EXPLORE OUR WORLD WITH LTD
Our riders choose LTD for many reasons. Jackston’s favorite sport is soccer, and he appreciates the convenience of taking the bus to get to practice. The bus drivers are amazing, he says, and they get him where he needs to go safely. Aimee and her family take the bus to have fun and spend time together, without having to worry about where they will park when they get to the park.
Whether you’re a Lane County resident or a visitor to our area, it’s easy to hop on the bus and head to a sporting event, visit local attractions or leave the city behind to wander through the woods. Make your way to Eugene’s Skinner’s Butte for a quick hike and a panoramic view. Find farms, country stores, restaurants, golfing, fishing, boating, hot springs and more along the McKenzie River. Go birdwatching at Fern Ridge Reservoir or tour the murals of Cottage Grove. There’s a lot to see when you ride LTD!
Take the bus for an outing or adventure
Are you up for some hiking or biking or a stroll along a river or lakeshore? Maybe you want to check out some historic covered bridges and take in some small-town charm, or just enjoy a quick picnic in the park. While all of our routes can take you to many fun places in Eugene and Springfield, LTD buses can also take you out of town for some not-to-be-missed sight-seeing and exploring. Be sure to download and plan your trip using the Umo Mobility app.
Sports & Events
Whether you’re a sports fan, music lover or festivalgoer, there’s always events happening in Eugene-Springfield. Our Eugene, Cascades & Coast travel and tourism organization offers a comprehensive calendar of events that makes it easy to plan your weekend or trip. Avoid the hassle of driving and parking by riding the bus to your event. These are some of our most popular event venues and bus routes.
Autzen Stadium and PK Park
Routes 13 and 79x(seasonal)
Matthew Knight Arena
Lane County Fairgrounds & Events Center
Routes 33, 36, 41, and 55
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
EmX and any route with service to Eugene Station
The Cuthbert Amphitheater
Arts & Entertainment
Rich in arts and culture, the Eugene-Springfield area is home to numerous arts and entertainment groups and venues. Grab a friend, hop on the bus and visit some of the many art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls that host everything from dance and musical groups to visual artists and thespians.
Take EmX or any route with service to Eugene Station to the many venues located in downtown Eugene, including the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, WOW Hall, The Shedd Institute, McDonald Theatre , Oregon Contemporary Theatre and New Zone Gallery. Situated in Eugene’s University of Oregon campus neighborhoods and accessed via LTD’s EmX bus route are Beall Concert Hall, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art , Maude Kerns Art Center and the University Theatre. Both located in Springfield and a short walk from our downtown Springfield bus station are the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater and Emerald Art Center. If you’re looking to meet local artists and artisans and purchase their creations, Eugene’s Saturday Market is within walking distance of Eugene Station. Or, head over to the Whiteaker Community Market, which is a short walk from the Monroe & 6th Street EmX bus stop.
The Cuthbert Amphitheater
Routes 13 and 67
Upstart Crow Youth Theatre
Skinner Butte Park
Route 1 begins at Eugene Station and travels north to 5th Street Public Market, then on to Skinner Butte Park, which is a great place to stretch your legs by hiking a wooded trail. The top of the butte is a great place to take in a panoramic view of the city. Located on the west side of the Butte, the basaltic columns rock climbing area draws experienced climbers who bring along their own gear. Kids will enjoy RiverPlay Discovery Village Playground with its many play structures, sand play area and water features. Skinner Butte Park is also home to the Campbell Senior Center, community gardens, acres of lawn and meadows, picnic areas, bike paths and more. The Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path System along the Willamette River connects to nearby Owen Rose Garden, Valley River Center for shopping and dining, downtown Eugene, the University of Oregon and Alton Baker Park.
Route 91 runs east along the scenic McKenzie River where you can visit small communities at the river’s edge, including Walterville, Leaburg, Blue River, Vida, Nimrod, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge, where the McKenzie River Ranger Station is located. Recovery efforts will continue for some time in areas damaged by 2020’s Holiday Farm Fire, but you’ll find many places to take in the beautiful river scenery along with farms, country stores, restaurants, golfing, fishing, boating, hot springs and lodging options. The Goodpasture Covered Bridge near Leaburg is the state’s most photographed historic covered bridge.
Dexter and Lowell
Route 92 heads southeast on Highway 58 to Dexter and Lowell on Dexter Reservoir and Dexter Lake Park, home to a challenging 18-hole disc golf course. Visit the Lowell Covered Bridge Interpretive Center, the site of the widest covered bridge in Oregon. There’s also access to parks, picnic sites and paths for hiking, trail running and mountain biking.
Veneta and Fern Ridge
Route 93 takes you west on Highway 126, past Fern Ridge Reservoir to the small city of Veneta. Perkins Peninsula on the south edge of the lake is a great shady spot for a picnic, where you can watch the sailboats or do some birdwatching. The Oregon Country Fair is held near Veneta and draws thousands of visitors the second weekend in July. Those who visit Veneta will find a weekend farmer’s market, restaurants, parks, skatepark and a public outdoor swimming pool.
Route 95 travels north to Junction City, a town large enough to have a wide variety of shopping and restaurants but small enough to maintain its rural charm. Junction City hosts the popular Scandinavian Festival each summer with delectable eats and traditional crafts, costumes and dance. There are also a variety of city parks and a swimming pool.
Route 96 takes you north to the historic city of Coburg. The Coburg Antique District is popular with antique hunters year-round, hosting the Coburg Antique & Vintage Fair in September. Enjoy the charm of a local bistro or pizzeria. On your way to Coburg, you may also want to visit nearby Armitage Park on the banks of the McKenzie River. It’s full of shade trees, picnic tables and recreational fields in a lush natural setting; camping spots are also available.
Creswell & Cottage Grove
Route 98 travels south to Creswell and Cottage Grove, two small cities with unique charm. In Creswell, relax and do some birdwatching at Garden Lake Park and grab a bite at the Creswell Bakery. Cottage Grove is known for its covered bridges. Visit a gallery or one of many local eateries while taking a walking tour of outdoor murals rich with area history. You can also visit the sites where scenes from Buster Keaton’s silent classic “The General” (1926) were filmed, as well as “Animal House” (1978) and “Stand By Me” (1986). To easily get around town, the LTD Connector is a shuttle service that runs on weekdays in Cottage Grove, operated by South Lane Wheels, as part of a pilot program. It’s accessible via the LTD Connector app. You’ll need to have exact change to pay per ride for the LTD Connector in Cottage Grove.
Go even farther with transportation connections
Please note that transportation through these connections requires additional fare, and typically requires exact change.
- LTD’s Diamond Express offers weekday service to Oakridge and Westfir, which are renowned for their recreational opportunities, including mountain biking and hiking. Racks for a limited number of bikes are available on the bus. Review this guide for visiting Oakridge and Westfir by bus.
- To get to Florence or Yachats, try the Link Lane service provided by the Lane Council of Governments.
- In Florence, LTD’s Rhody Express can help you get around to the coastal town’s best spots, from Old Town Florence to the Three Rivers Casino to shopping centers on the north end of town.
- Other transportation services can take you to the Oregon Coast, Portland, Bend or other getaway spots.
Some words of caution
- Get to know the bus schedules before your trip and make sure you’re at the bus stop in time for your return trip. Most rural routes have limited service on weekdays and may not be served on weekends. We’re glad you’ll be riding with us, but we suggest having a backup transportation plan when you visit areas with which you may not be familiar. Representatives at the Customer Service Center can help you plan your trip to ensure that you have a good travel experience.
- Be aware that you may have to do some walking to get to your destination, and that may include crossing busy highways.
- If you’d like to bring a bicycle, we have a limited amount of rack space. If there isn’t room, be prepared with a backup plan should the bus not be able to accommodate you.
- Pack light and pack smart. There may not be room for a lot of personal gear on the bus and you should be prepared to take just one seat on the bus. Bring water and snacks and any other necessities should your trip take longer than you expect.
- Oversized items, such as kayaks, rafts and paddleboards, are not allowed on the bus to respect the personal space of other riders. Please make sure that all belongings fit inside a personal backpack.