Phase 1: Limited Daytime Service

Attention! Phase 2 coming July 20th!

Nashua Transit System will move to Phase 2 of our return to fixed-route bus service starting Monday, July 20th.

Phase 1: Effective Monday, June 8, 2020

Nashua Transit System will resume fixed-route bus service with a limited daytime schedule on four routes with reduced service hours. The decision to resume bus operations with a limited service model is consistent with the CDC’s latest guidelines pertaining to mass transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nashua Transit System is committed to increasing service levels as conditions allow.


Service hours on these routes are as follows until further notice: 

  • Monday-Friday: 6:15 am-7:15 pm
  • Saturdays: 9:15 am-7:15 pm 


The Transit Center and ticket window remain closed until further notice. To limit driver-passenger interactions, we are currently accepting the following fares only, until further notice:

  • Exact Cash
  • Token Transit (Mobile Bus Fare App)
  • Senior ID Cards
  • Honored Citizen ID Cards
  • Student IDs (NCC & Rivier)

Please Note:  

Maps & Schedules have changed. The North, Central, & South routes have been modified from the original "Night" routes to include additional service areas of interest. To accommodate these changes, certain stops have been eliminated. A West route has also been added which covers areas in the Western part of the City. All four routes will now run during the day.

Service Areas & Schedules

View the Phase 1: Daytime Service Map (pdf) for service area and schedules. Or select a route below:

  • North Route – French Hill, Amherst Street and Dartmouth Hitchcock
  • Central Route – Crown Hill, Nashua Mall and Broad Street
  • South Route – South Nashua, D.W. Highway and Northeastern Boulevard
  • West Route – Lake Street, W. Hollis Street, Harris Road and Ledge Street
Phase 1 - Daytime Service Map - June 2020

New Safety Measures

Nashua Transit System regards the safety of our passengers and staff as our No. 1 priority. For this reason, NTS has implemented the following new safety measures:

  • Reduced Capacity: To ensure our passengers are able to maintain a safe physical distance from one another, we’ve limited rider capacity to 9 passengers per 35 foot bus. We have overflow vehicles in high-demand areas throughout the City. If a bus fills up, the driver will communicate a plan with you for the overflow vehicle to pick you up and get you to where you need to go!
  • Rear-Door Entry: Passengers who do not require the assistance of a wheelchair ramp or bus kneeling are asked to please use the rear door for entry onto the bus.
  • Hand Hygiene: Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed on all vehicles for passenger use.
  • Face Masks: All passengers are asked to wear face masks while using our services per the City of Nashua Ordinance #O-20-018.
  • Physical Distancing: Passengers are asked to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet whenever possible. Signage has been placed on seats to notify passengers where to sit in order to maintain safe distance from others.
  • DO NOT ride if you feel ill: Passengers are asked to not ride the bus if feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

On-going Services

On-Call Van Service will also continue to operate, providing essential service to passengers living outside of a ¼-mile radius of the four routes. This service is also available citywide after the fixed route service ends. Hours for this service will be Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m. All passengers are encouraged to call (603)880-0100 ext. 1 to schedule trips. 

Nashua Transit System continues to operate ADA Paratransit and Senior services for registered riders.