The MARTA green line runs east and west through downtown Atlanta to stations that are primarily in residential areas (view map). One unique feature of the green line is that the trains only have two rail cars (versus the standard four), so the trains are shorter.
The other key thing to know is that 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 shuttle between the Ashby and Bankhead MARTA stations.
*Free daily parking
Note that the Bankhead MARTA station only has 11 parking spots and the Inman Park north parking lot is currently closed due to construction — as a result, a parking lot next to the King Memorial station and Oakland Cemetery is temporarily open.
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.
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 GWCC/State Farm Arena MARTA station.
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:
Bottle Rock Fine Food (GWCC/State Farm Arena)
Glenn’s Kitchen (GWCC/State Farm Arena)
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 or Candler Park)
Georgia State University
City of Atlanta
The following neighborhoods listed west to east are next to green line stations, including many hip areas east of downtown Atlanta: