The First Coast Flyer is JTA’s premium bus rapid transit service. The Flyer offers customers a frequent, limited stop, easy and reliable way to get around town. Covering 57 miles of destination travel, the Flyer, when completed will be the largest bus rapid transit system in the Southeast. The flyer will connect customers to jobs, businesses and attractions with features as unique as the region it serves.
When you are standing at a station, the Flyer’s branded buses will arrive every
10 minutes (peak) hours and every 15 minutes (non-peak) hours
The direct routes quickly connect people to greater employment and entertainment opportunities, and eliminate the need for downtown transfers.
The Flyer is a consistent hotspot of complimentary Wi-Fi, allowing customers
to catch up on email while traveling.
Flyer stations have unique branding, are well lit and feature (in most locations) two shelters with benches, bike racks and a display kiosk with real-time bus arrival information. Downtown stations and Park-n-Ride lots have ticket vending machines (TVMs).
Load you STAR Card before you board the Flyer by taking advantage of ticket vending machines at the Flyer’s downtown stations, Rosa Parks Transit Hub, and Park-n-Ride lots. Just tap your STAR Card on the Flyer’s farebox and you’re ready to ride.
The first lot (Armsdale) – at I-295 near Lem Turner – will open October 2016. The second lot (Avenues Walk) – at Avenues Walk Boulevard near Philips Highway – will open Fall 2017.
The Flyer will travel between downtown stations on dedicated bus lanes, making travel efficient and frequent.
The Flyer fleet is comprised of 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles
for a ride that’s quieter, more fuel efficient and better for the environment.
The Flyer not only offers a more direct route, it’s also affordable. The Flyer’s initial fare cost is $1.50, the same as JTA’s regular fare. For even more convenience, use your STAR Card.
The First Coast Flyer will begin service to the Southeast Corridor with the launch of the Blue Line! The Blue Line serves as an extension of the Green Line and will finally connect North and Southeast Jacksonville with our high-frequency, energy efficient, Wi-Fi equipped buses. Whether you’re catching a connection to an event downtown, going to work, or headed to the Avenues Mall, the Flyer will get you there.