Route Schedules and Maps

Days and Hours of Bus Service

Gold Country Stage operates Monday – Friday beginning at 5:30 AM through 8:00 PM. There is LIMITED Saturday service on Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and Alta Sierra (AS) beginning at 7:15 AM through 5:30 PM. The Saturday service schedules are shown separately on the route pages. Please check individual routes for specific time schedules. There is no Sunday service.


APRIL 1, 2020

Due to issues surrounding COVID-19 Gold Country Stage and Gold Country Lift will begin operating on a reduced service schedule. On Wednesday April 1, 2020 we will begin operating a reduced schedule (7:15 AM - 5:30 PM), with additional service to Auburn on Route 5 at 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. For more information please refer to the route schedules herein for specific Saturday Route times.


Per the California Department of Public Health guidance issued on June 18, 2020, all persons waiting for, or riding on, public transit must wear a face covering. Notifications of this requirement have been posted in all buses.

We understand that this may prove challenging for all passengers, but our staff is here to help and we will do everything we can to minimize the impacts to your travel experience.

 We appreciate your efforts to support Nevada County Transit Services by complying with this new requirement and by continuing to practice all COVID-19 safety protocols.

All Schedule Times are Departure Times; Times in BOLD are PM.

Routes and Schedules

Gold Country Stage Rider's Guide Dec 2018

Gold Country Stage System Map

Route 1 Nevada City

Route 2 Ridge Road

Route 3 Grass Valley Loop

Route 3 GV-Loma Rica Loop

Route 4 Brunswick Basin

Route 5 Auburn

Route A.S Saturday Alta Sierra (AS)

Route 6 Penn Valley

Route 7 North San Juan

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Service Holidays

No service is provided on: 

  • New Year’s Day 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday 
  • Veteran’s Day 
  • President’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Day after Thanksgiving 
  • Christmas Day 
  • TBD County observed holidays as required.