Introducing BATA's free Bayline bus route! 


Service Alert: Due to continued staffing shortages, BATA has had to adjust its service delivery to match the staffing resources currently available. Bayline weekday service will only have 20-minute frequency with no weekend service. The Bayline route will also now end at Meijer on US-31/Division and Tom’s East Bay to try and maintain frequency.


Service Options: Needs to get to the Grand Traverse Mall? Try City Loop Route 1. Need to get to Woodland Creek? Try Village Loop Route 14 - Acme Williamsburg. Link On-Demand service is also available to both of these locations.


Bridge Construction: Learn how bridge construction is impacting the Bayline here: Downtown Bridge Construction: BATA


The Bayline bus line runs six days a week from 6 am–9 pm daily, with buses every 20 minutes. The Bayline bus provides FREE transportation in Traverse City, thanks to our sponsors. 

  • Free to ride, thanks to our 2019-2020 sponsors: Munson Healthcare, National Cherry Festival, Traverse City Tourism, Traverse City Film Festival, TC Parking Services, DDA/DTCA, East Bay Township Beach District, TC Suds, and Snow


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Updated: 11.29.21