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Midtown Atlanta neighborhood guide to MARTA

View of midtown from Piedmont Park.
View of midtown from Piedmont Park.
Mike Schikel

If you live in Midtown Atlanta or plan to move there, you're in luck. It is one of the most walkable areas in the city, with commercial, recreational, cultural and foodie spots to enjoy along with three MARTA train stations and several bus routes. Read on to see how to best use MARTA if you call Midtown home.

Nearest Train Station
The three MARTA train stations in the area are North Avenue, Midtown and Arts Center. All three stations are just off Peachtree Street at North Avenue, 10th Street and 15th Street respectively. As urban stations, parking is not available, but there are designated spots for passenger drop off and pick up.

Bus Routes
Bus 110, "The Peach", travels up and down Peachtree Street from downtown to Buckhead. At the North Avenue station, choose from bus 2 to head down Ponce de Leon toward Decatur, bus 102 to Little 5 Points/Candler Park or bus 26, which travels down North Avenue toward Georgia Tech. The Midtown station also offers convenient routes to Virginia Highland/Emory (bus 36), West Midtown/Cumberland Mall (bus 12), Piedmont/Ansley (bus 27) and Piedmont Park/Monroe/Boulevard (bus 99).

MARTA Best Bets
If you're going to ride MARTA, use it for these destinations:

  • Employers along the red or gold rail line (including downtown, Buckhead, Perimeter, Medical Center)
  • Classes or employment at Emory University (bus 36)
  • Festivals and events in Virginia Highland (bus 2, bus 102 or bus 36)
  • Festivals and events in Little 5 Points (bus 102)
  • Festivals and events in downtown Decatur (bus 2)
  • Downtown events (parades, concerts, sports, Fourth of July at Centennial Olympic Park)
  • Georgia State University
  • Airport

For more information, see MARTA station guides for information on restaurants, shops, nightlife and more.