Free 2024 National Cherry Festival (Bayline) Shuttle

 

The National Cherry Festival attracts thousands of people from all over the world every year! To keep parking easy, BATA offers a free Cherry Festival shuttle for easy downtown Traverse City transportation. 

 

Hop on BATA's Bayline route for free and easy transportation during National Cherry Festival. BATA's Bayline offers continuous transportation throughout the festival. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes from any stop location along the route. Special park and ride lots are available at Meijer on US-31, at the Cherry Lot at Northwest Michigan College, and at Woodland Creek Furniture on the east side of town.

 

 

Want to know how long before the next bus? Visit www.batabustracker.com.

 

Cherry Festival Bayline Hours:

  • June 29: 7am - Midnight (Saturday) NOTE: Last departure from Hall Street to Meijer at Midnight / Hall Street to Woodland Creek 11:38 p.m.
  • June 30: 9am - Midnight (Sunday) NOTE: Last departure from Hall Street to Meijer at Midnight / Hall Street to Woodland Creek 11:38 p.m.
  • July 1 - 6: 7am - Midnight (Monday - Saturday) NOTE: Last departure from Hall Street to Meijer at Midnight / Hall Street to Woodland Creek 11:38 p.m.

 

NOTE: The Bayline's route path is impacted by Cherry Festival parades on July 4 and 6 and downtown stops on Front and State Streets may be closed temporarily. Learn more here

 

Orchard Tour with Michigan State University Extension:


Monday - Friday (July 1 - 5)

Learn more about the Orchard Tour here

 

Open Ramp - Check out the Air Show Planes (June 28):

Shuttles to/from the US Coast Guard Air Station: 5 - 8pm

  • Park at Presbyterian Church of Traverse City located at 701 Westminster Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686 and take BATA to the Coast Guard gates.
  • Park at Northwest Ed Career Tech Center located at 880 Parsons Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686 and take BATA to the Coast Guard gates.

Learn more about the Open Ramp here.

 

 

For public transportation to Cherry Festival, park your car at one of our connection points, then hop on the shuttle! (See the map below for connection points)

 

When you've checked out all the festivities and it's time to go home, hope on the BATA bus for easy public transportation from Cherry Festival back to your car! Let's make Traverse City tourism transportation easy!

  • Buses every 20 minutes
  • Park and Ride transportation for Cherry Festival has locations at the Meijer US-31 car wash parking lot, NMC's Cherry Lot, and Woodland Creek Furniture. 
  • The shuttle will drop riders off in downtown Traverse City on Hall Street, just steps from The Open Space! And when you’re ready to return to your car, just head back to Hall Street and catch the bus back heading west toward Meijer (Hall Street Transfer Station side of the street) or east to the Hotel District and Woodland Creek (Lot X side of the street).

 

 

 

[We saved you a seat. And some money. Getting around Cherry Festival just got a lot easier with BATA's free Cherry Festival Shuttle. It loops every 20 minutes between downtown and Park-n-Ride lots at Meijer, Northwestern Michigan College and Woodland Creek Furniture - with multiple stops at key locations along the way. Free Cherry Festival Shuttle! Bayline. bata.net. 231.941.2324. facebook.com/batatransit]