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Introducing NotiphiMe

Here at Rochester City Lines, we know that communication and transportation go hand in hand. We know you depend on us to get to work, and to do so in a timely manner. When things are running behind, we know you want to get the low down. 

That's why we are introducing you to NotiphiMe, our new notification partner. This was done with YOU in mind. You can use this link to update your enhanced subscription. NotiphiMe will allow you to customize WHEN and HOW you want to be alerted- email, text message, and coming soon- push notifications.

Want to receive only a text about a delay? You can choose to turn off email alerts.
Don't ride the bus on Fridays? Turn off alerts for that day. 

We are excited to roll out this product for you. Thank you for riding with us, and we look forward to continuing to serve you in new and better ways in 2018.



2017 Holiday Service Schedule

As we approach the 2017 Holiday Season, Rochester City Lines will be making a few schedule changes to observe major holidays. See details below. 

Thanksgiving Week (November 20th-24th)

Monday-Wednesday: Full Service

Thursday, Nov 23rd: CLOSED (Thanksgiving observed)

Friday, Nov 24th: 7am and 8am shift arrival buses ONLY, 4:10pm and 5:10pm departure buses ONLY. Pick-ups at Park & Ride lots only. Email for questions or clarification.

  • There will be NO local service routes (Kasson, Byron, Spring Valley). All pickups will be at Park & Ride lots ONLY.
  • Buses arriving in Rochester at 6:15am and 7:15am will NOT be running this day.
    • The only exception to this will be the 6:25am Hayfield run, which will serve Hayfield, Dodge Center, Kasson and Byron as usual.
  • 3:35/3:40pm, 4:40pm and 5:40pm departures will NOT be running this day.
  • The Winona Express bus will NOT be running. Winona riders should board the 6:25 departure from WalMart for the morning, and the 5:10 departure in the afternoon.
  • Twin Cities riders: Only the 5:00am and 6:00am departures from Bloomington will be running in the morning, and only the 4:10 and 5:10 departures in the afternoon.
  • For questions or clarification, email or call 507-288-4353.

Christmas Week (December 25th-29th)

Monday, Dec 25th CLOSED (Christmas observed)

Tues-Friday (Dec 26th-29th) Full Service

New Years Week (January 1st-5th)

Monday, Jan 1st CLOSED (New Years Day observed)

Full Service Resumes Tuesday




Construction in Pine Island October 1st-6th 

Due to a sewer replacement project in the immediate area, the Pine Island Park & Ride/Community Space will be CLOSED for the first week of October. Commuters should park at the alternative location, located at 3rd Ave & 3rd St NE in Pine Island. AM pickup times will remain the same for the duration of this change.

Once the project is complete and the roadway is reopened, the pickup location will return to the Park & Ride/Community Space.

Thank you for riding!