Grand Traverse & Leelanau County Service

Village Loop buses connect towns in Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties to make transportation in Traverse City easy and accessible! Scroll down for information and maps regarding loop transportation. 

 

Service Options: Need local transportation at a time when the Village Loop buses are temporarily suspended? Try requesting a Village Link bus at 231.941.2324.

 

Flex routes have the flexibility for deviations and flag stops along the BATA bus route.  This means that riders can call BATA at (231) 941-2324 to schedule a pickup or drop off up to ¾ of a mile off the normal route path. Plus, riders can simply wave the bus down along the route and board the bus or ask the driver to stop anywhere along the loop transportation route to depart the bus. 

 

Scroll down for BATA bus schedules and additional information or use our online Google Transit Trip Planner tool.  

 

  • Suttons Bay - Route 10

  • Glen Arbor - Route 11 (currently suspended)

  • Interlochen - Route 12

  • Kingsley/Fife Lake - Route 13  

  • Williamsburg/Acme - Route 14

  • Old Mission Peninsula - Route 16 (seasonal, September - June)

  • East Traverse Flex - Route 31 (seasonal, September - June)  See Our Seasonal Routes Page

 

Easy Ride Payment Options

Did you know you can pay for your ride with your phone? Download the Passage App here.  

 

Route Map & Schedules Effective: 09.29.22

 

Grand Traverse & Leelanau County BATA Bus Routes & Schedules

 

Route 10 - Suttons Bay / Northport

Bike-n-Ride has finished for the season, we'll see you again in May 2023!

 

Our regular BATA bus schedule:

 

Village Loop to Northport and Suttons Bay, Leelanau County Villages BATA

 

Route 11 - Glen Arbor / Empire (seasonal)

 

Service Alert: Route 11 is suspended. Please call customer service for other BATA bus routes.

 

Route 11 BATA Outbound to Glen Arbor/ Empire

Route 11 BATA Inbound to Traverse City

 

Ski-N-Ride Route Map

 

 

 

Route 12 - Interlochen

* Students departing from Hall Street (7:30 AM) to West Middle School should inform the driver of their destination upon boarding.  

Route 12 BATA Outbound to Interlochen

Route 12 BATA Inbound to Traverse City

 

The Route 12 Saturday Express is an express bus between Interlochen Arts Academy, Grand Traverse Mall, and Downtown Traverse City that runs seasonally while school is in session.

 

Route 12 Saturday Express AM Inbound Schedule:

•          9 a.m. – Interlochen Center for the Arts (#1260)

•          9:40 a.m. – Grand Traverse Mall (#1220)

•          10 a.m. – BATA Hall Street Transfer Station

 

Route 12 Saturday Express PM Outbound Schedule:

•          3:45 p.m. – BATA Hall Street Transfer Station

•          4:05 p.m. – Grand Traverse Mall (#1220)

•          4:45 p.m. – Interlochen Center for the Arts (#1260)

 

BATA Bus Route 12 to Interlochen Map

 

 

 

 

Route 13 - Kingsley / Fife Lake 

Service Alert: 

  • Village Loop Route 13 – Kingsley:  
    • The following weekday Outbound runs will be temporarily suspended: 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.
    • The following weekday Inbound runs will be temporarily suspended: 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.
    • (Starting May 2, 2022)

 

 

BATA Kingsley/Fife Lake Bus Route 13

 

 

Route 14 - Williamsburg / Acme

Service Alert:

  • Village Loop Route 14 – Acme/Williamsburg:
    • The following weekday Outbound runs will be temporarily suspended: 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.
    • The following weekday Inbound runs will be temporarily suspended: 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.
    • (Starting May 2, 2022)

 

Route 14 Bus Map to Williamsburg for Northern Michigan Bay Area Transportation Authority

 

 

Leelanau Loop - Northern Leelanau County 

SERVICE ALERT: Leelanau Loop route in northern Leelanau County is being temporarily suspended. Anyone needing transportation can use BATA’s Village Link service by calling BATA Customer Service (231.941.2324).

 

Leelanau Loop Three Round Trips daily flyer Northern Michigan Bay Area Transportation Authority

Leelanau Loop bus route map for Northern Michigan Bay Area Transportation Authority

 

Route 16 - Old Mission Peninsula (seasonal September - June)

Note: Route 16 resumes September 6, 2022 (Slight adjustment to morning AM departure times, starting 9.30.22)

*  Route 16 will adjust its afternoon schedule to service half days at Old Mission Peninsula School on Friday, October 21, and Wednesday, June 14th, 2023.  The times shown below will substitute the PM times shown in the schedule above for these dates: 

 

If you have questions, please call the BATA bus Traverse City phone number: 231.941.2324