Breeze Card, Atlanta: How to buy, Recharge the card, Check the balance online?

Breeze Card (Marta Bus): Buy / Recharge the card, Manage & Check the balance online, Group Orders, Purchase Tickets?

The Breeze Card is a long-term card which allows loading of various and multiple fare products. It was introduced by MARTA for the passengers while travelling can use this card. The card automatically debits the cost of the passenger’s ride when placed on or near the Breeze Target at the fare gate. Transit riders are able to add value or time-based passes to the card at Breeze Vending Machines (BVM) located at all MARTA stations.

Breeze Card (MARTA Bus), Atlanta

Benefits of Breeze Card

  • Reliable, Convenient, Secure, Easy and Accurate ridership information.

Cost of Breeze Card

  • $2.00 in addition to the cost of a fare or pass.
  • Silver Breeze Cards are safer.

Where you can use the Breeze Card & Tickets?

  • Accepted as valid fare media on Bus, Streetcar and Rail.

What are the options to get Breeze Card?

You can buy your Breeze card through the below options:

  1. MARTA RideStores or purchase a card from Breeze Vending Machines
  2. You can order one online using

You can choose the fares that fit your needs rather than using the preloaded fares that once came with your initial card purchase. If you’re not sure about the fare options, you may check out Fare Programs.

Steps to use the MARTA Breeze Card

  1. After receiving Breeze Card, go to MARTA and start using your card.
  2. If you’re arriving at the station / boarding for a bus, look for the blue Breeze targets on the rail gates and bus fare boxes.
  3. Tap your Breeze Card on these targets
  4. The reader will let you know whether your card is accepted
  5. It will show the remaining balance of your Breeze Card.

How to use Transfers?

Every Breeze Card and Ticket comes with four transfers. You can change bus routes or switch from bus to train (and vice versa) without using extra fare. The way transfers work depends on your travel.

If you’re transferring from a train to a bus,

  •  The transfer will be loaded to your Breeze Card or Ticket when you tap to exit the station fare gates.
  • The fare gate screen will display the word “transfer” to confirm that a transfer was loaded to your card or ticket.
  • Once you board the bus, tap the Breeze Card or Ticket again to use the transfer.

If you’re transferring from bus to train or from bus to bus,

  • The transfer will be automatically added to your card or ticket when you first board the bus and tap the fare box.
  • All you need to do is tap your card or ticket again to enter the station fare gates or when boarding the next bus.

Types of Fares

Fare Types Price Notes
Standard Fares Regular Fare $2.50 Standard MARTA fare is $2.50 with four free transfers allowed within a three-hour period. These transfers are not valid for round trips.
Atlanta Streetcar Regular Fare $1.00 Standard Atlanta Streetcar fare is $1.00 with no transfers allowed to MARTA bus or rail.
Children Children 46 inches and under can ride MARTA or the Atlanta Streetcar for free (limit two children per paying adult).
Senior Citizens, Disabled Riders and Medicare Recipients $1.00 Riders who are 65 or older, who have a Medicare card, or who have a medical or mental disability pay a reduced fare of $1.
MARTA Mobility $4.00
Atlanta Streetcar Passes Atlanta Streetcar Day Passes are a great option if you plan on riding multiple times in one day. This pass provides unlimited rides for the 24-period. Day passes (1-Day) are $3.00.

Where to Buy MARTA Breeze Cards?

There was 3 ways to purchase MARTA Breeze Cards.

  1. Person
  2. Online
  3. MARTA Pop-Up

How to Purchase Breeze Card (MARTA Bus), Atlanta

Purchase a Breeze Card in Person

  • MARTA RideStores and Breeze Vending Machines both sell Breeze Cards in person.
  • Breeze Vending Machines are located all across MARTA stations make convenient choice for commuters.
  • MARTA RideStores are helpful when you need to fare information or face to face transactions.

You must choose the fare type and load onto to your New Breeze Card by purchasing the card for $2 before riding MARTA. Buying a Breeze Card in person is your best for same-day travel.

Buying Breeze Cards Online

Silver Breeze Cards are also available online at Once you register and sign into your account, follow the prompts to purchase a new card. You’ll have all the same options balance, fare management.

  • Breeze Cards take about a week to deliver when your order online. If you need to travel immediately after purchasing a card, you’ll want to consider an in-person option instead.

Note: Visa, MasterCard and Discover for online purchases are accepted. You’ll need to visit one of our stations if you plan on using any other type of payment.

Buying a Breeze Card at a MARTA Pop-Up

MARTA partnered with DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton counties to bring Breeze Card services to the communities they serve. Every month, MARTA travels to various locations in these service areas for individuals to purchase and reload Breeze Cards, in addition to other services. For services, pop-up locations, and dates, visit here.

NOTE: Currently this service canceled due to COVID-19.

Check  Balance through Online / Phone / Person

It is important to check your balance before boarding MARTA. You’ve three ways of making sure your fares are up to speed with Breeze.

Through Online check

Once you’ve setup an account on, follow the below steps. Every fare loaded onto your card — along with any extra cards you’ve purchased — will appear on that page. Any changes you want to make from there are only a couple clicks away.

  1. Visit Online Balance check 
  2. Enter your Card Number
  3. Click “Submit” to check the balance.

How to check Breeze Card balance through Online, Atlanta


Checking Your Balance by Phone

Please contact: 404-848-5000 to check your card balance and an automated answering service will sent to you.

Check through Person

  • Your current Breeze Card balance can be checked through every Breeze Vending Machine and MARTA Ride Store.
  • If you’re in a station and need to double check your balance, insert your card into one of the machines and follow the prompts on screen.

Reload the Breeze Card at Station / Online

Breeze Cards are plastic cards designed to reuse and reload as often as you need. You have two options for reloading your Breeze Card.

Reload at the Station

Breeze Vending Machines and MARTA RideStores both offer ways to reload your card. The process is similar to purchasing a new card except. Select the on-screen option to add new fares and passes to your existing card.


RideStores and Cashiers

Ride Store Locations Phone Number Operating Hours
Five Points RideStore
Five Points Station
30 Alabama Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 848-3205 Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday:
Airport RideStore
Airport Station
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
Atlanta, GA 30320
(404) 848-3430 Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
North Springs Parking Central Cashier Facility
North Springs Station
7010 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 848-3840 Open 24 hours
7 days a week
Sandy Springs Parking Central Cashier Facility
Sandy Springs Station
1122 Perimeter Center West
Atlanta, GA 30338
(404) 848-3829 Open 24 hours
7 days a week

Reloading Online

If you have an account at and have already linked your Breeze Card to your account, you can add fares and passes to your card online. Just login and purchase the types of fare you need. Fares will be loaded onto your card in 24 hours or less. Any fares purchased online will remain under New Products until they’re loaded onto your card the next time you ride MARTA.

Note: We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover for online purchases. You’ll need to visit one of our stations if you plan on using any other type of payment.

Loading “Stored Value”

Stored value refers to the dollar amount loaded on a Breeze Card that may be used to purchase fare. To load stored value onto a Breeze Card, you may use cash or a credit/debit card at a Breeze Vending Machine at a MARTA station or MARTA RideStore.

How can you Order a New Card through Online?

If you want to buy an additional Breeze Cards or replacing an old one, you can visit ordering cards online.

  1. Just log into your account (or register a new one) and choose the option to buy a new card.
  2.  You also have the option to select the types of fare you want to preload onto the card.

Once you’ve made your purchase, you can expect delivery to take one business week. If you don’t have time to wait for new cards to arrive, your may try the option through Persson.

How you can Place Group Orders using Breeze Card?

There is 2 options for placing a group order. Its depends upon how many Breeze Cards you plan to order at once. Every card you purchase as part of the group order must come loaded with the same type of fare. If you want to preload a different type of fare, you’ve to purchase a second order.

Order of Card Instructions
14 Cards or Fewer To order you’ve to visit one of RideStores or visit online store.
15 Cards or More
  • You may visit online store and follow the prompts once you’ve registered and signed in.
  • With any other online order, you’ll have the chance to pick the type of fare you want to preload on the cards and the number of cards you want to order.
  • Online orders max out at 500 cards.

How to Purchase Group Pass / Discounts?

Group Pass Sales

MARTA’s Group and Convention program is perfect for visitors, hotel guests, conference attendees, volunteers and other groups. Passes can be ordered in advance and are available for 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7-day passes. Day passes provide unlimited rides for users during consecutive day travel, beginning with the first day of use. Rides are good on MARTA’s trains and buses.

Day Pass Cost

1 Day Pass  $ 9.00
2 Day Pass  $14.00
3 Day Pass  $16.00
4 Day Pass  $19.00
7 Day Pass  $23.75


  • Add $1.00 for cost of each Breeze ticket (non-reloadable)
  • Add $2.00 for cost of each Breeze card (reloadable)


Discounts are only available on Breeze fare. Orders can be purchased directly with a check if picking up in person, credit card, or invoiced through a consignment agreement.

MARTA has a transit station on the west end of the domestic terminal inside Hartsfield Jackson-International Airport, which makes transit service accessible by rail to many Downtown, Buckhead, Midtown, and Perimeter hotels.

MARTA trains operate from approximately 4:45 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. weekends and holidays. Buses run from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. weekends and holidays. Times vary on individual bus routes.

To place an order for your group, contact LaKwanza Rowell: (or) By phone: 404-848-4460

No. of Passes order: 200 or more.

Processing time: 10-15 business days

Orders are mailed to: The U.S. Postal Service (Certified Mail) to one address or can be picked up in person Tuesday – Thursday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM with MARTA Media Sales at 2400 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30324.

Quantity of Day Passes Discounts
1-199 No Discount Offered
200 – 499 5%
500 – 999 6%
1,000 – 4,999 7%
5,000 – 9,999 8%
10,000 – 14,999 15%
15,000 – 24,999 17%
25,000 + 20%

University Pass Program

UPASS is a ticket to unlimited rides on MARTA buses and trains. It offers all students, faculty and staff enrolled or employed at a participating college, university, or trade school unlimited use throughout the month and an unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of everything Atlanta has to offer.

  • Cost: Students $68.50
  • Faculty/Staff: $83.80

For schools interested in participating in the program fill out the attached enrollment form UPASS Enrollment Form or call 404-848-4460 for more details. For more information, please visit here.

UPASS Enrollment Form

List of College, University and Trade School name and location to pick up a pass on campus

Agnes Scott College Gwinnett College Sandy Springs Campus
(Finance Department)an Intercontinental University (AIU)
Health and Style Institute
(Business Office Manager)
Art Institute of Atlanta Dunwoody Campus Herzing College
(Financial Aid Office)
Atlanta Barber Institute Interactive College


Atlanta English Institute (AEI)
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
(Student Accounts – 650 Building, bottom floor Rm. 121)
John Marshall Law School
Atlanta School of Massage
(Accounting Department)
Literacy Action, Inc.
231 Peachtree St. Ste M-100
Atlanta Technical College
(Business Office, Bldg. B. Dennard Building.
Mon -Thurs 8am-7pm & Friday 8am-2pm)
Mercer University
(Sheffield Student Center Rm 208 or the Fitness Center check-in desk)
Clark Atlanta University Morehouse College
(Bursar’s Office, Rm. #200 2nd Floor,
830 Westview Dr., SW)
Passes not sold after the 10th
Clayton State University
(Laker Card Center @ James University Center)
Oglethorpe University
Elaine Sterling Institute Omnitech Inc.
(Human Resources Department)
Emory University
Transportation & Parking Services
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Call 404-727-PARK (7275) for additional information
SAE Institute
(Financial Aid Office/Student Accounts)
Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
(Main building at 1600 Peachtree St NW)
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
(Campus Bookstore)
Spelman College
Georgia State University Talk English School
(Front Desk)

Students Program (K-12)

Schools in Metro Atlanta and the surrounding communities can partner with MARTA to provide their students with safe, reliable transportation. We offer discounted 10-Trip Student Breeze Passes to schools throughout the area that are valid weekdays on all of our buses and trains.


Participating schools can purchase,

  • 10-trip passes: $14.40
  • 1-trip passes: $1.44
  • 2-trip passes: $2.88

Enrolling Your School

Please contact School Discount Program, if you want to learn more about the program or have an interest in setting up an account with your school.

Phone: 404-848-4460

Breeze Tickets Information

Breeze Tickets are paper tickets for limited use for visitors or special MARTA programs. It is a smart card which function same as Breeze Card without the ability to reload any fare.

Cost of Breeze Tickets

  • $1.00 in addition to the cost of a fare or pass.

Validity Period of Breeze Tickets

  • 90 days from purchase.

Where does Breeze Tickets used?

  • Accepted as valid fare media on Bus and Rail.

Standard Breeze Vending Machine Purchases

You can purchase Breeze Tickets from the same vending machines you’d use to purchase standard Breeze Cards. These tickets aren’t reloadable, expire in 90 days and include a $1 fee. Your options include:

  • One-way trips
  • Round trips
  • One-day Breeze Ticket
  • 1 to 8 breeze tickets can be purchased at one time

Breeze Vending Machine (MARTA Bus), Atlanta

Contact MARTA Bus Customer Service

Route and Schedule Information

Phone: (404) 848-5000


Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat/Sun/Holidays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Customer Service

Phone: (404) 848-5000


Customer Service: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat/Sun/Some Holidays: Closed

List of Marta Bus Routes in Atlanta

View the list of Marta Bus Route in Atlanta Timetables, Route Maps, Schedules, Operator name through the above link.

MARTA Bus Mobile Apps

View MARTA Mobile Apps, Watch Faces, Beta Bus Tracker, Download Apps through the above link.

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