Routes & Fares

Click HERE for Route Maps & Schedules in Spanish.

 

Please note: Due to Covid-19, Federal law requires face masks on board buses and in Transpo facilities through January 18, 2022.

Face masks are available for free at the Information Booth (limit 1 per passenger, while supplies last).

Route Schedules


Route Maps

System Map
To view the Transpo Service Area / System Map, click HERE. For Spanish, 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.  Los mapas de ruta en español se pueden encontrar aquí.


Fares

Cash                                       $1.00

Reduced Fare                        $0.50 Fixed Route only (Requires a photo ID, 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 Access 10 Ride 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, Saint Mary’s College, Holy Cross College and IU South Bend 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.

 

MOBILE TICKETING

Transpo is currently running a pilot program with Token Transit that will allow you to purchase bus passes right on your phone.

Download the Token Transit app, buy a pass, and tap your phone on the farebox. For the duration of the pilot program, mobile passes will be offered at the same price as traditional paper passes on both Fixed Route and Access buses.

Click HERE to download the Token Transit App.

 

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 or would like to receive information in a different format, please 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 and are open to the public:

Yellow Line
#1 Madison/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 which are open to the public (only run during the school year):

**SCHEDULES FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR ARE LINKED BELOW** (updated 9/7/21)

MILBURN TRIPPER  
REVEREWOOD TRIPPER - AM ONLY
TWIN BRANCH TRIPPER - AM ONLY
REVEREWOOD/TWIN BRANCH TRIPPER - PM 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 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

School City of Mishawaka and Transpo have expanded transportation options for John Young Middle School and Mishawaka High School students. Continuing with the 2021-22 School Year, middle and high school students will be able to ride Transpo fixed route and school tripper buses for free by showing their valid student ID card. Students will no longer need to purchase a Transpo bus pass to ride.

If a student has not received their student ID card yet, they will need to identify themselves as a John Young or Mishawaka High School student when boarding the bus and will be allowed to ride at no charge. Once ID cards are issued, students will be required to show their ID card to be eligible for a free ride.

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