Are you ready to put your car in park and explore the other transit options that Oklahoma City has to offer? Look no further than the offerings from EMBARK, Oklahoma City’s parking and transportation authority. EMBARK provides bus, ferry transit, bike share and downtown parking solutions that better connect people with their community.
During the week, service starts at 4:30 a.m. and runs to midnight. On the weekend, service starts at 6:30 a.m. Rides start at $1.75, though the Circ route in downtown is $1. Every bus offers a Wi-Fi connection.
The bus lines run daily and sometimes offer free rides. The routes’ hours vary, but many popular routes run about every 30 minutes during the week and every hour on the weekend. Be sure to check their map and schedule to find out what bus routes are best for you.
If you are downtown, you should also check out EMBARK’s newest transit option, the OKC Streetcar. The modern streetcar system was approved by voters in 2009 as part of the MAPS 3 package and began service in December 2018. There are two “loops” or streetcar routes. The main Downtown Loop, or “D Line,” is 4.86 miles long and services all 22 stops and carries passengers through five downtown districts. The Bricktown Loop (“B Line”) is 2.04 miles long and services the southern portion of the route.
Rides cost $1 for a single ride of up to one hour, $3 for a 24-hour day pass, $32 for a 30-day pass, or $384 for an annual pass. Anyone ages 65+, children ages 7-17, or persons with a qualifying disability are eligible for reduced fare at half-price of standard fares. Children ages 6 and younger ride free.
Streetcar fares can be purchased on a mobile phone or at the ticket vending machine located at each platform. At the vending machines, cash, coins and cards are all accepted.
Check out these VeloCityOKC.com articles for more ways you can love the loops and enjoy the OKC Streetcar:
- Streetcars + Screwdrivers: All Aboard the OKC Streetcar Brunch Train – Ride the streetcar as you visit some of the city’s best brunch restaurants.
- OKC Streetcar Park and Ride Guide – A general guide for areas to park and ride.
- OKC Streetcar How-To: Caffeine Crawl – For the caffeine-lover who’s not afraid to have more than one cup in a day.
- OKC Streetcar How-To: Brewery Taproom Crawl – A tour of OKC’s local breweries via streetcar.