Boise, Garden City & Meridian Routes
Routes & Hours of Service
More about the Boise and Garden City Routes
- Seventeen (17) weekday routes. Most of the routes operate between the hours of 5:15 a.m.and 6:45 p.m.
- Eight Saturday routes that operate between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. The Saturday routes are 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14 and 29. See specific schedules for pickup times as they differ from weekday operating schedules.
More about the Route 35 Meridian Saturday Fun BusThe Meridian Saturday Fun Bus operates between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday. It offers 30-minute service to popular destinations throughout the city. There is no charge to ride the bus. HERE is more information about the route, including its pathway, stops and time points.
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Passes and Other Information
For information about pass sales, outlets, Park & Ride facilities, and major bus transfer locations plus other information, visit the "Guides" section of this website.
CHANGES TO THE DOWNTOWN BOISE TRANSIT MALL BEGINS MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014.
The change will entail moving some routes that stage at Zone 2 (On Idaho Street between 8th and 9th) to Capitol Boulevard in front of Boise City Hall (to be named Zone 3). Currently, ValleyRide Boise routes 1-6 stage in Zone 1 (on Idaho Street between Capitol and 8th), and routes 7, 8X, 9-11, 16, 16-18 stage in Zone 2. Beginning Monday, November 24th, routes 1-6 will continue to stage in Zone 1; routes 7, 8X, 9, 9x and 10 will stage on Capitol in front of Boise City Hall; and routes 11, 14, 16-18 will continue to stage in Zone 2.
ACCESS A MAP OF THE NEW TRANSIT MALL
Service: Monday - Friday This route provides service between downtown and Southeast Boise (including Timberline High School). Route 1 runs every 30 minutes during peak times and every 60 minutes midday.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route provides service between downtown, Broadway Avenue and southeast Boise. Service is hourly.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route serves the Vista corridor, between downtown and the Boise Airport. Route 3 runs every 20 minutes during the peak and every 40 minutes during the midday.
Service: Monday - FridayThis route travels between downtown and the central Boise Bench area. Route 4 runs every 30 minutes in the morning and late afternoon and every hour during the midday.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route provides the most direct connection between downtown and the Towne Square Mall. Route 5 leaves downtown via 13th and Americana and provides two-way service on Emerald between Americana and Liberty. At Liberty the route turns south, using the current routing via Intermountain Hospital, and terminates at Boise Towne Square Mall. Route 5 operates at 30-minute frequencies during peak hours and every 60 minutes during the midday.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route provides two-way service on a long segment of Orchard between Fairview and Targee. The route also provides new two-way connections between Cole Valley Junior High School and residential neighborhoods to the south. Route 6 runs every 30 minutes during the peak and every 60 minutes during the midday.
Service: Monday - SaturdayOutbound from
downtown, Route 7 travels west on Fairview until it reaches Cole.
At this point, rather than making single direction loops to the
north, it remains in two-way service to the Towne Square Mall.
Specifically, it turns north on Cole, west on Northview serving
Northview Hospital, south on Milwaukee and enters the Towne Square
Mall from the western entrance. Route 7 provides 40-minute service
all day. ROUTE 7 WILL BEGIN STAGING ON CAPITOL BLVD IN FRONT OF BOISE CITY HALL BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014. WEEKDAYS ONLY. THE SATURDAY ROUTE WILL CONTINUE TO STAGE ON IDAHO BETWEEN CAPITOL AND 9TH.
Twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, Route 7 makes a loop to provide bus service to Capital High School. This loop is marked by a dotted line on the schedule map.
Service: Monday - FridayThis route provides
service between Boise Towne Square and the surrounding shopping
area, Five Mile Road, the West YMCA and Hewlett-Packard. From
the Mall, the route provides service along Emerald to Five Mile,
along Five Mile to McMillan, McMillan to Cloverdale, Cloverdale
over to the West YMCA, and Chinden to HP. The route then heads east
on Chinden to Five Mile, and travels south on Five Mile back on
Service: Monday-FridayThis route provides three morning and three late afternoon/early evening runs between the Boise Towne Square Mall and downtown Boise via Hewlett Packard and Chinden Boulevard. Once downtown, the route travels back to the Towne Square Mall. ROUTE 8X WILL BEGIN STAGING ON CAPITOL BLVD IN FRONT OF BOISE CITY HALL BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route provides direct two-way service between downtown and the State Street/Gary Lane shopping area. Route 9 runs every 30 minutes all day. ROUTE 9 WILL BEGIN STAGING ON CAPITOL BLVD IN FRONT OF BOISE CITY HALL BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014. WEEKDAYS ONLY. THE SATURDAY ROUTE WILL CONTINUE TO STAGE ON IDAHO BETWEEN CAPITOL AND 9TH
Service: Monday - FridayThis route, travels along the same route as the #9 between downtown Boise and Gary Lane/Glenwood. From there it travels to the St. Luke's medical facilities near Horseshoe Bend Road/Carlton Road near Eagle. It provides four morning and four afternoon/early evening express runs. ROUTE 9X WILL BEGIN STAGING ON CAPITOL BLVD IN FRONT OF BOISE CITY HALL BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014.
Service: Monday - FridayRoute 10 from downtown remains north of State and serves neighborhoods that are difficult to walk to from State. From Northgate Mall, the route travels south on Glenwood, west on Goddard serving Capital High School, south on Maple Grove to Emerald, east on Emerald to its termination at the Boise Towne Square Mall. Route 10 runs every 60 minutes all day between downtown and Towne Square Mall. ROUTE 10 WILL BEGIN STAGING ON CAPITOL BLVD IN FRONT OF BOISE CITY HALL BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24, 2014.
Service: Monday - FridayThis route provides service from downtown Boise to Garden City, via 37th Street, Adams Street, 50th Street and Chinden Boulevard. The route runs at 60-minute intervals during the midday only.
Service: Monday - SaturdayThis route enters/exits downtown on the 9th/10th streets couplet. Northbound, the route travels on Fort and 13th, turns west on Brumback briefly before terminating in a loop on Harrison, Parkhill and 15th. The route extends north to Parkhill to serve the relatively dense apartment development located there. Southbound, the route travels down 15th Street to Brumback, travels east on Brumback to 9th Street, and south down 9th Street to downtown. Route 14 runs every 30 minutes between 5:45-9:15 a.m. and 3:15-6:15 p.m., and every hour between 9:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m..
Service: Monday - FridayThis route is a loop serving the VA Hospital and then extending out to Coston St. on the Warm Springs corridor. The route runs at 60-minute frequencies all day. However, along Warm Springs Boulevard. west of Coston, Routes 16 and 17 jointly provide 30-minute service.
Service: Monday - FridayRoute 17 is a counterclockwise loop serving Walnut Street south of Warm Springs, and proceeding to Old Penitentiary Road. The route turns around at the State office buildings on the west side of Old Penitentiary Road, and returns downtown directly via Warm Springs Blvd. Route 17 runs every 60 minutes all day. However, along Warm Springs Boulevard west of Coston, Routes 16 and 17 jointly provide 30-minute service.
Service: Monday - Friday This route travels between the Harris Ranch area and downtown Boise. It makes three round trips in the morning and three round trips in the afternoon. It also provides bus service to various locales in southeast Boise and Boise State University.
Service: Monday - FridayThis route, which covers the Boise State University campus, operates every 7-8 minutes during the midday and every 15 minutes during the traditional peak times and evenings. Please note that this shuttle is not operated by ValleyRide. It is operated by Boise Shuttle Service.
Service: Monday - FridayThis route provides service in southwest Boise between the Boise Towne Square Mall and the Boise School District Campus on Victory Road. Areas served by this route include the Social Security Office, three colleges (Stevens Henegar, Brown Mackie and CWI) and Frank Church High School.