Service Routes

Our number one priority is getting you where you need to go. Travel with GPTC to work or school, to the doctor, shopping, out to a great restaurant, or one of Northwest Indiana’s top attractions.

There are six regional routes that reach Calumet Township, Crown Point, East Chicago, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Merrillville and Munster and five local bus routes operating within the City of Gary limits. We are a convenient way to connect with PACE, East Chicago Transit, CTA, and the South Shore Line.

Get a close-up view of your GPTC bus route with our Interactive System Map

  • Zoom in on your destination to find the nearest GPTC route
  • Get immediate updates on detours and construction
  • Click or tap on each bus route for featured stops, frequency, and connections

View a downloadable version of our Regional Transit Guide, with GPTC’s route map showing South Shore Line stops, local hospitals, colleges, and bike trails, along with info for East Chicago Transit and North Township Dial-A-Ride.

Regional Transit Guide

Routes & Schedules

The time points on our schedules will tell you when your bus will be at your stop. GPTC makes every effort to operate on schedule, so be sure you are at your stop a couple minutes early. Watches and clocks seldom agree, and a minute or so may make all the difference.

Detailed route maps with schedules are available below. Delays and service disruptions take place on occasion and are listed on the home page. If you have any questions, please call our Customer Service Information Line at (219) 980-7566 or send a message to our Facebook feed (GaryTransit). We will be glad to help.

Road to the Hard Rock

Connecting Northwest Indiana to world-class entertainment and providing even more job access opportunities, GPTC gives you bus service to the new Hard Rock Casino. To get on the road to the Hard Rock, simply connect to Route R3 Burr Lake Ridge, now with service every half-hour! This route will also take you to Ridge Plaza, Goodwill/Excel Center, Griffith Plaza and more.

A Better Broadway Metro Express (Bmx)

Bmx buses run every 30 minutes and stop only at designated locations. Trips will increase to every 20 minutes as ridership grows. The Bmx offers you one trip--pretty much straight down Broadway--from Gary to Crown Point and from Crown Point to the South Shore Line. Three stops were added and include the Lake County Government Building, Adam Benjamin Jr. VA Outpatient Clinic, and Purdue Research Park/Ivy Tech Campus. You no longer need to transfer to the R6 - Ivy Tech/South Broadway Shuttle; it has been suspended as a separate route.

Click here for a Weekday PDF of the Bmx abbreviated stop list. It's easier to read the timetables when every stop is not listed.

Click here for a Saturday PDF of the Bmx abbreviated stop list. It's easier to read the timetables when every stop is not listed.

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Transfers/Pass Cards

If you need to change buses to get to your destination, please ask the driver for a transfer when you board the bus as you pay your fare. The driver will give you a ticket which you must give to the driver of the next bus.

Your transfer allows you 2 additional rides AFTER you pay your original fare (a total of three rides). Be aware of the expiration time on your transfer pass because they are only valid for 2 hours after you receive it. If your transfer expires due to a late bus, be prepared to alert the driver.

Also, do not fold or bend your transfer or bus pass, or allow the card to become wet. This may make it unreadable to GPTC’s fareboxes.
Pass holders do not need transfers. As always, GPTC’s bus operators are able to answer any questions about the use of these cards.

Getting On and Off the Bus

Please have exact fare ready when boarding the bus. Our drivers carry no change or tokens. When you wish to get off, let the driver know by pressing the button near the window two-thirds of a block before your stop. This gives the driver plenty of time to pull over and let you off. Please remain seated until the bus has come to a complete stop. Exit from the rear of the bus whenever possible, as new riders will be entering the front door.

Flagging the Bus

Almost every corner along the route is a bus stop, people standing at a corner may not be waiting for the bus. The driver can only be sure you are a bus rider if you wave at him as he approaches. Flagging eliminates unnecessary stops and guarantees you faster, more efficient bus service. So wave, ride and enjoy!

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