The Wheels on the Bus

Ride The BusYou see them out there but you’re not sure if it’s for you. You wonder where exactly they go, how much it costs, and how long it’ll take.

It’s called THE BUS and while it may have a fancier name in your town, one thing is always true: when there’s a route for you, it’s a great transportation option.

If you have not been on a bus in a while, don’t worry – the basics are still the same. Find your bus – pay your fare – grab a seat – get where you’re going!

But we know it can be more complicated than that, especially when you are considering riding the bus to get to and from work. We can help you figure it all out, either over the phone at 1-866-610-RIDE (7433), through e-mail or in person.

To get you started, we have gathered some essential information about riding the bus in Central Florida.

Dude, Where’s My Bus?

Find Your RouteThe first step is finding out what routes may work for you and the times that they operate.

Call 1-866-610-RIDE (7433) to speak with a reThink representative or be connected directly to the transit agency in your area. Plus, we’ve compiled some of the information you’ll need to know on our Tips on Transit page.

The table below outlines which transit agency serves your area.

Central Florida Transit Agencies
Brevard County
Titusville – Cocoa – Cocoa Beach – Rockledge – Melbourne – Palm Bay
Space Coast Area Transit
www.ridescat.com
Customer Service
321-633-1878
Routes & Schedule Info
Lake County
Eustis – Lady Lake – Mount Dora – Tavares – Umatilla – Zellwood
LakeXpress
www.ridelakexpress.com
Customer Service
352-326-8637
Routes & Schedule Info
Marion County
Ocala – Silver Springs Shores
SunTran
www.ocalafl.org/SunTran
Customer Service
352-401-6999
Routes & Schedule Info
Orange County
Apopka – Bay Lake – Belle Isle – Edgewood – Lake Buena Vista – Maitland – Ocoee – Orlando – Windermere – Winter Garden – Winter Park – Zellwood
LYNX
www.golynx.com
Customer Service
407-254-6094
Route & Schedule Info
Osceola County
Kissimmee – Poinciana – St. Cloud – Celebration
LYNX
www.golynx.com
Customer Service
407-254-6094
Route & Schedule Info
Seminole County
Altamonte Springs – Casselberry – Lake Mary – Longwood – Oviedo – Sanford – Winter Springs
LYNX
www.golynx.com
Customer Service
407-254-6094
Route & Schedule Info
Sumter County
County-Wide Service with Monday/Wednesday/Friday service to Gainesville
Sumter County Transit
http://sumtercountyfl.gov
Customer Service
352-568-6683
Route & Schedule Info
Volusia County
Daytona Beach – Debary – DeLand – Deltona – Edgewater – New Smyrna Beach – Pierson – Port Orange – Seville
Votran
www.votran.org
Customer Services
386-761-7700
Route & Schedule Info

How much does it cost?

Bus PassThe cost to ride the bus will depend on which county you are in, since each county has their own system. Find out bus fare info for your transit system.

Always make sure you have exact change, because no matter what city you live in, the drivers are not able to provide change.

If you are going to use the bus as your primary commute mode, consider purchasing a weekly or monthly bus pass. Not only will a bus pass save you even more money, it is also incredibly convenient because you won’t have to look for change every day!

Your employer can help you increase your savings by offering the Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits at your workplace. This program allows you to set aside money pre-tax to pay for transit expenses. Contact us to find out more or call 1-866-610-RIDE (7433).

What else do I need to know?

Each transit agency has its own standard practices, but there are some steps you can take to make your first bus trip a smooth ride, no matter what bus you take.