Transit

Public Transit is committed to providing safe, affordable and accessible transportation for anyone in Fairfield County. We offer curb to curb demand response transportation throughout the county.
Plus, 6 deviated fixed routes (loops)! With FOUR routes in Lancaster: #1-Memorial,  #2-Main,  #3-West, , #4-Sheridan, ONE #5 ROUTE IN PICKERINGTON, with a Carroll Interchange, and ONE NEW Rickenbacker route (Rickenbacker route free until June 15th) transportation has never been easier! These routes have fares as low as $0.25 with $0.10 TRANSFERS between routes.

For more information call 740.681.5086 or download schedules for Lancaster or Pickerington! If this is your first time riding, please contact our office and we can arrange to have someone ride with you!
   

Fares


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.

Holidays

The buses will not be in service on the following holidays in 2021: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Interested in learning more in public transit? Check out the Ohio Public Transit Association Facebook page to keep up-to-date about transit around the state!

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COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATES:


Lancaster's 4 Deviated-Fixed Routes (Main, Memorial, Sheridan and West) will end at 9:00p.m.; 

Lancaster's First Saturday Deviated Fixed Route is suspended;

Face masks required.

Please continue to check our website and the Mayor's Facebook page for updates.
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Trips Out of Town


Limited trips to out of town are available with a 48 hour reservation as space permits.
   

Deviated fixed route (Loop) Fares


  • General Public: $0.50
  • Mobility Program: $0.25
  • Transfers: $0.10
Curb to Curb Demand response fares-
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

Reservations


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.  RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 7:30AM-4:30PM by calling 740.681.5086 or online at https://lancasteroh.ecolane.com/selfservice/login
 

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-Fairfield Public Transit offers our same-day reservation service as space permits.

A same day reservation, if space permits, may extend the pick-up wait time. LFPT 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).

Please also complete our Feedback Form after your trip so we can continue to provide a quality service for the citizens of our city. 

Also, if you have a complaint, our Complaint form can be submitted to our Service Safety Director. 
 

Deviated fixed Routes (Loops) 


Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit offers five deviated-fixed routes that run hourly loops 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 exact fare ready. For detailed route information follow the links below, call our office at 740-681-5086, or see the maps/schedules above.
  

Connector Services


MORPC

Rickenbacker Commuter Line Press Release 

The MORPC Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program is a free service that assures commuters using alternate forms of transportation to and from work that they won’t be stranded at work in the case of an emergency, illness, or unexpected overtime. It’s a foolproof benefit meant to ease your mind if you rideshare, bike, or bus to work and need to get home quickly.

To learn more, visit us on the Gohio Mobility Hub at:

https://morpc.gohio.com/regional-programs/emergency-ride-home/