The East Lake MARTA station is on the blue rail line at 2260 College Avenue. On the edge of Atlanta and the City of Decatur, the station is in a residential area with a few restaurants and parks in walking distance. Choose from two large parking lots for free daily parking or connect with buses that travel to popular destinations including the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Ponce City Market.
Only blue-line trains travel to this station, which are marked “Indian Creek” (eastbound) or “H.E. Holmes” (westbound). Five Points is the central station for changing trains if needed. If you are traveling from the airport, get on the first departing train and ride to the Five Points MARTA station. Exit the train and follow signs to the eastbound train platform and wait for an “Indian Creek” train there.
Train service starts around 5 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. on weekends. As of March 30, 2020, train frequency is every 20 minutes until further notice. Use the MARTA on the Go app or marta.io for real-time train arrivals or view temporary train schedules.
4 minutes to Decatur
6 minutes to Inman Park
11 minutes to Five Points
29-44 minutes to the Airport
There are two free daily parking lots, one north of the station near the intersection of Dekalb Avenue with Paden Circle and one south of the station at the intersection of College Avenue and Park Place. East Lake Drive is a cross street near both lots.
- Oakhurst Village
- Oakhurst Park
- Adair Park
- Deepdene Park
- Stone Mountan Trail
- Kirkwood Neighborhood
- Bessie Branham Park
- 2 Ponce de Leon Avenue (with service to Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Virginia Highland and Ponce City Market)
- 34 2nd Ave/Gresham Rd/Clift Springs Rd (with service to the Oakhurst and East Lake neighborhoods)
- 123 North Dekalb Mall/Decatur/East Lake (with service to downtown Decatur, Dekalb Medical Center and North Dekab Mall)
Last updated April 2020