Over Labor Day weekend, downtown Atlanta hosts Dragon Con, a popular culture convention that focuses on science fiction and fantasy. There is a costumed parade on Peachtree Street and many other events that take place at nearby hotels.

The closest MARTA station to Dragon Con is the Peachtree Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. You can take any northbound or southbound train to the Peachtree Center station (there’s a direct connection to the airport). If coming from the blue or green rail line, exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the Northbound train platform to reach Peachtree Center one stop away.

Once at Peachtree Center, all station exits will take you up to the start of the parade on Saturday morning. The John Portman exit (not Ellis) is closer to the event hotels, including the Hyatt Regency, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Sheraton, Hilton and Marriott Marquis.

Helpful Tips

  • If you plan to be out late in the evening, take Uber with promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride
  • There’s a CVS above the MARTA station (John Portman/Peachtree Street East exit) if you need supplies or medicine
  • Stay at a hotel near MARTA for an easy car-free commute
  • Use the MARTA on the Go app for real-time train arrivals and schedules

More Information

Top 5 MARTA Tips for Dragon Con
How to Ride MARTA Trains
MARTA Trip Planning Options
Navigating the Peachtree Center MARTA Station
5 Things to See and Do at the Peachtree Center Station