Bus Transportation

Red Bus Service

Service Change

Red Bus Service Change

Roosevelt Island

Red Bus Service

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday - Thursday: 5:45 AM to 2:30 AM
  • Friday - Saturday : 5:45 AM to 3:30 AM
  • Holiday Schedule
    • No Octagon Express Service
  • Morning Rush Hours (M-F): 7:00 AM-10:00 AM
  • Evening Rush Hours (M-F): 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

Hours of Operation

  • MTA Metrocards are NOT Accepted
  • Passengers can ride the Red Bus for Free. No fare needed.
  • Strollers and Shopping Carts must be folded upon operator's request (click here for stroller policy)


Roosevelt Island Bus Sign

Look for this Bus Stop Sign throughout the Island


  1. 888 Main Street / Octagon
  2. Comfort Station / Firehouse
  3. 40 River Road / Manhattan Park
  4. Motorgate / Gristedes
  5. 579 Main Street M&D Deli
  6. 543 Main Street / Good Shepherd Chapel
  7. 425 Riverwalk Commons
  8. Tram Station East


  1. Southpoint Park
  2. Goldwater Hospital
  3. Tramway Plaza
  4. Subway
  5. 502 Main Street/Youth Center
  6. 546 Senior Center
  7. 580 Main Street
  8. Northtown / Capobianco Field
  9. Motorgate / Gristedes / Post Office
  10. 40 River Road (Opposite)
  11. 888 Main Street / Octagon

Bus Stops at 10 River Road and not Motorgate  during rush hour from 7am - 10 am888 Main Street / Octagon

Shopping Bus Service

The Shoppers Bus service is available for seniors and disabled persons every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Senior Center (546 Main Street). Seniors and/or aide must have identification available before boarding the bus. Children are not allowed to ride the Shoppers Bus. Adults 18 and over will be allowed on the SB only if they are assisting a senior or disabled person. COSTCO shoppers must bring shopping bags and/or cart for groceries.

Participants of the Shoppers Bus are encouraged to notify the Senior Center 1 day in advance prior to boarding. Please contact Hallie Shapiro, Director of the Senior Center, at 212-980-1888 to be added to the SB list.