Unlike New York City, Atlanta’s transit system doesn’t run 24 hours. And whoever might be on that “midnight train to Georgia” might be a bit pressed for time, as the trains in Atlanta stop running at 1 a.m. See below for more information on hours of operation, frequencies and train schedules to help with trip planning.
Hours of Operation
Weekday: 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekend: 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Weekday Peak: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Every 10 minutes
Weekday Midday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every 12 minutes
Weekday Early Evening: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Every 12-15 minutes
Weekend and All Other Times
Every 20 minutes
For specific time schedules, view the line information below. On holidays, MARTA typically operates on a weekend timetable. It is also very helpful to download the MARTA on the Go app for quick access to schedules, maps and next train real-time arrivals.
The red line travels north and south from the airport to downtown Atlanta, and is the only line that provides service to the Buckhead, Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and North Springs stations. After 7 p.m., the red line (North Springs) train only runs between the Lindbergh Center and North Springs stations. At this time, frequency also changes from 15 minutes to 20 minutes on weekdays. If you are coming from the airport or downtown, get on the first train that arrives (Doraville) and ride the train to the Lindbergh Center station. Exit the train and wait on the platform for the North Springs train.
The gold line also travels north and south through Atlanta, from the airport to downtown Atlanta, and is the only line that provides service to the Lenox, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville stations.
The blue line travels east and west through downtown Atlanta and connects with the red/gold rail line at the Five Points station. H.E. Holmes is the end of the line in the west and Indian Creek in the east. To get to H.E. Holmes, West Lake, East Lake, Decatur, Avondale, Kensington or Indian Creek, you must be on a blue line train.
The green line travels to select stations on the east-west rail line and primarily offers service to the Bankhead station. It otherwise helps provide extra service near downtown Atlanta during rush hour. Between start of service and 9 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., the green line train operates between the Bankhead and Candler Park stations. After 7 p.m., the green operates only between Bankhead and Vine City.
On weekends, the train runs between Bankhead and the King Memorial station until 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., service is only between Bankhead and Vine City.
For more information, see MARTA Trip Planning Options and the 5 Best Times to Use MARTA.