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Ride to the polls free on March 5 with Salisbury Transit.

Transit returned to regular bus schedules beginning July 12, except for Saturday services which is still suspended.

To provide a safe, efficient, and affordable transportation alternative to the general public in the cities of Salisbury, Spencer, and East Spencer; thus permitting greater accessibility to employment, social, recreational, educational, and medical facilities.

The department also provides an ADA demand responsive paratransit system that includes wheelchair lift-equipped vans to accommodate citizens unable to access our fixed route bus system because of a functional disability. Our bus system is open to the public.

The City of Salisbury's bus system has three regular routes and two weekend routes. Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site located on Depot Street. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Salisbury Transit buses do not operate on some holidays.

Inclement Weather

Routes and schedules may be affected by adverse weather conditions such as ice and snow. For information concerning altered bus schedules, subscribe to the City's Nixle texting service, watch News Channel 14, WSOC Channel 9, WBTV Channel 3, listen to local radio stations, or call Transit Operations.

Title VI

Any person who believes they have been mistreated by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with Salisbury Transit.

Title VI Complaint Form (PDF)
Title VI Notice to the Public (PDF)
Formulario de Reclamación del Título VI (PDF)
Aviso al Público del Título VI (PDF)


The City of Salisbury’s ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) transportation system is available to transport functionally disabled individuals to many different destinations within the cities of Salisbury, Spencer and East Spencer, utilizing wheelchair lift-equipped vans.

Any printed material will be provided in an alternative form upon request.

Learn more

Contact Us

300 W. Franklin St.
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

(704) 638-5252

photo of Rodney Harrison

Transit Director

Rodney Harrison
(704) 638-5252

Customer Experience Report (Submit ADA complaints, compliments, concerns, etc.)


Bus Routes Map

Visit the interactive bus routes map:

bus routes map screenshot


Standard one-way fare to ride a Transit bus is only $1.00 - students and seniors are eligible for discounts. Tickets and passes are available at reduced rates. Salisbury Transit passes can be purchased at the Salisbury Customer Service Center.


Stops and Times

Lookup bus stops and times in a table format. Transit has three regular routes and two weekend routes.

Visit Bus Stops and Times

Plan Your Trip Using Google Maps

How to Ride

General Information

Route Names

Routes are named with both color and number. The destination signs on the front of the bus are changed to show the next major destination of the bus.


If you need to transfer from one route to another to complete your one-way trip, ask the bus driver on your first bus for a transfer ticket. transfers are only good for the next connecting bus from the Transfer Site. All buses transfer at the Depot St. site ONLY.

Bus Stops

Along the road, bus stops are marked with bus stop signs. To view and/or print out route maps/stops, visit our website at


For everyone’s health and safety, appropriate clothing is required (i.e. top, pants, shorts, skirt, shoes, etc.).


Radios, electronic games and other similar devices can distract the driver and other passengers. These items are prohibted on city buses unless they are properly used with headphones. Don’t use mobile phones when entering and exiting.

Lost and Found

If you lost or left something on the bus, please call (704) 638-5252. Unclaimed items will be discarded after 30 days.

Riding Tips

Waiting for the Bus

  • Arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.
  • When waiting for the bus, stand at the nearest bus stop.
  • Each bus is identified by a route name and color.
  • Look at the headway sign above the windshield for the route name, number and next destination.
  • Do not approach the bus until it has come to a complete stop.

Entering the Bus

  • Enter through the front door.
  • Before enterting the bus, have your exact money, ticket or pass ready.
  • Drivers are not able to make change.
  • If you need to get a transfer for the next bus, please inform the driver as you enter the bus.
  • Transfers are only good for continuous passage on the first connecting bus at the Transfer Site.

Exiting the Bus

  • You must exit the bus through the rear door. This small effort will help keep the buses on schedule.
  • One block from your stop, gather your belongings and ring the bell. This will signal the driver to stop at the next bus stop.


Safety Instructions

  • Children are not permitted to ride in strollers while on the bus.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Strollers must be closed and stowed safely while on the bus. Disruptive and unlawful behavior, or abusive language are not permitted.
  • Riders are not allowed to record audio or visual while on the bus.
  • Take your seat as soon as possible.
  • The aisle must be clear.
  • Surveillance cameras are in use on every bus for your safety.
  • Open cans, bottles and food are not allowed.
  • Eating and/or drinking is not allowed.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages and profanity/cursing is not allowed.
  • To carry, possess, or have within immediate access any dangerous weapon is not allowed.
  • Do not change seats unless absolutely necessary.
  • Possession, use or sale of any controlled substance is not allowed.
  • Possession or transporting of any flammable liquid, combustible material or other dangerous substance is not allowed.

Salisbury Transit BrochurE (PDF)


The Transportation Advisory Board serves as the advisory board for the Transit Division and the City. The board serves as a liaison between the Division, the Manager, the City Council and citizens of the community.

Visit Transit Advisory Board

Transit Master Plan

This 20-year long-range public transportation master plan provides analysis and recommendations to improve the STS service coordination, financial position, operational functionality and service delivery of both fixed route and complimentary ADA paratransit service operating within the City of Salisbury.

Master Plan (PDF)

Other Public Transportation


This is a public airport located three miles southwest of the central business district of Salisbury, NC. This general aviation airport covers 400 acres and has one runway.

Visit Rowan Airpot


Find Greyhound bus station locations in Salisbury, NC.

Visit Greyhound


Amtrak train station Salisbury, NC has an enclosed waiting area, without Wi-Fi, with parking, with accessible platform and no wheelchair available.

Visit Amtrak Last Mile Transit Logo


CK Rider Transit is your public transportation provider serving the Concord and Kannapolis regions as a cost-effective, reliable mobility solution.

Visit CK Rider


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