IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT BUS FARES  

  *Effective immediately, we are no longer selling punch cards. Click here to learn how to turn your card in for an exchange.

ALL passengers of the Benzie Bus must pay their fare when boarding the vehicle. Charges, or any other arrangement to pay later, will not be allowed. Benzie Bus offers half-price fares for seniors (age 60+), people with disabilities, and students; children 5 or younger ride free with an adult.

If you cannot afford the fare to ride the Benzie Bus, please consider these options:

Buy a virtual “GO!PASS" from Benzie Bus and ride for 31 days at one fare.  Call (231) 325-3000 for more details. 

Ask your employer if they have an employee assistance program.

Contact Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) at (231) 882-9544.

If you are age 60+, contact Benzie Senior Resources at (231) 525-0600.

Click here for Credit Card Certificate of Validation

We do accept:

MasterCard & Visa


Rates & Hours

REGULAR FARE

Regular Fare for the general public- $3.00.

31 day GO!PASS is available for $70.

REDUCED FARE

Children 12 and under, students, Seniors (60+), Persons with Disabilities- $1.50 each way.


31 day GO!PASS available for $35.

TCX FARE

Any passenger may take a direct route into downtown Traverse City for $5 each way.

  A TCX GO!PASS allows you to ride for 31 days for a fare of $100.


ALL FARES ARE BASED ON A ONE WAY TRIP

TCX (EXPRESS) – $5.00, $3.00 if going to or from Lake Ann

              DIAL-A-RIDE:
                     Full Fare – $3.00
                     Senior Citizen (60 & older), Persons with Disabilities, Children 6 – 12 years old – $1.50
                     Children 5 years old and under – No Charge w/ Adult
                      Infants – No Charge – Parents must provide proper car seat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

REGULAR HOURS:
Monday through Friday: 5:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
(Call Center Hours 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday – 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Call Center Hours 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.)
Closed on Sundays

Please check back for holiday schedules.


Discount Fares

Persons with disabilities may apply for Reduced Fares by completing the Special Services application, which can be obtained from any of our drivers or at our office. The completed form can be given to a driver or dropped off at our office.  Once your application is approved a card will be mailed to you and then you are eligible for Reduced Fare.

*Please note that Seniors and Children 12 and Under do not need to complete the Special Services Application to qualify for Reduced Fares.

SENIOR (60 years & older)

Seniors 60 and older ride at the reduced rate ($1.50) .
*Benzie County senior residents may contact Benzie Senior Resources for FREE rides.  Call (231) 525-0600 or visit the Benzie Senior Resources website.


GO!PASS

GO!PASSThe Go!Pass offers passengers the ability to utilize our services unlimited during the 31 day period. The Go!Pass is only valid for one person and is not-transferrable. Worried about losing your card? No worries, the Go!Pass is a virtual card. Call Dispatch today to purchase yours! (231) 325-3000 ext. 1

Full Fare In County - $70
Reduced Fare In County - $35
TCX Go!Pass - $100

Universal Reduced Fare Card

We are pleased to announce that we are participating in a new program that allows seniors and people with disabilities to use participating transit providers throughout the state, and receive the provider's reduced fare without completing additional applications or paper work. Visit michigan.gov for more information. Participating transit agencies can be found here.

Private Charters

Benzie Bus does not offer private transportation services. For more information call 231-251-9004.

Benzie Bus

14150 US Highway 31
Beulah, MI   49617

Phone: (231) 325-3000
Fax: (231) 325-3007

Hours of Operation

​Monday - Friday
5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday
7 am - 5 pm ​

Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday
7 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday
Closed