Virginia Highland is one of the more popular neighborhoods in Atlanta, full of walkable restaurants, bars and nightlife/music venues. It is equally distant from the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold line and the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue/green line, but requires a bus ride unless you want to walk 30 minutes from the closest station.
There are several commute options for getting to the neighborhood:
Turn right on 10th Street from the main Midtown Station exit and walk until the road dead ends at Monroe Drive. Turn right on Monroe then a quick left on Virginia Avenue, which goes up a steep hill. Walk another 15 minutes to reach the commercial district. Total walking time is about 30 minutes. Bikers can also use the PATH and BeltLine Trail near the Inman Park station or the bike lane on 10th Street.
MARTA + Uber
If you don’t want to walk, the better option is to request Uber from the Midtown or Inman Park station for the least expensive ride. Use promo code MARTAGuide for a free first ride up to $20. The fare shouldn’t be more than $10 with UberX.
It is free to ride the bus if you’re transferring from the train. There are four options:
- Bus 16 departs from the Five Points station. This is a great route that leaves from downtown and commutes up North Highland all the way to Loehmann’s Plaza at N. Druid Hills. It includes stops in Poncey Highlands as well as restaurants north of Virginia Avenue and into Morningside.
- Bus 36 is a more common choice. This route departs from the Midtown and Decatur stations and travels to Piedmont Park as well as the center of the Virginia Highland neighborhood with stops near Murphy’s, La Tavola, Yeah Burger, Highland Tap, George’s and more.
- Bus 2 departs from North Avenue and Decatur station and travels down Ponce de Leon Avenue. Exit at Ponce and North Highland Avenue by the Plaza Theatre. The bus stop is near some of the neighborhood bars including Neighbor’s, Hand and Hand, Atkins Park and the Righteous Room.
- Bus 102 departs from the North Avenue and Candler Park stations and also stops at Ponce and N. Highland.