Brainerd and
Crow Wing County
Public Transit
& Pine River Service

(218) 825-7433 (825-RIDE)
Toll Free: 1-866-925-7433
BCW Transit

city bus
Transit Office: 501 Laurel Street, Brainerd

Brainerd/Baxter DIAL-A-RIDE Service

Hours of Operation: 7:15am to 4:30pm
Monday thru Friday (except holidays*)

Trips in Brainerd: $1.00 each way
Trips to/from Baxter: $2.00 each way
(Fares double for same day requests)

Brainerd/Baxter Express Route Service

Hours of Operation: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Monday thru Friday (except holidays*)

Route Service Fare: $1.00
Pre-paid Bus Pass: $10.00

Brainerd/Baxter Schedule and Map

Crow Wing County Service

Service Area
Highway 210 Dial-a-Ride
Highway 371 Dial-a-Ride

Trips outside Brainerd/Baxter city limits: $3.50 each way
(Requests for service must be made prior to 4:30pm on the day prior to ride)

Pine River Service
Tuesday thru Thursday 8:15am to 3:45pm
Traveling in town and up to 3 miles outside the city limits

In town fare - $1.00 one way / $2.00 round trip
Outside city limits (up to 3 miles) fare - $2.00 one way / $4.00 round trip

City of Pine River

*there shall be no service on Saturdays, Sundays, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, and Christmas Day

What is DIAL-A-RIDE?

Dial a Ride is a customized service based on individual needs. An individual wishing to use Dial a Ride just needs to call our Dispatch office by 4:30pm of the day prior to your desired trip. We will then arrange for the bus to pick you up. It's That Easy!

- Handicapped Accessible
- For Work
- Shopping
- Appointments
- Activities

What kind of bikes are allowed on the bus bike racks?

Only two-wheeled, non-motorized bikes are permitted.

Allowed: Conventional, single seat, two wheeled bikes. Both wheels must fit into the bike rack wheel slots, and the support arm/hook must fit over the top of the bike wheel. The weight limit on the bus bike racks is 55 pounds per loadable position.

Not allowed: Tandem, recumbent, three wheeled, solid wheeled, and gas-powered bikes.
bus bike rack

Public Transit Operating Policy

Rider Safety Guide

Title VI Notification to the Public

The Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit System hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit System programs has a right to file a formal complaint with Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit System. Any such complaint must be in writing and submitted to the Transit Coordinator/Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit System within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged occurrence. For more information regarding civil rights complaints, please contact: (Andy Stone, Transit Coordinator), 501 Laurel St, Brainerd, 218-825-7433.

If information is needed in another language, contact us at 218-828-6172.


Jefferson Lines

Need transportation beyond Brainerd and Crow Wing County? Visit Jefferson Lines for more information on service to and from Brainerd. View their MN route map.

Rider Safety Guide

Please be considerate and follow these simple, common sense rules:

Passengers are not permitted to eat, drink, or smoke while aboard a Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit vehicle

Use of profanity or vulgarity is not allowed while on board a Brainerd & Crow Wing Public Transit vehicle. (Except for passengers protected under Title III of the Americans with Disability Act)

No weapons (knives or firearms) will be allowed on a Brainerd & Crow Wing County vehicle. Except for those permitted under MN Statutes 624.714

Disposal of trash and litter is required prior to boarding transit vehicle

Strollers must be folded prior to boarding the bus. Personal items must be stowed with passenger and out of aisles

There is a four bag limit aboard all transit vehicles. Drivers are only allowed to assist with two bags OR one cardboard grocery box

Arms, legs and other items are to be kept out of the aisles. Feet are not allowed on the seats

Law requires all passengers to wear seat belts to ensure the safety of all individuals in the vehicle

No screaming, loud talking, singing or playing of music is allowed. Radios must have earphones

Animals are allowed only if they are in a carry-on kennel. Certified assistive dogs are permitted

No inappropriate display of affection or sexual activity will be allowed

Drivers have the right to refuse transport to any passenger that appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Law enforcement will be notified upon refusal

Drivers are happy to answer your questions, however, questions of the driver should be directed while the bus is not in motion

All passengers are expected to be orderly and courteous while using the service. Persons who intentionally interfere with or obstruct the operation of a transit vehicle may be charged in accordance with MS 609.855 and other applicable laws. Disruptive or abusive behavior towards the driver, transit staff or other passengers will not be tolerated.