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How to get to Atlanta by bus

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

$7.00 is the cheapest price for a bus 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, buses from Norcross to Atlanta had the lowest average price at $7.76.

Where is the bus station in Atlanta, GA?

The busiest bus station in Atlanta is Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Atlanta are:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • 211 Peachtree St. SW
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Where should you stay in Atlanta?

The busiest bus station in Atlanta is the MARTA Civic Center at 435 W Peachtree Street, which is surprisingly well-located when it comes to accomodations. Atlanta is a reasonably priced city, so cheap hotels can be found in nearby Downtown.

In recent years, the Old Fourth Ward — where Martin Luther King Jr. was born — has also become a hip area for out-of-town visitors. It’s only about a mile from the MARTA Civic Center, has easy access to the Beltline, and has a number of great restaurants.

Less than a mile north of the MARTA Civic Center is Tech Square. While prices in this area are a little more expensive than Downtown or the Old Fourth Ward, the neighborhood near Georgia Tech University is a happening spot with lots of good shopping, and only a short walk from Piedmont Park.

What’s the best way to get around Atlanta?

The MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) is the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to travel around Atlanta.

MARTA is the eighth-largest rapid transit system in the US, with a huge network of bus routes that are linked to 48 miles of rail track. For a one-way trip, the fare is $2.50. On buses, the fare can be paid in exact cash. Otherwise, you have to put money on a reloadable Breeze Card or buy a paper ticket. Cards/paper tickets can be purchased online, or at MARTA stations.

MARTA trains run in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, as well as Fulton. A map of all the transit lines can be found on the MARTA website. The MARTA Civic Station is already a major MARTA hub, making transit to other parts of the city once you’ve arrived on a bus relatively simple.

What are some places to visit in Atlanta?

If you are looking for fun, free activities while also being outside, Piedmont Park is a terrific place to go for a walk or have a picnic. This park is located on the outskirts of downtown so while enjoying nature you can have a view of the city. The grounds include the Atlanta Botanical Garden, as well as the Piedmont Park Aquatic Center.

If you want to indulge in something more historic, the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site is an amazing place to visit. You can tour MLK Jr.’s birth home, as well as the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was ordained a minister. Atlanta is actually one of the top stops on our road trip to eight iconic sites in the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Just a 10-minute walk from the MARTA Civic Center is the World of Coca-Cola. (Coke was invented and is headquartered in Atlanta.) This museum walks you through the history of Coca-Cola Company and how it has evolved over time, and also lets you taste the different kinds of Coke from all around the world. Tickets for general admission start at $17 for adults and $13 for youth.

What are some good restaurants in Atlanta?

One restaurant near the bus station that’s definitely worth trying is called Kelz Kitchen. The spot has a family diner vibe and serves up tasty soul food at reasonable prices.

Another great spot with good prices is Aviva by Kameel, a fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant with rosemary chicken, lamb shawarma and more. A bonus — it’s just a short walk from the MARTA Civic Center station.

What is the best time to visit Atlanta by bus?

The best time to visit Atlanta is between March and May. During this period, the weather is mild without being too hot to enjoy the outdoors. If you were to visit Atlanta during the summer, room rates are at their highest and the weather is notoriously hot. That said, there are a lot of festivals and concerts during the summer, so if you can endure the heat it’s a great place to be.

Chicago

There are 9 scheduled buses per day from Chicago to Atlanta. The route can be as long as 589 miles, or 948 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 16 hours and 32 minutes. One bus company, Greyhound, connects Chicago to Atlanta. Buses from Chicago usually arrive in Atlanta at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St.
Avg. Time
16h 32m
Avg. Price
$80.61

Raleigh

There are 9 scheduled buses per day from Raleigh to Atlanta. The route can be as long as 356 miles, or 572 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 10 hours and 29 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most daily buses. Buses from Raleigh usually arrive in Atlanta at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St.
Avg. Time
10h 29m
Avg. Price
$59.43

New York

There are 9 scheduled buses per day from New York to Atlanta. The route can be as long as 746 miles, or 1201 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 20 hours and 18 minutes. There are 2 bus lines that operate on this route. Greyhound has the most daily buses. Buses from New York usually arrive in Atlanta at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St.
Avg. Time
20h 18m
Avg. Price
$78.55

Miami

There are 7 scheduled buses per day from Miami to Atlanta. The route can be as long as 607 miles, or 976 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 16 hours and 49 minutes. One bus company, Greyhound, connects Miami to Atlanta. Buses from Miami usually arrive in Atlanta at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St.
Avg. Time
16h 49m
Avg. Price
$81.62

Grants Pass

There are 7 scheduled buses per day from Grants Pass to Atlanta. The route can be as long as 2182 miles, or 3510 kilometers. On average, the journey takes 70 hours and 4 minutes. One bus company, Greyhound, connects Grants Pass to Atlanta. Buses from Grants Pass usually arrive in Atlanta at Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St.
Avg. Time
2d 22h 4m
Avg. Price
$204.38

Located in Georgia, Atlanta is accessible by bus from 441 other cities. You can choose from 848 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Atlanta on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

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Bus companies serving Atlanta

Greyhound

There are 93 scheduled Greyhound buses per day. Greyhound can get you to Atlanta from 329 cities, including Charlotte.
Greyhound
Greyhound
Avg. Time
17h 34m
Avg. Price
$92.86

Jefferson Lines

There are 49 scheduled Jefferson Lines buses per day. Jefferson Lines can get you to Atlanta from 124 cities, including Minneapolis.
Jefferson Lines
Jefferson Lines
Avg. Time
1d 8h 31m
Avg. Price
$198.30

PandaNY Bus

There are 23 scheduled PandaNY Bus buses per day. PandaNY Bus can get you to Atlanta from 16 cities, including Spartanburg.
PandaNY Bus
PandaNY Bus
Avg. Time
7h 26m
Avg. Price
$60.00

Southeastern Stages

There are 32 scheduled Southeastern Stages buses per day. Southeastern Stages can get you to Atlanta from 14 cities, including Columbia.
Southeastern Stages
Southeastern Stages
Avg. Time
6h 2m
Avg. Price
$44.70