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Atlanta Public Transportation

Atlanta Public Transportation

Atlanta is hustling and bustling, but getting around is easy and simple when you take advantage of the Atlanta public transportation system. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority or more commonly known as MARTA is the public transit system in Atlanta; it’s an affordable way to get around town and explore by rail.

MARTA Rail Lines

There are four lines that run throughout downtown Atlanta, the red, gold, blue, and green lines. Each line with its own stops, stations, and transfers.

Red Line

North Springs
Sandy Springs
Dunwoody
Medical Center
Buckhead
Lindbergh Center
Arts Center
Midtown
North Avenue
Civic Center
Peachtree Center
Five Points

Gold Line

Doraville
Chamblee
Brookhaven
Lenox
Lindbergh Center
Arts Center
Midtown
North Avenue
Civic Center
Peachtree Center
Five Points
Garnett
West End
Oakland City
Lakewood/Ft. McPherson
East Point

Blue Line

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

Green Line

Bankhead
Ashby
Vine City
Dome
Five Points
Georgia State
King Memorial
Inman Park
Edgewood

MARTA Hours of Operation

All rail lines are available the majority of the day and run all day long including weekends and holidays.

Schedule and frequencies are as follows:

6:00 am – 9:00 am – Every 10 minutes
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Every 12 minutes
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Every 10 minutes
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Every 12-15 minutes
8:00 pm – Later – Approximately every 20 minutes

Weekends and holiday frequencies are approximately every 20 minutes.

MARTA Fares

Standard fare to ride MARTA is $2.50 for a single trip and includes 4 transfers within a 3-hour period. For first time riders that are planning to ride the MARTA through-out their stay, grab a Breeze Card for an additional $2. The Breeze card allows you to register your card for balance protection and load your card multiple times for multiple rides.

Fare for rail trips are as follows:

Single Trip – $2.50
Round Trip – $5.00
Ten Trips – $25.00
Twenty Trips – $42.50

Want to save money and enjoy unlimited rides of MARTA, grab a day pass! Day passes are good for unlimited rides within a consecutive day or days of travel beginning with the first day of use.

Day pass pricing is as follows:

1-Day Pass – $9.00
2-Day Pass – $14.00
3-Day Pass – 16.00
4-Day Pass – $19.00
7-Day Pass – $23.75
30-Day Pass – $95.00

For more information visit the MARTA website or check out this easy to use Ride Guide.