The Public Transit Department is committed to providing safe, affordable and accessible transportation for anyone in Fairfield County.
As of October, we now have THREE loops!!!  We have the Memorial Express,  East End Loop and our new West Loop, with $0.10 TRANSFERS between all three routes!  For more information call 740.681.5086 or download the schedule (PDF).

Children's Fees
Children age 0-4 ride free with a paid adult fare. Children age 5-14 are 1/2 price with a paid adult fare.
Trips Out of Town
Limited trips to out of town are available with a 48 hour reservation as space permits.
 Loop Fares
  • General Public: $0.50
  • Mobility Program: $0.25
  • Transfers: $0.10
Within Fairfield County
Advance Day Reservation
Same Day Service
General Public
$2 $5
Mobility Program
$1 $5
Outside Fairfield County
Advance Day Reservation
Same Day Service
10 Miles
$7.50 $10
11-20 Miles
$15 $18
21-30 Miles
$30 Schedule Permitting
31-40 Miles
$45 Schedule Permitting
41-50 Miles
$60 Schedule Permitting
Advance Trip Requests
All trips are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advanced reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance and must be made at least 24 hours in advance). Advanced reservations means that you are picked up within a 15-minute window either before or after your scheduled time, and you receive the lowest eligible fare.

Same-Day Reservations
We recognize that personal needs and schedules do not always allow you to schedule your ride at least a day ahead. In that case, Lancaster Public Transit System offers our same-day reservations service, as space permits.

A same day reservation, if space permits, may extend the pick-up wait time. LPTS has a goal to pick-up same day rides within 60 minutes, but there is no guaranteed arrival time. The same day fare is also slightly higher than advanced reservations (see fares).

Reservations can be made online with our Reservation Form for advanced trips.  For same-day trips, please call the office at 740.681.5086, as we do not accept online same-day reservations. Please also complete our Feedback Form after your trip so we can continue to provide a quality service for the citizens of our city.

Memorial Express & East End Loop Routes
The City of Lancaster Public Transit System is excited to announce a new bus route on Memorial Drive that began in 2013. This route (Route 1, Memorial Express) runs an hourly loop along Memorial Drive Monday-Friday with numerous stops each hour. There are no reservations required, simply be at the stop prior to each stop time (posted) and have your cash fare ready. For detailed route information follow the links below or call our office at 740-681-5086.

Connector Services