Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

Dial-A-Ride is a curb to curb service provided by Paul Bunyan Transit for Beltrami, Roseau, and Lake of the Woods County residents and visitors. Dial-A-Ride does not provide emergency medical service nor is it run like a taxi service. Other passengers are likely to be picked up or dropped off between your pick-up and destination. Please be patient with this. Weather, traffic and other unforeseen circumstances, which are beyond our control, may delay prompt service. Bemidji’s Service Area is within a 10 mile radius of the City Hall. Roseau and Warroad  Service Area is within a 4 mile radius  of  the center of each community. In Baudette we provide service to the Lakes Road and Clementson area.

Hours of Service in Bemidji

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 8AM-5PM

Warroad and Roseau operate Monday – Friday from 6:30am – 4:30pm.

Baudette operates Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 4:00pm.

Please Note
A bus will be leaving the North side of Bemidji 60 minutes prior to the closing time listed above. This bus will be heading South for the last time. Please schedule your ride accordingly.

Cost to Ride in Bemidji

Adult Child 3-9 yrs old Less than 3 yrs
$1.50 $0.75* Free

(*If accompanied by an adult; otherwise regular rates apply)

Each additional stop will cost an additional fare.
Exact fare is required. Drivers do not make change.

Bus Passes in Bemidji

Bus passes may be purchased from the bus driver or at 706 Railroad Street SE, for the following rates:

Work Pass General Discounted
$42.50 $15.00
10 punch
10 punch
Rides for work only during the month the pass is purchased. 10 rides for the general public. 10 rides for senior citizens (60 years of age and older).

* If you are purchasing passes at our office, please call in advance to let us know you will be coming.
Also, when you call, please let us know if you will be needing a receipt.

Passes in Roseau and Warroad are $15.00 for 10 punches and $12.50 for 10 punch Senior Pass ( must be 60 years old). Passes in Baudette are $15.00 for 15 punches.

Transit Drivers in Roseau, Warroad  and Baudette will charge the correct fare based on the distance you travel.


Jefferson Lines

Please call 218-751-8765 Ext 1 then 3. If no one answers, please leave message and we will return your call.

The Jefferson Lines Bus comes to our depot:

11:30 am Leaving Bemidji  Everyday  to Minneapolis.

4:40 pm Leaving Bemidji Everyday to Fargo.

The office is open daily from 10 am to 4:15 pm to purchase tickets and to board the bus. The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Office Hours (Tickets and Phone Calls):

Monday – Friday 10:00 am-4:15 pm*

*If at all possible, please avoid the hour of 12:00-1:00pm for lunch.

Routes to Waskish Areas

Rides from Waskish, Kelliher, Blackduck, Tenstrike and Turtle River to Bemidji are available the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month.

These routes leave in the morning to pick up passengers and return to Bemidji. Return trips to these areas leave Bemidji in the afternoon. Please call to reserve your spot by Wednesday of that week.

Cost per person:

Roundtrip One-way
$7.50 $4.00

Volunteer Driver Program

The Volunteer Driver Program provides safe, reliable transportation to individuals who are on assistance or have needs that can not be met by our public transit systems. Paul Bunyan Transit works in cooperation with Beltrami County, MNDOT and private pay individuals to transport customers to doctor’s appointments, clinics, treatment centers and home visits. Each year, our volunteer drivers travel over 300,000 miles while providing this valuable service.