Boulder County Transit is pleased to announce Ride Free Lafayette, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafayette! Riders can book a ride by phone at (833) 456 – 3359, online or via the On Demand Transit: Rider App, and the Ride Free Lafayette bus will arrive at your pick-up location at the designated time. With Ride Free Lafayette, no transfers are needed to get riders from their start and end destinations within the City of Lafayette!
Residents and visitors can use the Ride Free Lafayette service to connect to transit stops, get to medical appointments, run errands, get to work, visit the community center and much more! The service is free, open to all and there are no limits to how often you can ride. Try the Ride Free Lafayette service today and stay connected to the places you visit most within Lafayette!
Schedule Your Trip
- App Booking – Riders can book a ride by downloading the On Demand Transit: Rider App, which is available for free in the App Store and via Google Play. Enter the keyword “Lafayette” into the “get started” section of the app to begin to book your trip.
- Book online – Riders can book a trip online at production.pantonium.net/lafayette/trider. Trips can be booked online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Call to Book – Riders can book a trip by calling (833) 456 – 3359. There, you can speak to a representative that will reserve the ride for you. Representatives can book a ride during hours of operation Monday through Sunday.
- Walk on Rides – Riders can simply board the Ride Free Lafayette bus if they see it in the community, and the driver can make a trip for the rider via their tablet.
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Here’s what people are saying….
“I ride the Ride Free Lafayette service a couple of times per week. I ride on the weekdays and weekends and in the morning and afternoon as well. All of the drivers are really wonderful, and I couldn’t ask for better drivers. All of the drivers are very health conscious as well. I have been recommending the Ride Free Lafayette service to all my friends in Lafayette. This is the perfect service for me!” ~ Dawn, City of Lafayette Resident
“I live at Josephine Commons Senior Apartments in Lafayette. I used the Ride Free service yesterday to go to Kaiser Permanente. I had made arrangements for Ride Free Lafayette to pick me up at Kaiser to come home at 2:30; but I was finished at Kaiser way early. So I called Ride Free and they had me picked up at 1:35 so I did not have to wait until 2:30. That was much appreciated! My husband Gary and I are in our mid-80’s and not getting out much because of Covid, but we are very glad to have this service available.” ~Carol Cox, Ride Free Lafayette User
“I don’t have a car and normally get around on my bike, but often the winter cold makes it frustratingly difficult for me to go anywhere, including buying food or going to Kaiser-Permanente for medical appointments. The bus service has given me the freedom to get shopping done, go to the library and make medical appointments. I got a COVID shot because I was able to take the free bus. I cannot tell you how much it means to me to be able to do those things, especially with these frigid temperatures. I know others appreciate this service as much as I do, and it’s growing in popularity.” ~ Patricia, City of Lafayette Resident
“I’ve ridden it several times! So timely and friendly!” ~ Lisa, Ride Free Lafayette User
Service Times and Dates
Ride Free Lafayette operates seven days a week:
Monday – Sunday and Holidays, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Ride Free Lafayette operates throughout the City of Lafayette with service to the Kestrel community in Louisville. All trips must start and end in the service area for the ride to be booked. The service area is shown in the map below.
Frequently Asked Questions
For booking questions: contact Via at (833) 456 – 3359.
Visit the Ride Free Lafayette FAQ page for more information about Ride Free Lafayette.
Learn about health and safety measures: Riding Ride Free Lafayette During Covid-19
Ride Free Lafayette is financed through a DRCOG Human Transportation Services grant and Boulder County Trails and Transit sales tax.