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.

Due to a significant staffing shortage, the Augusta Explorer will be making changes effective Tuesday, April 18, 2023. More information HERE.


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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.


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.