Lincoln Transportation

One of the major forms of transportation in and around Lincoln, Nebraska is the bus. Lincoln's bus system is called StarTran, and it offers transportation throughout the city. There are ten different routes to choose from on the weekdays, and nine different routes that operate on the weekends. You can purchase single ride tickets on the bus with exact change or you can buy a pass via mail or at select retailers in the Lincoln, Nebraska metro area. StarTran offers a 20 Ride Pass or a 31 Consecutive Day Pass.

If public transportation isn't convenient for you, one of the easiest ways to get around Lincoln is by car. Many of the city's attractions, accommodations, housing, and restaurants are spread out in different parts of Lincoln, so public transportation, walking, or biking is inconvenient. If you don't have your own car, you can rent one from one of the major rental companies in Lincoln, like Enterprise, Budget, Hertz, or Avis. Lincoln has an excellent system of highways and thoroughfares, with clear signage making it easy to get where you're going. There are also plenty of parking garages and lots, even downtown, so it's not a hassle to drive no matter where you're going.

Lincoln is also a nice place to ride a bike. There are multiple on-road bike paths as well as off-road trails that you can use to explore the city. You can rent a bike if you need one from Bike Rack, a bike shop located on Pioneers Boulevard. Bikes can be rented for several hours, a day, or longer if you plan on staying in Lincoln for awhile.

You can also get around Lincoln by taxi. You won't see taxis with enough frequency to hail one, so if you need a taxi, you'll have to call one of the local companies, such as Capital Cab. Taxis can be a real lifesaver when you've got a lot of shopping bags or groceries and don't have a car, or when you're out late, as most of Lincoln's public transportation stops running relatively early in the evening.

If you're planning on staying mostly around the downtown area of Lincoln, you may find that it's just as easy to walk everywhere as it is to take any other form of transportation. Many hotels, restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores can be found within walking distance of downtown, so it's very convenient.