The Windward Parkway Park and Ride parking lot is near the intersection of Windward Parkway and North Point Parkway off Ga. 400 exit 11 (view map to get directions). Three MARTA buses provide service to and from the North Springs MARTA station at the end of the red rail line.
You can pay $2.50 cash to ride the bus if you don’t have a Breeze Card, but you will not get a free transfer if you are connecting with the train. View information and bus schedules below to plan your commute.
Bus 140 travels to the park and ride lot on alternate trips. Total commute time is approximately 35 minutes. View schedule.
All bus 143 routes travel to and from the Windward Parkway Park and Ride. Total commute time is is approximately 25 minutes. View schedule.
MARTA bus 185 also travels to and from the park and ride lot on every trip. Total commute time is approximately 55 minutes due to local stops on Holcomb Bridge Road and Alpharetta Highway. View schedule.
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The Mansell Road Park and Ride is located on Mansell Road next to Ga. 400 exit 8 (see map to get directions). Two MARTA buses pick up commuters at the parking lot, bus 85 and bus 140 and travel to and from the North Springs MARTA station on the red rail line.
Commute time on bus 85 is 30 minutes to 50 minutes depending on time of day. Commute time on bus 140 is about 15 minutes, and is shorter because it is an express route that only has a few designated stops.
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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.
The bus connects with the North Springs MARTA station on the red line and the North Avenue MARTA station on the red and gold line. (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 in the downtown Atlanta business district.
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 compared to travel from North Springs.
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.
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Roswell and Alpharetta are two north Atlanta suburbs closest to the North Springs MARTA station on the red line. The commute requires a bus ride, and there are several options to choose from:
- Bus 85 goes through downtown Roswell and up to Mansell Road, where there is a Park and Ride at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Mansell.
- Bus 140 goes up GA 400 to Mansell Road/Park and Ride and to the Windward Park and Ride located near the intersection of North Point Parkway and Dryden Road.
- Bus 143 goes up GA 400 to Windward Parkway and to the Windward Park and Ride
- Bus 185 goes up GA 400 to Holcomb Bridge Road, then up Alpharetta Highway, passing by the North Fulton Regional Hospital and Alpharetta City Hall and ending at the Windward Parkway Park and Ride
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