The New Suffolk County Transit Provides Connections for Everyone

In general, the Suffolk County Transit system offers bus service at the following times:

  • Weekdays: 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturday: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Sunday: 6 AM to 8 PM

All bus routes will operate every day of the year (including holidays). Please refer to specific route schedules to see exact service start and end times as some routes may operate as early as 5 AM and as late as 11 PM on weekdays.

Below are the cost of trip fares on all Suffolk County Transit bus routes:

  • Full Fare: $2.25 per trip*
  • Transfers: 25 cents (for two connecting buses within two hours of transfer ticket purchases)
    • Transfers to/from Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART): 25 cents.
    • Transfers to Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) from SCT: 25 cents for transfer on board SCT bus + 25 cent step up onboard NICE bus.
    • Transfers from Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) to SCT (Only available to riders paying cash fare, not available to Metrocard or GoMobile app users): Obtain paper transfer onboard NICE bus after paying cash fare.

*Fare Discounts

  • Youth (5-13 years old) and Students (14-22 years old and student ID required): $1.25
  • Children under 5 years old: Free Fare
  • Seniors, Persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Holders: 75 cents
  • Suffolk County Veterans: 75 Cents
  • Personal Care Attendants: Free Fare (when traveling with passengers with disabilities)

Please note: Fares can either be paid with exact change or through the SCT FastFare app

All riders on the Suffolk County Transit system are asked to comply with the following rules to help us maintain a reliable and comfortable riding experience for all:

  • Arrive earlier than the scheduled departure time that is listed on your route's schedule
  • If you are using change, have exact fare ready
  • Before boarding a bus, make sure to give room for riders that may be disembarking
  • Passengers must deposit their own fare
  • If you are using the SCT FareFare app, have you ticket ready to show your bus driver
  • Tell your driver your destination
  • Smoking, drinking, eating and playing of music without headphones are prohibited on buses.

Suffolk County cannot assume responsibility for inconvenience, expense or damage resulting from timetable errors, delayed buses or failure to make connections.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), no person may bring any animal on or into any Suffolk County Transit vehicle unless it is enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not disrupt other passengers. When the vehicle is in motion, the carrier must be on the passenger’s lap or on the ground in front of the seat, not blocking any aisle or exit.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to working dogs for law enforcement agencies, to service animals, or to animals which are being trained as service animals and are accompanying persons with disabilities, or to animals which are being trained as service animals. All service animals and animals being trained as service animals must be harnessed or leashed and must remain under control of their owner at all times.

(3) Upon request by a police officer or employee of Suffolk County Transit, a trainer must display proof of affiliation with a professional training school and that the animal is being trained as a service animal.

(4) Service animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. Falsely identifying a service animal is a crime in New York punishable by a minimum fine of $25 and a maximum of 15 days in jail. Since March 2011, only dogs are recognized as service animals under titles II and III of the ADA.

The New Suffolk County Transit is a product of an extensive three-year long initiative that worked to redesign Suffolk County’s fixed-route bus network and on-demand mobility services. Over the course of the effort, the County engaged residents, transit riders, community organizations, the business community, and elected officials, among others to inform the direction of the initiative. The County hosted virtual public events and launched multiple surveys to gather input and understand how best to balance different transit priorities. This public feedback helped to ultimately inform and shape the Final New Network that was implemented in October 2023.

Compared to the old Suffolk County Transit, the new system will:

  • Operate with extended evening hours system-wide (10pm on weekdays, 9 pm on Saturdays and 8 pm on Sundays)
  • Operate year round, 7-day a week service system-wide
  • Operate at higher frequencies (30-minute weekday service) on a majority of routes in the system
  • Timed connections at seven (7) locations across the County to reduce wait times, strengthen connections to the LIRR and get people to their destinations faster
  • Fixes to long-standing on-time performance and reliability issues
  • A Permanent Southampton On-Demand Service Zone (based upon the Southampton On-Demand Pilot)
  • A new On-Demand Zone for East Hampton/Amagansett/Montauk
  • Increased half-hourly service on most routes

The New Suffolk County Transit:

  • Increases the number of jobs the average resident can reach within an hour of their front door by 51%
  • Puts more than 40% of residents and more than 50% of job sites within 1/2 mile of a high frequency route
  • Increases job access for Residents Without Cars by 53%
  • Increases job access for Low-Income Residents by 60%
  • Increases job access for Residents of Color by 68%
  • More than doubles the number of people and jobs that are near service that comes every 30 minutes or better all day

When did the new system go into effect?

Service of the new Suffolk County Transit service began on October 29th, 2023.

How much is the fare to ride on the Suffolk County Transit system? How can I pay?

Fares have not increased with the new Suffolk County Transit system. One trip on the system is $2.25 and discounts are available for children, students, seniors, veterans, riders with disabilities and Medicare card holders, and personal care attendants. Fares can be paid either through the Suffolk FastFare mobile app or with exact change when boarding the bus.

What is SCT On-Demand Service?

On-demand service is available in Southampton and will be introduced in the communities of East Hampton, Springs, Amagansett and Montauk as part of the new network. "On-demand" refers to a type of microtransit where riders in these zones can book rides straight from their phone by identifying their desired origin and destination points within the designated "on-demand" zone. Originally introduced in 2021, the Southampton On-Demand Pilot Zone was the first of its kind throughout Suffolk County and allowed riders to pay for trips to popular destinations such as Sag Harbor Village, Southampton High School, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Southampton Campus. Due to the success of this pilot "on-demand" zone, the Southampton On-Demand Zone will now become permanent and the new Easthampton, Amagansett and Montauk will be coming soon. Riders can use the Suffolk County On-Demand Service in these areas by using the Suffolk Transit On-Demand app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

How can I find out more information about Suffolk County Transit or provide feedback on current bus service?

We are happy to assist you with any questions and appreciate any and all feedback from our riders. We can be reached by phone at 631-852-5200, by email at or by a comment form accessible at

What are the service hours of the Suffolk County Transit system?

Most routes in the Suffolk County Transit system operate from 6 AM to 10 PM on weekdays. Some routes begin as early as 5 AM and end as late as 11 PM. Service on Saturday runs from 6 AM to 9 PM and service on Sunday runs from 6 AM to 8 PM. For operating hours of a specific route, please refer to its schedule here.

The Suffolk County Transit system runs every day of the year, including holidays.

What is a Timed Transfer?

A timed transfer is a bus stop where buses on a variety of routes are scheduled to arrive at the same time, thereby making transfers more convenient.

On the new Suffolk County Transit bus network, timed transfers provide better transfers & faster travel around the system.

  • Amityville LIRR
  • Bay Shore (Mechanicsville Road and Park Avenue)
  • Brentwood LIRR
  • Central Islip LIRR
  • Smith Haven Mall
  • Patchogue LIRR
  • Riverhead LIRR

These timed transfers mean that buses on a variety of routes will be scheduled to arrive at these bus stops at the same time, thereby making transfers more convenient. It is recommended that riders make any needed transfers at one of these timed transfer locations for expedited transfers.

Most routes are designed to provide timed transfers at these locations with short waits. However, a few transfers may require longer waits because of scheduling constraints. Please refer to route schedules and plan your travel accordingly.

What is SCAT (Suffolk County Accessible Transportation)? How do I know if I am eligible?

SCAT provides curb-to-curb transportation and will pick you up and drop you off between any two points in Suffolk County (excluding Shelter Island and trips which begin and end in the Town of Huntington, which are serviced by the HART paratransit system). SCAT dispatchers will make every effort to make your trip as direct and quick as possible. In addition to the curb-to-curb service SCAT will also offer Origin to Destination service. This service will allow SCAT drivers to provide basic additional assistance to paratransit riders between curbside and building entrances.

You are eligible to ride SCAT if you have permanent or temporary disabilities that prevent you from using regular Suffolk County Transit (SCT) public bus service. Those individuals are eligible whose disabilities are defined by federal regulation and who:

  • Cannot use SCT buses without assistance; or
  • Cannot use SCT buses because the route(s) they wish to use are not accessible; or
  • Have a disability that, combined with environmental barriers or circumstances, prevents them from accessing the fixed route system.

Once registered with SCAT as an "ADA Eligible" rider, you will be issued an I.D. card and number which will allow you to use SCAT as well as other ADA paratransit services throughout the country. If you have a temporary disability you may be eligible for SCAT service however, your eligibility will expire when you no longer have the disability.

As part of the new Suffolk County Transit system, SCAT service will now operate year-round (including holidays) and during the following expanded hours:

  • Weekdays: 6 AM to 10 PM
  • Saturdays: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • Sundays: 6 AM to 8 PM

Service Contact Information
Huntington Area Rapid Transit (HART) 631-427-8287
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)


Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE)


511 NY Rideshare

Call 511 and say "Rideshare"

Persons With Disabilities

Upon request, drivers will assist wheelchair passengers while boarding and leaving lift/ramp and with the use of wheelchair securement devices.

Use of wheelchair lifts/ramps are also available to passengers using walkers, canes, braces or who are otherwise mobility-impaired. Persons traveling with a respirator or portable oxygen supply are permitted to ride SCT buses. Service animals to accompany disabled passengers are also permitted.

Click here for Fixed Route Driver Responsibilities

Click Here for ADA Service Policies

Reasonable Modification Policy

It is Suffolk County Transit's policy to make reasonable modifications to its policies, practicies, or procedures when requested to do so by individuals with disabilities when such accommodations are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability. Requests for accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be denied on one or more of the following grounds:

  • Granting the request would fundamentally alter the nature of Suffolk County Transit's service, programs, or activities;
  • Granting the request could create a direct threat to the health or safety of the requestor or others;
  • Granting the request would create an undue financial or administrative burden for Suffolk County Transit; or
  • Without such modification, the individual with a disability is otherwise able to fully use Suffolk County Transit's services, programs, or activities for their intended purpose.

In determining whether to grant a requested modification, Suffolk County Transit will be guided by the provisions of United States Department of Transportation at 49 CFR Appendix E to Part 37.169. When choosing among alternatives for accommodations, Suffolk County Transit will give priority to those methods that offer services, programs and activities to qualified individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate for the needs of the individual(s) with disabilities. In any case in which Suffolk County Transit denies a request for an accommodation, Suffolk County Transit will attempt to ensure that the individual with a disability receives the services or benefits provided by Suffolk County Transit by other means that comport with this policy.

It is preferred that, whenever feasible, requests for modifications of Suffolk County Transit's policies, practices, or procedures to accommodate an individual with a disability be made in advance. Where a request for modification cannot practicably be made and determined in advance (e.g., because of a condition or barrier at the destination of a paratransit or fixed route trip of which the individual with a disability was unaware until arriving), Suffolk County Transit operating personnel shall make a determination of whether the modification can be provided at the time of the request. Operating personnel may consut with the Suffolk County Transit management before making a determination to grant or deny the request.

To make a request for a reasonable accommodation to Suffolk County Transit's policies, practices, or procedures, you may call the Suffolk County Transit administrative office at 631-852-4880, or you may write to us at:

Suffolk County Transit
335 Yaphank Ave
Yaphank, NY 11980

Individuals requesting modifications shall describe what they need in order to use the service. You are not required to use the term reasonable accomodation when making a request.

Title VI

Suffolk County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Suffolk County's policy of nondiscrimination in County services also extends to discrimination on the basis of disability, gender (in the context of education), or age.

Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI or other protected classes may file a complaint with the Commissioner of Public Works.

Click here to download a copy of the Service Discrimination Complaint Form

Completed forms may be mailed to:

Suffolk County Transit Title VI Coordinator, 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980

For more information on Suffolk County’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, 631-852-4010.

A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administrationat at the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal

Suffolk County has formulated its Disadvangated Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) assisted projects for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2022. The County’s proposed overall DBE participation goal for FFY 2020-2022 is 4.17% of the Federal financial assistance it will expend in FTA/ USDOT-assisted contracts, exclusive of FTA funds to be used for the purchase of transit vehicles.

Click here for a copy of the County's proposed 2020-22 DBE goal and rationale.

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