CET’s Community Connector bus service provides a fixed schedule for buses that connect the communities of Bend, Redmond, Terrebonne, Prineville, Madras, Culver, Metolius, Warm Springs, La Pine and Sisters. Also, they provide recreation shuttles that connect Central Oregon residents and visitors with some of Bend’s best outdoor attractions like Mt. Bachelor and Lava Butte. Ride the River shuttle after floating the Deschutes River and the free Ride Bend summer shuttle to shop, eat and play at all of your favorite Bend locations across town.
Hawthorne Station, located centrally in Bend on 3rd Street and Hawthorne, is the hub for long-distance bus travel in and out of Bend and is operated by several companies.
- The Eastern POINT route provides daily bus service between Bend and Ontario, making a total of eleven stops along the way.
- Central Oregon Breeze offers daily service between Bend and Portland.
- Greyhound bus service can also take you to Portland, Eugene, Mt. Hood and other areas across the region.
- Amtrak is also located at this station with service throughout the Northwest and across the country.
For skiers and snowboarders, Mt. Bachelor and CET have partnered to connect Mt. Bachelor with bus service throughout central Oregon during the winter season.
There are several European-style roundabouts in Bend to improve traffic flow. The graphic below explains how to navigate the roundabouts easily and safely.