Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

Dial-A-Ride is a curb to curb service provided by Paul Bunyan Transit for Beltrami 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.

Hours of Service

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 7AM-6PM 8AM-5PM
Please Note
A bus will be leaving the North side 30 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 (as of 1/2/09)

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

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
$12.50
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.

Jefferson Lines

Please call 218-751-8765 ext 8. 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.

4:15 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 to Waskish, Kelliher, Blackduck, Tenstrike and Turtle River are availabe the 1st & 3rd Fridays 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 Thursday 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.