General Information and Fares

Where To Ride The Bus
Meriden buses – the 561, 563, 564, 565 and 566 local buses, the M-Link to Middletown, and the C-bus to Wallingford and New Haven (which will be renamed the 215 in October 2017)– all stop at the Meriden Railroad Station on State Street. Schedules are designed to permit passengers to connect to another bus. Away from the station, buses will stop at places marked as bus stops by the blue CT Transit signs. Times on schedules are approximate.  Please be a little early.  Look for destination signs over the front windows to tell you where a bus is going.  Ask the driver if you are unsure.

As of August 28, 2017, Route 565 trips leaving the Meriden RR station at 2:30, 3:50 and 5:00 pm will be extended to Platt High School.

Buses run weekdays, Monday through Friday, with a reduced schedule on Saturdays, with no service on Sunday.  Holidays include New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Call us if you are not certain of the operating schedule because of a holiday or a snowstorm.

Passenger Behavior  
Smoking (including vaping), drinking, eating, playing radios, and loud boisterous behavior are not allowed on the bus.

Transfers are free within Meriden, Wallingford, Middletown, New Britain, and New Haven.  Transfers must be requested from the driver when you board the bus.  Transfers will indicate the time, date, route and expiration, and are good for continuing a one-way trip.  Doubling back over any part of the original route is not permitted.

Transfers will not be needed to travel between routes 563 and 564 (formerly the B bus) or between routes 565 and 566 (formerly the Meriden C bus).


Fare payment is easy on CTtransit buses with cash, ticket, and pass options. Exact Fare Required - Fares Subject to Change. 

Click here for a variety of available passes.