Zoo Atlanta is in Grant Park at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. The zoo is known for its pandas, and also has a children’s area and regular events such as Brew at the Zoo and Boo at the Zoo.

Things to Know

  • The zoo is a 30-minute walk from the closest MARTA station, though biking is a great option to shorten the commute.
  • If you’re staying at a hotel in downtown Atlanta, many participate in the zoo’s free taxi service program.
  • Save 40% on admission to Zoo Atlanta and four other top Atlanta attractions with CityPASS.


The walk from MARTA to the zoo is 30 minutes through historic Grant Park, so it’s a nice way to explore the area, plus there are several restaurants on the way. See walking directions to learn more.

You can also bike the same route. Relay Bikes are available to rent at the MARTA station by the hour or purchase a monthly pass. You can dock the bikes on Cherokee Avenue at Pavillion Street along the park then walk about five minutes to reach the zoo.


Request a car at the King Memorial MARTA station for a short and inexpensive ride. Or use promo code MARTAGuide for $20 your first ride if you are commuting from another part of the city.


The best bus option is route 9, which departs from the King Memorial MARTA station starting August 18, 2018. It will travel south on Boulevard with a stop near the zoo parking lot. Commute time is relatively short, about 10 minutes, with a frequency of every 30 minutes. It is free to transfer to a bus from MARTA rail. Just have your Breeze Card handy.

More Information

Train Schedules
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Tourist Attractions Near MARTA