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Cortland Transit

Cortland Transit currently operates 13 routes and a Dial-A-Ride service. Routes 1 through 4 are offered every 45-minutes between 6am and 6pm Monday through Friday.

Schedules are also available in our bus shelters or in print at the Cortland Transit office on 21 Squires Street. You can call Cortland Transit directly at (607) 758-3383.

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Fares and Passes

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. Half price discounts to not apply to Route 7.


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


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.

Exact fare is required to board the bus, or use a monthly pass or token.

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