View the list of observed MARTA holidays with corresponding schedule changes for 2018. In most cases, train frequency is every 20 minutes on holidays, with special exceptions for the Fourth of July to accommodate large crowds attending events.
Click here for 2019 MARTA holiday schedules.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, MARTA rail service starts at 4:45 a.m., but with 20-minute train frequencies. Buses will operate on Saturday schedule except for routes 109, 143, and 148, which will be on a normal weekday schedule.
For more information about train schedules, see the below links. We always recommend using the MARTA on the Go app or marta.io to view real-time arrivals for the best commute experience.
On Monday, May 28, trains and buses will operate on Sunday schedules. Rail service will begin at 6 a.m. with trains every 20 minutes.
Fourth of July
Trains will depart North Springs and Doraville starting at 4:30 a.m. with a frequency of every 12 minutes (every 6 minutes to Lenox in the early morning) until 2 a.m. to accommodate Peachtree Road Race runners and those going to firework shows. Buses will operate on Saturday schedules and additional road race shuttles will depart from the Midtown and Lindbergh Center stations starting at 5 a.m. and take runners to the start of the race.
On Monday, September 3, trains and buses will operate on Sunday schedules. Additionally, extra trains on Saturday of Labor Day weekend to accommodate the Dragon Con Parade and other events.
Buses will operate on Sunday schedules on Thanksgiving Day and rail service will start at 4:45 a.m. to accommodate road race runners.
Friday After Thanksgiving
Rail service will start at 4:45 a.m. with trains every 20 minutes. Buses 109, 142, 143 and 148 will operate on regular weekday schedule, and all other buses on Saturday schedules.
Trains will run on regular weekday schedules, with 4:45 a.m. rail start time and daytime train frequency of every 10-12 minutes. Buses will operate on Sunday schedules.
Buses will follow Sunday schedules and rail service will start at 6 a.m. with a train frequency of 20 minutes.
New Year’s Eve
Buses will operate on Saturday schedules and rail service will begin around 4:30 a.m. with a train frequency of approximately 15 minutes until around 2 a.m. So don’t linger too late after your New Year celebration, or plan to take Uber or Lyft home. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first Uber ride.
New Year’s Day 2019
On New Year’s Day, trains will continue on Saturday schedules with 20-minute frequency and start time at 6 a.m.