Convention Transit Information:
MARTA to the Marriott Marquis
If you are planning to fly to Atlanta to attend the 1999 Convention and you have a manageable amount of baggage, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) offers convenient door-to-door service between Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport and the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Enter MARTA'S Airport Rail Station on its North-South rail line, which is located immediately outside airport baggage claim, purchase a fare card, go up one level to the platform, and take any northbound train to Peachtree Center. If you need further directions or help purchasing a fare card, the station attendant will be glad to assist you.
The Airport and Peachtree Center stations both have escalators, elevators, and stairs. Both stations have center platforms between the northbound and southbound tracks. The ride from the Airport to Peachtree Center takes seventeen minutes.
Peachtree Center is the first station north of Five Points, the downtown subway station at which the north-south line crosses under the East-West line. When you get off at Peachtree Center, go up one level to the mezzanine and exit through the turnstile. Turn right (east), then right again (south). Go up the escalators one more level directly into the food court, then pass through it to the lobby of the Marriott Marquis.
Built within the last twenty years, MARTA with its accessible features also offers convenience to passengers traveling with baggage. All stations have escalators, elevators, and wide gates, as well as turnstiles. Cars have wide sliding doors, affording easy entry and exit.