In consideration for the State of Emergency, Mountain Transit is making all Rim Service free until further notice.
Route 5

Big Bear OTM Route 5

Off the Mountain Big Bear Valley - Running Springs - San Bernardino
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

 Route Information

Route 5 Off the Mountain (OTM) is one of two routes that connect our mountain communities to the Inland Empire. Route 5 OTM connects Big Bear to Running Springs and San Bernardino. If you are looking to go up the mountain or down the mountain see map and route details below.

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 Popular Destinations

  • Destination: Near Downtown Big Bear
  • Activity: Snow Valley Mountain Resort
  • Restaurant: Bar in Arrowbear Lake
  • Destination: Downtown Running Springs
  • Town: Fawnskin
  • Town: Arrowbear Lake
  • Restaurant: Neo's Pizza House in Running Springs
  • Shopping: Walmart in Highland
  • Connections: Omnitrans, Metrolink

Interactive Map

Text Stop ID # to 909-963-0076 for real-time bus arrivals on your phone
Big Bear Zone
Mountain Transit at Fox Farm Road
8:30 am 1:20 pm
Big Bear Blvd. / Knickerbocker
8:32 am 1:22 pm
Cinega / Big Bear Blvd. (Boulder Bay)
8:35 am 1:25 pm
Snow Valley Zone
Snow Valley Mountain Resort
8:45 am 1:35 pm
Running Springs / Arrowbear Zone
Palo Alto Way & Commercial Way
9:00 am 1:50 pm
San Bernardino Zone
Highland & Boulder (Walmart)*
9:30 am 2:20 pm
Santa Fe Metrolink Depot*
9:45 am 2:35 pm
4th & Arrowhead (SBD Court)*
9:55 am 2:45 pm
Transit Center – Rialto Ave & F St* 10:00 am 2:50 pm
Revised 20 July 2022
* Downhill San Bernardino stops are drop-off only
*Uphill Stops are pick up only



  •  Route 5 OTM Resuming Regular Service 03/20/2023

      Effective Date: : 03/16/2023 - 03/31/2023

    Beginning Monday March 20, 2023, Mountain Transit will resume service on Route 5 from Big Bear to San Bernardino via Hwy 18/330.

    Check our website for schedules and Double Map for real time bus tracking.

    We are so happy to be able to help our community get moving again.