LYNX is the public transportation system for Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Just by riding local bus service, we can take you to work, shopping, school or just to see a friend across town. Traveling on LYNX is affordable and easy when you follow these steps.
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Start at a stop
Look for the official LYNX bus stop sign to board or depart a LYNX bus. LYNX stops are identified by signs with a pink bus or pink paw and the Link (route) number below it in black. The numbers indicate which buses serve that stop. Buses stop only at designated LYNX stops. Be at the bus stop sign before the bus approaches.
Look for your Link
Some stops serve more than one LYNX route. Be sure the Link number and destination displayed on the front of the bus above the operator is for the route you need.
If you ride a bike to a LYNX bus stop, place your bicycle in the rack holder on the front of the bus. Sit near the front and when you pull the cord for your stop, remind the operator that you are traveling with a bike. This will prevent the operator from pulling away before you can retrieve your bicycle.
LYNX has a variety of fares that save you time and money. An All-Day Pass ($4.50) gives you unlimited rides for the day and can only be purchased from the bus operator. Ask the operator for an All-Day pass before putting money in the fare box. LYNX 7-Day Pass ($16) and 30-Day Pass ($50) are available at LYNX Central Station, Pass Partner vendors or online at golynx.com. If you’re making only one stop, the fare is $2.00.
Have exact fare
Operators cannot make change, so be sure to have the exact fare ready when you board the bus.
Ask for a transfer
If it takes more than one bus to reach your destination, ask the operator for a transfer as you board the bus. Transfers are free and valid for 90 minutes. Transfers are not valid on the same Link or for round trip purposes.
Move directly to a seat
If possible, please find a seat at the rear of the bus. Leave the front seats open for disabled and elderly passengers.
Pull cord to signal for a stop
Let the operator know you want to depart at the next stop by pulling the cord above the windows at least one block before the bus reaches your stop. The operator will pull over at the first stop following your request.
Take everything with you
LYNX is not responsible for articles left on the bus. Anything found will be turned in to Lost and Found, located at the LYNX Central Station. If you lost something call 407-841-LYNX (5969) option 2, as soon as you notice that the item is missing. We hold items for a short period of time.
Exit to the rear
Exit through the rear door. This allows passengers boarding the bus to get on quickly through the front door. To exit, wait until the green light over the rear doors comes on, and then push firmly on the door. Step clear of the bus. Do not attempt to board the bus through the rear doors.
Do not cross in front of the bus
Passengers leaving the bus should wait until the bus has departed the stop before crossing the street. You risk walking into oncoming traffic that can’t see you if you try to cross the street in front of the bus.
Rules for the road
- Turn off your radio or CD player or use headphones.
- If you must use a cell phone, please do so in a quiet, courteous manner.
- Eating, drinking and smoking are not allowed on the bus.
- Pets must be in a closed pet carrier that will fit on your lap, unless they are trained service animals.
- Always stay behind the yellow line near the front doors while the bus is in motion.
- Do not distract the operator while the bus is in motion.
- Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an older passenger or an adult.
- Consider the rights of other passengers. Loud, profane or abusive language or behavior may affect safe operation of the bus.
- Your comfort and concerns are important to us. If you have any suggestions, call Customer Relations at 407-841-LYNX (5969) option 3.
Weekends and Holidays
LYNX operates every day of the year. Some schedules change or are suspended on Sundays and holidays so please keep a copy of the bus schedule handy to verify times and days of service. Routes that feature holiday service will operate on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.