MARTA's rail system operates from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday - Friday and from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays.
The cost to ride MARTA one way is $2.50, and tokens may be purchased at the station. All trains leaving the airport travel north toward Georgia Tech. By bus to campus from MARTA. When passing through the turnstile at the airport, make sure to take your transfer ticket. This will allow you to transfer to a bus without paying another fee. Take the train from the airport to the Midtown station and catch one of our Tech Trolleys.
Using the Tech Trolley
Open to the general public, it is easy to spot with its literal trolley appearance, and perhaps you've already seen it around midtown. So how do you ride?
1. Get on the Trolley
Most commuters connect with the Tech Trolley at the Midtown Station on the red/gold rail line. It picks up passengers outside the Peachtree Place station exit. If you are not in walking distance to the station or cannot easily get to MARTA rail, four MARTA bus routes connect to the Midtown Station that you can use if you live along the route:
- Bus 12 travels along Northside Parkway and Howell Mill Road in West Midtown
- Bus 36 comes from N.Decatur Road/Emory University/Virginia Highlands
- Bus 27 travels down Cheshire Bridge Road and Piedmont to 14th Street
- Bus 99 comes from Boulevard, Monroe Drive and 10th Street around Piedmont Park
2. Exit the Trolley
The trolley stops at the following designed locations from the Midtown Station to the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center (see route map). You can also board the trolley at any of these locations.
- Midtown Station
- Midtown Publix (starting at 6 p.m. on weekdays)