Service Hours

Services and Hours

Fifteen buses operate during the morning hours, and seventeen busses provide rides during the afternoon so that convenient transportation can be available to the Athens community. Route travel through major shopping locations and neighborhoods; into the University of Georgia and the downtown district; and extend into the far eastern corners of the county on the Lexington Road, to the western portions near Georgia Square Mall, and to the northern areas including Athens Area Technical Institute.

Times for The Bus may vary according to the route and day; however, approximate hours of operation are Monday through Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday:  7:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m.

Summer Service: Routes 12 and 14 run reduced service for the Summer months. Route 21, 22, 23 and 28 do not run during the Summer months.

UGA Routes:  During all University breaks, "reading days" and holidays, Route 12 and Route 14 run on Reduced Service.  Also Routes 21, 22, 23 and 28 do not run during University breaks and holidays.  Call Athens Transit Information for specific times and schedules at 706-613-3434. 

Lexington Road Park and Ride Shuttle (Route 23): This shuttle operates Monday through Friday only. It will also operate on UGA home football game days on a specific schedule that will be adjusted to coincide with kickoff times and published on this website. This route does not run during summer service

Holiday Schedule

The Bus provides convenient transportation practically year round! Because of the low ridership during holidays, The Bus does not operate on the following days:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • The Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Call 613-3430 to confirm the schedule during the holidays.