Atlanta Airport Travel Times on MARTA

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known for being busy, but on the plus side, it was voted the best U.S. airport with a rail connection, making Atlanta’s airport a convenient MARTA destination (and there’s no risk of getting stuck in traffic).  So if you’re planning on taking the train to the airport soon, check the average commute times below to see how long it takes from each MARTA station to reach the domestic terminal to better plan your trip.

Tips

  • Use Google Maps with the transit feature to select your desired arrival time at the airport to get recommendations on what time to board the train at your starting station. Save the trip to your Google Calendar or send to your phone for easy reference
  • Always arrive at your starting station a few minutes early and use the MARTA On the Go app for real-time arrivals
  • Going to the international terminal? Allow extra time for the 12-minute shuttle ride.
  • If transferring at the Five Points station, keep in mind that an airport train can take one to 20 minutes to arrive — 20 minutes being the worst-case scenario if you just miss a southbound train on a weekend, holiday or after 8:30 p.m.
  • Consider using Uber or Lyft to reach a station on the red or gold line to reduce the time and stress of changing trains. New Uber riders can use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off the first ride.

Travel Times

Arts Center

24 minutes

Ashby

3 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Avondale

15 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Bankhead

11 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Brookhaven

36 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Buckhead

32 minutes

Candler Park

8 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Chamblee

38 minutes

Civic Center

18 minutes

College Park

1 minute

*Overnight parking available at this station

Decatur

13 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Dome/Philips Arena/CNN Center

1 minute to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Doraville

40 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Dunwoody

38 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

East Lake

11 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

East Point

12 minutes

Garnett

15 minutes

Georgia State

1 minute to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

H.E. Holmes

9 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Indian Creek

20 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Inman Park

6 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Kensington

17 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

*Overnight parking available at this station

King Memorial

3 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

Lakewood

9 minutes

Lenox

30 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Lindbergh Center

27 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Medical Center

36 minutes

Midtown

23 minutes

North Avenue

19 minutes

North Springs

43 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Oakland City

10 minutes

Peachtree Center

17 minutes

Sandy Springs

41 minutes

*Overnight parking available at this station

Vine City

2 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

West End

12 minutes

West Lake

6 minutes to Five Points +16 additional minutes once on a southbound train

More Information

Atlanta Airport Security Wait Times
MARTA Overnight Parking
Tips for taking MARTA to/from the Airport
Airport MARTA Station Guide