Map and Fares

Rainbow Rider Bus Fare Schedule

  • 0 – 5 miles = $2.00
  • 5.1 – 10 miles = $4.00
  • 10.1 – 20 miles = $6.00
  • $2.00 additional for every 10 miles thereafter

For reservations scheduled the same day, $1.00 will be added.

  • Children ages 3–11 are half fare when traveling with an adult,
    full fare when traveling alone.
  • Children under three years of age are always free and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Aides for passengers needing assistance travel at no charge.

Volunteer Driver Fare

Current IRS rate ($0.54) per mile and $10.00 per trip

Fees subject to change. Current as of January 2016.

Tickets/Punch cards

For your convenience, tickets are available for purchase at face value (currently $2.00). Punch cards containing twenty-five $1.00 punches are also available for $22.50 (a savings of $2.50).









Tickets are available at the Rainbow Rider in Lowry, MN.

Punch cards are available at the following locations:

Elbow Lake:

Long Prairie:



Rainbow Rider no longer has sites selling punch cards in Glenwood or Starbuck, however, punch cards may easily be purchased through your Rainbow Rider driver. Ask your driver or call dispatch at (800) 450-7770 for more details.

Rainbow Rider Coverage Area

Coverage area for Rainbow Rider includes Douglas County, Grant County, Pope County, Stevens County, Traverse County and Todd County in West Central Minnesota.