View our schedules, learn how to ride, get schedules for connecting transit services or make a reservation all from our website! Simply select what you would like to do from the menu above. Printed copies of our schedule are available on all buses and at locations throughout the region.
Is English not your first language? 9 Town Transit offers free translation services by phone. Simply call 860-510-0429, and press 1. You’ll be placed on a brief hold while we conference in a translator.
9 Town Transit operates two types of services, deviated fixed routes and Dial-A-Ride. Both services are open to the general public with no age restrictions.
Deviated Fixed Routes
Four deviated fixed routes operate through major corridors of the region on a regular schedule. These routes will also deviate up to 3/4 mile with a reservation. The routes provide service both within the region and to the neighboring cities of Madison, Middletown and New London. They also offer free connections to CTTransit New Haven and Hartford divisions, Southeast Area Transit and Middletown Area Transit. Click on “Bus Schedules” above for schedules of all routes.
For trips to or from destinations not within a deviated fixed route service area or for persons who have difficulty using the deviated fixed route because of a disability, 9 Town Transit also operates door-to-door demand response service known as Dial-A-Ride. With one day advance reservation, Dial-A-Ride provides transportation from the door of your pick-up location to the door of your destination anywhere within the towns of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook. Trips may also be made to limited portions of Middletown and Colchester, provided they start or end in one of our twelve towns listed.
Dial-A-Ride service is open to the general public with no restrictions on age or ability. More information can be found by clicking the “General Public Dial-A-Ride” link above.
All of our services are open to the general public, however many neighboring districts only provide door-to-door service for people who are ADA paratransit certified. This is a service for people who are unable to use a fixed route bus for certain trips. ADA paratransit certification will also qualify you for half price taxi vouchers.
If you are interested in becoming ADA paratransit eligible to use either of these two services, visit CTADA.com to apply.