The Atlanta Streetcar is both affordable and has entertaining route with top Atlanta attractions. The 12-stop route connects the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to the Centennial Olympic Park area, with 10 other must see stops in between.
Keep reading to find out how to ride the the Atlanta Streetcar. Plus I’ve got details on all of the stops.
Purchasing you fare for the Atlanta Streetcar is very easy and pretty cheap. And since most of the tourist attractions at the stops along the route are free, this is a great deal.
Atlanta Streecar ride fare
Adult one-way trips cost just $1 and kids under 2 and shorter than 46 inches ride for free with a paid adult. But, if you’re planning on visiting attractions along the Streetcar route then its best to purchase a day pass for $3.
You can purchase your fare with a credit or debit card from a Breeze vending machine at a Streetcar stop. And if you using cash, then complete your purchase through the cash collection box located behind the Streetcar operator (you must have exact change to purchase your fare with cash).
Note: There are no free transfers between the Atlanta Streetcar and MARTA rail or bus service.
Atlanta Streetcar Accessibilty
Perfect for any time of year because the Streetcar is climate-controlled. Additionally you’ll enjoy the comfortable seats and large windows. Streetcars have low floors, so you can board with your wheelchair, bicycle, Segway, or stroller. Even though they don’t mention the motorized scooters we see all over Atlanta, you may be able to board with them as well. Similarly to MARTA rail and buses, there is prior seating for seniors and passengers with disabilities.
Atlanta Streetcar route
Stop 1 – Peachtree Center Station
Across the street from the Streetcar stop is the Atlanta Fulton County Central Library. This library is over 100 years old. Library card holders can check out books and other materials. The public is welcome to participate in several free classes and events.
Note: The library is currently closed due to the Library Renovation Project.
Stop 2 – Carnegie at Spring
Once you leave the Streetcar, head over to the AmericasMart. There you’ll see the latest products and new retail trends. Then view civil rights hero and former Atlanta mayor Andre Young Tribute at Walton Spring Park.
Stop 3 – Centennial Olympic Park
The Streetcar stop is right in front of the iconic Waffle House and tourist favorite, SkyView Ferris Wheel. Centennial Olympic Park has plenty to offer: playgrounds, green space, the Fountain of Rings and more. Additionally, several Atlanta attractions are located in the park district. Buy a CityPASS if you want to visit several tourist attractions. The CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia World Congress Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, State Farm Arena, Children’s Museum of Atlanta and the World of Coca Cola are located within walking distance. Click here to find out how to visit some of these attractions for free.
Stop 4 – Luckie at Cone
Stop 5 – Park Place
Hop off of the Streetcar and play a game of chess at Woodruff Park or tour Georgia State University.
Stop 6 – Hurt Park
Ride the Streetcar to Hurt Park and take pictures in front of the the famous Fountain of Light.
Stop 7- Sweet Auburn Market
The Streetcar stop is right in front of the Sweet Auburn Market. Grab a bite to eat or just have a good time looking around the market.
Stop 8 – Edgewood at Hilliard
This Streetcar stop is at a cemetery but its not a spooky experience (well, they do have Halloween events). Check out the historic Oakland Cemetery. It’s one of Atlanta’s oldest parks and the resting place for some famous Atlanta residents.
Stop 9 – King Historic District
Take the Streetcar to visit one of the most famous Atlanta attractions, the Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site and Birthplace. Also visit his church, Ebenezer Baptist Church. Then stop by the Atlanta Fulton Co. Library MLK, Jr. Branch.
Stop 10 – Dobbs Plaza
You’ll not ice the Atlanta Streetcar maintenance and garage at this stop. But more importantly, visit the John Wesley Dobbs “Through His Eyes” Memorial Tribute and the Tribute Memorial for Representative John Lewis.
Stop 11 – Auburn at Piedmont
The Auburn Avenue Streetcar stop has the African-American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum and the Auburn Avenue Research Library.
Stop 12 – Woodruff Park
You’ll return to Woodruff Park on the final stop. Also see the 11th District Court of Appeals and the Aderhold Learning Center.
Altogether, the Atlanta Streetcar route has amazing stops. How was your Atlanta Streetcar experience? Let me know in the comments.