Fares and Passes
Passes may be purchased with cash or personal check (made payable to Gold County Stage) from bus drivers and at the following locations:
Bus StopsGold Country Stage buses will stop at any signed Bus Stop. In certain rural areas there are limited stops the bus will make if the passenger flags the bus and it is safe. (Driver will determine if a stop is safe.) Due to safety issues, there are no longer flag stops along the Route 5 Highway 49 corridor. Hours of OperationGold Country Stage operates generally from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays. Currently there is no Saturday or Sunday service.Gold Country Stage does not operate on the following holidays:
New Years's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
The day after Thanksgiving
On-Demand ServiceSome Gold Country Stage routes have stops that are “On Demand.” On Demand segments are shown on the route maps in shaded areas. Refer to the printed schedule for specific On Demand schedule information. Call 477-0103 or 1-888-660-7433 at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.
FOR A PICK-UP:
FOR A DROP-OFF:
Personal Trip Planning By Phone
Call 477-0103 or 1-888-660-7433 and ask Transit Services personnel to assist you. Give us a location, destination, and desired arrival time. Assistance is available 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except County holidays.
Services for Persons with Disabilities
All Gold Country Stage transit vehicles are accessible and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Paratransit services for persons with disabilities are provided in our area by Gold Country Telecare: (530) 272-1710.
Gold Country Stage Route 5 connects with Placer County Transit) which serves Auburn, Rocklin, Sierra College, Roseville Galleria and Sacramento Light Rail), Auburn Transit and Amtrak as connecting schedules allow.
Boarding the BusBefore boarding, allow passengers to exit and permit the driver to secure patrons using wheelchairs. Ask you driver any questions you may have about your trip, fare or transfer prior to departure. Front seats are reserved for elderly and disabled patrons. Rider EtiquetteSmoking, eating, drinking and playing of loud music or loud cell phone conversations are not permitted. Shoes and shirts are required to be worn by all passengers. When the bus is crowded, please follow your operator’s seating directions. If standing, hold onto the hand railing firmly while the bus is in motion. See the Riders Guide for additional information under “How to Ride the Bus.” BicyclesAll buses have front mounted bike racks available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers must be able to load and unload their bikes without assistance. If the bike rack is full and there is room inside, then the bike may be brought on board.