WHILE IT’S PRETTY DANG EASY TO WALK OR BIKE to everything you need, sometimes you want to get out of downtown and explore the rest of the city – or at least move a little more quickly in the dead of winter.

Eau Claire offers real-time bus tracking whizbangery

Lucky you! Eau Clare Transit offers real-time online bus tracking. With the amazing power of GPS, you can track our fine city’s buses via computer or smartphone. This means you can whip out your phone and pull up a map of the city’s bus routes to see each bus moving along the streets of Eau Claire like you’re James Freaking Bond. The map not only displays routes and real-time bus movement, it also shows you where the bus stops are, and it can even estimate your wait time. LIKE MAGIC. In the Apple App Store or Google Play, find the DoubleMap Bus Tracker app. For web browser tracking, go here: ectbustracker.doublemap.com/map

Other Local Transit Options

Uber & Lyft

Both Uber and Lyft operate in Eau Claire, so if you need a ride, pull up their apps and get cruising.

American Budget Taxi Co.

(715) 226-5961

Groome Transportation

(715) 830-9400
Groome transportation offers a shuttle service to and from the Minneapolis International Airport.

Eau Claire Transit

(715) 839-5111
ecbus.org facebook.com/cityofectransit Eau Claire Transit, the city bus service, can get you where you need to go. Bonus: travel is free with your Blugold ID card.

Town and Country Taxi


Rightway Shuttle Safe Ride (Blue Bus)

(715) 210-6791
The Blue Bus offers a cheap, safe ride to students on weekend nights, running Friday and Saturday, 8pm-2:30am for only $2.

American Budget Taxi Co.

(715) 226-5961

Badget Bus

badgerbus.com The Badger Bus line offers transporation from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, with stops in Madison, Menomonie, and UWEC.

Most Eau Claire Transit buses have free wi-fi, so get some work (or Facebook) in as you ride.