City Bus Information
Polk Transit / Citrus Connection
1212 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, Fl
Lakeland Bus Terminal
200 N. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Mail 1212 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, Fl
Citrus Connection Office
1212 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, Fl
How to Ride Citrus Connection
Public transit is a convenient and easy way to get where you are going, whether or not a personal vehicle is available.
It is important to know your route before you leave the house. Information on all routes is available on the website( ridecitrus.com ), can be found on google transit or by using a System Guide, which provides all the routes and time points for both the Lakeland and Winter Haven systems. You will also find a QR code on over 1,500 bus stops throughout Polk County that when used with your smart phone (free app required), will take you directly to Find My Routes, a unique website that helps you find the closest bus stop to your location, etc.
Citrus Connection has something to offer everyone in our area, whether you ride or not. The fact is that an affordable, working mass transportation system is important to local commerce, life and progress. It gets people to work, it makes our streets cleaner and safer, it saves valuable resources—and all of that adds up to a boost in our area’s quality of life.
Therefore, whether you are riding the city bus, using our paratransit service or just realizing the value of public transit to your community, Citrus Connection is part of your life.
Service is currently provided six (6) days a week with Route 30 in Winter Haven now running Sundays as well. Bus routes will take you all around Lakeland, to Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, Haines City, etc. By clicking the West and East County Routes tabs on the website you will find PDF’s of each route providing specific locations and time points.
Bike & Ride – every regular bus offers bike racks on board! Now you can take your bike with you! Citrus Connection buses feature easy snap bike racks on each bus front. There is no extra charge—just snap and go to take your bike with you.
Disabled Services – Paratransit (Handy Bus)
1212 George Jenkins Blvd.
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Americans With Disabilities (ADA)
Act Transportation Services
Citrus Connection’s paratransit service provides county coverage and beyond and is available for persons with disabilities unable to ride the fixed route buses.
Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Act Transportation Services
Citrus Connection’s paratransit service provides county coverage and beyond and is available for persons with disabilities who are unable to ride the fixed route buses.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Citrus Connection paratransit is our call ahead, door-to-door service for those who are unable to use our regular service. This specialized fleet of small, wheelchair lift-equipped buses is currently available to senior citizens and people with disabilities throughout Polk County. A one-way fare is $2. For more information or to see if you qualify for paratransit service, download the application form, or call 855-765-5287.