Visiting Emory


Emory's main campus is located in the suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Druid Hills.

The campus is about a 15-minute drive from the downtown, midtown and Buckhead areas. Plan on at least 30 minutes by car from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. MARTA, Atlanta's mass transit system, operates regular bus service from several train stations near campus.

Emory encourages the use of alternative transportation, and operates an on-campus shuttle system called Cliff. Campus parking is tight, and regulations are strictly enforced. Visitor parking lots are designated in convenient locations. Please contact the Office of Disability Services to arrange accommodations before your visit at 404.727.9877.

Visiting Atlanta


When visiting Atlanta, families can find food, fun, and more in the neighborhoods surrounding Emory: 


This ultra-chic neighborhood known as the “Beverly Hills of the East” offers shopping at Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square, countless restaurants and boutiques, and plenty of nightlife just minutes from Emory.


Less than two miles from Emory's main campus, the city of Decatur combines town charm and unique shopping and dining.

Emory Point

With a prime location and a modern edge, this newly built retail, residential, and dining area just across from the CDC has become a community staple.

Emory Village

Steeped in history and nestled at the entrance to campus, Emory Village offers dining options with a close-knit village feel.

Little 5 Points

Just miles from Emory's main campus, Little 5 Points offers an eclectic mixture of shopping, dining, and entertainment.


From the large shopping district of Atlantic Station to the 22 miles of revitalized Beltline, Midtown is a popular destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Virginia Highland

A favorite of both locals and visitors, Virginia Highland (located between Emory and downtown Atlanta) is a historic, charming neighborhood filled with unique shops and restaurants.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Falcons

Centennial Olympic Park

CNN Center

Fabulous Fox Theatre

Georgia Aquarium

High Museum of Art

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Stone Mountain Park

Where to Stay

conference center

The Emory Conference Center Hotel and Emory Inn, which features a commitment to environmental responsibility, offers exceptional accommodations and special rates for Emory visitors. The Emory area offers visitors a wide range of accommodations. A number of hotels offer special rates to university and alumni community members; please inquire when making reservations.

Contact Us:

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

RES404-712-6565 or 1-888-839-2402

Other hotels in the Emory/Decatur area *:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta-Emory University Area

Courtyard by Marriott, Atlanta, Decatur downtown/Emory

Hampton Inn & Suites, Atlanta, Decatur/Emory

*Please know this is for information purposes and our office has no relationship with these facilities.

Airport to Campus Directions


  • From baggage claim, follow the “Rideshare” signs. Take the escalator leading to the lower Arrivals level.
  • Upon exiting the airport, follow the Rideshare Pickup signs to the South & North Economy Parking Lots. It will be about a 5-7-minute walk.
  • Once you’ve arrived at the Rideshare Pickup zone, request your ride with either the Uber or Lyft app.

Taxi links


  • Take MARTA rail Northbound either gold or red line to Lindbergh Station – roughly takes 28 mins, 13 stops
  • From Lindbergh Station take MARTA Bus #6 (Emory-Little 5 PTS-Inman Station) to Emory University- get off at Clifton Rd @ Houston Mill Rd stop –roughly takes 17 mins, 23 stops
  • For more information, visit the MARTA website.

Driving route from the airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • Head east on North Terminal Parkway (.6 mi)
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-85 N/I-20/I-75 N/Atlanta and merge onto I-85 N (.8 mi)
  • Merge onto I-85 N (2.9 mi)
  • Continue straight to stay on I-85 N (4.3 mi)
  • Keep left to continue on I-75 N/I-85 N (1.5 mi)
  • Use the right lane to take exit 248C for GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy/Carter Center (.4 mi)
  • Continue onto GA-10/Freedom Pkwy NE (1.6 mi)
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto US-278 E/Ponce De Leon Ave NE (1.3 mi)
  • Turn left onto Lullwater Rd NE (1.1 mi)
  • At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto N Decatur Rd (.2 mi)

Emory University, 201 Dowman Dr, Atlanta GA 30322

Visitor Parking at Emory

  • Fishburne Deck (Fishburne Lane)
  • Michael Street Deck (550 Houston Mill Road)
  • Oxford Road Visitor’s Deck (1390 Oxford Road)
  • Peavine Visitor’s Lot (29 Eagle Row)
  • Starvine Deck (Clairmont Campus- 1945 Starvine Way)
  • More information: