. Board either bus at the Five Points station. Bus 32 also goes to Zoo Atlanta and Grant Park for easy access to sight-seeing.

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

Kirkwood Atlanta

MARTA to Kirkwood

Kirkwood is a historic family-friendly neighborhood east of downtown Atlanta that was developed as a streetcar suburb. With a commercial district, restaurants, parks, library, fire station, post office and police station, it has a small-town feel despite being close to the city.

Annual events include the Spring Fling, Wine Stroll and Home for the Holidays event. Two other major features of the neighborhood are the Trolley Line PATH trail and the Pullman Yards, which contain turn-of-the-century brick factory buildings that were once used for train repair (and more recently used in the filming of “Hunger Games”).

Directions

Kirkwood is located in between the Candler Park and East Lake MARTA stations on the blue rail line. Board bus 24 at either station and exit the bus on Hosea Williams Drive for the downtown area. The bus ride is about 10 minutes from Candler Park.

Bus 21, which departs from the Georgia State, King Memorial and Kensington stations also travels to the neighborhood via Memorial Drive.

The Lifestyle

  • Walk to restaurants and parks, though a car or bike is helpful for work and errand commutes
  • Park and ride MARTA at the Candler Park or East Lake station for easy access to jobs downtown or near the rail line
  • Take bus 24 to downtown Oakhurst for additional restaurants, businesses and special events
  • Board bus 21 for easy access to Georgia State University, Oakland Cemetery and Cabbagetown

More Information

Neighborhood Guide
How to Ride MARTA Buses
How to use Google Maps for MARTA Directions

Carl Holt contributed to this listing

Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

MARTA to the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot is located at 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, next to Underground Atlanta.  Built in 1869 not long after the Civil War, it was the tallest building in Georgia at the time, and after a fire in 1935 several floors were removed.  Today it is used as an event facility.

The building is in between the Five Points and Georgia State stations. From Five Points, follow the signs pointing Braves Shuttle/To Street. Take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station and either walk out the station straight ahead at the light to Upper Alabama Street, or before exiting the station, turn right through the doors marked Underground Atlanta and walk through the corridor on Lower Alabama Street.  Both streets end at the freight depot, about a block down. Using Underground Atlanta is a better option after dark and in bad weather.

From the Georgia State station, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left on Piedmont.  Walk one block to Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and turn right.  The depot is about a half block down on the right in the rear of the Steve Polk Plaza.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Underground Atlanta
Georgia Capitol
Georgia State University

More Information

Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Georgia State Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Five Points Station

MARTA to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is located at 35 Jesse Hill Jr.  Drive SE in downtown Atlanta (see area map).  It is about a three block walk from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.  From the station, follow the signs to the Jesse Hill Jr. street exit and turn left on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. The building is at the intersection with Coca-Cola place, and will be on the left.

Bus 99 also has a stop next to the hospital.  For easiest access, board the bus at the North Avenue or Midtown station (check schedules for departure times).

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
How to Ride MARTA Buses
How to Ride MARTA Trains

MARTA to the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Every fall in downtown Atlanta is the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk challenge.  The race starts and ends at Turner Field, closest to the Georgia State MARTA Station on the blue/green rail line.  Participants coming from the north or south rail line, such as Midtown or Buckhead, will need to exit the train at the Five Points Station and follow the signs to the Eastbound platform.  Take the first eastbound train that arrives one stop to the Georgia State Station.

Once at the station, exit on Piedmont Avenue (signage available) and turn left.  It is about a 20-25 minute walk to Turner Field from there.

For more information, see:
MARTA Trip Planning Options
How to Ride MARTA Trains
Navigating the Georgia State Station
Georgia State Station: Things to See and Do

MARTA to the Peachtree Latino Festival

The Peachtree Latino Festival takes place every August, typically in Piedmont Park.  The event features live Latin music, dancing, art and vendor booths and a children’s play area.

The closest MARTA station to the festival is the Midtown Station on the red and gold rail lines.   After exiting the station, turn right on 10th Street and walk about four blocks or 15  minutes.  You can also board bus 36 or bus 99 at the Midtown Station to get a ride to the park.  Both buses travel down 10th Street.  Bus 36 departs from the Avondale Station as well, or you can also board bus 99 at the North Avenue or Georgia State Stations, you will just have a longer commute.

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

MARTA to CVS Pharmacy

If you are traveling on MARTA and need to get to a CVS Pharmacy, there are several of them located near MARTA stations.  They are listed below,  with the locations closest to a rail station listed first.

Five Point Station
There is a CVS directly above the Five Points MARTA Station, but the area is a little sketchy.  After exiting the train, follow the signs to street level, then look for the MARTA Ride Store/Peachtree Street exit.  Turn left by the Ride Store to go up an escalator to the Broad Street Plaza.  The CVS is located there.

Peachtree Center Station
There is also a CVS above the Peachtree Center Station.  Take the Harris Street/John Portman Blvd. exit off the train platform, then follow the signs to Peachtree Street East.  CVS will be just outside the station in the Peachtree Center North tower.

Decatur Station
Take the Swanton Way exit out of the station and walk straight through the bus bay.  Turn right on Commerce Street.  CVS is a block up.

Midtown Station
Take the Peachtree Place exit out of the station and turn left.  One block up at Peachtree Street turn right.  CVS is located about two blocks down at Peachtree and 6th Street.

North Avenue Station
If you regularly travel on or live near Ponce de Leon Avenue, bus 2 that departs the North Avenue Station stops at a CVS across from Ponce City Market, in the Whole Foods/Home Depot shopping center.

Georgia State Station
On the blue/green rail line, exit at the Georgia State Station and board bus 99.  The bus travels through the Atlanta Medical Center, and there is a CVS on Boulevard near Freedom Parkway.

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

MARTA to Studioplex

Studioplex is a converted warehouse/loft that has residential and commercial spaces as well as an art walk once a month.  The building is located at 659 Auburn Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, where Auburn ends at Irwin Street/Lake Avenue on the edge of  Inman Park.  Both the Inman Park and King Memorial Stations are nearby, though it is a long walk from either station (you can get on the BeltLine outside the the King Memorial Station however).

The best bet is to take bus 3 weekdays only from Five Points or the Candler Park Station.  The bus has a stop on Irwin Street in front of Studioplex on alternating trips, otherwise the bus travels about a block away on North Highland Avenue.  If on Irwin Street, exit the bus by the railroad tracks/tall roadside tower/Serpas restaurant.  If on the alternating bus, exit at Randolph and John Wesley Dobbs Avenue (brick school on the corner).  Walk south on Randolph Street and turn left at the first stoplight, which is Irwin.  Walk about two blocks (see walking map).

For those wanting to bike or walk to Studioplex from the BeltLine trail, exit at the King Memorial Station and at street level turn right to walk away from downtown on Dekalb Avenue.  A couple blocks down will be the trail next to an apartment building.  Turn left on the BeltLine to reach Studioplex.  Total walking distance is about 1 mile.

Helpful Tips

  • Because the location isn’t very walkable from a station, bring a bike with you on MARTA and bike from the Inman Park Station.
  • You can also take bus 99 from the Georgia State Station, exiting at Boulevard and Irwin Street, but the walk isn’t the most ideal.  Be aware of your surroundings  and use caution if going this route.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Exploring the King Memorial Station
King Memorial Station Restaurants
Inman Park MARTA Station Restaurants

MARTA to the Midtown Arts Cinema

The Midtown Arts Cinema is a neighborhood movie theater located at 931 Monroe Drive, across from Grady High School and Piedmont Park.  The closest MARTA station is Midtown on the red/gold rail line.  You can take the 10th Street exit out of the station and turn right (if coming up via the Federal reserve tunnel, turn left), and walk about 20 minutes down 10th Street where it dead ends at Monroe Drive.  Turn right on Monroe and left into the Trader Joes shopping center.  In the back is the theater.  Wine are beer are available for purchase.

If you don’t want to walk, you can board bus 36 or bus 99 at the Midtown Station.  Both have stops near the theater (exit by Trader Joes and Starbucks).  The bus ride is no more than five minutes.  Bus 99 also picks up passengers at the Georgia State station and in part of the GSU campus.  If you plan to take the bus back to the station, be advised that bus 36 stops early in the evening.

Nearby restaurants/bars include Metro Fresh, F.R.O.G.S. Cantina, Mellow Mushroom, Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Highlander, Apres Diem, Rice Box, Desi Spice and Royal Orchid Thai.

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Fun/Recreation
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Navigating the Midtown Station
Midtown Station Restaurants

MARTA to Holiday Inn Select Downtown (CLOSED)

The Holiday Inn Select is now Hotel Capitol Park Atlanta. Click the link to get MARTA directions and hotel information. 

MARTA to the Atlanta Half Marathon

The Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K are two of the largest races in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day. All races start and end near Turner Field, which is closest to the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.

It is a 25 minute walk to Turner Field from the MARTA station, making it a good warm-up for the race. Take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left on Piedmont Avenue. Turner Field is straight ahead past the Georgia Capitol and over I-20.

Train service will begin at 5 a.m. and will operate on a Sunday schedule, approximately every 20 minutes.

Insider Tips

  • Download the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals and purchase fare in advance to avoid lines.
  • The closest free MARTA parking to the start of the race is at the Inman Park MARTA station followed by Candler Park. If you park at either station, board the first westbound train to reach Georgia State.
  • If you are commuting from the red or gold line, travel to the Five Points MARTA station and transfer to the first eastbound train, one level up.

More Information

Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride
Navigating the Georgia State Station
MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival

The Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival takes place each fall on historic Auburn Avenue near downtown Atlanta.  The festival highlights the history of the historic street and offers food, artist market, live entertainment and a kids zone.

The closest MARTA stations are the Georgia State and King Memorial Stations on the blue/green rail line.

  • If you exit at Georgia State, take the Jesse Hill Jr. exit of the station and turn left.  Auburn Avenue is about four blocks up the street past Grady Hospital.
  • If you exit at the King Memorial Station, at street level cross over Decatur Street/Dekalb Avenue and walk north along Hillard Street.

You can also take bus 99 from the Georgia State or King Memorial station.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Georgia State Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA Train Schedules and Frequency

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Market

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is located in downtown Atlanta near Grady Hospital.   It contains a variety of restaurants and food markets where you can buy produce and other goods.

The closest MARTA station is the Georgia State Station on the blue/green rail line.  Take the Jesse Hill Jr. exit out of the station and turn left and walk about three blocks to Edgewood Avenue.  The market will be on the corner (see area map).

If you rather not walk, there are two bus options:

  • Bus 99 departs from the Georgia State Station – exit at Auburn and Jesse Hill Jr. and walk south one block to Edgewood Avenue.
  • Bus 3 departs from Five Points and the Candler Park Station.  Also exit at Jesse Hill Jr. and Auburn Avenue.In both cases, look for the Big Bethel “Jesus Saves” church as a landmark for Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.

Market hours are Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, see:
How to ride MARTA buses
MARTA Maps
Best of MARTA: Food/Drink
How to Use Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA to the Atlanta Medical Center

The Atlanta Medical Center is located at 303 Parkway Drive, which is about a 20 minute walk from the Civic Center station on the red/gold rail line (see walking/area map).  It is a straight walk down Ivan Allen Jr./Ralph McGill Blvd.  After exiting the station, head south on West Peachtree Street toward downtown and turn left on Ivan Allen Jr.

You can also choose between two bus routes:

  • Bus 99 from the Midtown, North Avenue (weekday non-rush hour only) or Georgia State station.  The bus route travels down Boulevard with stops at the Medical Center.
  • Bus 16 departs from Five Points and travels along Ralph McGill with a stop at Parkway Drive and Boulevard.

For more information, see how to use Google Maps for MARTA directions and view MARTA maps to help with trip planning.

MARTA to the Atlanta Fair

The Atlanta Fair is located in Turner Field’s gray lot, which is about a 25-minute walk from the Georgia State MARTA station.  If you plan to walk, exit at Georgia State (transfer to an eastbound train at Five Points if coming from the north or south) and take the Piedmont Road exit out of the station and turn left.

Bus 32,  bus 49  and bus 55 also go to Turner Field and also depart from the Five Points MARTA station.  Plan ahead and look at the bus schedules online to know departure times, or use a MARTA app on your smartphone for trip information and next arriving bus when going to or leaving the game.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Georgia State Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA 
Train Schedules and Frequency
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to Cabbagetown

Cabbagetown is an intown neighborhood next to Oakland Cemetery known for its Krog Tunnel and the yearly Chomp and Stomp chili and bluegrass festival (see area map). It is also home to the Cotton Mill Lofts, Agave and Carroll Street Cafe.

The closest MARTA stations are the King Memorial and the Inman Park stations on the blue/green rail line. There are several commute options:

Bus

Get on bus 21 at the Georgia State or King Memorial station on the blue/green rail line, which goes down Memorial Drive. Exit at Boulevard for the restaurants on Carroll Street, or at Powell Street for more direct access to the neighborhood park.

Bike

Taking your bike on MARTA is another great option for getting to Cabbagetown.  If you exit at the Inman Park station you’ll have direct access to a bike path on Edgewood Avenue. Take Edgewood to Krog Street and turn left.  The ride is only about 10 minutes to the park (see bike route map). You can also walk this route (23 minutes).

Walk

For those who wish to walk, the King Memorial station is the closest to the neighborhood. It is about a 15 minute walk to the edge of the neighborhood, 20 minutes to the park, but a walk you’ll likely want to do in daylight. Turn left/south onto Grant Street after exiting the station. Turn left again on Memorial Drive and walk past the cemetery. You’ll also walk by other restaurants en route, including Young Augustine’s, Tin Lizzy’s, Six Feet Under, Ria’s Bluebird and Mi Barrio. Or turn right on Dekalb Avenue from the station and take the pedestrian tunnel at Boulevard underneath the railroad tracks for quicker access to the Cotton Mill Lofts.

Helpful Tips

  • On the weekend, trains are every 20 minutes and the green line train only travels as far as the King Memorial station.
  • The bike ride is very pleasant from Inman Park.
  • View the real-time arrivals for all bus 21 stops or use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals to plan your return trip.

More Information

Cabbagetown Transit Guide
Exploring the King Memorial Station
King Memorial Station Restaurants
3 apps for Your MARTA Commute

MARTA to Grady High School

English: Part of the in Midtown .

Grady High School is near the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.  It is about a 15-20 minute walk — take the 10th Street exit out of the station and turn right on 10th and walk about four blocks.

There are bus options as well:

  • Bus 36 departs from  Midtown and Avondale
  • Bus 99 departs from Midtown and Georgia State

For more information, see:
Breeze Cards 101
How to Ride MARTA Buses
How to Use Google Nearby Transit
School MARTA Guide

MARTA to Atlanta City Hall

City Hall is located downtown near the Five Points and Georgia State stations (see area map).  The closest station is Georgia State on the blue/green rail line, though if you are coming from the north/south, exiting at Five Points removes the need to transfer trains.

From Georgia State, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left on Piedmont.  Walk two blocks then turn right on Mitchell Street.  City Hall will be about a block down on the left.

From Five Points, follow the signs to street level and to the Peachtree Street exit, where there is a doorway leading to Undground Atlanta after passing through the fare gates.  Walk straight through Underground Atlanta following the signs pointing to the Braves Shuttle.  Exit near Johnny Rockets and turn right on what is to become Central Avenue. Walk two blocks to Mitchell Street.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Five Points Station
Five Points Station Restaurants
Five Points Station Destinations
Navigating the Georgia State Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Five Points Station

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Festival

The Sweet Auburn Festival takes place on Auburn Avenue, from Courtland Avenue to the King Center (see area map.  The two closest MARTA stations to the event are the Georgia State MARTA station and the King Memorial MARTA station. If you are coming from the north or south rail lines, you must exit at Five Points and follow the signs to the Eastbound platform.  All eastbound trains go to both stations.

If you exit at Georgia State, take the Jesse Hill Jr. exit out of the station and turn left on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive.  Walk about three blocks to reach Auburn Avenue.

From the King Memorial station, at street level cross over Decatur Street/Dekalb Avenue and walk north along Hillard Street at the stoplight in front of the station. Walking time from either station is just under 15 minutes.

You can also take bus 99 from the Midtown or Georgia State stations.

For more information, see:
Exploring the King Memorial Station
King Memorial Station Restaurants
Navigating the Georgia State Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA directions

MARTA to Grady Hospital

Grady Hospital is a short walk away from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line at 80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE.  The shortest route is to take the Jesse Hill Jr. exit out of the station and turn left. The hospital is one block away.  A McDonald’s is located in the front of the hospital.

Bus 99 also stops in front of the building on southbound trips from the North Avenue and Midtown MARTA stations.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Georgia State University
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding

More Information

MARTA Maps
MARTA Train Schedules and Frequency
How to use Google Maps for MARTA Directions

Georgia State Capitol

MARTA to the Georgia Capitol

The Georgia State Capitol building is only one block away from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.  The building  is open to the public Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed on weekends and holidays. Visit website for tour information.

If you are traveling from the red or gold rail line, exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the eastbound platform.  Get on the first eastbound train and ride one stop to the Georgia State station. Take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left on Piedmont Avenue. Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Underground Atlanta
Georgia State University
Sloppy Floyd State Building
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
Hotel Capitol Park

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
Best of the Georgia State Station
Top 10 Tourist Attractions Near MARTA

Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site

MARTA to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Historic Site is near downtown Atlanta and offers many free programs and tours along with nearby Ebenezer Baptist Church and the home where King was born.

There are several ways to get to the historic site on MARTA:

Walk

The nearest MARTA station to the King Center is the King Memorial station on the blue/green rail line. You can walk 15-20 minutes to reach the site, though it is still somewhat in a transitional area and best walked during the day and in a group.  From the station, cross over Decatur Street and walk straight ahead on Hillard Street to Auburn Avenue and turn right.

Bus

Bus 3 travels to the area on weekdays, departing from Five Points and the Candler Park station.

Bus 99 departs from the Georgia State Station and King Memorial Station weekdays on alternating trips (weekends just Georgia State).

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Atlanta Streetcar

More Information

Exploring the King Memorial Station Area
How to use Google Maps for MARTA directions
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Top 10 Tourist Attractions Near MARTA

 

Georgia State University

MARTA to Georgia State University

Georgia State University is a public research university in downtown Atlanta next to three MARTA stations: Peachtree Center, Five Points and Georgia State. See below for the major campus buildings (view campus map) with the closest rail station and bus route:

  • Robinson College of Business: Five Points
  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies: Five Points
  • Natural Science Center: Five Points
  • Petit Science Center: Georgia State
  • University Commons: Peachtree Center (Harris Street exit) or bus 99 
  • Aderhold: Peachtree Center (Ellis Street exit)
  • Haas Hall/Standard Building: Peachtree Center (Ellis Street exit)
  • Law School: Georgia State or bus 155 or 186
  • Rec Center/Sports Arena: Georgia State or bus 155 or 186
  • Student/University Center: Georgia State, Streetcar
  • Dahlberg Hall (Alumni Hall): Georgia State, Streetcar
  • Classroom South: Georgia State or bus 155 or 186
  • Lofts: Georgia State
  • Library: Georgia State or bus 155 or 186
  • One Park Place: Five Points
  • College of Education: Five Points or bus 155 or 186
  • Sparks/Kell Hall/A&H: Five Points or Georgia State, Streetcar or bus 155 or 186
  • Langdale Hall/General Classroom Building: Five Points or Georgia State or bus 155 or 186

For more information, see:
MARTA Trip Planning
Restaurants Near MARTA
Coffee Shops Near MARTA
Lindbergh Station Apartment Guide
Navigating the Georgia State Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating the Five Points Station
Top 5 Places to Live in Atlanta Without a Car

Turner Field

MARTA to Turner Field

Turner Field is located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive SW, closest to the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. There are several ways to get there on MARTA:

Walk/Bike

It takes about 25 minutes to walk to Turner Field from the Georgia State station. Merely take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left and walk south until you reach the stadium.

Uber

If you’d rather not walk, but still want to beat the crowds, have Uber pick you up at the Georgia State station or at your home if you live in the nearby area. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.

Braves Shuttle

Most people going to a Braves game take the Braves Shuttle, which picks up passengers next to Underground Atlanta in between the Five Points and Georgia State stations. If you’re traveling via the rail line, it is a free transfer to the shuttle. Just be sure to tap your Breeze Card when entering and exiting all stations.

MARTA Bus 

Bus 55 and bus 32 also depart from the Five Points Station and go to Turner Field.  Plan ahead and look at the bus schedules online to know departure times, or use Google Maps or one of the MARTA apps on your smartphone for trip information and schedules. The OneBusAway app shows real-time arrivals of both buses and trains.

More Information

How to Ride the Braves Shuttle
Five Points Station Next Train
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Georgia State Station
5 Tips for Taking MARTA to Braves Games
5 Common Mistakes Made By Braves Game MARTA Riders

MARTA to the Braves Shuttle

The Braves Shuttle departs outside of Kenny’s Alley at Underground Atlanta, about equally distant from the Five Points and Georgia State stations (see area map).

If you exit at Georgia State, turn left on Piedmont Avenue toward the Capitol, then turn right at the first street (Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.) and walk about a block to reach the back entrance to Underground Atlanta.

If you exit at Five Points, just follow the signs to street level/Braves Shuttle once you exit the train.  You need to be more careful of signage if you are coming from the north or south rail lines, as not all escalators go up to street level.  An entrance to Underground Atlanta is near the Peachtree Street station exit.  Just keep following the signs through Underground to reach the shuttle.

If you exit your train to the outside of the platform you’ll find the elevators, so if you are with a bike, have a stroller or wheelchair, be sure to exit on the outside platforms and avoid the center platform.

The station has plenty of signs directing patrons to the shuttles once you reach street level.  Take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station, then walk through Underground Atlanta to get to the shuttle pick up.  If you need an elevator, take the Peachtree Street exit completely out of the station, cross over Peachtree and there will be a pavilion on the corner with an elevator down to Underground Atlanta.

For more information, see:
How to Ride the Braves Shuttle
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Georgia State Station
5 Tips for Taking MARTA to Braves Games
5 Common Mistakes Made By Braves Game MARTA Riders