While NFTA Metro Bus and Rail service Erie and Niagara Counties, there are other bus transit providers in Western New York that are open to all residents.
RURAL NIAGARA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Rural Niagara Public Transportation provides bus service to rural areas of Niagara County on four routes that operate Monday through Friday. For more information on the bus routes, schedules, and fares, visit Niagara County’s Rural Niagara Public Transportation webpage or call (716) 439-7797.
If you’re not directly on a route, you can call ahead to have a bus deviate from its route to pick you up. Buses may deviate up to 3/4 of a mile from their scheduled stops. Call for reservations by the end of regular business hours of the day before the ride is needed at (716) 285-9357.
Click the map below to see Rural Niagara Public Transportation’s Bus Routes.
SERVICES IN WNY AND REGIONAL COUNTIES
Seneca Transit System (STS): The STS provides transportation between the Cattaraugus and Allegany territories, with many stops in-between, including connections to the Olean Area Transit System (OATS), the NFTA Lotus Bay #76S, and Seneca Gaming & Entertainment locations. Check out the latest schedule and fare information, as well as the interactive map of STS routes and stops, or call 585-968-0834 TDD: 711 for more information.
Olean Area Transit System (OATS): The OATS provides public transportation service sponsored by the City of Olean for residents of the City and surrounding areas. For more information on the bus routes, schedules, and fares, visit the OATS webpage or call the City of Olean Department of Community Development at (716) 376-5647.
OATS is now using SmartTraxx. A real-time bus tracking application for viewing vehicle location and related information for users of the Olean Area Transit System. Users will be able to easily see individual bus routes or view the entire system at once. Bus locations can be tracked so that passengers can make informed transit decisions.
Description taken from the SmartTraxx Website
App Features include:
- Track and view all routes at once
- Select individual routes
- Navigate to specific stops or follow an individual bus
- See schedule information
- See the next bus arriving and details about that stop location
- Receive alerts and directly provide feedback
Download the SmartTraxx app:
Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System (CARTS): CARTS provides bus service Monday through Friday on routes servicing the cities of Jamestown, Falconer, Celeron, Lakewood, and Dunkirk. All buses on city routes are equipped with bike racks. A number of rural routes connect Jamestown, Dunkirk, and smaller towns and villages throughout the county with morning and afternoon runs. For schedules, maps, and fare information, visit the CARTS website for more information or call (716) 665-6466.
Regional Transit Service (RTS): The RTS provides bus service to the City of Rochester and the Finger Lakes Area, including the following Counties: Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming. The route network is extensive, and service remains just $1. For more information on routes, schedules, and passes, visit the RTS webpage, or call (585) 288-1700.
The RTS Where’s My Bus? service provides you with real-time bus tracking information and automatic arrival time notifications. Here are three ways you can get Where’s My Bus? info:
Download the RTS Where’s My Bus? app:
The Discover Niagara Shuttle – Seasonal is FREE to ride. The shuttle service begins in May as a weekend only service, before moving to full 7-day service from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. It runs Sunday through Thursday from 9AM to 6PM. For Friday and Saturday, the shuttle runs from 9AM to midnight.
Park your car and experience Niagara’s iconic landscape, rich history and the thriving culture and communities along the scenic Niagara River with the ease and convenience of a hop-on/hop-off shuttle. Enjoy a day of discovery as you connect to 15 destination sites along the 14-mile route from the “Falls to the Fort.”
Visit the Discover Niagara tracking page to track the shuttles and view its location or download the Discover Niagara Shuttle app:
DOES THE SHUTTLE CONNECT TO ANY OTHER SHUTTLES/TROLLEYS IN THE AREA?
Yes! It sure does. There are two trolleys that also stop at some of the Discover Niagara destinations. You can find the trolley icon on the destination pages.
Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley
Getting around Niagara Falls State Park is fun aboard this vintage-style trolley.
This guided trolley gives passengers an overview of the park and connects riders to the Visitor Center, Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Visit www.niagarafallsstatepark.com for further information.
The Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley stops at the Discover Niagara Shuttle Niagara Gorge Discover Center destination.
Metro’s Niagara Falls Trolley
This service runs to and from downtown Niagara Falls USA, with stops in Little Italy, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, and the Niagara Falls Airport. Guests at participating hotels in Niagara Falls ride FREE all day with a Metro Trolley Day Pass obtained at hotel registration desks. Passes must be validated in Niagara County.
For a schedule and further information, visit metro.nfta.com/programs/Trolley.aspx
Metro’s Niagara Falls Trolley stops at the the following Discover Niagara Shuttle destinations: Niagara Falls USA Visitor Center, 3rd & Old Falls Street, 3rd Street Entertainment District, Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Arts and Cultural Center and Oakwood Cemetery.