Public Transit

The city offers fixed route service from 6:15 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday except on holidays observed by the city.  Cost for adults is only 60 cents, for children under 6 years of age the ride is free.  The goal is to allow the community to breathe a little easier.  By using public transportation a household may reduce its carbon footprint by 10%.

The Bristol Tennessee Transit and Bristol Virginia Transit systems have provided transportation to the Greater Bristol area since the early 1980's.  6 buses operate 5 days a week and cover 850 miles a day with both programs offering convenient, inexpensive transportation to key locations in the city.  Bristol buses have convenient pickup and drop off points throughout both sides of the city including, Exit 7, Bristol Regional Medical Center and Volunteer Parkway shopping areas.

ADA Services
Services are available for persons unable to use the regular bus services.  Persons must be certified as specified by ADA requirements.  Bristol Transit provides the necessary forms for individuals who qualify.

Bus Route Services
All Bristol Tennessee Transit and Bristol Virginia Transit buses arrive and depart from the downtown center in the 800 block of State Street next to the Farmers Market.

Customer Service  
BTT  and BVT systems strive to offer riders the most convenient, pleasant riding experience possible.  Clean, well maintained buses are an affordable alternative to walking or driving, and the courteous staff tries to meet the special needs of the passengers.

Job Access
This service is available for Bristol Tennessee residents only.  Please call Bristol, Tennessee Transit at 423-989-5586 for more information.

Fare Rates
Fare Rate
Adults 60 cents
Reduced (10:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.) 30 cents
Senior Citizens 30 cents
Disabled Citizens 30 cents
Medicare Card 30 cents
Transfers 10 cents
Children under 6 Free
Passes $6 for 10 trips
*Exact change is required.

Get started today and view a map of the transit system.

For concerns or comments, please call:
  • Bristol Tennessee Transit Manager Wes Ritchie at 423-989-5586
  • Bristol Virginia Transit Manager Danny Hunt at 276-645-7384