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MARTA Routes in Midtown

The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority ("MARTA") provides bus and rail service in the Midtown neighborhood. Buses travel the major streets in the neighborhood, including: Ponce de Leon Avenue, Monroe Drive, North Avenue, Piedmont Avenue, and Peachtree Street. [Bus route details.]

Midtown is also served by four MARTA rail stations: Arts Center (N5), Midtown (N4), North Avenue (N3), and the Civic Center (N2) stations. Rail service operates every 10-15 minutes throughout the day on weekdays and Saturdays, and every 15-20 minutes on Sundays. MARTA's rail system generally runs from 5 am until 1 am Monday through Friday, and from 6 am until Midnight on weekends and holidays. You can view the rail system map on the MARTA web site.

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You can use the links below to view timetables and maps of the listed bus routes (you will be linking to the MARTA web site and new web pages will open a separate browser window). (Updated 02.03.2005)



Rail Stations

Schedule Info.
Peachtree Five Points, Peachtree Center, Arts Center Schedule Info.
Route: From the Arts Center station, this route loops around West Peachtree Street to 19th, down Spring Street to 16th and back to the Arts Center station and 15th Street before travelling South on Peachtree through Midtown into Downtown. When downtown, it also loops around the State Capital via Mitchell St., Capitol Ave., MLK Jr. Dr, and Broad St.

Stops at or near: Woodruff Arts Center; High Museum of Art; Fox Theatre; Piedmont Park (short walk); Merchandise Mart; Downtown Central Business District; State Capital; Atlanta City Hall

Noble Five Points Schedule Info.
Route: From Wesley Woods near Emory University, West on Clifton Road to South on Briarcliff Road to South on Johnson Road which becomes North Highland Avenue; continues South on North Highland Avenue through the Morningside and Virginia-Highland neighborhoods to Freedom Parkway; loops Freedom Parkway around the Carter Center then West on Ralph McGill Boulevard to Downtown Atlanta; continues through Downtown central business district via Courtland Street, Harris Street, and Peachtree Center Avenue, and John Wesley Dobbs to South on Peachtree Street; then to West on MLK Jr. Drive and North on Broad Street to the Five Points rail station

Stops at or near: Wesley Woods; Sage Hill shopping center; Zonolite Road shopping district; N Highland Avenue shopping districts, including Virginia-Highland; Carter Center, Georgia Medical Center, Georgia Power headquarters; Atlanta Civic Center, Peachtree Center; Georgia Pacific Center; Downtown Atlanta Library; Underground Atlanta

Lenox/Arts Center Arts Center, Buckhead, Lenox Schedule Info.
Route: From the Lenox rail station east on Lenox Road to Peachtree Road and then south on Peachtree to east 15th Street and ending at the Arts Center rail station. This route connects the northern end of Midtown with the heart of Buckhead.

Stops at or near: Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza, Tower Place, Buckhead Village business district, Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, The Peach Shopping Center, Bennett Street Shopping District, Shepherd Center, Piedmont Hospital, Brookwood Amtrak Station, Woodruff Arts Center, High Museum of Art, Colony Square

Monroe Dr/ Lindbergh Lindbergh, North Ave., (Arts Center) Schedule Info.
Route: From Lindbergh rail station crosses Piedmont to Lindbergh Dr./Lavista Rd. to South on Woodland Hills Drive through the Woodland Hills neighborhood to Woodland Avenue to South on Cheshire Bridge Rd; West on Piedmont Circle to Monroe Drive (some trips loop through the Armour Dr./Plaster Ave.); continue south on Monroe Drive which becomes Boulevard Dr. to West on North Avenue to the North Avenue station (Sunday trips differ considerably and terminate at the Arts Center station -- check the schedule and route map for details)

Stops at or near: Lindbergh City Center; Lindbergh Plaza; American Red Cross; Ansley Mall; Piedmont Park; Midtown Promenade; City Hall East; Midtown Place; Crawford Long Hospital; Civic Center; Fox Theatre

North Decatur Arts Center, Avondale Schedule Info.
Route: From the Arts Center Station to East on 15th St. to South on Peachtree to East on 14th St.; North on Piedmont Avenue to E. Morningside Dr. which becomes E. Rock Springs Rd. then North Decatur Rd. passing through the Morningside, Druid Hills, and North Decatur neighborhoods; in Decatur, the route turns South onto Winn Way continuing to North Acadia Avenue and East Ponce de Leon Avenue and terminating at the Avondale rail station.

Stops at or near: Woodruff Arts Center; High Museum of Art; Colony Square; Atlanta Botanical Garden at Piedmont Park; Ansley Mall; Emory Village; Emory University; Druid Hills High School; Suburban Plaza; DeKalb Medical Center

Virginia/Frederica North Ave. Schedule Info.
Route: Loops through the Virginia-Highland neighborhood via Ponce de Leon Avenue, Frederica St. and St. Charles Place then turns North on North Highland Avenue to the Virginia-Highland business district; West on Virginia Avenue to South on Monroe Drive to West on 8th Street; travels through the Midtown neighborhood via Argonne and 5th St (inbound) and Piedmont and 10th St. (outbound); proceeds West on 5th St to South on Peachtree Street to West on Ponce de Leon Avenue and the North Avenue rail station; from the station it travels North on West Peachtree back to 5th Street

Stops at or near: North Highland Avenue business district and Virginia-Highland; Midtown Promenade; Grady High School; Piedmont Park; Fox Theatre

King Memorial/North Avenue King Memorial, North Ave. Schedule Info.
Route: From the North Avenue rail station, east on North Avenue to south on Monroe Drive/Boulevard. Continuing south on J.W. Dobbs and Jackson Street to west on Decatur St. to the King Memorial rail station. Then looping around Hilliard St., Edgewood Avenue, Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. and back to Decatur Street.

Stops at or near: Fox Theatre, Atlanta Medical Center (formerly Georgia Baptist Hospital), Martin Luther King National Historic District and the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Atlanta Municipal Market, Grady Hospital

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