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City Express is Keene’s “Bus for Everyone!”

With service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays, you can get where you need to go in temperature-controlled comfort.

The City Express is a fixed route service, stopping at 30 locations in the City of Keene, including downtown, major retail centers, Cheshire Medical Center, and many residential areas.  

Rides on the City Express are $1. Single and multi-ride tickets are available for purchase on the bus.

For information about 6 month and annual bus passes, please call the Transportation Office at 603-352-8494.

City Express Shopping Shuttle:

  • The Shopping Shuttle route runs Tuesday through Thursday from 8:45am to 11:15am, stopping at many residential areas in the City. The drop off stops will be Hannaford in the West Street Plaza and Market Basket. The Shopping Shuttle will be open to people of all ages, with no reservations needed. For more information please contact the City Express dispatcher at (603) 352-8494.

  • The Shopping Shuttle will be discontinued as of July 1, 2021. Watch this page for more information about *new* stops on the Black Route for Market Basket and the Monadnock Marketplace, as well as both the Riverside and West Street Plazas.

City Express service also includes:

  • Para Express provides complementary door-to-door transit for those with a transit disability who live within the 3/4-mile corridor of the City Express Route. To request an application for the Para Express service, please call 603-352-2253. TTY use 711. Learn more about Para Express.

City Express Additional Information:

  • Safety and Sanitation: Masks are required to ride, and physical distancing is practiced on the buses. All vehicles are sanitized regularly, and driver shields have also been installed for safety. All vehicles are handicapped accessible.

  • Additional Shopping Information: The City Express Red and Black routes also stop at Monadnock Marketplace, West Street Plaza, Kohl’s, the Monadnock Food Coop, downtown and the Riverside Plaza throughout the day for shopping.

“We wanted to offer more options for people to be able to use the City Express to shop, and to have a more direct route from residential areas to the stores and back.”

– Charlie Pratt, Transportation Manager

A map of the City Express routes.

HCS Transportation Programs

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services operates transportation services
in Keene, NH and periodically in surrounding communities.

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Para Express

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