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How much does it cost to ride?

All of Mountain Line’s services are zero-fare! This means anyone can board a Mountain Line vehicle without having to pay a fare. This applies to Fixed Route, Paratransit, and Shuttle Van services. More about zero-fare.

Where can I get a schedule?

Printed schedules are available on all Mountain Line buses, at the Mountain Line Transfer Center and at several locations throughout the service area. You can view or download schedules online here.

Where can I get on the bus? Do I have to wait at a bus stop?

Please wait at a marked stop to catch the bus. The best way to find a stop on the go is to download our mobile app, which quickly helps you locate the stop nearest your location. You can also find key stops for each route here, noting there may be additional stops along the route not listed on these schedules.

Do you operate on Sundays?

Mountain Line does not currently offer Sunday service. We have plans to expand service as part of our 2018 Strategic Plan.

Do you operate on holidays?

Holiday closures are listed here.

How late do buses operate?

Weekday bus service ends at 9:45 PM on Routes 1, 2, 6 and 7, while service ends between 6:45 PM and 8:15 PM on all other routes. Saturday service varies by route, with all service ending by 6:22 PM. Please review your specific route end time before heading out.

How early do buses operate?

Weekday bus service begins between 5:45 AM and 7:15 AM, depending on the route. Most Saturday service begins by 9:45 AM but varies by route. Please review your specific route times before heading out.

How often do buses run?

Bolt Routes 1 and 2 run every 15 minutes from 6:45 AM to 9:45 PM, Monday through Friday, and from 9:45 AM to 6:15 PM Saturday. All other routes operate on 30- or 60-minute frequencies. Please review your specific route times before heading out.

Can I take my bike on the bus?

Yes! Every Mountain Line vehicle is equipped with a bike rack. Most racks hold up to three bikes. For more information, visit our Bike & Bus page.

Are the buses mobility device accessible?

Yes. All Mountain Line buses are 100% Americans with Disabilities Act Accessible. Learn more here.

Can I take my pet on the bus?

Pets must be confined to a carry-on or lap-size box, or must be a service animal.

Do you provide service to Lolo?

No, Lolo is outside the district boundaries. However, organizations like the Missoula Ravalli Transportation Management Association (MRTMA) and Bitterroot Bus serve this area.

Can I take a stroller on the bus?

Yes. Once on the bus, strollers must be kept out of the aisles.

Do I have to signal the operator?

It is recommended that you signal the operator. In low-light conditions, use a reflector, pocket light, or cell phone flashlight to help your operator see you.

Does Mountain Line have a lost and found?

Items found on a bus or at the Transfer Center are kept for one month. Call (406) 721-3333 for more information.