Rate, Runs & Services

Who Can Ride

Anyone young or old can ride.


  • Appointments
  • Community activities
  • Community meetings
  • Work


  • Daycare
  • Preschool
  • Recreational activities


  • Bus is wheelchair accessible


  • Medical appointments (in and out of town)
  • Nutrition sites
  • Shopping


  • Extracurricular activities
  • Recreational activities
  • School 


Eight tokens can be purchased on the bus and at banks and grocery stores throughout Watonwan County for $10.

One Way Pricing

  • In Town (Madelia or St. James)
    • Only one token ($1.50 cash)
  • To Fairmont
    • Six tokens ($8.50 cash)
  • To Mankato
    • Eight tokens ($11 cash)
  • Within Watonwan County
    • Two tokens ($3 cash)

Scheduled Trips

  • Fairmont - Runs every Monday through Friday, leaving St. James at 6:45 am then back to Fairmont to pick up people and return at 3 p.m.
  • Mankato – Runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The bus leaves St. James at 4:50 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and returning at 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The bus leaves Madelia at 5:10 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and returns once around 10:15.

No Show Policy

A customer is allowed one no show. The customer will be charged the fare for any following no shows.