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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 Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park

Ramada Plaza Atlanta Capitol Park is located near the Georgia Capitol and Turner Field at 450 Capitol Avenue SE. The hotel features a rooftop pool deck, free WiFi, meeting space and a complimentary 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 traveling from the airport or north of the city, take a red or gold line train to the Five Points station and transfer to the first eastbound train on the eastbound platform. Ride one stop to Georgia State and take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station. Turn left on Piedmont (Piedmont Avenue turns into Capitol Avenue) and walk about four blocks to the hotel or arrange for the shuttle to pick you up. Walking time is just under 15 minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Turner Field
Atlanta Fair
Georgia Capitol
Underground Atlanta
Georgia State University

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

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

Sloppy Floyd State Building

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

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 FlingKirkwood 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 near MARTA stations. See the list below with the locations closest to a rail station listed first.

Five Points 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.

East Point Station

Take the south exit out of the station toward parking and buses. The CVS is just across the street.

Decatur Station

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

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 and 102 depart the North Avenue Station and stop 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.

More Information

MARTA Maps
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Best of MARTA: Services
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

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 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

Sweet Auburn Royal Peacock Mural

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 has an artist market, live entertainment and a kids zone.

There are several options for getting to the event on transit:

Train

The closest MARTA stations are the Georgia State and King Memorial stations on the blue/green rail line. From 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 MARTA station, at street level cross over Decatur Street/Dekalb Avenue in front fo the station at the stoplight and walk north along Hilliard Street to reach Auburn Avenue.

Streetcar

The Atlanta Streetcar travels to Sweet Auburn from the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Follow signs pointing to Ellis Street from the train platform and then to Peachtree Street East (left after exiting the fare gates). At street level, turn left and bypass the streetcar stop in front of the station and walk about a half block to Auburn Avenue and turn left. Look for the Park Place streetcar stop next to the round water fountain and wait for the streetcar there.

Bus

You can also board bus 99 at the Georgia State or Midtown MARTA station to reach the festival.

More Information

Navigating the Georgia State Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA Train Schedules and Frequency

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Market

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market is located in downtown Atlanta at 209 Edgewood Avenue near the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. It contains a variety of restaurants and food markets where you can buy produce, meat, meals and more.

There are several options for getting to the market on transit:

Walk

Take the Jesse Hill Jr. exit out of the Georgia State station and turn left and walk about three blocks to Edgewood Avenue.  The market will be on the corner (see area map). Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Atlanta Streetcar

Take any train to the Five Points MARTA station and follow the signs to the Peachtree Street exit and turn left on Peachtree Street. Walk just over block for the streetcar Park Place stop near Auburn Avenue and exit at the market two stops down.

MARTA Bus

Bus 99 departs from the Georgia State station’s Piedmont Avenue exit. Get off the bus at Auburn and Jesse Hill Jr. and walk south one block to Edgewood Avenue.

Bus 3 departs from Five Points station (and the Candler Park station on weekdays only).  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.

More Information

How to ride MARTA buses
MARTA Maps
Best of MARTA: Food/Drink
5 Ways to Use the Atlanta Streetcar
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

Cabbagetown Atlanta

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. It is also home to the Cotton Mill Lofts and restaurants including Agave and Carroll Street Cafe.

The closest MARTA stations to Cabbagetown 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 travels on Memorial Drive. Exit at the stoplight at Boulevard for the restaurants on Carroll Street, or at Powell Street for more direct access to the neighborhood park. The neighborhood is just past the cemetery on the left and extends to roughly the BeltLine.

Bike

Taking your bike on MARTA is another great option for getting to Cabbagetown. From the Inman Park station there’s direct access to a bike path on Edgewood Avenue. Keep right after exiting the fare gate and walk through the bus bay at street level to reach Edgewood. Take the bike path to Krog Street and turn left. The ride is only about 10 minutes to the Cabbagetown 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

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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 PointsGeorgia State and Garnett MARTA 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 or Garnett 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.

From Garnett

Take the Broad Street exit out of the station and turn right on Trinity Avenue and walk just over two blocks.

Nearby Destinations

Underground Atlanta
Georgia Capitol
State Court of Fulton County Court
Atlanta Municipal Court

More Information

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

Sweet Auburn Springfest

MARTA to the Sweet Auburn Springfest

The Sweet Auburn Springfest is a yearly festival on Auburn Avenue with food and entertainment. The two closest MARTA stations to the event are the Georgia State MARTA station and the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. View transit options below.

Train/Walk

Take a blue or green line train to either the Georgia State or King Memorial MARTA stations. Transfer at Five Points to the first eastbound train if your starting point is on the red or gold line.

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

From the King Memorial station, at street level cross over Decatur Street/Dekalb Avenue in front of the station at the stoplight and walk north on Hilliard Street near the apartment community for also three blocks. Walking time from either station is just under 15 minutes.

Atlanta Streetcar

The Atlanta Streetcar also travels to Springfest. Connect with it outside the Peachtree Center MARTA station. From the train platform, follow the signs to Ellis Street then to Peachtree Street East after exiting the fare gates. At street level, turn left and walk less than a block to Auburn Avenue for the Park Place streetcar stop next to the round water fountain. Bypass the streetcar stop that is immediately next to the station. Exit the streetcar at Edgewood at Hilliard stop or King Historic District.

MARTA Bus

Connect with bus 99 from the Midtown or Georgia State station.

More Information

Atlanta Streetcar Map
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 at 206 Washington Street SW is only one block away from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. The gold-dome building houses the Georgia General Assembly and also contains the Capitol Museum.

Take a blue or green line train to the Georgia State station. 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. Once at the Georgia State station, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station, turn left and walk about a block. Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Nearby Destinations

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

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 at 450 Auburn Avenue NE closest to the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. There are free programs and tours and Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center are also on site.

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

Streetcar

The recommended option for traveling to the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site is the Atlanta Streetcar. To connect with the streetcar, take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs pointing to Ellis Street off the train platform. Walk through the fare gates and keep left, following the signs to Peachtree Street East. Turn left at street level and walk one block to Auburn Avenue (walking by the streetcar stop in front of the station). Cross over Auburn Avenue and turn left for the Park Place streetcar stop. Once on the streetcar, exit at the scheduled stop for the King Historic District. Note that you can also board the streetcar in front of the MARTA station, but the streetcar only travels in one direction away from the King Center at that point.

Walk

From the King Memorial MARTA station, the historic site is 15-20 minutes away, though it is still somewhat in a transitional area and best walked during the day and in a group. Cross over Decatur Street in front of the station at the stoplight 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
Jackson Street Bridge
Oakland Cemetery
Old Fourth Ward
Krog Street Tunnel

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:

  • 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/Peachtree Street East exit)
  • Aderhold: Peachtree Center (Ellis Street/Peachtree Street West exit)
  • Haas Hall/Standard Building: Peachtree Center (Ellis Street/Peachtree Street West exit)
  • Law School: Georgia State
  • Rec Center/Sports Arena: Georgia State
  • Student/University Center: Georgia State, Streetcar
  • Dahlberg Hall (Alumni Hall): Georgia State, Streetcar
  • Classroom South: Georgia State
  • Lofts: Georgia State
  • Library: Georgia State
  • One Park Place: Five Points
  • College of Education: Five Points
  • Sparks/Kell Hall/A&H: Five Points or Georgia State, Streetcar
  • Langdale Hall/General Classroom Building: Five Points or Georgia State, Streetcar

Nearby Destinations

Atlanta Streetcar
Five Points Restaurants
Georgia State Station Restaurants
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Underground Atlanta

More Information

MARTA Trip Planning
Coffee Shops Near MARTA
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. It is the current home of the Atlanta Braves and the starting location of several road races.

There are several ways to get to Turner Field on MARTA:

Walk/Bike

It takes about 25 minutes to walk to Turner Field from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. 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

For the 2015 Atlanta Braves season, the Braves Shuttle will pick up passengers at the West End MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. It is a free transfer to the shuttle from the train or another bus. Just be sure to tap your Breeze Card when entering and exiting all stations. Otherwise, the bus fare is $2.50 one way. Bring exact change.

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 the OneBusAway app for real-time arrivals of buses and MARTA on the Go app for real-time trains, schedules and maps.

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Braves Shuttle West End MARTA Station

MARTA to the Braves Shuttle

New for 2015, the Braves Shuttle will depart from the West End MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Look for signs pointing to the buses to reach the shuttle, which begin service to Turner Field 90 minutes before games and takes fans back to the West End station up to two hours after the final out.

If you are traveling from the green or blue line, transfer at the Five Points MARTA station to the first southbound train to reach West End. The shuttle is free to ride if you are transferring from MARTA. Be sure to tap your Breeze Card when exiting the West End station to activate the free transfer.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Mall at West End

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