Atlanta has several local, regional and long-distance bus options for getting around the city and beyond. See the list below to explore your options. For local bus routes, be sure to purchase a Breeze Card and add cash value or bus fare for the appropriate transit agency.
Things to Know
- You can currently transfer between different transit systems in the metro area if you have a Breeze Card. It’s easiest to have cash value on your card in order to pay for fare, especially if you are making very few trips on different systems
- All transit systems will be unified and become ATL Transit in 2023
- There are two bike racks on the front of MARTA buses
MARTA buses provide local service in Fulton, Dekalb and Clayton counties. You’ll find these buses in downtown Atlanta, Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter, Roswell, Alpharetta, Doraville, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Little Five Points, East Atlanta, Decatur, West End, South Atlanta and other neighborhoods. You can pay cash to ride the bus, but drivers cannot make change. We highly recommend many intown bus routes as car-free options to get to jobs and schools.
CobbLinc is the bus service in Cobb County northwest of Atlanta. Service area includes Marietta, Acworth, Town Center Mall and SunTrust Park/Cumberland Mall area.
Gwinnett County Transit Buses
Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) buses operate in Gwinnett County and provide service to and from Indian Trail, Sugarloaf Mills, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett Place and Lawrenceville.
GRTA Xpress buses travel directly between Atlanta business centers and the suburbs. You can reach destinations including Cumming, Johns Creek, Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills, Snellville, Conyers, McDonough, Stockbridge, Newnan, Acworth, Woodstock and more.
For travel to other cities in and outside of Georgia, connect with a Megabus outside the Civic Center train station. Popular destinations include Athens, Birmingham, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Columbia SC, Jacksonville, Orlando and northern cities including Chicago and New York.
Atlanta’s Greyhound bus station is next to the Garnett train station on the red and gold rail lines. Use Greyhound to get to or from Savannah and other cities around the country. Note that the Megabus does not currently travel to Savannah.