FYI…MARTA is going to smartcards, if you haven’t heard…called Breeze Cards.
Single use tickets can be purchased…they are recommended for out-of-towners. They will require a 50 cent surcharge over the regular $1.75 fare. These paper cards can be loaded with up to $20.00, but they expire after 90 days.
Plastic Breeze cards never expire, but unless you order them now for free, they will cost $5.00 in the future. MARTA recommends even occasional users to get the plastic rechargeable cards.
You can get them at www.breezecard.com
Sunday I tried it...quite confusing! I quickly gave up and drove downtown, and actually saved time and money.