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.
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 Required in Accordance with Local and Federal Mandates
Wash Your Hands and Use Hand-Sanitizer
Do Not Ride if You are Feeling Sick or have a Fever
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 in 2021 are FREE and there are no fares necessary to ride. Starting in January 2022, the cost to ride will be 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.
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 routes do not go directly into Old Town, but there are stops along Bluffton Parkway and Bluffton Road that are within walking to bicycling distance: Eastbound on Bluffton Parkway near the intersection with Goethe Road (before the traffic circle); and Westbound on Bluffton Road just after the traffic circle.