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Help me find the stops closest to my destination!

Simply begin typing in the name of a bus stop, place, or address into the white box under "Get to what matters" on the home page. Bus stops and Google Places will begin to auto populate in the lists below. Select your desired location and choose "Find stops nearby." All stops near your location will immediately be available in both a list and on a moveable, scalable Google map.

What hours do MTD buses run?

Our hours vary by day of the week and time of year, so don't hesitate to call us at 217.384.8188 if you want to ensure your trip will be available for a specific date. MTD's Weekday Daytime and Saturday Daytime service begins bright and early in the 5 a.m. hour. Our Weekday Evening and Saturday Evening service runs until midnight. When the University of Illinois (Illinois) is in session, there are five late night routes that operate after midnight until approximately 3:00 a.m. (depending on route). There are extra late night trips on Fridays and Saturdays.

Sunday Daytime service starts just before 8:30 a.m. If Illinois is in session, there is Sunday Evening and Late night service. When Illinois is on break (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer), Sunday service ends at 5:00 p.m.

MTD's ADA Paratransit Service is available anytime that regular fixed-route bus service is in operation. Typical hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 5:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ADA Customer Service accepts reservations from 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m Monday through Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. On Holidays that MTD is not operating, voicemail ADA reservations can be made for future dates.

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Token Transit

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Ditch the dollar. Token Transit allows you to store fares and passes on your phone. And no more last minute trips to pick up the kids because they don't have bus fare or lost their school I.D. Token Transit allows you to send fares to family members' accounts from your desktop.

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MTD Connect


MTD Connect is an on-demand transportation service for those who are generally traveling alone at night with no other means of safe transportation within the designated boundaries on or near the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.

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