Hello, riders! We hope you are finding all the info you need to make riding the bus easy. You can catch the bus at more than 1,400 locations throughout the region so it’s never a long walk. Understanding the system and all the places you can go is sometimes daunting for new riders, especially new residents. We've put together some resources to help you find your way around the region.
Our staff offers trip planning services as you are preparing to travel. If you need assistance planning your trip, please call a Customer Service Representative at 203-333-3031, as follows:
Monday - Friday 6 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 12 Noon
All of our maps and schedules are available on our website and in our System Timetable which is available on-board, at the bus station in downtown Bridgeport and at select Stop & Shops in the region.
You can find out exactly when your bus will arrive using our online bus tracker, which shows you where each bus is in real time on a map. You can even access it with your smartphone. Bus Tracker >>
GBT does not use a traditional fare system. Instead, we use a system called ziptrip. With ziptrip you buy a pass which is swiped as you board the bus and you can ride any bus, in any direction for the duration of the pass.
Ziptrip passes are available on-board, on-line, at the bus station and at Stop & Shop stores throughout the region. We also sell one-time fare tokens — vending machines are in the GBT bus station at 710 Water Street in downtown Bridgeport. More Fare Info >>
Profession: Certified Visiting Nurse
Rides the Bus: Every Day
Rider Since: September 2012
We caught-up with Linda at the GBT bus terminal in downtown Bridgeport at 10:30 a.m. preparing to board GBT Route 3 to Madison Avenue. “I live in Bridgeport and I’m a new bus rider. I just started riding the bus a few months ago and I take it every day now.”
The number of people choosing to take public transportation is growing and, like many new riders, Linda has opted for the bus. “Its right near my home and its easier and much less expensive than a car.”
As a Certified Visiting Nurse, Linda’s work takes her to meet people all over the region. “ Now I am taking the bus two, three, maybe four times each day and use most of the routes. I pay the regular fare but I’m planning on going to the seven day or monthly pass to save”.
Route 5 Detour
Effective immediately. Snow buildup along Scofield Avenue, Canfield Avenue and Brewster Avenue have caused these roads to become narrow and unsafe for GBT to operate on. As such, GBT’s Route 5 will not be operating on these roads or on Fairfield Avenue, west of Wordin Avenue. GBT will resume service on these roads once they become safe to operate on.
ATENCIÓN: Desvío de Ruta 5
Vigente en forma inmediata. La acumulación de nieve a lo largo de Scofield Avenue, Canfield Avenue y Brewster Avenue ha hecho que dichas avenidas hayan quedado más angostas y por eso GBT no puede circular por ellas de manera segura. Debido a eso la Ruta 5 de GBT no circulará por allÍ ni por Fairfield Avenue al oeste de Wordin Avenue. GBT volverá a circular por esas avenidas cuando sea seguro hacerlo.