Public Transit

Trust Martin County Transit public transit to get you where you need to go! People of all ages enjoy our friendly service and rides that are scheduled daily, weekly or moTransit Bus Picnthly.

The Martin County Transit public bus transit system in Martin County has revised its expanded bus service hours on Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the City of Fairmont, effective May 4, 2007. The Martin County Transit provides a safe, easy to use, and reliable transportation service for people of all ages in Martin County.

Please call us at 507-235-5558 or 1-800-382-7433 to schedule a ride.

Advertise with Us

Martin County Transit would like to offer businesses an excellent opportunity to advertise on our buses. These rolling billboards should prove to be a great success.

As you consider your investment in this type of advertising, please consider the following information:

  • Our buses in the City of Fairmont run from 5 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 5am-10pm on Friday, and 8 AM to 10 PM on Saturday. Additionally, we run two buses outside of Fairmont (within the county) from 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday.
  • The approximate size of signage will be 20” x 48” depending on location of the sign on the bus.
  • The best thing is that we are reaching different customers each day while the word is getting out about your business.

Martin County Transit welcomes the opportunity to discuss with you how this new, exciting and inexpensive way of advertising would benefit your business. Start now, climb aboard and advertise with us.

Interested parties should  contact us at (507) 238-3124 for rates and more information.


  • Calls received 24 hours ahead get priority service. Calls for same-day service are handled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Monday - Thursday
5:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fares - Effective September 1, 2008

  • Base Fare - Fairmont
  • Base Fare - Countywide
  • Expanded hours (one way)- Fairmont
  • Subscription (20 rides) Fairmont ($2.25/ride)
  • Subscription (10 rides) Countywide ($2.75/ride)
  • Children 12 & under with paid adult
  • Aides & Assistants with paid rider

Transit tokens can be purchased at the following locations-

Martin County Couthouse
Auditor/Treasurer's Office (Second Floor)
Room #202
201 Lake Avenue
Fairmont, MN

Transit Facility
1023 North Dewey Street
Fairmont, MN

Transit Drivers
On the Bus
Single Tokens not Available
(Must have exact amount.Drivers do not carry change)

****Cash fares are always accepted.*****

  • There are no refunds on passes or tokens

Rider's Guide

  • We are not a taxi and cannot guarantee instant service as we provide transportation to all residents of Martin County.
  • If you need to cancel a scheduled ride, please call at least two hours in advance. No shows only prevent the transit system from functioning as efficiently as possible and keep others from getting rides. Services may be discontinued after three consecutive no shows.
  • Riders should be ready and waiting approximately 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after their scheduled pickup time.
  • Please have fares ready as you board the bus.
  • Martin County Transit has the right to use their discretion to close early if it proves to be cost effective.
  • Martin County Transit is not responsible for lost items. Please check around your seat and make sure you have your belongings.
  • Special trips may require a minimum number of riders.
  • Our vehicles are handicap accessible.
  • Be visible to the driver when the vehicle arrives at your pickup location.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • No smoking, eating or drinking will be allowed on the bus.
  • Please remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Always be considerate of others.
  • Operating or tampering with equipment while on board the vehicle is prohibited.
  • Riders who engage in physical abuse or cause physical injury to another rider or passenger may be subject to immediate and permanent suspension and possible criminal prosecution.
  • Riders who violate these rules of conduct are subject to penalties up to and including service suspension.

Driver Responsibilities

  • Drivers are responsible for curb-to-curb pick-up and drop-off only. Passengers seeking further assistance must arrange for their own attendant or companion or a higher cost per ride may be charged by Martin County Transit.
  • Drivers are not responsible for carrying packages but  may assist passengers if they choose to do so.
  • Drivers have the right to refuse transit services to passengers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and who become disruptive or are a threat to others or themselves.
  • If it is necessary to close due to inclement weather, it will be announced on KFMC/KSUM radio.


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