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Peachtree stationHow To Ride MARTA

Whether you are commuting, visiting, on a bike, bilingual, disabled or even have a seeing-eye animal, we are making MARTA as rider friendly as possible.  MARTA no longer uses the token/pass system:  it's now as easy as tapping your Breeze Card so transfers are a snap!  Learn more below.

Hours of Operation:

MARTA buses operate weekdays from approximately 5 a.m. to 1:00 a.m and until 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. Bus schedules may vary by neighborhood.

Train Frequencies
Weekdays:  6 a.m. to 7 p.m.: 10 minutes all lines
Weekdays:  7 p.m. to 1 a.m.:  20 minutes all lines
Weekends:  20 minutes all lines

Train Service Hours
Weekdays:  4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekends:  6:00 a.m. to 1 a.m.
After 9 pm, Red line travels between Lindbergh & North Springs
After 9 pm, Green line travels between Bankhead & Vine City

Use the online MyCommute Trip Planner or contact MARTA Customer Service at 404-848-5000 for assistance with planning your trip.

5 simple steps to riding MARTA: 

1. Plan your trip.     Use the MyCommute Trip Planner to create personalized trip plans, view schedules and find the MARTA bus stops or train station closest to you. If you need additional help, call MARTA Customer Information Center at 404-848-5000, Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2. Get a Breeze Card.   All riders must have a Breeze Card to access the bus or train. Breeze fare can be purchased at a Breeze Vending Machine located in all 38 rail stations or at any of the MARTA Ridestores (Airport and Five Points). Learn more about buying Breeze Cards at Breezecard.comLink to External Website.

3. Load Value on your Breeze Card.  Fares can be loaded on your card at the Breeze Vending Machines, MARTA Ridestores and on the MARTA website.

4. Tap your Breeze Card. Go to the train station or bus stop closest to you (remember to be a few minutes early) and tap your Breeze Card on the blue target to pay your fare.  Once your card has been read, you will have access to the system. 

5. Exit to destination or transfer.  Tap the blue target with your Breeze Card to exit the train station.  You may transfer for free by tapping again immediately on the bus or at the station at your point of exit.

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Bike Rack on BusBicycles on MARTA

MARTA allows bicycles on trains at any time of the day or night. Cyclists are encouraged, however, to be mindful of other patrons. Passengers who take their bikes on trains are encouraged to exercise extra caution when using the rail system.

Please keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Avoid boarding trains that are full.
  • Please keep your bicycle out of the aisle and away from the train door.
  • Use elevators, not escalators, when taking bicycles in and out of rail stations.
  • Bicycles are only allowed on racks on front of buses, not inside. Each bus can only handle two bicycles at one time, first come, first served.

Many people who use bicycles to get around metro Atlanta often use MARTA as part of their trip. Using MARTA in conjunction with a bicycle helps patrons to commute safely and efficiently. MARTA is proud to be one of the few transit systems in the United States to offer such unrestricted bicycle access on trains.

Bicycle and transit integration supports both transit and bicycle transportation, and has proven successful in attracting new riders. Transit agencies find that a significant portion of rack users consist of new transit riders.

Benefits include increased choice and security for cyclists, increased cycling and transit use, and reduced automobile travel. There are other benefits to integrating cycling and transit such as lower air pollution emissions, reduced vehicle congestion, lower capital costs for park-and-ride facilities, and improved neighborhood environments. Enhancing bicycle access to transit is important not only for achieving improved mobility, but also for improved transit service.

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Pets May Be Carried Onboard MARTA Buses and Trains: 

Small pets confined to rigid pet carriers with locks or latches. Please keep carriers out of the aisles and off seats.

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