IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT BUS FARES  

ALL passengers of the Benzie Bus must pay their fare when boarding the vehicle.  Charges, or any other arrangement to pay later, will no longer be allowed. Benzie Bus is a pay-to-ride service for everyone in Benzie County and relies on passenger fares and taxpayer support to operate.  Benzie Bus offers half-price fares for seniors (age 60+), people with disabilities, and students; children 5 or younger ride free with an adult.

We do accept:

MasterCard & Visa

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

Buy a discount “punch pass” from Benzie Bus and save money per ride.  Call (231) 325-3000. Ask your employer about help from their employee assistance program. If you are age 60+, contact Benzie Senior Resources at (231) 525-0600.


Rates & Hours

REGULAR FARE

Regular Fare single passes- $3.00. 12 Punch card ($36.00 value can be purchased at the reduced rate of $30.00)

REDUCED FARE

Children 12 and under, students, Seniors (60+), Persons with Disabilities- $1.50 each way
12 Punch card ($18.00 value can be purchased at the reduced rate of $15.00)

STUDENT FARE

Any person who has proof they are enrolled in an approved school program-40 punch ticket $40. These tickets may only be purchased at the Benzie Bus office


ALL FARES ARE BASED ON A ONE WAY TRIP

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

FLEX FARE– $2.00 full fare, $1.00 reduced if riding to and from any of the published flex stops

TCX (EXPRESS)
Single passes – $5.00
Round Trip ticket – $8.00
10 punch ticket – $35.00

FLEX
Full Fare ticket – 12 punch pass $20
Reduced ticket – 12 punch pass $10

 

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

YEAR ROUND HOURS:
Monday through Friday: 5:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
(Dispatch Hours 6:00 a.m until 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday – 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (Dispatch Hours 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.)
Closed on Sundays

Please check back for holiday schedules.


Discount Tickets

Persons with disabilities wanting to apply for Reduced Fares need to complete 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. The Office Manager receives, reviews and approves the applications. If your application is approved a card will be mailed to you and then you are eligible for Reduced Fare. Tickets may be purchased at our main office or from bus drivers. If purchasing from a bus driver, passengers must have the exact amount for rides or purchases, drivers do not handle any cash.

*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)

Single passes – reduced rate ($1.50) 12 punch card ($18.00 value can be purchased at the reduced rate of $15.00)
*Benzie County senior residents may contact Benzie Senior Resources for FREE ticket. 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.

Private Charters

Benzie Bus does not offer private chartered service. Call 231-325-3000 with specific questions.

Benzie Bus

14150 US Highway 31
Beulah, MI   49617

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

Hours of Operation

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

Dispatch Center Hours

Monday - Friday
6 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
7 am - 5:00 pm