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5 College Freshman

Transportation: In Atlanta there is the Marta, there are buses and a bus line that is cheap.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: MARTA is always available and the school does a good job in trying to provide taxi services and zip cars to those who need them

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I'm a commuter so it's not so bad to drive everyday unless you have an 8am class...

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Next to the city, IE marta can get you ANYWHERE, super easy

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The Zip Cars are great, but cost a lot


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Transportation at Agnes has its pros and cons, as at any school, but overall you can definitely get to where you're going. The campus is compact and easily walkable, so there's no driving to class at Agnes. The library has a program where you can rent bikes to ride around campus or around the Decatur area. 

If you're going off campus, Agnes has access to Zipcars and MARTA buses and trains. There are also cab services, but those must be called ahead of time. Zipcars are extremely affordable. There are two plans you can choose from: the occasional driving plan and the extra value plan, which are both inclusive of gas, car insurance, and 180 free miles. You can catch a MARTA bus and pay to ride per trip or buy a pass. These buses will take you wherever you need to go in Atlanta or the Metro Atlanta area. The same goes for MARTA trains. Both are exceptionally affordable and clean. The only downside to MARTA is riding at night. Many women at Agnes don't feel safe riding MARTA alone after 9 p.m. and usually ride with friends.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Walking
  • MARTA bus or train
  • Zipcars
  • Bikes
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • The best and easiest way to get to the airport is by using MARTA trains. These trains go directly to the airport, and a single one-way fare is $2.50.
  • You can also catch a ride with a friend in order to get to the airport. It takes about 15 or 20 minutes to get there via the interstate, and if you have good friends, it can be free!
Local Taxi Services
Decatur's Best Taxi Service, which can be reached at (404) 289-6603, is open on all holidays and available 24 hours a day.
However, taxis aren't typically used in Atlanta or the Metro Atlanta area.
Did You Know?
Agnes Scott College's Public Safety has got your back! Public Safety has an established taxi fund to retrieve Scotties who are stranded off campus. Public Safety will pay your cab fare when you arrive back on campus. This service is only to be used in emergencies, and you do have to pay Public Safety back, but not immediately.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort service
(404) 471-6355
Daily sunset to sunrise

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

It's $2.50 for a single trip, $5 for round trip.

(404) 848-5000

(404) 869-8198 fraud and abuse hotline

(404) 848-3208 lost and found

2424 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

This airport is about 30 minutes away from campus.

6000 N. Terminal Parkway, Atlanta

(800) 897-1910

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


This Greyhound station is about 20 minutes from campus.

232 Forsyth St., Atlanta

(404) 584-1728

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


This station is about 20 minutes from campus.

1688 Peachtree St., Atlanta

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 43 responses

  • 14% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 26% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 9% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 51% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 42 responses

  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 2% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 67% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 29% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 25 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 24 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 24 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 42 responses

  • 36% Very easy.
  • 60% Fairly easy.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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