Transit Tips and Directions to Atlanta Destinations
MARTA Gold Line
The MARTA gold line travels from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport through downtown, Midtown and Buckhead to Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. Several of Atlanta’s major business centers and many hotels are on this line, and the Doraville MARTA station is a popular place to park and ride with its proximity to I-85 and I-285.
Additionally, this line travels to international and multi-cultural areas near the Chamblee and Doraville stations where there are many restaurants with food from around the world.
Gold 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.
North of Atlanta, free daily parking along the gold line is available at the Doraville, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Lenox and Lindbergh Center MARTA stations. South of downtown Atlanta, daily parking is available at West End, Oakland City, Lakewood, East Point and College Park.
Paid overnight parking is available at Doraville, Brookhaven, Lenox, Lindbergh Center and College Park stations.
Most of Atlanta’s hotels are near the gold line in downtown and Midtown. The Peachtree Center, Civic Center, North Avenue, Midtown and Arts Center stations have many options if you’re looking for accommodations. There’s also a gold line station in Buckhead, the Lenox MARTA station, with additional hotels to choose from.