Fixed-Route Bus Service
Planning your trip is the first step to successfully using public transportation. Our system map, routes and schedules including downloadable pdf files are all available on this website. ACC Transit information is also available on Google maps, so you can plan your transit trip just like you would any other. Be sure the Transit Icon is selected and check out this video for a tutorial for detailed instruction.
You can access live bus information from any mobile device through the myStop app and call Athens Transit at our customer information number, 706-613-3430. Our travel agents are available to help plan a great trip for you!
The Bus Stop
Once you have your trip planned, head to your nearest bus stop about five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. All of our stops have an indication number assigned to them, which is displayed on the bus stop sign. You can use this information in the myStop app, or just to confirm you are at the right place.
When you see a bus coming, check the name and number found on the top front of the bus. You can follow the location of your bus live on the myStop app, but be aware, buses can make-up time along the way. Raise your hand to flag down your friendly bus operator. Remember, food and drinks are prohibited on all Athens Transit vehicles so please dispose of them properly before boarding.
Board the bus then sit back and relax in the temperature-controlled comfort of an Athens Transit bus. Feel free to check with your bus operator when you get on if you are unsure about this route or connecting ones. They are amazingly knowledgeable about the bus routes, among countless other things! If you are transferring, when boarding the bus, tell the driver you want to transfer. The operator will give you a transfer slip. This slip of paper will get you on the next connecting bus at no charge.
When you are getting close to your stop, pull the cord near the windows. There will be a a "ping" and an audible "stop request" announcement. If you wait until the bus gets to your stop, it will be too late for the driver to stop, and you will be let off and the next stop. If you are unsure when your stop is approaching, just ask the bus driver for help.
Remember, enter the bus through the front doors and exit through the rear doors. This is just a safety measure for the benefit of all riders. Upon departing, thank your driver for what we are sure was a wonderful, stress-free experience riding the bus.
Transportation of Animals on Public Transportation
Transportation of animals in a commercially made pet carrier is authorized on Athens Transit vehicles. As long as carrier is appropriate for vehicle and animal, the carrier is relatively clean and not a public health hazard. Of-course, service animals are always welcome.