City Loops:  Traverse City's urban routes 

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Check back to this site, Google Maps, or the Transit App after June 26th for exciting service updates!


  Download the City Loop map and schedule brochure here.


Route Map & Schedules Effective: 02.27.23 - 6.25/23


City Loop Map



The blue line on the City Loop map is the free Bayline, connecting the west and east bayfronts. Learn more here.


ROUTE 1: Downtown Hall Street Transfer Center to the Grand Traverse Mall

Service Alert: BATA Service Alert: Starting Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, City Loop Route 1 will have a modified route path due construction on the South Union Street bridge (near the Post Office). Both the inbound and outbound stop at Union and 7th Streets (#175/109) will be closed throughout the construction project. Route 1 will add a temporary stop in the Old Town District at the Route 2 stop located at Cass Street and Lake Ave.



Route 1 Map

BATA Route 1 Map


Route 2: Downtown Hall Street Transfer Center to Library/SOS/GT Health/Goodwill Inn



Route 2 Map

Route 2 bus map for BATA in Traverse City



BATA bus routes go beyond City Loops! For information on the BATA bus schedules to outlying villages and towns in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, click here.

Updated: 01.28.23


New services are anticipated beginning on June 26, 2023 that will connect Meijer/GT Crossings directly to Lafranier Road and Oak Terrace at Garfield Rd.  Details to come.