MARTA Blue Line

Explore blue line schedules, stops, parking and popular destinations

MARTA Blue Line MapThe MARTA blue line travels east and west through downtown Atlanta and connects many residential neighborhoods to the city. Despite being less urban than the red and gold lines, the blue line provides access to some of Atlanta’s large employers, tourist attractions and hip nightlife.

The green line travels to some of the same stations as the blue line, but after 8:30 p.m., the blue line is the only east-west rail service.

Fun fact: the blue line was the first MARTA rail line to open (1979).


H.E. Holmes | West Lake | Ashby | Vine City | Dome | Five Points | Georgia State | King Memorial | Inman Park | Candler Park | East Lake | Decatur | Avondale | Kensington | Indian Creek


Blue Line Weekday Schedule
Blue Line Saturday Schedule
Blue Line Sunday Schedule

Blue line hours are approximately 4:45 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Download the MARTA on the Go App for the next arriving trains in real-time, especially for weekend travel when ongoing track work frequently alters normal rail schedules. Typically trains are every 10 to 12 minutes on weekdays and slow to every 20 minutes after 8 p.m. and on weekends/holidays.

Tip: Plan your trip with Google Maps to view which train to board in order to arrive at your destination on time.

Blue Line Hotels

The closest hotels to blue line stations are Fairfield Inn & Suites next to the Five Points station and the Omni Hotel and Glenn Hotel near the Dome MARTA station. In Decatur, walk to the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Decatur for a small-town stay with boutique shops and many restaurants in walking distance.

Blue Line Attractions

Although the blue line doesn’t travel through all of Atlanta’s major business centers, there are unique and historic sites to visit near several stations. Some of the top attractions to visit include:

Blue Line Restaurants

Although it isn’t apparent at first sight, the blue line has many local restaurants tucked away on neighborhood streets that are full of character. Some of our top dining recommendations include:

  • Augustine’s (King Memorial)
  • Daddy D’s (King Memorial)
  • Ria’s Bluebird (King Memorial)
  • Noni’s (King Memorial)
  • One Eared Stag (Inman Park)
  • Wrecking Bar (Inman Park)
  • Fox Bros. Bar-BQ (Inman Park)
  • Radial Cafe (Candler Park)
  • Dish Dive (East Lake)
  • Sun in My Belly (East Lake)
  • Lawrence’s Cafe (East Lake)
  • Cakes and Ale (Decatur)
  • Brick Store Pub (Decatur)
  • Iberian Pig (Decatur)
  • Kimball House (Decatur)
  • Victory Sandwich Bar (Decatur)
  • Souper Jenny (Decatur)
  • Thumbs Up Diner (Decatur)
  • Cafe Alsace (Decatur)
  • Taqueria del Sol (Decatur)
  • K BBQ Taco (Decatur)
  • Duck’s Kitchen (Avondale)

Blue Line Bars

If you’re looking for a place to imbibe a short walk away from the blue line, we recommend these bars:

  • Dantanna’s (Dome)
  • Hudson Grille (Dome)
  • SkyLounge (Dome)
  • Park Bar (Dome)
  • Augustine’s (King Memorial)
  • Badda Bings (King Memorial)
  • Wrecking Bar (Inman Park)
  • The Imperial (East Lake)
  • Brick Store Pub (Decatur)
  • Victory Sandwich Bar (Decatur)
  • The S.O.S. Tiki Bar (Decatur)
  • Mac McGee (Decatur)
  • Twain’s (Decatur)
  • The Corner Pub (Avondale)

Blue Line Employers

  • CNN/Turner
  • Grady Hospital
  • Georgia State University
  • Agnes Scott College
  • Carter Center
  • City of Atlanta
  • City of Decatur
  • Federal jobs

Blue Line Neighborhoods

Many neighborhoods along MARTA’s blue line are popular places to live, featuring historic homes and tree-filled streets that are a short train ride away from the city. Explore the following areas if you’re considering a move: