College season is fast approaching, and Atlanta is full of schools and students heading back to the books. For those taking MARTA, here’s a guide to all you need to know about navigating to class and getting basic supplies (and having some fun) without a car. Keep in mind that MARTA is also bike-friendly, so bring your two wheels on the train for quicker ways to navigate around the city.

Schools Closest to MARTA

Whether you’re trying to get to class or a sporting event, here is a quick guide to getting to Atlanta’s major colleges and universities on MARTA. Schools are listed with the easiest to get to listed first (view all school listings here).

Georgia State University

Rail: Five Points, Peachtree Center and Georgia State Stations
Walking Time: 10 minutes or less
Bus: Downtown bus routes including 110, 16, 3, 74, 155, 186
Read moreMARTA directions to GSU

Morris Brown College

Rail: Vine City
Walking Time: 10 minutes
Bus: 3
Read more: MARTA to Morris Brown College

Agnes Scott

Rail: Decatur
Walking Time: 10-15 minutes
Bus: 15, 123
Read more: MARTA to Agnes Scott

Savannah College of Art and Design

Rail: Arts Center
Walking Time: 15 minutes
Bus: 110
Read More: MARTA to SCAD

Georgia Tech

Rail: North Avenue and Midtown
Walking Time: 20-30 minutes
Bus: 1 and 26 (North Ave) and 12 (Midtown)
Shuttle:
Tech Trolley at Midtown Station, Peachtree Place exit
Read More: MARTA to Georgia Tech

Morehouse College

Rail: Ashby and West End
Walking Time: About 20 minutes
Bus: 68
Shuttle: Free for students/faculty via Vine City or West End
Read More: MARTA to Morehouse College

Spelman College

Rail: Ashby and West End
Walking Time: About 20 minutes
Bus: 68
Shuttle: Free for students/faculty via Vine City or West End
Read More: MARTA to Spelman College

Clark Atlanta University

Rail: Ashby and West End
Walking Time: About 20 minutes
Bus: 68
Shuttle: Free for students/faculty via Vine City or West End
Read More: MARTA to Clark Atlanta

Oglethorpe University

Rail: Brookhaven
Walking Time: 25-35 minutes
Bus: 25
Read More: MARTA to Oglethorpe University

Atlanta Technical College

Rail: Oakland City
Walking Time: 30 minutes
Bus: 95
Read More: MARTA to Atlanta Technical College

Emory University

Rail: Midtown, Decatur, Inman Park or Lindbergh Center
Bus: 6 (Lindbergh or Inman Park) and 36 (Midtown and Decatur)
Shuttle
: Cliff Shuttle at Decatur Station, Swanton Way exit
Read More: MARTA to Emory University

Mercer University

Rail: Chamblee
Bus: 33, 126
Read More: MARTA to Mercer University

Where to Shop

Barnes and Noble (Tech Square via North Avenue, Inman Park, Dunwoody)
Walmart (Ashby, Chamblee)
Publix (Midtown, Lenox)
Kroger (Brookhaven, Lindbergh Center (under construction), Decatur, Inman Park)
CVS (Five Points, Peachtree Center, East Point, Decatur)
Walgreens (Five Points, Chamblee)
Target (Inman Park, Lenox, Shuttle from Arts Center)
Ikea (Shuttle from Arts Center)
Apple Store (Dunwoody, Lenox, Buckhead)
Atlantic Station
Lenox Square Mall
Perimeter Mall
Mall at West End
Farmers Markets Near MARTA

Where to Play

Nightlife Near MARTA
Parks Near MARTA
Festivals Near MARTA
Music and Sports Venues Near MARTA

Where to Eat

Mexican
Italian
Barbecue
Sports Bars
Breakfast/Brunch

Where to Live

Apartments Near MARTA
Transit-Friendly Housing for College Students

Ways to Travel

MARTA Bus
MARTA Train
Relay Bike Share

Megabus
Greyhound
Amtrak
Zipcar

All Georgia Regional Transportation Options