N1 Peachtree Center

Destinations near the Peachtree Center MARTA station include AmericasMart and Centennial Olympic Park. Get walking and transit directions and view other nearby destinations.

Atlanta Candler Building

MARTA to the Candler Building

The Candler Building is a beautiful and historic office tower in downtown Atlanta at 127 Peachtree Street NE near the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Completed in 1906, the building was developed by Asa Candler, co-founder of Coca-Cola. The lobby and ornate facade pay tribute to world leaders in arts and sciences.

On MARTA, take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs pointing to Ellis Street after exiting the train. After walking through the fare gate, turn left toward the Peachtree Street East exit and go up the escalator or elevator. At street level turn left again. The building is less than a block away on the left.

Nearby Destinations

Woodruff Park
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia-Pacific Building
Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

Jackson Street Bridge Atlanta

MARTA to the Jackson Street Bridge

The Jackson Street Bridge is one of the off-the-beaten-path attractions in Atlanta. The bridge itself isn’t the focus, but rather the skyline view from the bridge. It’s a great spot to take a picture and the view also has a claim to fame as one of the shots from the TV series “The Walking Dead”.

There are several ways to get to the bridge on transit:

Atlanta Streetcar

Board the Atlanta Streetcar at the Peachtree Center MARTA station’s Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East exit. Ride the streetcar to the King Memorial Historic Site, getting off at the King Historic District stop. Walk north on Jackson toward the Horizon Sanctuary for about two blocks to reach the bridge.

Walk from King Memorial

Cross over Decatur Street in front of the King Memorial MARTA station and walk north on Hilliard Street next to the apartment buildings for about a block. Turn right on Edgewood Avenue then left on Jackson and walk another three blocks. Walking time is about 16 minutes. The walk is in a very urban area, so use caution.

Walk from Peachtree Center

Take any red or gold line train to get to Peachtree Center MARTA station, then follow the signs to Harris Street/Peachtree Street East to exit the station. Turn right on Peachtree Street and right at the first intersection on to John Portman Blvd./Harris Street. Walk three blocks and turn left on Piedmont Avenue, making sure to cross the street first. Turn right at the next intersection to reach the Freedom Park Trail. Take that to Jackson Street and turn right (see map). Walking time is 20 minutes, and the trail provides a good option whether you are walking or biking.

Bus

Bus 3 travels near the bridge on weekdays only. Board the bus at the Five Points MARTA station (heading east toward Candler Park) for the shortest commute. Signal for the bus to stop when the bus starts turning left on Jackson Street. Get off the bus and walk straight north for a block to reach the bridge.

All seven days a week bus 16 also stops about a block away. Connect with the bus at the Five Points MARTA station and exit at the Atlanta Medical Center at Parkway Drive. Turn right to walk south on Parkway, which turns into Jackson at the bridge.

Nearby Destinations

PATH Trail
Hilton Atlanta
Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District

Switchyards Building Atlanta

MARTA to the Switchyards Building

The Switchyards Building in downtown Atlanta at 151 Spring Street is undergoing renovations and will be the new home for a consumer and design startup hub. Opening in 2015, the building will offer office and meeting space along with a coffee shop.

The closest MARTA station to Switchyards is the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line, which is about a 5-minute walk away. Take any red or gold line train, including any train from the airport, to Peachtree Center and take the Harris Street exit off the train platform. Walk through the fare gates and follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street and walk to the first intersection, Andrew Young International Blvd., and turn right again. Walk to Spring Street and turn left on Spring to reach the building (see walking map).

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Restaurants
Atlanta Streetcar
The Tabernacle
Peachtree Center Mall
Holiday Inn Express
DoubleTree by Hilton
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Hampton Inn and Suites
Centennial Olympic Park

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
3 Apps That Will Improve Your MARTA Commute

MARTA to the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society national office is located at 250 Williams Street NW near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.

It is an easy and direct commute from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, as both the red and gold lines connect to the Airport MARTA station. Board the first departing northbound train. All southbound trains also stop at Peachtree Center. If you are traveling from the blue or green line, transfer at the Five Points MARTA station to a northbound train.

Once at the Peachtree Center station, follow the signs to the Harris Street/Peachtree Street West exit. Turn left at street level and left again at the first stoplight at John Portman Blvd. The American Cancer Society is about a block down the street. Walking time is approximately five minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park
Aloft Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency
DoubleTree by Hilton
Holiday Inn Centennial Park

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Tips for Riding MARTA To/From the Airport

191 Peachtree Tower

MARTA to 191 Peachtree Tower

The 191 Peachtree Tower building is one of the tallest buildings in downtown Atlanta at 191 Peachtree Street NE. Alma Cocina is a restaurant located on the main level and the Commerce Club is on the 49th floor.

The building is a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail lines, both of which connect directly to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. After exiting the train at the station, take the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East exit out of the station and turn right at street level. The building is less than a block down on the right.

You can also take the Harris Street/Peachtree Street East exit out of the station and turn left at street level.

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Restaurants
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
Ellis Hotel
Ritz Carlton Hotel
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Residence Inn Downtown
Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
Mall at Peachtree Center

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Tips for Riding MARTA To/From the Airport

Atlanta Streetcar stop at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Atlanta Streetcar

The Atlanta Streetcar is a new electric trolley line in downtown Atlanta that connects to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and travels in a loop to area attractions. With a start date of Dec. 30 2014, it will be free to ride during the first 90 days of service.

For easiest access to the streetcar stop, take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station and follow the signs to Ellis Street then to Peachtree Street East. The streetcar stop is in front of the station entrance (see picture above). From the station, the streetcar travels in one direction only toward Centennial Olympic Park before turning and traveling east back toward downtown.

If you want to travel eastbound toward Sweet Auburn and the Martin Luther King Historic Site, use the same MARTA station exit and turn left on Peachtree Street and walk a block to Auburn Avenue to the Park Place streetcar stop near the reading room pavilion.

More Information

Atlanta Streetcar Map and Destinations
Best of the Peachtree Center Station

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to Know About Riding the Streetcar

White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails

MARTA to White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails is in the heart of downtown Atlanta at 270 Peachtree Street NE. Just a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio, classy bar and contemporary Southern food.

From the Peachtree Center station, follow the signs to the Harris Street/Peachtree Street West exit. At street level turn left and walk less than a block.

Nearby Destinations

Mall at Peachtree Center
Hyatt Regency
AmericasMart
Aloft Atlanta Downtown
World of Coca-Cola
Georgia Aquarium
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to SunTrust Bank

SunTrust Bank is one of Atlanta’s major banks and ATM providers. There are several branches and places to get cash near MARTA. Choose from:

Peachtree Center

There’s a SunTrust ATM next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Follow the signs to Harris Street/Peachtree Street East to exit the station and turn right at street level. There’s also an ATM in the Mall at Peachtree Center food court.

North Avenue Station

Take the Fox Theatre exit out of the station and walk straight through the indoor mall to 3rd Street. Turn left on 3rd and turn right on West Peachtree Street and walk about a block for the West Peachtree branch.

Buckhead Station

Take the Peachtree Street pedestrian tunnel exit out of the station and at street level, turn right. There’s an ATM outside the Atlanta Financial Center.

Decatur Station

An ATM and banking branch is in downtown Decatur near the MARTA station. Take the Swanton Way exit out of the station and walk to Commerce Drive and turn right. SunTrust is on the next corner.

College Park Station

There’s a SunTrust bank across the street from the station on Main Street.

Ashby Station

There’s a banking branch next to the Walmart and around the corner from the Ashby MARTA station. Exit the station on to Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. and turn left. At the first intersection turn left again on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and walk just over a block.

SunTrust Plaza Atlanta

MARTA to SunTrust Plaza

The SunTrust Plaza is near both the Civic Center and Peachtree Center MARTA stations at 303 Peachtree Street NE. It was designed by famous architect John Portman Jr. and sculptures and water features decorate the outside of the building. The two nearby stations on the red and gold lines also provide direct access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

From Civic Center

Take any exit out of the Civic Center MARTA station and walk south on West Peachtree Street toward the skyscrapers. Turn left just before Hardy Ivy Park to remain on West Peachtree Street. The street dead ends at the office building (see map). Total walking time is about five minutes.

From Peachtree Center

Follow the signs to Harris Street/Peachtree Street East to exit the Peachtree Center MARTA station. At street level, turn right and walk just over a block. Walking time is also five minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Place
Best Western Inn and the Peachtrees
Aloft Atlanta Downtown
Mall at Peachtree Center

More Information

Tips for Riding MARTA To/From the Airport
Best of the Civic Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to Aloft Atlanta Downtown

Aloft Atlanta Downtown is a new Starwood Property at 300 Spring Street NW, closest to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail line.

The hotel is in a up-and-coming part of downtown Atlanta with easy access to upscale bars, restaurants, attractions and the Megabus. Other perks include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, pet accommodations and the option to walk to the SunTrust Plaza, AmericasMART, Peachtree Center, American Cancer Society and the Georgia World Congress Center if you are in town for business.

Directions

Take any red or gold line train, including any train from the airport, to the Peachtree Center station and follow the signs off the train platform to Harris Street. After going through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn left on Peachtree Street then left on Baker Street and walk about two blocks. The hotel is on the corner of Baker and Spring Streets. Walking time is about 5 minutes.

Nearby Attractions

Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
Imagine It! Children’s Museum
Centennial Olympic Park
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Georgia World Congress Center

Bus 1 also stops on Spring Street next to the hotel and provides service to the Coca-Cola Headquarters, Georgia Tech and West Midtown/Westside Provisions.

Nearby Food and Drink

BLT Steak
Drinkshop
Legal Seafood
Corner Bakery
Morton’s the Steakhouse
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
Max Lager’s Wood-Fire Grill and Brewery

More Information

Navigating 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
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to SkyView

SkyView is Atlanta’s Ferris wheel at 168 Luckie Street NW. The closest MARTA station is Peachtree Center on the red/gold line, and the Dome MARTA station on the blue/green line is also in walking distance. The ride is open daily and is near other downtown attractions.

Peachtree Center Directions

Take the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East exit out of the station if you wish to ride the streetcar to SkyView. Otherwise follow the signs to Harris Street/Peachtree Street West if you plan to walk. At street level keep right on Peachtree Street toward Ray’s in the City and turn right at the first intersection, Andrew Young International. Walk about two blocks and veer left through a parking lot near Waffle House to reach the ride. Total walking time is about seven minutes.

Dome Station Directions

From the Dome MARTA station, follow the signs to Philips Arena to exit the station. At street level, keep right at the top of the escalator and go up the steps. Continue walking straight ahead on Centennial Olympic Park Drive for about 10 minutes.

Insider Tips

More Information

Dome Station Area Guide
Peachtree Center Area Guide
Top 10 Tourist Attractions Near MARTA

MARTA to Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

Marriott’s Courtyard Atlanta Downtown is conveniently located next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station at 133 Carnegie Way. The hotel features an exercise room, free WiFi and meeting space.

Take any red or gold line train or any train departing the airport to the Peachtree Center station. Follow the signs to the Ellis Street (not Harris Street) exit, then after walking through the fare gate, veer right to go up the escalator or elevator marked Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn right to reach the hotel.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Woodruff Park

The Tabernacle
Atlanta Streetcar
SkyView
Rialto Center for Performing Arts
Centennial Olympic Park
Hard Rock Cafe

More Information

5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to DoubleTree Atlanta Downtown

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown is located at 160 Spring Street NW near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, business center and WiFi.

From MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station. If traveling from the airport, board any northbound train.

At the station, 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 on 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 Destinations

Restaurants
SkyView
Atlanta Streetcar
Centennial Olympic Park
Mall at Peachtree Center
Imagine It! Children’s Museum
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
AmericasMart

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport

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 163 North Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, 30040.

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.

Uber is another good option. Request a car at the North Springs station and use the promo code MARTAGuide to get a free first ride up to $20.

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

Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

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”. In between the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations, this area of downtown has the most historic and renovated buildings in the city.

In addition to a variety of architectural styles, Fairlie-Poplar also has numerous places to get a quick bite to eat, office buildings and part of the Georgia State University campus. Several television shows and movies have been filmed here as well.

There are a few apartments and condos in Fairlie-Poplar as well if you are considering a move to downtown Atlanta. While there is easy access to MARTA rail and the ability to walk to jobs in the nearby area, retail and grocery stores are currently lacking. However, the new Atlanta Streetcar that travels through the area stops at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market as a way to get groceries easily on transit. You can also find CVS Pharmacy outside both the nearby transit stations.

From Five Points

Take the Broad Street Plaza exit out of the station near the MARTA RideStore/Peachtree Street exit and 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. You can also take the Forsyth Street exit out of the station and turn right.

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 several directions.

Nearby Destinations

Atlanta Streetcar
The Tabernacle
CNN Center
Woodruff Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Georgia State University
Rialto Center for Performing Arts
Fulton County Central Library

More Information

Atlanta Tourist Attractions
Five Points Station Restaurants
Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station

Woodruff Park

MARTA to Woodruff Park

Woodruff Park is in the middle of downtown Atlanta near the Five Points and Peachtree Center MARTA stations.  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.

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 take the elevator or escalator to street level, following the signs to Peachtree Street East.  At street level, turn left on Peachtree Street to reach the park.

Walking time from either station is about five minutes.

Nearby Destinations

Atlanta Streetcar
Underground Atlanta
Fairlie-Poplar Historic District
Georgia State University
Atlanta Central Library
Rialto Center for Performing Arts

More Information

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 Peachtree Center.  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 reach the hotel, which is just across the street from the station and from the library.

Nearby Destinations

Atlanta Streetcar
Rialto Center for Performing Arts
Fairlie Popular District
Centennial Olympic Park
Woodruff Park
Hard Rock Cafe
Tabernacle
SkyView

More Information

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. The Atlanta Streetcar also stops in front of the MARTA station and building.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Woodruff Park

Atlanta Streetcar
Ellis Hotel
Ritz Carlton
Mall at Peachtree Center
Westin Peachtree Plaza

More Information

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 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 Holiday Inn Centennial Park

The Holiday Inn at Centennial Park at 101 Andrew Young International Blvd. is near major downtown Atlanta attractions and the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold line. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, laundry facilities, free meals for kids and a fitness center.

Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station (all trains departing the airport stop here). After exiting the train, follow the signs to the Harris Street. 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 again on Andrew Young International Blvd. and walk about two blocks.

You can also get to the hotel via the Dome MARTA station on the blue/green rail line. Take the Philips Arena exit out of the station and veer to the right at street level to walk around Philips Arena. Go up the stairs and keep walking straight ahead on Centennial Olympic Park Drive for about three blocks. Turn right in front of the Waffle House.

Nearby Destinations

SkyView
Tabernacle
CNN Center
AmericasMart
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park
Imagine It! Children’s Museum
Georgia World Congress Center

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants
Dome Station Restaurants
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport

Holiday Inn Express Downtown Atlanta

MARTA to Holiday Inn Express Downtown Atlanta

The Holiday Inn Express in downtown Atlanta is located at 111 Cone Street, closest to the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. In a historic building, the hotel features a free hot breakfast and 24-hour fitness center.

Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center station, including any train departing from the airport. Follow the signs to the Ellis Street (not Harris Street) exit after getting off the train. Walk through the fare gates and keep right to reach the Peachtree Street West/Public Library escalator. Go up the escalator and at street level, walk straight ahead and across the street to enter Forsyth Street (the public library will be on the right). Turn right on Luckie Street and walk about two blocks. The hotel is on the corner of Luckie and Cone Streets. Turn right on Cone Street to reach the entrance.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Atlanta Streetcar
Tabernacle
Centennial Olympic Park
Fairlie-Popular Historic District

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

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

Motel 6 Downtown Atlanta

MARTA to Motel 6 Atlanta Downtown

One of the most affordable hotels in downtown Atlanta is Motel 6 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 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.

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Restaurants
Rental Cars
Peachtree Center Mall
Georgia Power Company
Atlanta Civic Center

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
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 Chick-fil-A Bowl Parade takes place Dec. 31 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. If you are traveling 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 right and go up the stairs to walk 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.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants near Peachtree Center
Restaurants near the Georgia Dome
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
College Football Hall of Fame

More Information

MARTA to the Chick-fil-A Bowl
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride

MARTA to Hampton Inn Atlanta Downtown

The Hampton Inn in downtown Atlanta is near the Peachtree Center MARTA station and the Atlanta Streetcar at 161 Spring Street NW in a historic building. Features include complimentary breakfast and a business center.

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 Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Woodruff Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Fairlie-Poplar Historic District
Rialto Center for Performing Arts

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 Most Walkable Stations
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

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 Year’s Eve day, and at night, a large peach drops in countdown to the new year.

The Five Points MARTA station is right next to the Peach Drop and Underground Atlanta. All trains stop at Five Points, making it an easy travel 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.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Underground Atlanta
Woodruff Park
Fairfield Inn and Suites

Insider Tips

  • MARTA trains will have extended service on New Years Eve. The last trains in all directions will depart Five Points at 2 a.m. Use the MARTA on the Go App for real-time train schedules.
  • 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).
  • If you plan to stay out late. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first Uber ride.

More Information

Navigating the Five Points Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
3 Tips for Riding MARTA on New Year’s Eve

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

Children's Christmas Parade Atlanta

MARTA to the Children’s Christmas Parade

The Children’s Christmas Parade takes place in December with floats, giant balloons, marching bands and the arrival of Santa on Peachtree Street. Breakfast with Santa and bleacher seats are also available for a fee.

There are two MARTA stations that provide easy access to the parade route:

Arts Center

At 15th Street and West Peachtree Street, the Arts Center MARTA station provides access to the start of the parade at 16th Street. Take the 15th Street exit out of the station and turn left on 15th and walk less than a block to Peachtree Street.

Midtown

The Midtown MARTA station is on 10th Street near the middle of the parade route. Take the main exit out of the station and turn right on 10th Street and walk less than a block. This route is less hilly than at the Arts Center station.

Insider Tips

  • For a hot drink, head to the Starbucks near Peachtree and 7th Street
  • The closest MARTA parking to the parade is at the Lindbergh Center MARTA station on the red/gold line.
  • Trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. Use the MARTA on the Go App for real-time train arrivals to plan your return trip to the station to avoid a long wait.
  • Several restaurants are near both stations for a late breakfast or lunch after the parade (see links below for restaurant listings).

More Information

Arts Center Station Restaurants
Midtown Station Restaurants
5 Family-friendly Activities near the Arts Center Station
3 Apps That Will Make Your MARTA Commute Easier

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

Hilton Atlanta Downtown

MARTA to the Hilton Atlanta

The Hilton Atlanta is located in downtown Atlanta at 255 Courtland Street near the Peachtree Center MARTA Station. 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 features include an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a jogging track.

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).

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
SunTrust Plaza
Georgia State University
Mall at Peachtree Center

More Information

Tips for Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Ellis Hotel

The Ellis Hotel is a boutique hotel located in downtown Atlanta at 176 Peachtree Street.  It is conveniently right next to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and across from the Peachtree Center streetcar stop. Features of the hotel include the restaurant Terrace, free Wi-Fi and a pet-friendly floor.

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 go up the escalator. At street level, turn left.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Aquarium

Centennial Olympic Park
World of Coca-Cola
Imagine It Children’s Museum
Peachtree Center Mall
Woodruff Park

More Information

Top 5 Hotels Closest to MARTA
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Tips on Riding MARTA to/from the Airport
10 Easiest Destinations to Get to on MARTA
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friend Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station

MARTA to the Ritz Carlton Downtown

The Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta is a short walk from the Peachtree Center MARTA station at 181 Peachtree Street.  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 one minute.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
Bus 110
Atlanta Streetcar
AmericasMART
Woodruff Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Mall at Peachtree Center
Fairlie Poplar Historic District

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Peachtree Center Station Area Pictures
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Tips on riding to/from the Airport 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.

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Atlanta Streetcar
Ellis Hotel
Residence Inn
Ritz Carlton
Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
Westin Peachtree Plaza
Centennial Olympic Park

More Information

Restaurants Near MARTA
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station
Top 5 Most Walkable MARTA Stations

MARTA to Atlanta Fulton County Public Library

The Atlanta Fulton County public library system has several libraries near MARTA stations. See below for directions to the branches closest to transit.

Central Library

Atlanta’s central library is conveniently located across the street from the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail line. 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.

East Point Branch

Take a gold or red line train to the East Point MARTA station and exit the station on Main Street. Turn right and walk less than a block.

Peachtree Branch

Take a red or gold train to he Arts Center MARTA station and follow the signs 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 and cross over the street at the stoplight (see walking map).

College Park Branch

Take the Main Street exit out of the College Park MARTA station and turn right on Main Street and walk about two blocks.

Ponce de Leon Branch

Take bus 2 from the North Avenue MARTA station or bus 102 from North Avenue or Candler Park and exit at Ponce and Fredrica Street near the Publix.

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).

More Information

MARTA Maps
Train Schedules and Frequency
MARTA Trip Planning Options

Publix Georgia Marathon

MARTA to the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon

The Georgia Marathon takes place every year in March, with the marathon and the half-marathon starting and ending at Centennial Olympic Park near the Dome MARTA station and Peachtree Center MARTA station. 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 and follow the signs pointing to Harris Street from the train platform. After exiting the fare gate, follow the signs again to the Peachtree Street West escalator. At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street and right again at the first light on Andrew Young International Blvd. and walk about two blocks.

From the East or West (blue/green rail lines)

The Dome MARTA station is slightly closer to the start and finish 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 to exit the station. After going up an escalator, turn right, walk up the stairs and continue down the street to reach the park (Philips Arena will be on the left).

More Information

MARTA Maps
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Navigating 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.

Sheraton Hotel Downtown Atlanta

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. The hotel features a fitness center, area shuttle and heated, salt water pool.

If you are traveling 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.

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Restaurants
Rental Cars
Apex Museum
Mall at Peachtree Center
Georgia State University
Georgia-Pacific Building

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

MARTA to the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is located in downtown Atlanta at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Dining options at the hotel include Sear (fine dining) and High Velocity (sports bar), and the hotel also features a fitness center, spa and outdoor pool.

Directions

All trains departing the airport stop at the Peachtree Center station as well as all southbound trains. Once at the station, follow the signs to the Harris Street exit after getting off the train then to Peachtree Street East. At street level, turn right to walk north along Peachtree Street. Turn right again at the first intersection on Harris Street, then left at the next block on Peachtree Center Avenue.

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 where there’s a skybridge connection.

What’s Nearby

Restaurants
Nightlife
Centennial Olympic Park
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Bus 16 also stops in front of the hotel and provides service to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library as well as Poncey Highland and Virginia Highland, two popular intown neighborhoods with restaurants, nightlife and boutique shops. Use your Breeze Card or pay $2.50 in cash each way in exact change.

If you are in town for business, this hotel is in walking distance of Peachtree Center, 191 Peachtree Tower, AmericasMART, SunTrust Plaza, KPMG, American Cancer Society and Georgia Power.

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
Rental Cars near the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

MARTA to the Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel is near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red and gold rail lines at 265 Peachtree Street NE. The hotel features an outdoor pool, 24 hour gym and the newly renovated Polaris restaurant.

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.

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.

Nearby Destinations

Restaurants
Nightlife
SunTrust Plaza
AmericasMart
Centennial Olympic Park
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
Best of the Peachtree Center Station
5 Things to See and Do at 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

Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta

MARTA to the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta is located at 210 Peachtree Street NE near the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Hotel amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, in-room spa experiences, business center and fitness center. At the top of the hotel you can also enjoy the Sun Dial Restaurant and View where you can choose from upscale dining, rotating bar or viewing level.

All trains departing the airport stop at the Peachtree Center station. Follow the signs to the Harris Street exit after getting off the train. After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn right and walk about a half-block to the hotel. Ray’s in the City, a seafood restaurant, will be on your right.

Nearby Destinations

Nightlife
Restaurants
Atlanta Streetcar
Hard Rock Cafe
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola
Centennial Olympic Park

Bus 110 also stops in front of the hotel on Peachtree Street and travels northbound to destinations including the Fox Theatre, Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, High Museum of Art and the Buckhead Village. Breeze Cards or $2.50 cash can be used for payment on the bus.

More Information

Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
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

Carter Presidential Center

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

Fiesta Atlanta is Cinco de Mayo celebration that takes place each year in Centennial Olympic Park. Festival events include a 5K, live music, cultural dancing and authentic Mexican food.

There are two MARTA stations near Fiesta Atlanta: Dome MARTA station on the blue/green line and Peachtree Center on the red/gold line.

From the Dome Station

Follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena to exit the station. Go up the escalator and at street level turn right and go up the stairs.  Walk straight ahead for about a block to reach the park.

From Peachtree Center

Use the Harris Street exit off the train platform then follow the signs to Peachtree Street West.  At street level, turn right and walk to the first stop light, Andrew Young International Blvd., and turn right again.  Walk just over a block to reach the park. You can also board the Atlanta streetcar outside the Ellis Street/Peachtree Street East station exit to reach the park. It is free to ride in 2015.

More Information

MARTA Trip Planning
Navigating the Dome Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Peachtree Center Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Dome Station

Sweetwater 420 Fest

MARTA to the SweetWater 420 Fest

The Sweetwater 420 Fest is a large music festival that takes place in April in Centennial Olympic Park. The festival is near two MARTA stations and includes an artist market and 5K.

On MARTA, choose from the following commute options:

Peachtree Center Station

Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA station and follow the signs on the train platform to Harris Street (not Ellis). After walking through the fare gate, follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West. At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street and right at the first intersection on Andrew Young International Blvd. This street goes straight to the park and the first of two festival entrances.

Tip: If you need cash, there is a Wells Fargo ATM nearby. Turn left instead of right at street level to reach it. A Bank of America ATM is also on Peachtree Street near CVS across the street. Use the Peachtree Street East escalator for easiest access.

Dome Station

The other option is to take a blue or green line train to the Dome MARTA station. Follow the signs pointing to Philips Arena to exit the station and turn left at street level (toward the Georgia Dome). Walk completely around Philips Arena to reach the Marietta Street entrance to the festival near the Omni Hotel (see festival map). Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Tip: Nearby CNN Center has a large food court, public restrooms and a Wells Fargo ATM off the Centennial Olympic Park Drive main entrance.

Train Schedules

MARTA trains run every 20 minutes on the weekend. Download and use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train schedules to plan your commute and avoid long waits on the train platform.

Parking

  • The closest free MARTA parking is at Inman Park followed by Candler Park on the blue/green line.
  • The H.E. Holmes station also has large parking lots near I-20 and I-285 West if you are traveling from the west side of the city.
  • Lindbergh Center is the best parking option on the red/gold line (view information and directions). Just remember to not leave your car overnight unless you use the overnight parking deck near the intersection of Piedmont Road and Sydney Marcus Blvd. Keep your parking ticket with you if you park at Lindbergh Center so you can validate it inside the Lindbergh Center station on your return trip. Look for the yellow machines.

More Information

Atlanta Festival Guide
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Navigating the Dome Station
Navigating the Peachtree Center Station
3 Apps That Will Make Your MARTA Commute Easier

MARTA to Imagine It Children’s Museum

The Imagine It! Children’s Museum in downtown Atlanta is near the Peachtree Center MARTA station at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The museum features interactive exhibits, educational programs and is free the second Tuesday of each month between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. as capacity allows.

Take a red or gold line train to Peachtree Center and follow the signs to the Harris Street exit off the train platform. Follow the signs again to Peachtree Street West after walking through the fare gates and turn left at street level on Peachtree Street. Walk to the first intersection and turn left again on John Portman Blvd./Harris Street. Walk just over two blocks and turn right on Centennial Olympic Park Drive (see walking map). The museum is on the corner and across the street from the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Total walking time is about seven minutes.

Those who are sight-seeing might also want to consider exiting at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena station on the blue/green rail line. Use the Philips Arena exit to leave the station. Turn right at the top of the station escalators, go up the stairs and walk straight ahead on Centennial Olympic Park Drive to reach the museum. Attractions on the way include the CNN Center, SkyView and Centennial Olympic Park

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World of Coca Cola

MARTA to the World of Coca-Cola

The World of Coca-Cola is a popular tourist attraction at 121 Baker Street NW near the Peachtree Center and Dome MARTA stations. Walking time is less than 15 minutes from either station. See below for walking directions and area information.

Peachtree Center

Take any red or gold line train to the Peachtree Center MARTA 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 Coca-Cola is about three blocks away (see walking map). Walking time is about 12 minutes.

Dome Station

Take a blue or green line train to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN station and follow the signs to the Philips Arena exit. At the top of the escalators turn right and go up the staircase. Continue walking straight ahead (the CNN Center will be on your left) to reach Centennial Olympic Park. The World of Coca-Cola is on the far side of the park.

Nearby Destinations

Peachtree Center Restaurants
Dome Restaurants
SkyView
CNN Center
Game-X
Georgia Aquarium
Centennial Olympic Park
Imagine It! Children’s Museum
College Football Hall of Fame
Center for Civil and Human Rights

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