TRANSIT gets around.
With transit service inside AND outside of Thurston County, transit is a great option for getting around. Riding the bus also reduces congestion, air pollution, stress, and saves you money when compared to driving alone. 
Whatever your reason, you have options.

Your options INSIDE Thurston County

Intercity Transit

An award-winning transit provider with 25 routes during the week, 18 routes on Saturdays, and 14 routes on Sundays, you can get just about anywhere you want to go in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm area. For more information on the services below, visit www.IntercityTransit.com or call 360-786-1881:

  • Trip Planner helps you plan trips anywhere within Intercity Transit's service area
  • Dial-A-Lift provides door-to-door service for certified users
  • Express Service provides connecting service for riders traveling along I-5



rT serves people in the rural and tribal areas of the Thurston Region. rT provides accessible transportation for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, and the communities of Bucoda, Rainier, Rochester, and Tenino. Service connects to Intercity Transit in Thurston County and Twin Transit in Lewis County.

ruralTRANSIT is a fare-free service. 

Need a Ride? Call 1-253-472-7846 or visit www.thurstonRT.org


Intercity Transit is more than just buses:

Your options OUTSIDE Thurston County

  • Pierce Transit provides transportation services in Pierce County. Intercity Transit connects with Pierce Transit services.
  • Sound Transit provides commuter rail connections at the Tacoma Dome Station, and express bus service from Lakewood and Tacoma to Seattle and SeaTac.
  • King County Metro provides public transportation services in King County.
  • Grays Harbor Transit provides service between Olympia and Aberdeen, with connections to Pacific County.
  • Squaxin Tribal Transit is a free transit service which operates on the tribal reservation with connections to Mason Transit and the Kamilche Transit Center.
  • Twin Transit provides service to Centralia and Chehalis in Lewis County.
  • Mason Transit provides service between Olympia and Shelton with connections to Jefferson County.
  • Kitsap Transit serves Kitsap County and connects to Jefferson Transit, Mason Transit, Pierce Transit and the Washington State Ferries.
  • Jefferson Transit is your connection from Jefferson County to Seattle, Sequim, Port Angeles, and Kitsap County.
  • Clallam Transit provides public transportation for Clallam County.
  • Lower Columbia Community Action Plan provides service to southwest Washington. Transit riders can connect to their system in Chehalis.
  • Everett Transit offers transportation within the city of Everett.
  • Community Transit serves the Everett-Aurora Village (Shoreline)-Seattle corridor.
  • Island Transit serves Island County and is a zero-fare system.


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