Transit Tips and Directions to Atlanta Destinations
MARTA Green Line
The MARTA green line runs east and west through downtown Atlanta to stations that are primarily in residential areas. One of the unique features is that the green line only has trains with two rail cars and has a varied schedule and route depending on time and day of the week.
On weekdays, trains travel the entire length of the green line, from Bankhead to Edgewood/Candler Park. On weekends, trains only travel east as far as the King Memorial MARTA station. And after 9 p.m. on any day of the week, green line trains only travel between the Ashby and Bankhead MARTA stations.
Green 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.
Green Line Hotels
The few Atlanta hotels that are in walking distance of green line stations are in downtown Atlanta, including Fairfield Inn & Suites next to the Five Points station and the Omni and Glenn hotels near the Dome MARTA station. The new Hard Rock Hotel will also be in walking distance from the Dome MARTA station once complete.
Green Line Attractions
Although the green line is short, it does span many historic areas and provides service to performance venues. Choose from the following major attractions or combine several on one trip:
Because the green line is short, there aren’t as many restaurants on the line compared to the other rail lines, although there are plenty of fast food options. If you’re looking for a nicer meal, we recommend these unique restaurants:
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)
Green Line Employers
Georgia State University
City of Atlanta
Green Line Neighborhoods
Some of Atlanta’s popular and hip neighborhoods are off the green line, including: