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MARTA to Douglasville

Douglasville is a small city west of Atlanta near I-20, and is not MARTA accessible.  There are regional buses operated by GRTA Xpress that travel to the area Monday-Friday on a very limited schedule:

  • Take any train heading downtown to the Five Points station and take the Forsyth Street exit out of the station to catch GRTA Xpress 461/462.  The bus departs only Monday-Friday between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
  • Take a red or gold line train to the Civic Center station for GRTA Xpress 460.  The bus departs only Monday-Friday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The other option is to use MARTA and a taxi.  If coming from the blue or green rail line, board a H.E. Holmes Westbound train and take it to the H.E. Holmes station and arrange for a taxi there at 70 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive (about 17 miles from Douglasville).  If you are coming from the airport, Midtown, Buckhead or otherwise on the red or gold lines, take the train to the Five Points station and transfer to the Westbound train platform and wait for the H.E. Holmes train there.

For more information, see:
GRTA Xpress
MARTA Trip Planning Options
MARTA Station Interstate Exits
Train Schedules and Frequency

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MARTA to the Adamsville Recreation Center

The Adamsville Recreation Center is located at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SW, closest to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station on the blue rail line. The facility includes an auditorium, fitness center, dance room, basketball courts, game room and indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool.

To get there on MARTA, board bus 73  at the H.E. Holmes station.  Approximate commute time on the bus is five minutes.

For more information, see:
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Best of MARTA: Fun/Recreation
Navigating the Hamilton E. Holmes Station

MARTA to Greenbriar Mall

Greenbriar Mall is located at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW.  Anchor stores include Macy’s and Burlington Coat Factory, and there is also a food court, farmer’s market and mall walkers program.

The closest MARTA station to the mall is Lakewood/Fort McPherson, although the commute requires taking a bus.  There are several bus routes to choose from:

  • Bus 66 connects to the H.E. Holmes station (25 minutes)
  • Bus 83 connects to the Oakland City station (15-20 minutes)
  • Bus 162 connects to the Oakland City station (25 minutes)
  • Bus 183 connects to the Lakewood/Fort McPherson station (10 minutes)

For more information, see:
Best of MARTA: Retail
MARTA Shopping Guide
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
MARTA Trip Planning Options

MARTA to the Barge Road Park and Ride

The Barge Road Park and Ride is located at the intersection of Barge Road and Campbellton Road, just behind the Greenbriar Animal Hospital.  Several MARTA bus routes connect with the parking lot:

  • Bus 66 connects to the H.E. Holmes station
  • Bus 83 connects to the Oakland City station
  • Bus 165 connects to the H.E. Holmes station
  • Bus 183 connects to the Lakewood/Fort McPherson station

Click on the above links for route schedules.  The Oakland City and Lakewood/Fort McPherson station are on the red/gold rail line, ideal if you are traveling north or south on the MARTA rail system.  The H.E. Holmes station provides connection to the blue rail line that travels east and west through the city.  All trains stop at the Five Points station.

Helpful Tips

  • It is free to transfer from MARTA rail to buses.
  • If you are parking at the Barge Road and don’t have a Breeze Card fare, you can pay $2.50 cash.  Drivers cannot make change.

For more information, see:
MARTA Trip Planning
Top 5 MARTA Stations to Park and Ride
Train Schedules and Frequency
MARTA Accessible Companies

MARTA to Mozley Park

Mozley Park is a historic neighborhood and park west of downtown Atlanta, in between the West Lake and Ashby MARTA stations.  The area is primarily residential with an elementary school and public park (Mozley Park).  The park features a swimming pool, playground, softball fields, basketball courts and a tennis court.  The PATH trail also runs through the park, which is part of a connected city-wide network of bike trails.

Two buses travel to the area.  Board bus 3 at the Five Points or H.E. Holmes Station for easy access to the park off Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.  Or connect with bus 13 at Five Points or West Lake Station on the blue rail line, which travels further into he neighborhood.

For those who wish to walk, exit at the Westlake Station and exit the station toward West Lake Avenue.  Walk through the parking lot to Browning Street and keep walking straight ahead to reach the park and further down to reach the residential neighborhood.

For more information, see:
MARTA Maps
5 Most Walkable MARTA Stations
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions

MARTA to Morris Brown College

Morris Brown College is located in southwest Atlanta at 643 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, just south of the Vine City Station on the west rail line.

Take a blue or green line train to the station (transfer at the Five Points Station to a Westbound train if you are coming from the red or gold line). From the station, take the Electric Avenue exit out of the station and turn left. At the first intersection keep right on Maple Drive then right on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (see walking map).  Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Riders can also get on bus 3 at the Five Points (be sure to board a westbound bus) or H.E. Holmes Station. This bus travels down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Exit at Vine Street or Sunset Avenue.

For more information, see:
MARTA Maps
How to Ride MARTA Buses

MARTA to Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is located in southwest Atlanta at 223 James P Brawley Dr. SW.

The closest MARTA station is Vine City on the west rail line.  Take a blue or green line train to the station (transfer at the Five Points Station to a Westbound train if you are coming from the red or gold line). From the station, take the Electric Avenue exit out of the station and turn left. At the first intersection keep right on Maple Drive, right on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, then left on Walnut Street (see walking map).  Walking time is less than 15 minutes.

Riders can also get on bus 3 at the Five Points (be sure to board a westbound bus) or H.E. Holmes Station. This bus travels down Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Exit at Walnut Street, Vine Street, Sunset Avenue or Griffin Street (closest to the stadium).

The AUC Shuttle also provides service to the school from the West End and Vine City Stations.

For more information, see:
MARTA Maps
How to Ride MARTA Buses

MARTA to Marietta

MARTA does not directly go to Marietta, but there are several options for commuting there on transit.

MARTA + Uber

Connecting with Uber, a car service that let’s you reach a driver at a touch of a button, is the best way to get to a specific address in Marietta. The Dunwoody, Medical Center, Lindbergh Center and Arts Center stations are all about a 15-minute car trip to Cumberland Mall for example. If you’re coming from the airport, taking any northbound train to the Arts Center MARTA station then requesting a car from there would be the fastest commute to the Cobb Galleria area.

If you are trying to get to downtown Marietta, take a red line MARTA train to the Medical Center MARTA station and connect with Uber there. The car ride is about 22 minutes (15 miles). Use promo code MARTAGuide for $20 your first ride with Uber.

Cobb Community Transit

Cobb Community Transit also connects with several  MARTA stations on a limited schedule and travels to Marietta. It is free to transfer from MARTA to a CCT bus.

Monday-Saturday you can get on CCT bus 30 at the H.E. Holmes MARTA station at the end of the blue rail line.  This bus will take you to the Marietta Transfer Center, where there are options to connect with local routes. Click here for the route 30 schedule and real-time arrival information.

Weekdays you can board CCT bus 10, 10A, 10B, 10C at the Arts Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Bus 10 also operates on Saturday. Route highlights of each include:

10: Cumberland Transfer Center (22 minutes), Cumberland Mall, Post Village Clock Tower, Dobbins Air Force Base, Cobb Parkway, S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta Transfer Center (51 minutes)

10A: Cumberland Transfer Center (30 minutes), Cumberland Mall, Circle 75 Parkway, Bentley Road at Delk Road, Civic Center Station, Five Points Station

10B: Cumberland Transfer Center (20 minutes), Cumberland Mall,Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria, Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta North, Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta NW, Windy Hill, Interstate North Parkway, Akers Mill Road, Civic Center Station, Five Points Station

10C: Town Center (55 minutes), Marietta Transfer Center (30 minutes)

Commute time is about 51 minutes to the Marietta Transfer Center except for route 10C, which is a direct 30-minute (and goes to Town

More Information

MARTA Trip Planning Options
Contact Cobb Community Transit
Train Schedules and Frequency
Top 10 Easiest Destinations to Get to on MARTA

MARTA to Six Flags

Six Flags Over Georgia is an amusement park just outside of Atlanta. The closest MARTA station is H.E. Holmes on the blue rail line. From there, board bus 201 to get to the park.  If you are coming from the north or south, you must exit at Five Points and follow the signs to the Westbound platform and get on a train marked “H.E. Holmes”.

Once at the station, make sure to tap your Breeze card when exiting the station to get a free transfer. The bus ride is about 12 minutes.

Helpful Tips

  • The bus begins running one hour before the park opens and one hour after it closes, every 40 minutes.
  • The bus starts service weekends only in March, April and most of May.  In June and July the bus runs daily.  After the second week in August, service goes back to weekends only through the end of October.
  • Children 46″ and under ride free with a paying adult.  Maximum two children per adult.
  • If you don’t want to take the bus, you can arrange for an Uber car to pick you up at the station. UberX is a cheaper option and you can split the fare with other riders for a lower rate. It’s like a taxi, but nicer. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride!

More Information

Best of MARTA: Fun/Recreation
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Using Google Maps for MARTA Directions
Navigating the Hamilton E. Holmes Station

Hamilton E. Holmes MARTA Station

The Hamilton E. Holmes Station (or H.E. Holmes) is the last stop on the west, blue line at 70 Hamiliton E. Holmes Drive.  It is near I-20 and not too far from I-285 (see area map).  It was originally called the Hightower Station, but was changed in honor of civil-rights hero Hamilton E. Holmes.

What’s Nearby
The area is primarily residential, with several apartment communities, including one senior living comunity, in walking distance from the station. There are also a few small shopping centers and fast food restaurants along with Frederick Douglass High School and Peyton Forest Elementary School.

Directions
To get to the H.E. Holmes station, you must be on a westbound, blue line train marked “H.E. Holmes”.  If you are coming from the north or south lines, you must exit at the Five Points Station and follow the signs to the Westbound platform.  On the weekend the blue line train runs every 15 minutes, 12 minutes during rush hour and 20 minutes off-peak weekdays.

Parking
There are over 1,000 free daily parking spots.  There is no long-term or overnight parking.

Buses
There are many different bus routes that depart from this station, including a route that travels to Six Flags,  along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Fulton Industrial.  See the full list of bus routes.

Train Schedules

H.E. Holmes Station Next Train

H.E. Holmes Blue Line Station Schedule

 

 

 

Commute Times
It takes 9 minutes to get to Five Points, and 25-45 minutes to get to the Airport Station.

More Information
Navigating the Hamilton E. Holmes Station
Interstate Exits for MARTA Stations
Best of MARTA: H.E. Holmes Station
Hamilton E. Holmes Station Restaurants
Hamilton E. Holmes Station Destinations
Hamilton E. Holmes Station Apartment Guide