Downtown Atlanta is the central area of Atlanta, as well as the center of Georgia. Downtown is home to the Georgia State Capitol, City Hall, and headquarters of numerous corporations. Despite the rise of Midtown and Buckhead, Downtown still contains much of the commercial activity of the city. All the places to see here are within 10 minutes walk of each other, and within a similar walking distance of any of the MARTA stations at Five Points, Peachtree Center or Omni-Dome-World-Congress Center.


Downtown skyline

Downtown Atlanta is vast and can be further broken down into subdistricts. The following subdistricts have their own articles:

Get in

Downtown Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta is located 7 miles (11 km) from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Interstate 75/85 runs directly through Atlanta, providing numerous exits into the downtown streets. Downtown Atlanta can also be accessed by MARTA trains and buses. The Five Points Station is where the North-South Line and the East-West Line intersect. Other MARTA rail stations in the Downtown area include Peachtree Center (N1) and Civic Center (N2) on the North-South Line, and Georgia State (E1) and Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station (W1) on the East-West Line.













Stay safe

Downtown Atlanta is relatively safe compared to many of the surrounding areas. Statistics have shown that downtown crime continues to decrease, contradicting the recent citywide statistics. Certain precautions should still be taken such as not traveling alone at night and be aware of suspicious activity. A more common activity that may be intimidating to visitors is pan-handling, which is mostly harmless.

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Routes through Downtown

END West Atlanta  W  E  East Atlanta END
Doraville Midtown  N  S  West Atlanta/South Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson ATL
Sandy Springs Midtown  N  S  West Atlanta/South Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson ATL

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