Kennebec Explorer Public Bus Service

Serving the Augusta-Waterville Area

Kennebec Explorer is a flex-route public bus service with operations in the greater Waterville – Augusta area. Service is provided using comfortable, accessible, air conditioned buses operated by professional drivers. Routes are designed to offer a convenient, affordable means of transportation to the general public including commuters, elderly passengers and passengers with disabilities. Primary destinations include shopping centers, medical facilities, educational facilities, business parks, elderly and low income housing projects and community service organizations.kennebec explorer bus logo


This a general public service. Fares range from $1.25 to $3.50. Children ages 6-12 are $.50, and children under 6 ride free. For schedules, fares, and more information, visit the Kennebec Explorer website.

New local service in the Vassalboro/China area

Beginning July 17, 2017, Kennebec Explorer is providing local public transportation to residents of Vassalboro and China. Service will be available on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 1 PM. Destinations will be based on public demand. Destinations may include Hannaford in China as well as Waterville area destinations. Local area service is available for shopping, medical appointments, meal sites, food pantries, socialization and other general transportation needs. Passengers will be picked up at their residence.

Approximate pick-up time
Vassalboro 9:00am – 9:30am
China 10:00am – 10:30am

Return Times
Vassalboro 11:30am – 12pm
China 12:30pm – 1:00pm

The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift to help serve people with disabilities. Rides must be scheduled 2 business days in advance by calling KVCAP at 1-800-542-8227 opt 2.

Kennebec Explorer is committed to the personal, economic, and environmental benefits that good public transportation can bring to the area. Please call with ideas about how the Kennebec Explorer can serve you better. Kennebec Explorer is funded by federal and state programs administered through the Maine Department of Transportation as well as contributions from local communities, businesses and fare box revenue.