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Cortland Transit,
Our Public Transit System
Cortland Transit currently operates seven fixed routes and a Dial-A-Ride service. Routes 1 through 4 are offered every 45-minutes between 6am and 6pm Monday through Friday. For more, view our maps and schedules. Schedules are also available in our bus shelters or in print at the Cortland Transit office on 21 Squires Street. You can directly call Cortland Transit at (607) 758-3383.
View our Transit Passenger and Visitor Standard of Conduct Policy: CLICK HERE


Bus Fare
Standard bus fare:
Routes 1-4: $1.50
Routes 5, 6, 8-13:  $2.00
Route 7: $5.00.

Cortland Transit offers half-price discounts to seniors (60+ with ID), youth (grades K-12) and persons with disabilities who have applied for and received a half-price discount card. Children who are 5 years old and younger can ride free. There is a limit of 3 children per adult. 

Route Deviation:
Deviations are within 3/4 mile the route and are available on all routes by notifying the driver when boarding the bus. To be picked up in advance, please call 607-758-3383. The fee for the deviation is the same price as the fare for the ride. Deviation charges also apply to monthly pass users.

Riders can transfer to another Cortland Transit bus to get to their destination without paying an additional fare.
Riders are able to transfer-free to all routes, except Route 7. Riders from Route 7 can transfer-free to any other route.
Monthly Passes
A monthly pass for unlimited travel on Cortland Transit’s fixed routes (excluding Route 7) is $45. A monthly pass that includes Route 7 is $85.00. Discounts apply.

Monthly passes can be purchased at these Cortland businesses:
   Access to Independence, 26 N. Main Street
   Catholic Charities, 33-35 Central Avenue
   Cortland Transit, 21 Squires Street
   P&C Fresh, 160 Clinton Avenue

   Grand Union Supermarket, 3932 Rt 281
   SUNY Cortland Campus Store, 15 Neubig Road

   Tompkins Cortland Community College
Exact fare is required to board the bus, or use a monthly pass or token.
Bus Fares, Discounts and Monthly Passes: 
Schedles and Maps
Schedules and Maps:
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday, 6am-6pm

Buses depart from the Cortland County Office Building on 60 Central Ave. Buses utilize flag stops. Signal the driver to stop by flagging (waving) your hand to alert the driver to stop for pickup.
Routes 1-4 Operate on 45-minute Intervals
Buses leave the Cortland County Office Building at 6:00am, 6:45am, 7:30am, 8:15am, 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm. Travelers can estimate the time bus will come to desired stop within these 45-minute intervals.

Holiday Closings: 
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Translated schedules:
Spanish version, click here: Spanish Schedule
Chinese version, click here: Chinese Schedule

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Flex Routes:

Flex Routes are routes that may change daily. Please note the specific days for Routes 9 and 10.

There are MULTIPLE deviations on the Flex Routes. 

Routes are flag down, but it is highly recommended to call Cortland Transit to be picked up 607-758-3383.



All Morning Flex Routes (Routes A):

  • Start at the Cortland County Office Building and end at the JM Murray Center. 

All Evening Flex Routes (Routes B):

  • Start at the JM Murray Center and end at Cortland County Office Building

Each route starts at a different time. Routes A are morning routes. Routes B are evening routes.

Click on each map below to see the start time of that flex route.

Click HERE to download all the Flex Routes. 

Route: 8A & 8B
Route: 10A & 10B
Route: 12A & 12B
Route: 9A & 9B 
Route: 11A & 11B
Route: 13A & 13B
Dial-A-Ride Service
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Bus Shelter Locations

While Cortland Transit offers specific bus shelters and bus stops within the community, please note that buses will not automatically stop and operate on a flag down system. This means that you may need to flag (wave) the bus driver so the bus will stop to let you board. Flagging can occur at any time, not just at these specific shelter or stop locations.


  • West Side of County Office Building

  • East Side of County Office Building

  • Village of Homer - 45 South Main St

  • Cortland Housing Authority – 42 Church Street

  • Cortland Housing Authority – 51 Port Watson Street (Church Street Side)

  • McGraw Community Center – 15 Clinton Street

  • McGraw Senior Housing - 5 South Street

  • JM Murray –823 NYS Route 13, Cortlandville

  • JM Murray Employment Connection – 4059 West Road (Route 281)

First Time Rider?

Boarding the Bus
All buses are wheelchair accessible. Riders should wait for other passengers to exit before boarding. The front seats near the driver should be reserved for those persons with disabilities.

Carry-ons, strollers, walkers, and carts are allowed on the bus, as long as they do not block the aisle, and they are secured so that if the bus driver must stop quickly, they will not fly forward. 

No smoking is allowed on the bus or in a bus shelter. Please, no eating or drinking (except for water) on the bus.


Small cats and dogs in enclosed carriers are allowed for vet appointments only. No other animals except for service animals allowed.


Bus Stops/Flagging 

All of the fixed routes leave from the County Office Building which is located at 60 Central Avenue. Anywhere along the route you can alert the driver to stop by flagging (waving) to the driver. The driver will stop in the nearest safe place.

Exiting the Bus
Request your stop by telling the driver, or pulling the cord, about a block in advance. Do not cross in front of the bus. Wait until the bus has departed before crossing the street 


Safety Tips
  • Take your seat as quickly as possible.
  • Never change seats while the bus is moving.
  • Never cross the street in front of a bus; oncoming traffic may not stop.
  • Refrain from engaging in unnecessary conversation with the driver.

First Time Rider
Flex Routes
Shelter Locations
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