Bluffton Breeze FAQs
When can I Catch The Bluffton Breeze?
The Bluffton Breeze operates every weekday (Monday through Friday) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Bluffton Breeze is a year-round fixed-route transit service.
What do the buses look like?
The Bluffton Breeze's green and gray vehicles have all of the modern technology of today's transit advancements. The logo design for The Breeze is a combination of classic and new. Contrasting fonts give this logo an edge. To go with the look and feel of Bluffton, the colors of the logo were chosen to reflect the breezes our guests and residents experience across the Lowcountry. The shades of gray and silver in the top breeze represent the fresh air of our skies. The shades of blue in the middle breeze represents the May River and the ocean waters. The brown to tan gradient in the bottom breeze represents the sand on our nearby beaches. Gradients in the breezes, as well as in the word "Breeze," allows for more colors to be incorporated into our brand and gives a more accurate representation of the flow of our trademark Lowcountry breezes.
How much does it cost and how do I pay my fare?
All rides are currently Fare-Free, through March 31, 2024. Effective April 1, 2024, the cost to ride is just $1 per person, per trip. Fares can be paid in cash (exact fare please, as the drivers cannot make change) or by using the free BreezePass app on your mobile phone. Using BreezePass allows you to pre-purchase passes and save money when purchasing weekly and monthly passes. Seniors (65+) and the disabled may ride for a discounted fare of $0.50 per trip.
What features do the buses have?
Each Bluffton Breeze bus has comfortable vinyl seating with available seatbelts, a bike rack with space for two bikes, and air-conditioning. Our buses are 100% accessible with a deployable lift for anyone who requires assistance in boarding and for those who use a mobility device. Each bus has positions to safely secure wheelchairs and other ADA approved mobility devices.
Who is operating the buses?
The buses are operated by our regional public transportation system, Palmetto Breeze, also known officially as the Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority. Bus Operators are well trained and also serve as ambassadors for Bluffton and the Lowcountry. The Breeze is made possible with the support of the Federal Transit Administration, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Town of Bluffton.
Does The Bluffton Breeze Go to Old Town Bluffton?
The Bluffton Breeze route now goes directly into Old Town Bluffton! There are several stops available along Bluffton Road toward the intersection with May River Road/Bruin Road, as well as along Boundary Street and at Bluffton Town Hall.
Does the Bluffton Breeze Go Into Sun City?
No, our buses are not permitted to enter into Sun City for sec unity reasons. But our nearby stop at the Food Lion in Okatie is conveniently accessible from the Sun City Okatie Center Boulevard gate.
Are there safety precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19? Are masks required?
Our team has implemented the following new measures that we kindly ask all passengers to follow:
Please Practice Social Distancing when Feasible.
Facial Coverings are voluntary and not required. Disposable masks can be provided when boarding.
Wash Your Hands and Use Hand-Sanitizer.
Do Not Ride if You are Feeling Sick or have a Fever.