New Mountain Transit Website

COMING 2/1/2021

Fellow San Bernardino Community Members and Beloved Riders,

Something exciting has been happening over here at Mountain Transit over the last few months and we’re finally ready to reveal what we’ve been hard at work on!

We’re delighted to announce that over the past several months, we’ve been building a brand new, beautiful website and it’s finally ready.

We went to work and completely rebuilt our entire website from the ground up to include some important features and to make sure the user experience is as efficient as possible.

Below are the major highlights and what you can expect from our new site:

Streamlined User Experience
We focused on ensuring our new website has a smooth user experience to allow for easy access to the content most important to you. Your digital interactions with us should be as efficient as possible so you can accomplish more in fewer clicks.

Route Previews in the Menu
You can now preview the route you’re looking for before you navigate to the page. As you hover over the route you’re interested in, you can see a preview of the route right in the drop-down menu!

See Your Bus in Real-Time
We added DoubleMap integration right on the front page! Now you can track the exact location of your bus in real-time and know exactly when your bus is arriving. View from the front page for immediate access and instant updates.

Greater Accessibility
Websites should be accessible for everyone and we are no exception! We know how crucial it is for you to access the transportation you need for the important services in your life and that means having a website fit for every type of ability. We promise to continue improving to serve you with greater and greater accessibility.

Footer Quick Links
We’ve also included the addition of footer quick links! We’ve added these as icon buttons at the bottom of every page for quick and easy access to the content you search for most. No matter where you are on the website, you can access important information with one click.

You, our Riders, are the most important to us and at the top of our priority is ensuring we’re always doing our best to serve you the way you deserve. We hope you enjoy our new website. We keep going for you!

Route 3 Service Update

Effective 11:30am 12/29/2020

Route 3 is suspended TUESDAY, December 29 through THURSDAY, December 31, 2020

Traffic is too dense to keep a schedule.

Mountain Meadows residents may use Dial-a-Ride services between 9am-5pm and pay the Fixed Route Fare.

Call 909-878-5200 for DAR.

Route 5 Service Update

Route 5 Service Update:

Effective December 14, 2020, Route 5 has been reduced to Fridays only.

In response to the current Governor’s order to Stay at Home except for essential activities, Mountain Transit will run Route 5 Off the Mountain service between Big Bear and San Bernardino on Fridays only.

Route 5 service will depart at the Fox Farm stop at 6:30am and 4:30pm and return trips will depart the San Bernardino Transit Center at 8:20am and

This is temporary and subject to change.

Route 6 Rim Off the Mountain service is used as commuter service for essential workers and will remain in effect at this time.

Mountain Transit’s Park and Ride

***UPDATE: The Park and Ride has been delayed until the Stay at Home order is lifted***

Mountain Transit’s Park and Ride Returns December 19th!
See below for pertinent details:

When is it open?

  • Starting December 19
  • 8am-7pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holiday Mondays, and every day between Christmas and New Year’s

Who can use it?

  • Everyone!
  • Don’t waste your day looking for parking, sitting in traffic, slipping, and sliding on snowy, icy roads
  • Park your car, jump on the Trolley to go to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, or The Village

Where is it?

Conveniently located at 170 Business Center Drive Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Coming from the East-Big Bear City, 38 or 18 from the desert: 

Take Big Bear Blvd to Sandalwood, Turn Right onto Sandalwood.  Turn right onto Business Center Drive-Lot will be on your right.

Coming from West-Big Bear Lake, 18, San Bernardino:

Take Big Bear Blvd. to Fox Farm (Traffic Light) Turn left onto Fox Farm, Right onto Sandalwood, left onto Business Center Drive-Lot will be on your right.

What does it cost?

$20.00 to park all day and get a free Trolley ride to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit or The Village.  NO CASH.  Credit or Debit cards only.

How does it work?

Park your car in the Mountain Transit Lot, take a Trolley to Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, or the Village.  To get back to your car you can jump on any trolley and tell the driver you are going to the Mountain Transit Lot.

Last Pick up times:

  • 5:00pm Bear Mountain
  • 6:00pm The Village @ Pine Knot
  • 8:00pm Snow Summit 

Airport Transport Shuttle Service

Mountain Transit is now providing a brand new shuttle service to and from the Airport!


  • Free to or from Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, compliments of Big Bear Mountain Resorts
  • $5.00 per passenger, per trip to or from The Village Shops and Restaurants 

Pre-purchase fare on Token Transit App or pay exact change to driver

Face coverings are mandatory on Mountain Transit vehicles

Contact Big Bear Airport between 7:00am and 6:00pm by radio or phone: 909-585-3219

Provide the following information:

  1. When you will arrive at Big Bear Airport (date and time)
  2. How many are in your party
  3. Where you are going
  4. What time you wish to return to the Big Bear Airport

Available 7 days a week

Last pick up: 6:00pm


Route 4 and 5: Service Update

The following Route 4 and 5 changes are effective today, November 23rd:

Route 4 service changes are as follows:
• Service Days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
• Service Hours: 8:20 AM to 4:36 PM
• Route 4 will now begin in Arrowbear (at Blondie’s Restaurant) instead of Lake Arrowhead
• Route 4 drivers can make courtesy stops along the route

Route 5 service changes are as follows:
• Service Days: Monday and Friday
• Service Hours: Will remain the same

Route 5: Service Update

Riders Alert,

Effective: November 23, 2020

Route 5 service changes are as follows:

  • Service Days: Mondays and Fridays Only
  • Service Hours: Will remain the same

Route 4: Service Update

Riders Alert,

Effective: November 23, 2020

Route 4 service changes are as follows:

  • Service Days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Service Hours: 8:20 AM to 4:36 PM
  • Leaving Arrowbear at 8:20 AM, towards Lake Arrowhead

Route 4: You Spoke – We Listened.

To determine how Mountain Transit could better serve the communities between Lake Arrowhead and Running Springs, we began a public outreach effort during the month of September regarding potential changes to Route 4.  This outreach included: an online survey, notices on buses, survey links published to MT’s website, discussions on Facebook, input from drivers and planning staff, and concluded with a Public Hearing on September 21, 2020.

Note: Mountain Transit’s original proposal eliminated Route 4 and instead opted for a dedicated Dial-A-Ride vehicle meant to provide service between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead.  This change would allow riders to be picked up and brought directly to/from their chosen locations (for example: from home, directly to their place of business, or an appointment). Additionally, these changes would increase the one-way fare between Running Springs and Lake Arrowhead from $3.00 to $5.00. 

After careful consideration of the feedback received, Mountain Transit has decided not to eliminate Route 4. We are dedicated to serving our community, and do not want to cause severe hardship for our riders, especially those that have already been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

Ridership on Route 4 will be monitored for one year in the hopes that we have enough riders to justify keeping it running for years to come.

The following changes will be made to the Route 4 service, effective Monday, November 23, 2020:

  • Route 4 will now begin in Arrowbear (at Blondie’s Restaurant) instead of Lake Arrowhead.
  • Route 4 will be reduced to three days/week instead of four. The route will continue to service the same stops.
  • Route 4 drivers can make courtesy stops along the route.

Don’t bother with chains, ice and fog this winter. Instead, enjoy a safe, clean ride on a comfortable Mountain Transit bus and Be Driven!