With an award winning transit provider, riding the bus is a great option for getting around Thurston County. Riding the bus also reduces congestion, air pollution, stress, and saves you money when compared to driving alone. Give it a try!

Intercity TransitThurston County’s
Public Transportation Provider

For more information on the services below, contact Intercity Transit by calling
360-786-1881 or visit www.IntercityTransit.com

Trip Planner Intercity Transit riders can use Google Transit to get customized trip plans anywhere within Intercity Transit’s service area.

Dial-A-Lift Provides door-to-door service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using regular lift-equipped buses. Riders must be certified to use Dial-A-Lift.

Vanpool & Carpool Intercity Transit can help you start or join a carpool or vanpool.

Express Service Provides connecting service for riders traveling along I-5. Trips to Seattle and SeaTac require one transfer in Lakewood or Tacoma.Some Olympia Express trips connect with Sounder Rail in Tacoma.

Village Vans Helps families on public assistance meet work-related transportation challenges. By appointment, vans take qualifying passengers to and from employment-related activities. Call 360-705-5840.


Dash Free shuttle service between the Olympia Farmers Market and the State Capitol Campus.

Travel Training Free one-on-one travel training for people who want to travel on Intercity Transit’s bus system.

State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass The STAR Pass is free to state employees who work in Thurston County and can be used on all Intercity Transit services.

College Passes South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College, and Saint Martin’s University students can ride any local Intercity Transit route when they show their current student ID card.

Youth Programs Intercity Transit’s Smart Moves program focuses on promoting youth travel options.

Fares and Monthly Passes Information on fares and monthly passes as well as reduced fare eligibility.


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R/T – Rural & Tribal Transportation

Supported by the Thurston Regional Planning Council and TOGETHER!, R/T serves people in the rural and tribal areas of the Thurston Region. R/T provides accessible transportation for the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the communities of Bucoda, Rainier, Rochester, Tenino, and Yelm. Service connects to Intercity Transit in Thurston County and Twin Transit in Lewis County.

Need a Ride?

Contact us: Call 1-800-650-7846 or visit

Service Hours: Generally 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Fee: $1.00 per one-way trip. R/T accepts StarPass, Intercity Transit and Twin Transit passes and transfers.

Other Transit Providers

Are you traveling outside of Intercity Transit’s service area but would still like to take the bus? You can – by connecting to one of several nearby transit providers. Use the list below to explore your options.

Pierce CountyPierce Transit Public transportation services in Pierce County. Intercity Transit connects with Pierce Transit services.

Sound TransitSound Transit Provides commuter rail connections at the Tacoma Dome Station, and express bus service from Lakewood and Tacoma to Seattle and SeaTac.

Twin TransitTwin Transit (Centralia and Chehalis) Provides transit service to Centralia and Chehalis in Lewis County.

mason countyMason Transit Provides service between Olympia and Shelton with connections to Jefferson County.

Kitsap TransitKitsap Transit Serves Kitsap County and connects its routes to Jefferson Transit, Mason Transit, Pierce Transit and the Washington State Ferries.

Jefferson CountyJefferson Transit Your transit connection from Jefferson County to Seattle, Sequim, Port Angeles, and Kitsap County.

Clallam TransitClallam Transit Provides public transportation for Clallam County.


King CountyKing County Metro Provides public transportation services in King County.

Grays HarborGrays Harbor Transit Provides service between Olympia and Aberdeen, with connections to Pacific County.

Squaxin Tribal TransitSquaxin Tribal Transit Free transit service which operates on the tribal reservation with connections to Mason Transit and the Kamilche Transit Center.

Lower Columbia COmmunity Action PlanLower Columbia Community Action Plan Lower Columbia CAP provides transit service in southwest Washington.  Transit riders can connect to their system in Chehalis.

Everett TransitEverett Transit offers transportation within the city of Everett.

Community TransitCommunity Transit Serves the Everett-Aurora Village (Shoreline)-Seattle corridor.

Island TransitIsland Transit Serves Island County and is a zero-fare transit system.

Public School District Transportation

Did you know that during the 2010-2011 school year, school buses transported your region’s students over four million miles?  Use the links below to find out more about your neighborhood school’s transportation program. Visit the schools page »



Charter Services



Commercial Providers

Greyhound Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with 13,000 daily departures across North America.

Thurston County
Park and Ride Locations

Click on the “P’s” below for bus routes and other information about the Park and Ride locations.

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