Old Fourth Ward is an urban and artsy Atlanta neighborhood just east of downtown. As a transitional area, there’s low-income tenants, hip housing, parks and nightlife spots. Some of the more popular destinations include the Old Fourth Ward Park, Ponce City Market and the Beltline Eastside Trail, which forms the neighborhood’s eastern border.

Two MARTA stations are near the area: North Avenue on the red/gold line and King Memorial on the blue/green line. However, getting to the neighborhood often requires biking or taking a bus from rail.

Choose from the following options to explore Old Fourth Ward:

Bus 2 and 102

These two buses both depart from the North Avenue MARTA station and travel on the edge of the neighborhood to Ponce City Market and the Whole Foods/Home Depot shopping center off of Ponce de Leon Avenue. The bus ride is about 8 minutes to these destinations.

Bus 899

The new Old Fourth Ward neighborhood bus is 899, with service starting August 18, 2018. The bus travels between the North Avenue, King Memorial and Georgia State MARTA stations. It’s an awesome new route that travels to Ponce City Market and down Glen Iris (Old Fourth Ward Park area), Parkway and Jackson Street where you can enjoy great skyline views at the bridge before visiting the MLK Jr. Historic Site.

Bus 809

Bus 809 departs from the Lindbergh Center and King Memorial MARTA stations starting August 18, 2018 with service on Boulevard and Monroe Drive. In the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, get off at Freedom Parkway for the PATH travel or visit the MLK Jr. Historic Site.

Bus 16

Bus 16 departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels past the Georgia Power office building and Atlanta Medical Center on Ralph McGill Blvd. Major destinations include The PATHOld Fourth Ward Park and the Eastside BeltLine Trail. There are also many apartment and condo buildings off this route, which continues on to the Carter Center and Virginia Highland.

More Information

How to Ride MARTA Buses
Atlanta Neighborhood Guide
5 Places to Live in Atlanta Without a Car

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