If you’re working at the Mountain, let us be your ride!

Commuter bus between Dixfield and Sunday River runs 7-days-a-week, from 12/2/2019 through 3/17/2020 dependent on end-of-season conditions.


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Cover Photo of skier carving down a slope between evergreens Winter 2020-2021 Free Shuttle Bus Map & Schedule See inside for daily schedule and hours of operation Open to the Public For Bethel Airport Pick-up & Local Flex-Route Service Please Call 207-330-3304 In-Advance

COVID-19 Precautions:

• Bus capacity is limited to permit distancing

• We respectfully require riders wear face coverings to protect other riders and our drivers

• High-touch surfaces are cleaned frequently

• We will do our best to have face coverings available for riders who need them


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Download a printable PDF Mountain Explorer schedule HERE

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Mountain Explorer 2020-2021 Season Daily Service Dec 26-April 5 

NOTE: Sunday, April 5th service ends at 5:00 PM



Mountain Explorer 2020-2021 Season Schedule Grid


ADDITIONAL FLAG STOPS…not listed on the maps, may be added at the discretion of the Mountain Explorer based on safety and rider requirements

Service Notes:

Service is subject to change without notice.

Flex-Route & Bethel Airport Service

AIRPORT AND FLEX-ROUTE SERVICE EXPLAINED… For Bethel Airport pick-up, Flex-Route reservation, or group arrangements please call 207-330-3304 as far in advance as possible of your desired trip.

The Mountain Explorer can be your FREE local ride to, or from, any destination within 3/4 mile of the scheduled route, on public roads, during normal operating hours, if it is considered safe by the operator. The time of your pick-up will be between the times of scheduled stops on either side of your location.

You can use the Mountain Explorer for more than going to the mountain…you can ride to work, restaurants and pubs, shopping, banks, local hair, healthcare, dental or eye appointments, or almost anywhere in-town, FREE!

Ability to serve any location is based on safety, ability to turn the bus around, and that it must be on a public road. Service is at the discretion of the operator. The green outline below shows the approximate flex-route boundaries.

Service is provided only during normal hours of operation and may require riders to be on the bus for an extended period of time depending on pick-up and drop-off locations.

2019-2020-Mountain Explorer flex-route boundary map




The Mountain Explorer was founded in 2000 and is open to the public to provide safe, free, more environmentally-friendly transportation for residents and winter visitors, and a reliable designated driver option. The Mountain Explorer is operated by Western Maine Transportation Services and supported by the towns of Bethel and Newry, the Federal Transit Administration, Maine Department of Transportation, Sunday River, Gould Academy, The Bethel Inn Resort, local businesses, associations and other sponsors listed on this schedule.



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