BATA provides a fixed route service for Traverse City with our City Loop and free Bayline routes. The villages and towns in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties are serviced by our Village Loop.  All of BATA's Bayline and Loop buses are equipped with bicycle racks and most of these fixed-route buses accommodate up to three bikes.  


Do you carry a mobile device?  Find your bus using the Transit App or Google Maps Transit.  You may also visit to follow the GPS tracker on your bus as it moves along the route to your stop. 





City Loop


The City loop offers Traverse City transportation along the urban routes. Use it to access the Grand Traverse Mall, Goodwill Inn, YMCA, and other popular businesses and apartment complexes. The City Loop starts at the Traverse City bus station on Hall Street. Learn more about the City Loop here


Bayline Traverse City

The FREE Bayline travels from East Bay through downtown Traverse City to Grand Traverse Commons and Meijer!  Learn more about the Bayline by clicking here


Village Loop

The Village Loop connects towns in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties to further your connection to Traverse City public transportation! Learn more about the Village Loops by clicking here


Link Services

Link services help connect you to destinations throughtout Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties using the BATA Link app if our fixed routes are not suitable for your needs.  . 

You may also call BATA Dispatch to schedule rides by calling 231-941-2324. 

Learn how to schedule your ride with Link by clicking here.


BATA riders may pay for their rides using cash, fare cards, or with the  phone app.  

Please download   today!  


Questions for the BATA Team?

Click on the links to the right for more information on each of our services. Our personable Dispatch Services Team is available to help you plan your trip. For additional information on how our public transportation can help get you where you need to go, visit How to Ride.

You can also reach us with the BATA bus Traverse City phone number: 231.941.2324