COVID-19 emergency service plan is still in effect. Mountain Transit continues to provide essential transit service. Face coverings are required to ride, and contactless mobile fare payment is strongly recommended. If you're unable to practice social distancing, we advise waiting for the next bus. Thank you for your understanding.
Effective 3/15/21, Route 5 Service has been reinstated to Mondays and Fridays completing two round trips.

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Mountain Transit’s Free Big Bear Trolley service is here!

Three convenient routes (Red, Blue, Gold) take riders to most of the visitor attractions and amenities in Big Bear.

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Route 6 to Resume Regular Service 1/11/2022

  Effective Date: 01/10/2022 - 01/31/2022

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  Route 6 to Resume Regular Service 1/11/2022

  Effective Date : 01/10/2022

  Affected Route :

Route 6 will resume regular service effective Tuesday, 01.11.2022, with a 15-minute delay on Hwy 18, traveling down to San Bernardino, and traveling up to Lake Arrowhead.


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About Mountain Transit

Mountain Transit provides Fixed Route, Off-the-Mountain (OTM), and Dial-a-Ride service throughout the rural San Bernardino Mountain communities of the Big Bear Valley, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, and Running Springs.

Mountain Transit services are managed by Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority, a rural transit agency that was formed December of 1993 under a joint powers authority between the City of Big Bear Lake and San Bernardino County.

News and Events

Check here for the latest in Mountain Transit News and Events.
Updates on Routes, Community Events, Job Opportunities, and Emergency Alerts.

We Want to Hear from You! View the Mountain Transit Five-Year Plan Here MT Board Meeting Wednesday, October 20th, 10:30 a.m.Big Bear Lake City Hall Training Room39707 Big Bear Blvd.Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 Mountain Transit provides public transportation services…

Zero Emissions Vehicles and FY 21/22 Proposed Budget hearing.

UPDATE: This Survey Is Now Closed. Thank you for everyone that participated! Mountain Transit is updating its five year service plan and is asking the public to complete a brief online survey.  Whether you are a full time Mountain resident,…

Effective March 15, 2021, Route 5 Off the Mountain service between Big Bear and San Bernardino will be reinstated on Mondays and Fridays and will consist of two round trips.

COMING 2/1/2021 Fellow San Bernardino Community Members and Beloved Riders, Something exciting has been happening over here at Mountain Transit over the last few months and we’re finally ready to reveal what we’ve been hard at work on! We’re delighted…

Effective 11:30am 12/29/2020 Route 3 is suspended TUESDAY, December 29 through THURSDAY, December 31, 2020 Traffic is too dense to keep a schedule. Mountain Meadows residents may use Dial-a-Ride services between 9am-5pm and pay the Fixed Route Fare. Call 909-878-5200…

Route 5 Service Update: Effective December 14, 2020, Route 5 has been reduced to Fridays only. In response to the current Governor’s order to Stay at Home except for essential activities, Mountain Transit will run Route 5 Off the Mountain service between Big…

Mountain Transit is now providing a brand new shuttle service to and from the Airport! Cost: Free to or from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, compliments of Big Bear Mountain Resorts$5.00 per passenger, per trip to or from The Village…

***UPDATE: The Park and Ride will not be opening this season***Mountain Transit's Park and Ride Returns December 19th!See below for pertinent details: When is it open? Starting December 198am-7pmSaturday, Sunday, Holiday Mondays, and every day between Christmas and New Year’s…