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MARTA to DoubleTree Atlanta Downtown

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown (formerly the Mariottt Atlanta Downtown) is located at 160 Spring Street NW, closest to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station.  The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, business center and WiFi.

From MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center Station.  If coming from the airport or Greyhound, board any northbound train.  From the Megabus, board a southbound train at the Civic Center Station.

Once exiting the train, follow the signs to the Harris Street exit, go through the fare gates, then follow signs again to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn right along Peachtree Street (passing Ray’s in the City and Fire of Brazil restaurants).  The first stoplight is Andrew Young International Blvd. (Hard Rock Cafe on the corner).  Turn right on Andrew Young International and walk about one block to reach the hotel, which is near a small park.

Nearby attractions include the Peachtree Center offices and mall, Centennial Olympic Park, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, Georgia Aquarium, Tabernacle and the World of Coca-Cola.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations

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MARTA to Cumming

Cumming is about 40 miles north of downtown Atlanta near Lake Lanier.  It is MARTA accessible thanks to a connection with a regional bus service, GRTA Xpress route 400.  The bus service is limited and only runs Monday-Friday to/from the Cumming Park and Ride just off GA 400 exit 14 at l63 North Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, 30040.  See the schedule for specific departure locations and times.

As far as connections with MARTA, the bus departs from the North Springs and North Avenue MARTA stations (North Springs is the closest station to Cumming). There are additional departure/drop off locations within two blocks of the Five Points and Peachtree Center stations.

GRTA Xpress fares are cash only or can be deducted from a MARTA Breeze card.  It is more expensive to travel from downtown to Cumming ($4 one way).  It costs $3 one way to travel from North Springs to Cumming.

For more information, see:
GRTA Xpress
Breeze Cards 101
Train Schedules and Frequency

MARTA to the Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

The Fairlie Poplar Historic District in downtown Atlanta was built in the late 1800s as “Atlanta’s new modern fireproof business district”.  There are several historic buildings and a variety of architecture where you’ll find numerous places to get a quick bite to eat, office buildings, part of the Georgia State University campus, Healey Building Condominiums, Theatrical Outfit and the Rialto Center for Performing Arts.  Several television shows and movies have been filmed here as well.

The district sits in between the Five Points and Peachtree Center Stations.

From Five Points, the most direct route is to take the Broad Street Plaza exit out of the station near the MARTA RideStore/Peachtree Street exit.  Walk straight through the plaza to enter Broad Street, which is part of the district.  Walk several blocks north or to the west (toward Centennial Olympic Park) to view the entire area.

From Peachtree Center, take the Ellis Street exit off the train platform and follow the signs to Peachtree Street West/Public Library after walking through the fare gate.  At street level walk straight ahead toward the library to enter Forsyth Street.  Fairlie Popular stretches a couple blocks in any direction.

For more information, see:
Atlanta Tourist Attractions
Five Points Station Restaurants
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park is in the middle of downtown Atlanta, bordered by Peachtree Street, Auburn Avenue and Park Place.  A smaller urban park, it features several water fountains, greenspace, chess court, small playground and an open-air reading room with books, magazines and games.  On the last Friday of every month, bicyclists gather here at 6 p.m. for the Critical Mass bike ride.

The park is located in between the Five Points and Peachtree Center Stations on the red/gold rail line.  From Five Points, take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left.  From Peachtree Center, follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit after exiting the train and after going through the fare gates, veer left to either take the elevator or escalator to street level.  At street level, turn left on Peachtree Street to reach the park.

Walking time from either station is about five minutes.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating the Five Points Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Five Points Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown

The Atlanta Downtown Residence Inn is located at 134 Peachtree Street NW, a short walk from the Peachtree Center Station on the red/gold rail line.  The hotel features free hot breakfast and free Internet, and is also pet-friendly. All trains departing the airport stop at this station and all southbound trains stop at this station.  Once at the station, follow the signs to the Ellis Street  exit.  After going through the fare gates, turn right and take the escalator up to street level (look for signs pointing to the public library).  At street level, walk straight ahead to enter Forsyth Street to reach the hotel, which is just across the street from the station and from the library.

Nearby attractions include the Rialto Center for Performing Arts, Fairlie Popular District, Woodruff Park, Hard Rock Cafe and the Tabernacle.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA

MARTA to the Georgia-Pacific Building

The Georgia-Pacific Building (also called the Georgia Pacific Tower or Center)  is located in downtown Atlanta at 133 Peachtree Street NE, next to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station on the red/gold rail line.  It is the world headquarters for Georgia-Pacific and is home to other company offices.

All trains departing the airport stop at this station.   The easiest walking route is to follow the signs pointing to the Ellis Street exit after getting off the train.  After going through the fare gates, turn left and take the escalator or elevator up to street level and turn left on Peachtree Street.

For more information, see:
MARTA Accessible Companies
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants

 

 

MARTA to the Mall at Peachtree Center

The Mall at Peachtree Center is located conveniently above the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.  It features a large food court and a small number of gift and clothing stores.

To get there on MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center Station and follow the signs to the Harris Street exit.  After going through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East.  Currently the escalators to the mall are under repair,  and riders must take the Peachtree Street West exit out of the station, which puts you across the street from the mall entrance.  Otherwise, the Peachtree Street East exit will put you directly into the mall without having to go outside.

Helpful Tips

  • Public restrooms are available in the mall.
  • CVS is located just outside the mall on Peachtree Street.
  • The escalators are quite long and if you get vertigo or are afraid of heights, take the elevator.

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Retail
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Directions to the Hilton Atlanta Hotel
Directions to the Hyatt Regency
Directions to the Marriott Marquis

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 Holiday Inn Centennial Park

The Holiday Inn at Centennial Park is located at 101 Andrew Young International Blvd.   It is next to Centennial Olympic Park and near attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-cola, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, AmericasMART and the CNN building.   It also features an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, free meals for kids and a fitness center.  The closest MARTA station is the Peachtree Center Station on the red and gold rail lines.  All trains departing the airport stop at this station.

After exiting the train, follow the signs to the Harris Street/John Portman Blvd exit.  Walk through the fare gates and follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West.  Go up the escalator to street level and turn right on Peachtree Street.  At the first intersection, turn right on Andrew Young International Blvd. and walk about two blocks.

Helpful Tips

  • You can also get to the hotel via the Dome/CNN/Philips Arena Station on the blue/green rail line.  Take the Philips Arena exit out of the station and walk straight ahead down Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
  • Bus 1 travels next to the hotel on Centennial Olympic Park Drive.  Stand on the park side of the street to take the bus to Five Points/Underground Atlanta/Braves Shuttle.
  • The park features free outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings from April -September, from 5:30-8 p.m.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Dome Station Restaurants
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations

MARTA to Holiday Inn Express Downtown Atlanta

The Holiday Inn Express in downtown Atlanta is located at 111 Cone Street near the Tabernacle and Centennial Olympic Park.  The hotel features a free hot breakfast and 24-hour fitness center.  The hotel itself is located in a historic building, with the closest MARTA station Peachtree Center on the red/gold rail line.  All trains departing the airport stop at this station.

After exiting the train, follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit.  Walk through the fare gates and keep right to Peachtree Street West/public library.  Go up the tall escalator and walk straight out of the station on to Forsyth Street.  Walk past the public library and turn right on Luckie Street.  The hotel is about two blocks down at the corner of Luckie and Cone Street.  Turn right on Cone Street for the entrance.

Helpful Tips

  • Ted’s Montana Grill is one block beyond the hotel off of Luckie Street.
  • Walk the Fairlie-Popular district and (especially Broad Street) for historic street fronts and inexpensive food options.
  • Within a 15-minute walking radius you can get to the Imagine It! Children’s Museum, World of Coca-cola, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena and the CNN building.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Quality Hotel

The Quality Hotel is located in downtown Atlanta at 89 Luckie Street, near the Rialto Center for Performing Arts and the Georgia State University campus.  The hotel features free WiFi and breakfast bar.

The closest MARTA station is Peachtree Center on the red/gold rail line.  After exiting the train, take the Ellis Street exit off the train platform, then follow the signs to Peachtree Street West/public library after going through the fare gate.  Walk straight out of the station on to Forsyth Street past the public library and turn right at the second intersection on Luckie Street.  The hotel will be about a block down on the right.

Helpful Tips

  • The Sidebar is a cozy, local bar nearby on Popular Street.
  • Not much is open as far as restaurants on the weekends, especially around Five Points.  You’ll have better luck finding open restaurants around the Peachtree Center Station or the 24-hour Landmark Diner across from the Rialto.
  • Head up to the top of the nearby Westin hotel for a birds-eye view of the city.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Attractions

MARTA to Motel 6 Atlanta Downtown

One of the most affordable hotels in downtown Atlanta is Motel 6 located at 311 Courtland Street.  The nearest MARTA station is Peachtree Center on the red and gold rail line.   After exiting the train, follow the signs to the Harris Street/John Portman Blvd. exit.  Walk through the fare gates and follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East, walking partly through the Peachtree Center Mall.  At street level, turn right on Peachtree, then right again on Baker Street.  Walk two blocks and turn left on Courtland Street.  The hotel will be on the right.

    • For inexpensive dining, check out the food court inside the Peachtree Center Mall.
    • The Hilton is located next to Motel 6, and in the basement you’ll find Trader Vic’s, a fun tiki bar/restaurant.
  • Bus 16 has a stop outside the hotel on Courtland Street that will take you to the Five Points MARTA Station and Underground Atlanta.



For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Atlanta Marriott Downtown (closed)

The Atlanta Marriott Downtown is now DoubleTree by Hilton.  Learn more about the hotel and get walking and transit directions here.

For more information, see:
Hotels Near MARTA
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the MLK March and Rally

The Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally takes place annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in downtown Atlanta.  Open to all, the march assembles at Peachtree and Baker Streets at 1:15 p.m. and travels down Auburn Avenue to the King Center around 2 p.m.

The Peachtree Center MARTA Station on the red/gold rail line is right next to the starting point of the march.  If you are coming from the east-west rail line, you will need to transfer to a northbound train at the Five Points Station, or exit at Five Points and take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left.  The march route will be about two blocks up.

If arriving at the Peachtree Center Station, follow the signs to the Harris Street exit for closest access to the start of the march.  See MARTA directions to the King Center for information on getting to the rally at the end of the march or getting to back to MARTA from that area.

For more information, see:
Exploring the King Memorial Station Area
King Memorial Station Restaurants
How to use Google Maps for MARTA directions
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade

The 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade takes place Dec. 31 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. just outside the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.  All north/soundbound trains stop at this station, and all station exits will take you to street level where you can view the start of the parade. Or if coming from the blue or green rail line, exit at the Five Points Station and follow the signs to the Northbound train platform and get on the first train that arrives and go one stop to Peachtree Center.

The other option is to exit at the Dome Station on the blue/green rail line and follow the signs to the Philips Arena exit.  Go up the escalators and keep walking straight ahead along Centennial Olympic Park Drive (Philips Arena will be on your left).  A few blocks up the parade route travels on Andrew Young International Blvd. through the park (see walking map).  If you are coming from the north or south rail line, be sure to exit at Five Points and follow the signs to the Westbound platform for the correct train.

The Chick-fil-A Bowl Fanfest will take place next to the Dome Station at the Georgia World Congress Center after the parade and the football game will take place in the Georgia Dome next door.

For more information, see:
MARTA to the Chick-fil-A Bowl
New Year’s Eve Weekend MARTA Schedules
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Dome Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride

MARTA to Hampton Inn Atlanta Downtown

The Hampton Inn in downtown Atlanta is located at 161 Spring Street NW in a historic building. Features include complimentary breakfast and a business center.

The Peachtree Center Station is the closest MARTA station to the hotel.  Take any red or gold line train to the station and follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit then to Peachtree Street West.  At street level,  immediately turn right on Carnegie Way and walk about two blocks to Spring Street and turn left.  Walking time is about five minutes.

Nearby attractions include the Hard Rock Cafe, Peachtree Center businesses, Centennial Olympic Park, Tabernacle, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN and the Rialto Center for Performing Arts.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Attractions/Directions
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to Days Inn Atlanta Downtown (CLOSED)

The Days Inn in downtown Atlanta is located at 300 Spring Street, closest to the Peachtree Center MARTA Station (see map). The hotel features a complimentary breakfast and newspaper along with an outdoor seasonal pool.

Take any red or gold line train, including any train from the airport, to the Peachtree Center Station.  Follow the signs off the train platform to Harris Street, then take the Peachtree Street West exit after walking through the fare gate.  At street level, turn left on Baker Street and walk about two blocks.  The hotel is on the corner of Baker and Spring Streets.  The entrance is actually on Baker.  Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Nearby attractions include AmericasMart, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Imagine It! Children’s Museum and Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Attractions/Directions
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Peach Drop

The Peach Drop is Atlanta’s New Years Eve event that takes place just outside Underground Atlanta. Activities and live music take place much of New Years Eve day, and at night, a large peach drops in countdown to the new year.

The Five Points Station is right next to the Peach Drop and Underground Atlanta. All trains stop at Five Points, making it an easy destination. The Peachtree Street exit out of the station will be closed Dec. 31, but there will be clear directions to other other exits. If you exit on Alabama Street, turn left on Alabama Street. Or take the Broad Street plaza exit out of the station near the ride store, walk through the plaza and turn right on Marietta Street.

For those who wish to avoid some foot traffic, you can also exit at the Peachtree Center Station (follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit off the train platform) and walk a few blocks south on Peachtree Street to reach the Peach Drop. The Georgia State Station is also in walking distance, though a little further. If you exit at Georgia State, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn right. At Decatur Street, turn left and walk about three blocks (see area map).

MARTA trains will have extended service on New Years Eve. The last trains in all directions will depart Five Points at 2 a.m.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
New Year’s Weekend MARTA Schedules
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA to Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown

The Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown is located near two MARTA stations at 330 Peachtree Street NE.  Nearby attractions include Hard Rock Cafe’, Peachtree Center mall and offices, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola and the Imagine It! Children’s Museum. With daily parking at the hotel $22/day, consider taking MARTA from the airport or other destination and walking to the hotel.

The closest MARTA station is  the Peachtree Center Station on the red/gold rail line.  Follow the signs to the Harris Street exit and then to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn left along Peachtree Street and walk just over two blocks.

Or, exit at the Civic Center Station, also on the red/gold rail line. Exit the station and head south (toward the skyscrapers) on West Peachtree Street.  When you get to the edge of the small park, turn left on Simpson, then left on Peachtree Street.  The hotel will be near the corner (see walking map from both stations).

All trains departing the airport stop at both Civic Center and Peachtree Center, so merely get on the first train that arrives.  The MegaBus also stops at the Civic Center Station.

For more information, see:
Civic Center Station Guide
Civic Center Attractions/Directions
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA

MARTA to the Children’s Christmas Parade

The Children’s Christmas Parade takes place every year in downtown Atlanta along Peachtree Street.  For 2011, view the parade at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3  just outside the Peachtree Center MARTA Station near the intersection of Baker and Peachtree Street.  Attendees can take any exit out of the station to see the parade or exit at the Five Points Station and turn left out of the Peachtree Street station exit to view the parade near the middle of the route.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
10 Atlanta Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to Christmas on Peachtree

Christmas on Peachtree is an indoor holiday festival in the former Macy’s department building in downtown Atlanta (see area map).  Highlights include Santa, a light show, family activities, food and shopping.  The closest MARTA station is Peachtree Center on the red/gold rail line, which is less than a block to the building.  For the shortest walk,  after exiting the train, follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit.  After going through the fare gates, keep to the right and go up the tall escalator.  Look for signs pointing to the Atlanta Public Library and Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn left along Peachtree Street and the building will be just a couple doors down next to the Westin Hotel at 200 Peachtree Street NE.

For more information, see:
MARTA Breeze Cards Explained
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Most Walkable MARTA Stations

MARTA to Downtown Restaurant Week

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week features special multiple-course meals at fine dining restaurants for a discounted price.  Participating restaurants change each year, but below is a quick guide to downtown restaurants closest to MARTA that have participated in the past.  For more detailed directions, click the station name below or view all restaurants near MARTA.

Peachtree Center Station
Alma Cocina
Atlanta Grill (Ritz Carlton Hotel)
Azio Downtown
Benihana
Meehan’s Public House
Pittypat’s Porch
Ray’s in the City
Sun Dial Restaurant and View (Westin Hotel)
Terrace on Peachtree (Ellis Hotel)
Truva

Civic Center Station
BLT Steak (W Hotel)
Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery
ROOM at Twelve

Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station
Dantanna’s Downtown
Der Biergarten
Legal Sea Foods
Max’s Coal Oven Pizza
Rise Sushi Lounge
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Embassy Suites Hotel)
STATS

King Memorial
Drafting Table
Chow Bing

For more information, see:
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
North Avenue Station Restaurants
Midtown Station Restaurants
Lindbergh Station Restaurants
Buckhead Station Restaurants
Dome/Philips Arena Station Restaurants
Top 10 Restaurants Closest to MARTA

MARTA to the Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta (Photo credit: hyperion327)

The Hilton Atlanta is located in downtown Atlanta at 255 Courtland Street near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station.  All red and gold line trains, including all trains leaving the airport, stop at this station.

After getting off the train, take the Harris Street (not Ellis) exit off the train platform and follow the signs to Peachtree Street East after walking through the fare gate.  At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street then right on Harris Street/John Portman Blvd.  The hotel is about two blocks down at the intersection of Harris Street/John Portman Blvd. and Courtland Street (see walking map).

Trader Vic’s, a tiki bar and restaurant, is located in the lowest level of the hotel and Nikolai’s Roof is at the top.  Other nearby restaurants include Sear, Pacific Rim Bistro, Benihana Japanese Steakhouse and Morton’s the Steakhouse.

For more information, see:
Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Ellis Hotel

The Ellis Hotel is a luxury hotel located in downtown Atlanta at 176 Peachtree Street.  It is conveniently right next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station.  Take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center and be careful to follow the station exit marked “Ellis Street” when you get off the train.  This exit is at the far south end of the station.  After going through the fare gates, turn right and at street level turn left.

The hotel features Terrace, a sustainable restaurant.  Area attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Tabernacle, World of Coke, Imagine It Children’s Museum and Underground Atlanta.

For more information, see:
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Tips on Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
10 Atlanta Tourist Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA
10 Easiest Destinations to Get to on MARTA.

MARTA to the Ritz Carlton Downtown

The Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta is located at 181 Peachtree Street, a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station.  The hotel features an upscale restaurant, The Atlanta Grill, along with a fitness and business center.

Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station and take the Ellis Street exit off the train platform, which is at the south end of the station.  After going through the fare gates, turn left and follow the signs to Peachtree Street East.  Go up the elevator or escalator and at street level, turn right and walk to the first intersection.  Approximate walking time once out the station is about one minute.

For more information, see:

Tips on riding to/from the Airport on MARTA
10 popular Atlanta tourist attractions and how to get there on MARTA.

MARTA to the Hard Rock Cafe

Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe is located downtown at 215 Peachtree Street NE, near the Peachtree Center MARTA station (see area map).

To get there on MARTA, take a gold or red line train to the Peachtree Center station and look for the “To Harris Street” exit off the train platform. After going through the fare gate, follow the signs pointing to Peachtree Street East.  Once you get to street level, turn left and walk to the first intersection.  Hard Rock is on the corner.

Bus 110 also runs up and down Peachtree Street from Five Points to the Lenox station.  Exit at the intersection of Peachtree and Andrew Young International Blvd.

For more information, see:
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 Most Walkable MARTA Stations
10 Popular Atlanta Tourist Attractions (with MARTA directions)

MARTA to Atlanta Fulton County Public Library

There are several public libraries accessible via MARTA and the main central library is conveniently located across the street from the Peachtree Center MARTA station.

Take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center and follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit after getting off the train.  After going through the fare gates, keep right to follow the signs pointing to Peachtree Street West.  At the top of the tall escalator, walk straight ahead to reach the library.

There are also three other branches that are fairly easily accessible:

  • Ponce de Leon Library – Take  bus 2 from the North Avenue station and exit at Ponce and Fredrica Street.
  • Peachtree Library – Exit at the Arts Center station and follow the signs to the exit pointing to Arts Center Way.  Go up two sets of escalators then turn left at street level alongside the back of Woodruff Arts Center.  Turn right at 16th Street and walk a block to Peachtree Street (see walking map).
  • Buckhead Library – Take bus 110 from the Buckhead or Lenox station and head south on Peachtree Road.  Exit at Buckhead Avenue, which is between E. Paces Ferry and Pharr Road (see area map).

For more information, see MARTA Maps and how to use Google Maps for MARTA directions.

MARTA to the Georgia Marathon

The Georgia Marathon takes place every year in March, with the marathon and the half-marathon starting and ending at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta (see area map).  The race course goes through intown neighborhoods, including Inman Park, Virginia Highland, Decatur, Midtown and Druid Hills.

From the North or South (red/gold rail lines)
Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station.  Take the Harris Street exit off the train platform then follow the signs pointing to Peachtree Street West after going through the fare gate.  At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street then right at the first light on to Andrew Young International.  This street will go right to the park.

From the East or West (blue/green rail lines)
Take a blue or green train to the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena station, which is one stop away from Five Points.  Follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena after exiting the station.  After going up an escalator and flight of stairs, walk straight ahead past Philips Arena (the arena will be on your left).  The park is about two blocks down.

For more information, see see: 
MARTA Maps
Google Transit App
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Dome Station
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride

MARTA to the Greenprints Conference

The Greenprints Conference and Trade Show takes place in Atlanta every year and focuses on  sustainable construction and design.   The 2011 conference is March 14 and 15 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, 165 Courtland Street NE (see area map).

If you are coming from the airport, take any northbound train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station.  Follow the signs pointing “To Harris Street” after exiting the train, then after going through the fare gate, follow the signs “To Peachtree Street East”.

At street level turn left on Peachtree and walk to the first intersection and turn left again on Andrew Young International Blvd.   The entrance to the hotel is two blocks down at the intersection with Courtland Street.

For more information, see how to  use Google Maps for MARTA directions and the 10 easiest destinations to get to on MARTA.

MARTA to the Sheraton Hotel Downtown Atlanta

The Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta is located near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line at 165 Courtland Street NE (see area map). The hotel features a fitness center, area shuttle and heated, salt water pool.

If you are coming from the airport, take any northbound train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station.  Follow the signs pointing “To Harris Street” after exiting the train. After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs “To Peachtree Street East”.

At street level turn left on Peachtree and walk to the first intersection (look for Hard Rock Cafe) and turn left on Andrew Young International Blvd. The entrance to the hotel is two blocks down at the intersection with Courtland Street.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Children’s Healthcare Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 is the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade.  The parade kicks off at 10:30am in downtown Atlanta, from Peachtree Street south to Marietta and on to Centennial Olympic Park.  The park also offers an ice skating rink in winter months if you want to combine the parade with more winter activities.

The start of the parade will take place just outside the N1 Peachtree Center station on the north/south rail line.  Take any north/south train and any exit out of the station for the parade at street level.

The Five Points station is another option on the parade route.  Ride any train to Five Points and take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left onto Peachtree.  Walk about one block to reach Marietta Street to view the parade.

For more information, see the 10 easiest destinations to get to on MARTA and the Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride.

MARTA to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

English: Photo of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

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The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is located in downtown Atlanta at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue (see area map).  The closest MARTA station is  Peachtree Center on the red/gold rail line.  All trains departing the airport stop at this station, and all trains coming from the north stop here as well.

From the Peachtree Center station, follow the signs to the Harris Street exit after getting off the train.  After walking through the fare gates, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East and at street level, turn right to walk north along Peachtree Street.  Turn right at the first intersection on to Harris Street, then left at the next block on Peachtree Center Avenue.  The hotel is a short walk down on the right.   Approximate walking time from the fare gate is only three minutes.

If you don’t want to walk outside, you can also exit the station into the Peachtree Center mall and walk through for an indoor connection.

Dining options at the hotel include Sear (fine dining) and High Velocity (sports bar). Nearby restaurants include Pacific Rim Bistro, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Truva, Azio and Metro Cafe Diner.

For more information,  see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
Rental Cars near the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Hyatt Regency

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The Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel is located at 265 Peachtree Street, in close walking distance to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail lines (see area map).  The hotel features an outdoor pool, 24 hour gym and several restaurants.

For the shortest walk, exit the train at Peachtree Center and follow the signs pointing to the Harris Street exit.  After exiting the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street East.  At street level, turn right to walk along Peachtree Street and walk about a block to reach the Hyatt.  You can also reach the hotel through the Peachtree Center Mall without having to go outdoors.  Follow the signs to the mall via the Harris Street exit. A skybridge is at the far end of the building away from Peachtree Street.

For more information, see:
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport

MARTA to the German Bierfest

The annual German Bierfest takes place in Woodruff Park  in downtown Atlanta, about half-way between the Five Points and the Peachtree Center stations on the north-south rail line (see area map).

If you are coming on the east-west, blue/green lines, exit at Five Points and follow the signs to street level then to the Peachtree Street exit.  Turn left on Peachtree Street and walk about two blocks to get to Woodruff Park.

Otherwise, if you are coming from the north or south, you can exit at the Peachtree Center station.  Follow the signs pointing to the Ellis Street exit.  After going through the turnstiles, turn left and either take the elevator or escalator up to street level. Once at street level, turn left to walk along Peachtree Street.  The park is about 1.5 blocks down on the left.

Helpful Tips

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA
Bars Near MARTA
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Five Points Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

The Westin Hotel in downtown Atlanta is very easy to get to from the Peachtree Center Station on the red/gold rail line.  Features include an  indoor and outdoor pool, in-room spa experiences, business center and fitness center.   Additionally, all trains departing the airport stop at this station.  At the top of the hotel is the Sun Dial Restaurant and View where you can choose from upscale dining, rotating bar or viewing level.

Once at the station, follow the signs to the Harris Street exit after exiting the train, then after exiting the fare gate, follow the signs  pointing to Peachtree Street West.  This exit will put you on the same side of the street as the hotel (see area map).

Once you’ve reached street level, turn right and walk about a half-block to the hotel.

Area attractions include the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, CNN, Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information, see:
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Tips on Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
10 popular Atlanta Tourist Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Carter Center and Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum as well as the Carter Center are located at 441 Freedom Parkway, just outside downtown Atlanta.  The library features exhibits and special events while the Carter Center is a human rights organization. There is a bus stop right next to both buildings making it fairly easy to get to.  You can also walk 20-25 minutes from the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.

Via Bus
Bus 16 is the route that goes to the Carter Center, which you can board at the Five Points station on Alabama Street or along N. Highland Avenue. Once on the bus, you can let your driver know your destination. The Carter Center is located on a tree-filled hill off a parkway (if departing from downtown, the route merges on what looks to be an interstate ramp). For your return trip, you’ll have to wait for bus 16 on the opposite side of the Carter Center.

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Walking
The walk to the Carter Center from the Inman Park Station is very pleasant, with the option to view historic Victorian homes and parks, though the route is hilly.  Take a blue or green line train to the Inman Park Station and keep right after exiting the fare gate, following the signs to Inman Park.  At street level, turn right and walk along the parking lot to reach a sidewalk marked “The PATH”.  Turn left on the PATH and follow it all the way to the Carter Center. The sidewalk winds through rolling hills, and you will go past a playground then cross over Euclid Avenue, Lake Avenue and N. Highland Avenue. Keep right as the path splits beyond N. Highland.  The top of the hill in the trees is the Carter Center.  Don’t forget you can also take your bike on MARTA.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Inman Park Station Restaurants
5 MARTA Buses That Go Places
5 Things to See and Do at the Inman Park Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Inman Park Station
How to use Google Maps for MARTA Directions
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA

MARTA to the Rialto Center for Performing Arts

English: Rialto Marquee

Rialto Marquee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts is a music and performance venue in downtown Atlanta on the Georgia State University campus.  It is an easy walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station, and is also accessible via Five Points (see area map).

The most direct route is to exit at Peachtree Center, which is on the north-south rail line, and follow the signs to the Ellis Street exit.  After going through the fare gate, keep to the right and go up the escalator to street level.  Keep walking straight ahead to enter Forsyth Street, walk past the public library and the Rialto will be at the next intersection at 80 Forsyth Street.

The other option is to take the Forsyth Street exit out of the Five Points station and turn right and walk about three blocks, but the area is a little less safe.

If you are coming from the east or west and plan to exit at the Peachtree Center station, you must exit the train at Five Points and follow the signs to the Northbound train platform.

For more information, see:
Top 5 Most Walkable MARTA Stations
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station
 

MARTA to Fiesta Atlanta

The Fiesta Atlanta event takes place over Cinco de Mayo weekend in Centennial Olympic Park, which is in walking distance from both the GWCC/Dome station and the Peachtree Center station.  If you are coming from the north or south lines, exit at Peachtree Center so you can avoid transfering trains.  Likewise, if you are coming from the east or west rail line, get off at the W1 stop.

After getting off the train at the Dome station, follow the signs to the Philips Arena exit out of the station.  Go up the escalator and stairs and keep walking straight ahead and you will reach the park.

If you exit at Peachtree Center, take the Harris Street exit out of the station then follow the signs to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, you can walk west down Andrew Young International Blvd., Harris Street or Baker Street and end up in the park (see map).

For more information,  see:
Navigating the Dome/Philip’s Arena Station
Dome Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Dome Station

MARTA to Imagine It Children’s Museum

The Imagine It! Children’s Museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. near the Peachtree Center Station on the red and gold rail line.  The museum features exhibits, educational programs and is free the second Tuesday of each month start at 1 p.m. as capacity allows.

To get there on MARTA, take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center and take the Harris Street exit off the train platform. Follow the signs to Peachtree Street West and turn left at street level. Walk to the first intersection and turn left again on John Portman Blvd./Harris Street.   Walk about three blocks and turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Drive (see walking map).  The museum is across the street from the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

Those who are sight-seeing might also want to consider exiting at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station on the blue/green rail line and take the Philips Arena exit out of the station.  From there, veer slightly to the right at the top of the station escalators and walk straight ahead on Centennial Olympic Park Drive that runs along the side of the station.   On the way to the museum you can also visit CNN and Centennial Olympic Park.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Dome/Philips Arena Station Restaurants
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Dome Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Dome Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the World of Coca-Cola

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The World of Coca-Cola is one of more popular Atlanta tourist attractions you can get to on MARTA. There are several options to get there:

  1. Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center Station and follow the signs to the Harris Street exit then to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn left along Peachtree Street and walk to Baker Street and turn left (west) on Baker.  The World of Coke is about 4 blocks down (see walking map) and about 12 minutes of total walking time.
  2. Take the train to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena stop on the blue and green rail line.  Take the Philips Arena exit out of the station and more or less walk straight ahead on Centennial Park Drive and through the park to reach the museum.

Helpful Tips

  • Walking time from either station is just under 15 minutes, so if you have small children with you, consider having strollers or wagons.
  • The walk back to the Peachtree Center Station is uphill, but going to the Dome Station is fairly flat.  You could see the attractions around World of Coke (Georgia Aquarium, Imagine It! Children’s Museum) and walk through Centennial Olympic Park to the CNN building/tour/food court then board the train at the Dome/CNN Station.
  • Nearby restaurants, just beyond the Georgia Aquarium, include Legal Sea Foods, Johnny Rockets and Baja Fresh Mexican Grill.  There is also a Hard Rock Cafe near the Peachtree Center Station you can eat at before or after your visit.

For more information, see:
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Navigating the Dome/Philip’s Arena Station
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA to the AmericasMart

AmericasMARTA buyer and sellers showroom of the latest fashions and products, the AmericasMart is located near the Peachtree Center MARTA station in downtown Atlanta.

Take any red or gold line to the Peachtree Center Station and take the exit marked “To Harris Street” off the train platform.  After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs again to “Peachtree Street West”.  At street level, turn left on Peachtree Street and the Mart will be just ahead on the left.  Total walking time is approximately five minutes.  Several other showroom buildings are in the surrounding block.

For more information, see:
Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
Rental Cars near the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to Bank of America

If you need to do some banking or use an ATM, there are several Bank of America’s near train stations:

S2 West End
This Bank of America branch is directly across from the station entrance.

E6 Decatur
Take the Church Street exit out of the station and turn left onto Church Street, left onto Ponce and a right onto Clairemont.

Five Points
Take the Peachtree Street exit out of the station and immediately after exiting the fare gates, turn left and go up the escalator to the Broad Street plaza.  Walk across the plaza and keep walking straight on Broad Street.  The bank will be on the left.

N1 Peachtree Center
Exit at Peachtree Center and take the exit marked “To Harris Street” from the train platform.  Exit the fare gates and follow the signs to Peachtree Street East.  At street level turn right.

N3 North Avenue
The Bank of America tower sits next to the North Avenue station, with an ATM directly across the street from the station entrance.  Follow the signs to the West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and walk across North Avenue to get there.

N4 Midtown
Exit the station onto 10th Street and turn right.  Turn left at the first stoplight onto Peachtree Street and walk about block.

N6 Lindbergh
Take the northernmost exit out of the station and walk straight ahead on Lindbergh Lane for about two blocks.  Turn right when the street comes to a T (Main Street/Sidney Marcus).  The bank is on the next corner.

N7 Buckhead
After exiting the fare gates, take the first set of stairs, or the escalator, out of the station and turn left at street level.  Walk about two blocks and the bank will be on the left across from Lenox Mall.

N9 Dunwoody
This branch is a little bit farther to get to – at least 15 minutes.  Exit the Dunwoody fare gates and turn right.  Walk down the corridor and down the stairs.  At street level turn right and follow the sidewalk between the parking garages to reach the Perimeter Mall entrance.  Walk all the way through the mall, exit the mall and turn left along Ashford Dunwoody Road and walk about a block.

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) and which rail station and bus routes are closest to each.

  • Business School:  Five Points
  • School of Policy:  Five Points
  • Natural Science Center: Five Points
  • University Commons: Peachtree Center (Harris Street exit) or bus 3
  • 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
  • Dahlberg Hall (Alumni Hall): Georgia State
  • 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 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

MARTA to the Tabernacle

One of Atlanta’s music venues, the Tabernacle is located downtown near the Peachtree Center Station on the red/gold rail line (see area map).  When exiting the station, be sure to take the exit marked  “To Harris Street”.   After going through the fare gate, follow the signs to Peachtree Street West.

At street level turn right to walk along Peachtree Street.  At the first intersection, turn right on Andrew Young International (Hard Rock Cafe will be across the street).  Walk one block then turn left onto Spring Street, then make a right on Luckie Street just after you walk by Ted’s Montana Grill.  The Tabernacle is less than a block down on the left.

You can also exit at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station on the blue/green line. Take the Philips Arena exit out of the station and walk straight ahead on Centennial Park Drive then turn right on Luckie Street.  The walk is slightly longer on this route and can be more isolated, especially if there aren’t any events going on around Philips Arena and the Dome.

Helpful Tips

  • If you need to eat before or after a show, the closest restaurants are Ted’s Montana Grill, Waffle House, Park Bar and Subway.  On your walk from MARTA, you can also check out the restaurants near Peachtree Center or restaurants near the Dome.
  • After 7 p.m., you can only board a Doraville train at the Peachtree Center station to go north.  If you need the North Springs train, exit at the Lindbergh Center station to transfer. Trains stop running around 1 a.m., so plan to be back at a station by then.
  • Lindbergh Center is a great place to park and ride the train if you are coming from north of the city, Inman Park or Candler Park on the east side.

For more information, see:
5 Best MARTA Stations to Park and Ride
Peachtree Center Station Nightlife
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Georgia Dome/Philips Arena Station Restaurants
Navigating the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station

MARTA to Dragon*Con

Over Labor Day weekend, downtown Atlanta hosts Dragon*Con, a popular culture convention that focuses on science fiction and fantasy. There is a costumed parade on Peachtree Street and many other events that take place at nearby hotels.

The closest MARTA station to Dragon*Con is Peachtree Center on the red/gold rail line. You can take any northbound or southbound train to the Peachtree Center station (there’s a direct connection to the airport). If coming from the blue or green rail line, exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Northbound train platform to reach Peachtree Center one stop away.

Once at Peachtree Center, all station exits will take you up to the start of the parade on Saturday morning. The Harris Street exit will put you closer to the event hotels, including the Hyatt Regency, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton and Marriott Marquis.

Helpful Tips

  • If you plan to be out late in the evening, take Uber with promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride
  • There’s a CVS above the MARTA station (Harris Street/Peachtree Street East exit) if you need supplies or medicine
  • Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals and schedules

For more information, see:
Top 5 MARTA Tips for Dragon*Con
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is one of most popular tourist attractions in Atlanta at 225 Baker Street NW, and there are several options for getting there on MARTA:

  1. Take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center Station and take the Harris Street exit off the train platform then follow the signs to Peachtree Street West.  At street level turn left on Peachtree Street then left again on Baker Street.  The aquarium is about four blocks down (see walking map). The area is generally safe with mostly office buildings.  The walk is downhill, and there will be a decent incline on the walk back.
  2. Take a blue or green line train to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station.  Take the Philip’s Arena exit out of the station after going up the tall escalators, keep right and walk straight ahead on Centennial Park Drive and through the park to reach the aquarium.

Helpful Tips

  • The World of Coca-Cola, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, Centennial Olympic Park, Game-X and the College Football Hall of Fame (fall 2014) are nearby attractions.
  • Legal Seafoods and Johnny Rockets are the closest restaurants to the aquarium. See links below for other restaurant options.
  • For a slight shortcut from Peachtree Center, take Harris Street/John Portman Blvd. to Centennial Park where there is a sidewalk entrance to the park. Walk through the park to reach the aquarium.

For more information, see:
10 Popular Atlanta Tourists Attractions and How to Get There on MARTA
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Navigating the Dome Station
Dome Station Restaurants

MARTA to Centennial Olympic Park

Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park

Centennial Olympic Park is located in downtown Atlanta near the CNN Center and Philips Arena.  The park features water fountains, greenspace and regular events throughout the year including ice skating, free Wednesday WindDown concerts, Fourth of July fireworks and more.

There are two MARTA stations that are close to Centennial Olympic Park: Peachtree Center Station on the red/gold line and the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station on the blue/green rail line.

Peachtree Center Directions
From the Peachtree Center Station, take the Harris Street exit off the train platform, then follow the signs to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn right and at the first intersection turn right again (west) to walk down Andrew Young International Blvd.  to reach the center of the park (see map).    Or if you are trying to get to the ice skating rink, Children’s Museum, World of Coca-Cola or the Georgia Aquarium, follow the above directions but turn left at street level, then left again on Harris Street/John Portman Boulevard for a slightly shorter walk.

Dome Station Directions
From the Dome Station, follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena to exit the station.  Go up the tall escalators and keep to the right to reach Centennial Olympic Park Drive.  Turn left on the street to reach the park (about a block away).  Philips Arena will be on your left.

Helpful Tips

  • Use Peachtree Center if you are coming from the north or south of the city and the Dome station if you are traveling east-west on the blue or green line to avoid transferring trains.
  • Both stations have access to a variety of restaurants — see Peachtree Center restaurants and Dome restaurants if you plan to eat near the park.  Googie Burger is actually in the park itself as a quick option.
  • Walking to/from the Dome station is less hilly.

For more information, see:
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena Station
Georgia Dome/Philips Arena Station Restaurants
5 Things to See and Do at the Dome Station
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride