SunTrust Park, the new Atlanta Braves stadium in Cobb County, is not very transit accessible at this time. See below for potential commute options and more information will be provided on transit routes as they become available for opening day in 2017. Note that commute times will be much longer than travel to Turner Field.
MARTA + Uber
Uber or Lyft will be a very useful resource for getting to the new Braves stadium. There are three MARTA stations that are all about a 15-minute car ride away. Request a car from Arts Center, Medical Center or the Dunwoody MARTA station. New Uber riders can use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
Cobb Community Transit bus 10 departs from the Arts Center MARTA station and travels near SunTrust Park. It is free to transfer from MARTA to CCT, but on the return trip you will need to have cash value on your Breeze Card to pay the fare, so be sure to add at least $5 in cash to your Breeze Card at a MARTA station or online (MARTA trips or passes will not work). Exit the bus at Cobb Parkway and Windy Ridge Road near the Taco Bell and Red Lobster, approximately 34 minutes away, and walk 10 minutes up Windy Ridge Parkway to the stadium.
MARTA Bus 12
MARTA bus 12 departs from the Midtown MARTA station and travels to the Cumberland Mall Transfer Center behind Cumberland Mall. This is a very long bus ride however, approximately 45 minutes. From there, you have to walk through or around the mall and cross over Cobb Parkway to reach a new pedestrian bridge over I-285. Approximate walking time is 30 minutes.
Terminal West is an Atlanta event, performance and concert venue at 887 West Marietta Street NW. The closest MARTA station is technically the Bankhead MARTA station, but it isn’t very pedestrian friendly, making the Midtown MARTA station the next best nearby station.
There are several options for getting to Terminal West on transit:
MARTA bus 12 offers the shortest route to the venue. Connect with the bus at the Midtown MARTA station and exit the bus just after it crosses over Howell Mill Road (near Brady Avenue, about nine minutes). From there walking time is about 10 minutes. Turn left on Brady Avenue and right on West Marietta Street (see walking map).
A second bus option is bus 1, which departs from the North Avenue MARTA station on the red/gold line. Ride the bus for about 15 minutes and exit at the intersection of Howell Mill Road and West Marietta Street (signal to exit after the bus passes M Street Lofts/Urban Grind coffee shop). After exiting the bus next to Five Seasons Brewery, cross the street to the diagonal West Marietta Street and walk about 10 minutes (see walking map).
The Bankhead MARTA station at the end of the green line is closest to Terminal West, but the station area historically hasn’t been very safe nor are there many pedestrians. Total walking time is about 30 minutes or 8 minutes on a bike (see map). Be advised that the area is fairly isolated.
Vinings is an attractive semi-suburban neighborhood in Cobb County that is northwest of downtown Atlanta. It is popular with young professionals with access to nice restaurants, a variety of housing options and shopping and activities in Buckhead and the Cumberland Mall area.
MARTA does not service Cobb County, but does get very close to Vinings via one bus route. See your commute options below:
MARTA + Uber
Bus 12 departs from the Midtown MARTA station and travels to the Cumberland Transfer Center at Cumberland Mall. From there you could take Uber or other service to your final destination, though the bus route is long, nearly 50 minutes.
Bus 12 also stops in walking distance to the Vinings Village/Jubilee at Cobb Parkway and Paces Mill Road near the Chattahoochee River and shopping center with a Kroger. Walk west (the side of the street with the BP gas station) on Paces Mills Road for about 18 minutes. There is a sidewalk on one side of the street — use caution as drivers aren’t used to pedestrians in the area.
Cobb Community Transit
Cobb County runs express buses from the Arts Center MARTA station to Cumberland Mall, with a commute time of about 20 minutes as another option. Look for routes 10, 10A and 10B. The transfer from MARTA rail to CCT bus should be free, but if you’re starting in Cobb County, the fare is $5 one-way for the express route, with a free transfer to MARTA rail.
If you are considering moving to Vinings, here are things to know about the lifestyle:
A car is needed.
The new Braves stadium is being built nearby and may increase traffic, but there will also be easy access to ball games.
Without traffic, it is a quick commute into the city via I-75, for jobs downtown or consider an express bus commute. It is harder to commute to jobs east and north of Vinings.
If you want to park and take MARTA to the airport, use the Dunwoody or Lindbergh Center stations or take Uber to the Arts Center MARTA station if you don’t want to take Uber all the way to the airport. If traffic is heavy, it may be quicker and easier to get a connection to the train.
To get there on MARTA, take a red or gold line train to the Midtown station. All northbound and southbound trains stop there. From the main station exit, turn left on 10th Street and walk just over a block to the hotel. If exiting via the Federal Reserve, turn right on 10th. The Federal Reserve exit will put you on the same side of the street as the hotel.
Bus 12 departs from the station and also stops at the hotel. It is free to transfer from a train to a bus.
The King Plow Arts Center is located at 887 West Marietta Street NW, in between the Bankhead and Midtown MARTA stations. The Center contains businesses, studios and art venues including Actor’s Express. This commute is best for MARTA with Uber, as currently no bus routes travel to King Plow, but two routes do come fairly close.
Connect with Uber at the Midtown, Dome or Bankhead MARTA station for the shortest commute to King Plow. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
Bus 1 departs from the Five Points MARTA station and travels up Marietta Street. Exit the bus at the intersection of Marietta and Howell Mill (look for the Five Seasons Brewery as a landmark). Keep left at the split in the road to follow West Marietta Street to King Plow. Walking time is approximately 19 minutes.
Another good option is to take bus 12 from the Midtown MARTA station and exit the bus at 10th Street and Brady Avenue near Miller Union. Walk south on Brady to West Marietta Street and turn right. Walking time is approximately 13 minutes.
There are sevearal Walmart stores near MARTA, off the north-south and east-west rail lines. Below are directions to each store, which the stores closest to MARTA listed first.
Head to the Chamblee MARTA station on the gold rail line for a Walmart Supercenter that’s only a block away. Take the Chamblee Tucker exit out of the station and turn right on Chamblee Tucker.
A short walk from from the Ashby MARTA station on the blue/green rail line is a Walmart at 835 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Take the Lee Street exit out of the station and turn right, then right again on Mayson Turner Road. MARTA bus 3 and bus 68 also stop here.
Take a red line train to the Dunwoody MARTA station for bus 150, which has a stop at the Walmart at 4725 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Or walk 25 minutes from the Sandy Springs station (see walking map).
The Goat Farm Arts Center is a visual and performing arts center located at 1200 Foster Street NW. In addition to the historic 20,00 square foot facility that includes a library, cafe and five exhibition halls, there is also an organic farm on site.
The closest MARTA station is the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Board bus 12 at the station and exit the bus at the intersection of Howell Mill Road with Huff Road. Commute time is approximately 15 minutes. You can also connect with the bus at most points along Howell Mill Road or at the Cumberland Transfer Center next to Cumberland Mall.
The Cumberland Transfer Center is located near I-285 and I-75, and is a bus connection and transfer point for Cobb Community Transit (CCT) and MARTA. The CCT routes that depart from the Cumberland Transfer Center travel to the Marietta Transfer Center, Delk Road, Cobb Parkway, Terrill Mill Road, Windy Hill Road, South Cobb Drive, U.S. 41 and Powers Ferry Road.
To get to the Cumberland Transfer Center on MARTA, board bus 12 at the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. Commute time is approximately 45 minutes.
The Atlanta Food Truck Park at 1850 Howell Mill Road is an outdoor food truck event space in West Midtown. The closest MARTA station is the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line, but the park is not in walking distance.
At the Midtown station, board bus 12 and exit the bus just after it goes over the interstate. The bus runs about every 25-30 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on the weekend. Use the MARTA on the Go app or the Google Transit app on your smartphone to plan your trip.
Westside Provisions contains restaurants and shops in West Midtown, in and around the old White Provision Co. building. The area is very urban-industrial and contains renovated buildings as well as new construction. Some of the major destinations include Bacchanalia, Star Provisions, JCT Kitchen and Bar, Ormsby’s, West Egg Cafe, Taqueria de Sol, Yeah Burger, Osteria del Figo, Abattoir, Compound, Northside Tavern, the White Provision condos and the retail store Anthropologie.
The area is only accessible via MARTA bus 1 or bus 12. Board bus 1 at the Five Points MARTA station and exit the bus after crossing 11th Street. Or board bus 12 at the Midtown MARTA station and exit after the bus turns left on Howell Mill Road from Brady Avenue (look for the newer highrise condo building). The commute is about 10 minutes from either station.
The annual Atlanta Santa Pub Crawl takes place in Midtown Atlanta around the Crescent Avenue bars and clubs. Not only is it a Toys for Tots donation drive, it also rivals Halloween with the creative costumes than include much more than Santa and reindeer.
The evening begins at Front Page News for wrist bands and toy drop-off. The restaurant is very convenient to MARTA, near both the Midtown MARTA station and the Arts Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line.
The Midtown station is slightly closer to the action. Take the main exit out off the train platform and walk out of the station via 10th Street. Use the sidewalk in front of the station to cross over 10th Street. You’ll end up in a small plaza near the Federal Reserve building. Walk straight ahead and turn right at the first street (11th), then turn left on Crescent Avenue near Ra Sushi and walk slightly less than a block to reach Front Page News.
From Arts Center
Take the West Peachtree Street exit out of the station and turn left on West Peachtree Street. Walk to 14th Street and turn left again then make a right on Crescent Avenue.
Several bus routes feed in to the Midtown station if you live along or near these streets:
10th Street by Georgia Tech or off Howell Mill (bus 12)
Piedmont Road near Ansley Mall or Cheshire Bridge Road (bus 27)
10th Street by Piedmont Park or Monroe Drive south of the park (bus 99)
Virginia Avenue, N. Highland Avenue north of Virginia Avenue and Emory University along North Decatur Road (bus 36).
Connect with bus 12 at the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold line. The bus travels north on Howell Mill, Northside and Cobb Parkway. Exit the bus just after the intersection of Cobb Parkway with Riverside Parkway. There will be a Sam Ash guitar store on the right.
After getting off the bus, walk through the parking lot to reach the performing arts center. Approximate walking time is about 8 minutes, though the bus ride is almost an hour.
To save time, the other option is to take Uber from the Midtown, Medical Center or Dunwoody MARTA stations for the shortest commute. Use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
Turner Broadcasting’s main campus is at 1050 Techwood Drive just off 10th Street near the Midtown MARTA station on the red/gold rail line. Take the 10th Street exit out of the station and turn left (turn right if exiting the station via the Federal Reserve exit) on 10th Street. Walk three blocks then turn right on Techwood Drive across from the McCamish Pavilion. Walking time is less than 10 minutes.
The Midtown MARTA station is on the red and gold rail line at 41 10th Street. The area is a mix of residential, commercial and office buildings with many restaurants and nightlife venues in walking distance. Several tourist attractions and Piedmont Park are also nearby.
Take any red or gold line train to the Midtown station, including any train departing the airport. Transfer to a northbound train at the Five Points station if your starting station is on the blue or green rail line.
Cumberland Mall is located at 1000 Cumberland Mall next to the CCT Cumberland Transfer Center. Macy’s, Sears and Costco are the major stores that anchor the shopping center and dining options include the Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s and Ted’s Montana Grill.
Choose from the following commute options:
CCT Bus 10
The shortest bus commute, CCT bus 10 departs from the Arts Center MARTA station Monday-Saturday and travels to the Cumberland Transfer Center next to the mall. Commute time is about 25 minutes.
Take a red or gold line train to the Midtown MARTA station and transfer to bus 12. The mall is at the end of the line, about a 45-minute ride.
If you don’t want to take a bus, request an Uber car from the Arts Center or Medical Center MARTA station. Commute time in the car is 15 minutes from both stations. If you are new to Uber, use promo code MARTAGuide to get $20 off your first ride.
From the North Avenue station, follow the signs to the North Avenue/West Peachtree Street exit and turn right on North Avenue. Walk west about five minutes (crossing over the interstate) to reach Bobby Dodd Stadium, the Cherry Street entrance to the campus and the Student Center.
From North Avenue you can also take the Fox Theatre exit out of the station, walk through the indoor shopping mall and exit on 3rd Street. Turn left on 3rd and then a quick right on West Peachtree Street. At 5th Street, turn left to enter Tech Square at the center of campus near some of the Greek housing.
From the Midtown MARTA station, take the main 10th Street exit out of the station and turn left (west toward West Peachtree Street). Cross over the interstate to reach the north end of campus and McCamish Pavillion. Or board the free Tech Trolley outside the Peachtree Place station exit.
Bus 12 departs from the Midtown Station and travels down 10th Street at the northern edge of the Tech campus
Bus 26 departs from the North Avenue Station and travels on North Avenue with stops at Bobby Dodd Stadium and Cherry Street
Bus 1 departs from the North Avenue Station and stops near the west side of campus at the Engineer’s Bookstore and near the recreation center
For real-time bus arrivals, use the OneBusAway website or app (OneBusAway Atlanta was implemented by the Georgia Tech Urban Transportation Information Lab (UTIL), run by Dr. Kari Watkins). The MARTA on the Go app also has printed schedules, or look up your route online.