Winona Transit Service




Winona Transit Service Changes

Updated Route Schedule

In response to the Covid 19 virus, Winona Transit will begin running on an altered schedule effective Friday, March 20, 2020.  The buses will run 2 complete routes and then will be stop so that the bus interior can be cleaned and sanitized.  The third route would be cancelled, and the buses will resume running the fourth and fifth route, then stop again.  This would be repeated for the remainder of the day.  See the attached time schedule.

Bus Passes

Riders may still purchase monthly passes but these will be sent out sent out via US mail rather than in-person pickup. 

  • To pay via credit card, please call the Winona Finance Department at 457-8262.
  • To pay via cash, check, or money order, you may either put in the drop box at City Hall, or mail to the City of Winona, PO Box 378, Winona, MN 55987. The amount must be for the exact amount as no change will be given.  Please include the following:
  • Your name
  • US Mail address
  • The month of the bus pass
  • Adult or Student/Senior


The City is suspending the sale of bus tokens until further notice.  You may still use any tokens that you have.

In support of the Minnesota Department of Health’s recommendation to practice social distancing, Winona Transit is asking people who must take transit to do so for essential travel only. Reducing demand will make our service safer for those who depend on it, and for those who operate it.

Those who must take transit should use discretion, take action to prevent the spread of germs, and consider alternative transportation modes if concerned. When taking transit, riders are asked to practice social distancing and leave space between themselves and other passengers and the operator.  Passengers should support these efforts by:

  • Regularly and thoroughly washing hands
  • Coughing/sneezing into a tissue or a sleeve
  • Staying home when you feel sick

The City of Winona is pleased to announced that it has awarded a contract for the operations of the Winona Transit Service to Transport3, effective May 1, 2020.


Dispatch: 507-454-6666

Service Hours:

Monday-Friday 6 a.m.- 6:15 p.m.
Saturday 9:05 a.m.-5:05 p.m.
Holidays – NO SERVICE

  • New Year’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • July 4th
  • Christmas

Deviated Route Service:

Regular Fares (One-Way)

Cash Fare $1.25
Adult Tokens $1.25
Students & Seniors Tokens $1.00
Deviations $0.50

Monthly Passes:

Adult $42.50
Student/Senior $35.00

Children 3 and younger ride free with a paying adult.  Maximum 3 free children/adult.

Dial-A-Ride Service:

Call Dispatch to schedule at 507-454-6666

Cash Fares: $2.50
Tokens:  $2.50
Punch Cards $25.00


Passes and tokens may be purchased at City Hall, MN State College Southeast Technical and Saint Mary’s University.

Route Changes for City of Winona Transit

Schedule as of 1/1/2020

Safe Ride Map & Schedule

Riders Guide

The Winona Transit service also provides an after-hours Safe Ride available during the local universities school sessions. The hours of operation for the Safe Ride Program are 7:00 p.m to 1:30 a.m.

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