Lowell Bus

Lowell Regional Transit Authority provides bus service.

Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) provides bus and transit services in and around Lowell, Massachusetts. There are several bus routes that operate within the city of Lowell, and other routes take passengers to towns just outside of Lowell city limits, including Andover, Billerica,Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Dracut, and Chelmsford.

The LRTA also operates routes that take passengers to select shopping malls, grocery stores, and places of employment in Lowell suburbs. LRTA operates a route that travels to the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire, and a separate route that travels to the Burlington Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts. Additionally, the LRTA operates bus routes that take passengers to large companies in the area such as Route 495 Business Center, Lahey Clinic, Raytheon and the IRS headquarters among others.

Visit the LRTA website for LRTA bus schedules.

Lowell Transit Fare Information*

Fixed Route (Cash Fares)
Local within city or town – Regular…………………………………………………… $1.00
Local within city or town – Special (Elderly & Disabled)………………………… $.50
Express Shuttle – Regular……………………………………………………………….. $1.00
Express Shuttle – (Elderly & Disabled)……………………………………………….. $.50
Travel between Communities – Regular……………………………………………… $1.50
Travel between Communities – Special (Elderly & Disabled)……………………. $.75

Tokens (In Lowell Only)……………………………………………………………… $.85
(minimum purchase – 12)

Transfers
Regular (In City Only)…………………………………………………………………… $ Free
Out of Town (Full Fare Zone Charge)…………………………………………………$.50
Out of Town (Elderly & Disabled Half Fare Zone Charge)……………………….$.25
Special (E & D*) (In City Only)………………………………………………………. $0.00

Pass Fares
Passport (System Wide)………………………………………………………………… $35.00
Ridepass (Student)……………………………………………………………………….. $20.00
Goldpass (Elderly & Disabled)………………………………………………………… $20.00
Express Pass (Shuttle buses only)……………………………………………………. $20.00

All LRTA Monthly Passes can be purchased at the following locations in Lowell, Massachusetts:

LRTA Transit Center at Kennedy Center
145 Thorndike St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Greater Lowell Ticket Sales
101 Thorndike St.
Lowell, MA 01852

Lowell High School
Kirk St.
Lowell, MA. 01852 (sold on the last day & first day of each month in cafeteria to LHS students)

Lowell Transit Management, Inc.
100 Hale St.
Lowell, MA 01851

*Fares are subject to change. Riders should check with the LRTA for more information.

Paratransit (Roadrunner) Service

In-town………………………………………………………………………………………. $1.00
Travel between Communities………………………………………………………….. $1.50
Boston (Wednesdays)…………………………………………………………………… $25.00
Lahey & Bedford VA (Wednesdays)……………………………………………….. $12.50

*Fares are subject to change. Riders should check with the LRTA for more information.

Lowell Regional Transit Authority

LRTA
100 Hale St.
Lowell, MA. 01851

Phone: (978) 452-6161

Website: http://www.lrta.com