MARTA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

MARTA is the most cost-effective way to travel in Atlanta, and the most convenient, with a wide variety of fares and passes available to meet each rider's needs. Regular riders can choose from several TransCard, Half Fare or individual token rates, while out-of-towners can utilize a specially-priced visitor's transit pass. It's good for unlimited travel aboard the extensive rail and bus system.


  • The regular fare is $2.00 for transportation throughout the system and may be paid with tokens or exact change. Tokens can be purchased individually or in rolls of 10 at the entrances to MARTA stations or at all RideStores.
  • Flying into town? MARTA connects into the terminal building at Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, just follow the signs. Rail cars are equipped with ample baggage space. Trains depart every 8 to 10 minutes.
  • A single $2.00 fare covers one-way bus or train trips, including transfers. Bus riders may drop tokens or exact cash (bills or coins) into the fare box near the driver, or may slide their weekly or monthly TransCard through the electronic card reader. Ask the driver for a transfer ticket when you board.

Train riders may use tokens or exact change (coins only-no pennies), bus-to-rail transfer tickets, or weekly or monthly TransCards to unlock turnstiles, which lead to the boarding platforms. Token machines are located outside all station entrances.

Buses generally run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Individual bus routes vary. Call Customer Information at (404) 848-4711 for details.

Atlanta Tourist Loop

MARTA is the most effective way to travel in Atlanta - and the most convenient.

Explore Atlanta with MARTA's Atlanta Tourist Loop. Only $2.00 (need exact fare) to ride.

Free transfers to other MARTA buses and trains.

Kids under 6 ride free.

Come and ride with us to the Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, CNN Center, Georgia Dome/Philips Arena, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Underground Atlanta, State Capitol, Fox Theatre, Piedmont Park, World of Coca-Cola and other major attractions, hotels, restaurants and shops.

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  • Monthly TransCard -  $52.50
  • Weekly TransCard - $13
  • Half Fare Card -$0.85 + Half Fare Card


  • 10 Tokens $17.50
  • Pack of 20 one-way passes $30

Visitor's Pass

Orders are accepted only for groups of 15 or more. Order at least 20 business days in advance.

  • 1-day Visitor's Pass - $7
  • 2-day Visitor's Pass - $8
  • 3-day Visitor's Pass - $9
  • 4-day Visitor's Pass - $10
  • 5-day Visitor's Pass - $11
  • 6-day Visitor's Pass - $12
  • 7-day Visitor's Pass - $13

For each additional day add $2. Call (404) 848-5501.

Weekend Pass

Pre-purchase during the week at any MARTA RideStore.

  • Friday through Sunday - $9

Student TransCard

  • See school administrator - $10

University Pass

Call (404) 848-4460.

  • $37 monthly TransCard is sold through participating schools. Check with your student affairs office.

The MARTA Partnership

Call (404) 848-5057

Note: Transfers are free between MARTA and Cobb Community Transit (CCT), which serves Cobb County.

For CCT route and schedule information, contact (770) 427-4444.