MARTA to Emory University

Emory University is a private university five miles from downtown Atlanta. In addition to a hospital and educational facilities, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, concerts and other events are open to the public.

The closest MARTA station to Emory University is the Candler Park station on the blue/green rail line, but the school is not in walking distance. Choose from the following commute options:


You can bike to campus in 15 minutes from the Candler Park station (see bike map). A reminder that if your starting station is on the red or gold line, you must transfer to an eastbound train at the Five Point station to reach Candler Park.


No bike? Request an Uber or Lyft car from the Candler Park MARTA station on the blue/green line or Arts Center on the red/gold line.


Three buses travel to Emory:

  • Bus 6 departs from the Inman Park and Lindbergh Center MARTA station and travels completely through the campus on Clifton and North Decatur Road.
  • Bus 36 from the Midtown or Avondale station travels on North Decatur Road only, including a stop outside the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Great for students who live in Midtown, Virginia Highland or in Decatur along N. Decatur Road.
  • Bus 816 (new as of August 18, 2018) departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels up N. Highland Avenue to Emory University and Clifton Road.

Cliff Shuttle

The last option is to ride the free Cliff Shuttle that connects to the Decatur MARTA station on the blue rail line. Take the Swanton Way exit out of the station toward the buses and look for the shuttle sign in the bus bay.

More Information

Bus Schedules
How to Ride the Cliff Shuttle
How to Ride MARTA Buses
Apartments Near MARTA