Service Information

Demand Response

Benzie Bus Dial-A-Ride

Benzie Bus
Hours of Operation
  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 am – 8:00 pm (Call Center Hours 7:00 am – 7:00 pm)
  • Saturday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (Call Center Hours 7:00 am – 3:30 pm)
Method/Rules for Scheduling a Ride

Schedule rides at least one hour in advance.

Call to speak with a Transportation Coordinator at 231-325-3000, option 1, or download the Ecolane app to make reservations.

More information about Ecolane app can be found at

More Important Details

Operating Area

All of Benzie County.

Also provides transfers to:


  • Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)
  • Manistee County Transportation (Manistee Dial-A-Ride)
  • Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority (WexExpress)


  • Indian Trails
  • Lakeshore Shuttle & Tours

Ride Sharing

  • Networks Northwest Ride Share
  • Transfer locations/addresses are not listed.
  • Call Benzie Bus for more information and assistance planning your trip – (231) 325-3000


Standard Fare
  • Ages 12 – 59: $3.00 one way

Reduced Fare

$1.50 one way

Available for:

  • Seniors (60+)
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Children ages 6-12

Children 5 years and under ride free with an adult


Accessibility & Eligibility

Paratransit/Reduced Fare Eligibility

This service does not have complementary paratransit because it is curb-to-curb, origin-to-destination service, not fixed route. Lift equipped vehicles are available to wheelchair or other mobility device users.

Reduced fare eligibility relies on certification of disability by a licensed physician or identification that shows age if person is 60+ or a child who is 12 or under. See the Benzie Bus Special Services Application for more information.

Benzie Bus is also a Michigan Universal Reduced Fare Card participant.

Transit Service Accessibility

This service is curb-to-curb, origin-to-destination service and lift equipped vehicles are available to wheelchair or other mobility device users. The service is accessible to riders with disabilities as well as service being open to the general public.

Additional Notes

Benzie Bus Dial-A-Ride services coordinate with Benzie Bus TCX express services that travel to Traverse City. See Benzie Bus TCX Express service for more information.

Provider Information

Benzie Bus

Major Public Transit Agency

County: Benzie County

Phone 231-325-3000 ext 1
Website Visit Web Link
Additional Contact Information
Main Office
14150 US HWY 31
Beulah, Michigan 49617
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