Routes & Fares

New to Transpo? Transpo is currently transitioning from a Flag-Stop System to a Designated Bus Stop System.  Starting on March 3, 2017, passengers are encouraged to start using the new designated bus stops; however, Transpo will continue to operate as a flag-stop system during this time.  Starting Monday, April 3rd, Transpo will only drop-off and pick-up as the Designated Bus Stop Locations.

Click HERE to view the updated route maps and stop locations.

Route Schedules


Route Maps

System Map
To view the Transpo Service Area / System Map, click HERE

Route Maps / Timetables
Detailed route maps with schedules / timetables are available for all of Transpo's bus routes. Route maps are available online, Transpo offices and transfer centers and the South Bend and Mishawaka public libraries. If you still have questions, or for information on where to obtain route maps, call the Transpo Information Line at 574.233.2131. We will be glad to help.


Fares

Cash                                        $1.00

Reduced Fare                          $0.50 (Fixed Route Only; requires Transpo Reduced Fare Card or Medicare Card)

Day Pass                                 $3.00

Two Week Pass                       $18.00

31-Day Student Pass               $30.00 Must show proof of age (17 and under) or student ID (Grades K-12)

31-Day Adult Pass                    $35.00

Children 4 and Under                FREE (Limit of 2 free children per each paid adult)

*Access Cash Fare                    $2.00

*Access Two Ride Card             $4.00

*Access 10 Ride Card                $20.00

Access Cash Fare, Access Two Ride Cards, and 10 Rides Cards are applicable only for Access Paratransit services.

Two-Week and 31-Day Passes are activated when first used on the bus and are good for 14 or 31 days from that activation date (expiration date will be stamped on the backside the pass). Please note Transpo provides service Monday through Saturdays and does not run on Sunday.

Students, Faculty and Staff of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College ride for free with a valid identification card.

Students, Faculty and Staff of Ivy Tech Community College receive a significant discount – validation sticker must be purchased from Ivy Tech.

ONLINE PURCHASE

Click HERE for online purchases.

Fixed route and Access passes are available for purchase online. All online purchases are processed through PayPal. Transpo passes are non-transferable and non-refundable.

All online orders will be shipped via the United States Postal Service. Please allow up to 5-7 business days for online orders. Transpo is not responsible for lost or damaged mail. Purchaser assumes all risks and liabilities for online purchases.


Rider's Guide

Getting around South Bend and Mishawaka is now easier than ever with Transpo. For work, school or shopping, Transpo is your new way to go. Take advantage of our extensive route system that can get you just about anywhere you want to go in South Bend and Mishawaka.

Our Rider's Guide includes all Transpo's bus routes. Rider's Guides are available at all South Bend Transpo locations, or you can also download a PDF version of our Transpo Riders Guide below. If you still have questions or for information on where to obtain a Rider's Guide call the Transpo Information Line at 574.233.2131. We will be glad to help.

Rider's Guide English / Spanish

System Map English /

 

BLACKTHORN EXPRESS

The Blackthorn Express provides service to the Blackthorn Industrial Area. This route features fewer stops along the way resulting in a faster, more efficient commute to work. The Blackthorn Express offers the same low $1.00 fare as Transpo’s other fixed routes.


Mishawaka School Tripper Information

Transpo offers regular fixed route service to many Mishawaka neighborhoods and schools. The following regular fixed routes service Mishawaka:

#1 Madison/Mishawaka
#9 Northside Mishawaka
#11 Southside Mishawaka
#15A UP Mall via Main Street
#15B UP Mall via Grape Road


In addition to these fixed routes, Transpo adds the following routes in the morning and afternoon:
REVEREWOOD  
TWIN BRANCH
MILBURN
DOWNTOWN MISHAWAKA (afternoon only)

Passengers may need to use a combination of buses to get to and from school. Please refer to the schedules to determine the route that is best for your student. Please call our information line at 574.233.2131 if you need additional information. The line is answered from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, and 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays.

The fare is $1.00 per ride (transfers are no longer issued so it is $1.00 each time the student boards a bus).

31-Day passes are sold at John Young Middle School (main office) and Mishawka High School (bookstore). You may also purchase a pass at our Administrative Offices on Lafayette Boulevard in South Bend (cash, check or credit), South Street Station (cash only) or online HERE. Student passes are $30.00 and are good for unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days. Checks should be made payable to Transpo. Passengers may not share bus passes. If this behavior is observed, Transpo may revoke the pass. Also, students MUST show their student I.D. when using their student passes on the bus. They will not be able to use their student pass without showing their student I.D. to the bus driver.

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RIDER ALERT: Smart Streets Construction Detours will be in place for Routes 3A, 3B, 5 & 6. Click HERE for full details. Visit Transpo's Detour Page for a list of all detours throughout the system.

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