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Effective March 2021

Services are available to the general public.

Get from Centralia to Tumwater


Catch Route 4 at the Centralia Amtrak Station at:
  • 6 a.m.
  • 7 a.m.
  • 8 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.
When you board the bus, please tell the driver that you are traveling north to Tumwater. Riders will have to transfer in either Grand Mound or Tenino to make the connection from Centralia to Tumwater. Drivers will direct you to the best connection. 

Get from Tumwater to Centralia


Catch Route 2 (to Tenino) at Tumwater Square at 
  • 7 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.
Or catch Route 3 at Tumwater Square at:
  • 7:45 a.m.
  • 9:45 a.m.
  • 11:45 a.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
Riders will have to transfer to Route 4 in either Tenino (for Route 2) or Grand Mound (for Route 3).

Get from the Chehalis Reservation to Tumwater


Catch Route 3 from the Chehalis Tribal Center or the Lucky Eagle Casino at:
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
The bus will take you directly into Tumwater Square.

Get from the Chehalis Reservation to Centralia


Catch Route 3 from the Chehalis Tribal Center or the Lucky Eagle Casino at:
  • 8:45 a.m.
  • 10:45 a.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 4:45 p.m.
Transfer to Route 4 (to Centralia) at the Grand Mound Park and Ride. 

Get from Rochester to Tumwater


Catch Route 3 from the intersection of Highway 12 and Albany Street (near the Rochester School District Offices) at:
  • 7 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.
The bus will take you directly into Tumwater Square.

Get from Rochester to Centralia


Catch Route 3 from the intersection of Highway 12 and Albany Street (near the Rochester School District Offices) at:
  • 7 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.
  • 5 p.m.
Transfer to Route 4 (to Centralia) at the Grand Mound Park and Ride.

Get from Grand Mound to Tumwater


Catch Route 3 at the Grand Mound Park and Ride at:
  • 7:15 a.m.
  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m.
  • 5:15 p.m.
The bus will take you directly into Tumwater Square. 

Or catch rT Route 4 at the Grand Mound Park & Ride and transfer to RT Route 2 in Tenino. Times for the Grand Mound rT Route 4 stop are:
  • 6:15 a.m.
  • 8:15 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 4:15 p.m.

Get from Grand Mound to Centralia


Catch Route 4 at the Grand Mound Park and Ride at:
  • 6:15 a.m.
  • 7:15 a.m.
  • 8:15 a.m.
  • 9:15 a.m.
  • 10:15 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:15 p.m.
  • 2:15 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m.
  • 4:15 p.m.
  • 5:15 p.m.
  • 6:15 p.m.
The bus will take you directly to the Centralia Amtrak Station.

Get from Tenino to Tumwater


Catch Route 2 at Olympia Street and Central Avenue at:
  • 6:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.

The bus will take you directly to Tumwater Square.

Get from Tenino to Centralia


Catch Route 4 at Olympia Street and Central Avenue at:


  • 6:30 a.m.
  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
The bus will take you directly to the Centralia Amtrak Station.

Get from Bucoda to Tumwater


Catch Route 4 (to Centralia) at 6th Street and State Route 507 at:
  • 6:40 a.m.
  • 7:40 a.m.
  • 8:40 a.m.
  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • 12:40 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m.
  • 3:40 p.m.
  • 4:40 p.m.
When you board the bus, please tell the driver that you are traveling north to Tumwater. Riders will have to transfer in either Grand Mound or Tenino to make the connection from Centralia to Tumwater. Drivers will direct you to the best connection. 

Get from Bucoda to Centralia


Catch Route 4 (to Centralia) at 6th Street and State Route 507 at:
  • 6:40 a.m.
  • 7:40 a.m.
  • 8:40 a.m.
  • 9:40 a.m.
  • 10:40 a.m.
  • 11:40 a.m.
  • 12:40 p.m.
  • 1:40 p.m.
  • 2:40 p.m.
  • 3:40 p.m.
  • 4:40 p.m.
  • 5:40 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
The bus will take you directly to the Centralia Amtrak Station.

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