For people not lucky enough to live along or near the Beltline, using MARTA to access the popular trail is a great option and eliminates the hassle of driving or finding a place to park.
The Beltline can be reached by either walking or biking from several stations. Another option is to take a bus from a station and get even closer to the trail. Bikes are allowed on MARTA. Just as a tip, it is more difficult to navigate MARTA with a bike during peak travel times, so plan your trip accordingly.
MARTA has plans to expand and improve the public transportation system in Atlanta that would provide even more ways to access the Beltline. A referendum in November will allow voters to decide if they want to increase taxes in order to fund future expansion.
According to the MARTA website, the best ways to access the Beltline by walking or biking are to use the King Memorial or Inman Park station on the blue and green lines. From the red and gold lines, the closest MARTA station is Midtown.
Inman Park Station
Exit on the Inman Park side of the station and keep walking straight ahead on Edgewood Avenue. Turn right on Elizabeth Street and walk straight ahead for about four blocks until the street dead ends at the trail. Krog Street Market is nearby as well as the Carter Center. This area also has several parks such as Historic Fourth Ward Park.
King Memorial Station
At street level turn right and walk about two blocks along Dekalb Avenue. An unpaved portion of the trail is located next to an apartment building on the left side of the street.
Take 10th Street from the Midtown MARTA station along Piedmont Park to reach the trail by Park Tavern. The walk from Midtown to Park Tavern is about one mile. Ponce City Market can be reached by walking south along the Beltline from Park Tavern. The Beltline also provides access to numerous restaurants and shopping centers in this area.
Several buses can be used to access the Beltline from Five Points, Candler Park, North Avenue and Midtown stations. For more information about MARTA bus routes near the Beltline, click here.