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City Information

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW - ATLAMT-0

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Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

Popular train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

What train companies travel to Atlanta, Georgia?

Located in Georgia, Atlanta is accessible by train from 387 other cities. You can choose from 497 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Atlanta on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Atlanta

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak3601d 19h 5m$383.59
Amtrak Crescent3211h 35m$135.57
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom.

Which train service has the best service to Atlanta?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Atlanta by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.2 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Crescent had the most comfortable train service to Atlanta taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Crescent offers. They rate Amtrak Crescent a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Atlanta punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Crescent has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Atlanta, rating them a 3.9 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Atlanta?

$18.88 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Atlanta, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Atlanta. In the last month, trains from Gainesville to Atlanta had the lowest average price at $18.88.

Where is the train station in Atlanta, GA?

The main train station in Atlanta is Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Atlanta.

Is Atlanta a popular train travel destination?

Among train travelers Atlanta is the second most popular destination in the region. It also ranks number 272 in United States. Atlanta has the most train connections in the region. There are 32 train schedules arriving in Atlanta each day.

What is the population of Atlanta?

The population of Atlanta is 463878. Atlanta ranks number 1 in terms of population in Georgia and number 118 in all of United States.

How much do train tickets to Atlanta cost?

Train tickets to Atlanta range from $19 for a short trip to Atlanta, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Atlanta starts at , and a longer trip by train to Atlanta can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $22 .

What type of traveler does Atlanta attract?

People who take the train to Atlanta are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Atlanta easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Atlanta?

The closest train station to the city center of Atlanta is Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW, located just 3.5 miles away. Select Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Atlanta. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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