Alpharetta is a suburb north of Atlanta that is not near a MARTA rail station. However, there are a few bus routes that travel to the area from the North Springs MARTA station on the red rail line. Keep in mind that it is a long commute. Trip time from downtown Atlanta to Alpharetta on MARTA is almost an hour, not including any time waiting for the bus at the North Springs station. We recommend using Uber or Lyft at North Springs to speed up your commute (new Uber riders can use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride).
Other Things to Know
- It is free to transfer from a train to a bus at North Springs
- In Alpharetta, you can pay exact cash to ride the bus if you don’t have a Breeze Card, but you won’t get a free transfer to a train.
- Bus 140 and 143 are the fastest routes if you’re traveling between the North Springs MARTA station and Windward Parkway (about 30 minutes)
Explore bus options and travel tips below.
Bus 141 travels on North Point Parkway and Haynes Bridge Road, with service to downtown Alpharetta as well as the Mansell and Windward Park and Ride. View route map.
For express service to and from the North Springs train station on weekday peak times only, connect with bus 143 on Windward Parkway and McGinnis Ferry. This bus also stops at the Windward Parkway Park and Ride lot. View route map.
Bus 185 is the local Alpharetta route with service on Alpharetta Highway, S. Main Street and Old Milton Parkway. This route goes through downtown Alpharetta with stops at Alpharetta City Hall, Avalon, Georgia State University Alpharetta Campus and the Georgia Perimeter North Campus. View route map.