Getting to Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood requires taking a bus from the Lakewood Station on the south red/gold rail line. The bus ride is free as long as you tap your Breeze ticket or card when you exit the station. You can choose from either:
- Bus 42 – Stops near both entrances. Exit at Langford Parkway and Lakewood Way for the Lakewood Entrance (all will call available) or exit at Pryor Road and Pryor Circle right before the stoplight for the Pryor Box Office (Ticketmaster will call only). This stop is the shortest walk to the main amphitheatre entrance. Bus 42 also continues on to the Five Points Station, so for your return trip, you could get on the first bus that arrives in either direction to reconnect with the rail line.
- Bus 178- Exit at Lakewood Avenue and Macon Drive. All will call tickets can be picked up here.
(See area and bus stop map)
Tell the bus driver your destination, or pull the cord on the sides of the bus to indicate a stop. It is about a 10 minute ride to/from the station.
Other Things to Know
If you don’t ride MARTA often, purchase a Breeze card with a roundtrip fare at the start of your trip. Buses do accept cash (one way fare is $2.50) should you need to pay that way, but bus drivers cannot make change and you do not get a free transfer to the train.
The buses run approximately every 30 minutes and up until 1 a.m., although the trains also stop running around the same time, so plan to be back at the station by 12:30 a.m. to allow enough time for rail travel. It is better to return earlier than later, as the area isn’t as safe as being in Midtown or Buckhead, and you will have to wait at a bus stop along the road next to the venue as opposed to inside the Lakewood park.
You can also call ahead for a taxi to meet you at the Lakewood Station. The station address is 1400 Lee Street. Atlanta Checker Cab is one company that can be contacted at 404-351-1111, or use their smartphone app or text message system. You can also take a cab from Lakewood back to the MARTA station.
From late April until the end of August, the Pryor Road box office will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 noon until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
For more information, see:
MARTA Safety Tips
How to ride MARTA buses
Lakewood Amphitheatre Bus Schedule (Bus 42)
How to use Google Maps for MARTA Directions to get a route schedule based on your desired arrival or departure time both to and from the venue