Hall Area Transit is a public transportation system that has served the City of Gainesville and Hall County since 1983. Its mission is to provide efficient, effective and affordable public transportation that will allow riders to access jobs, retail shops, recreational facilities, medical/dental offices, social service agencies, government offices, and other important community sites.

Hall Area Transit is a key component in helping reduce traffic congestion and minimize air pollution. It also encourages new generations of Hall-countians to consider alternatives to driving in single occupancy vehicles. Public transportation supports our community in other ways too. It helps people that cannot drive; such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities; to fully participate in and contribute to our vibrant community. Public transportation is a way for people to get connected and stay connected with others in the community.  Whether you're a first time passenger or a seasoned traveler, this information is provided to answer your questions and make riding a breeze. We hope to see you "on board" soon!

Transportation Services

Gainesville Connection – Gainesville Connection provides scheduled bus services throughout the City of Gainesville and parts of the City of Oakwood and unicorporated Hall County. Buses operate five days a week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


One-way Admission
$1.00 for Persons Age 8 and older. $3.00 Daily Bus Passes are also available for purchase.

$0.00 Free for Children age 7 and younger (child must be less than 42 inches in height)

$0.00 Free for Persons with Permanent Disabilities with valid I.D. Persons with permanent disabilities who purchase a $3.00 Reduced Fare Card from Hall Area Transit after presenting a red, white and blue Medicare card. If you cannot present this card, your bus fare will be $1.00


Mobility Plus- Riders with disabilities that cannot safely navigate the streets to access Red Rabbit bus stops can call Hall Area Transit and receive a ride directly to their desired destination or directly to the Red Rabbit service. Persons wishing to use this service must complete a certification process to ensure that they meet ADA eligibility requirements.

Dial-A-Ride- Riders can call ahead 48+ hours to reserve curb-side van service that comes directly to them and takes them directly to where they want to go. The fare for this service starts at $2.00 and increases with each additional mile traveled.

Americans with Disabilities

Lift-equipment is available on Hall Area Transit vehicles to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Individuals who use mobility devices, such as a wheelchair or scooter, must conform to the "common wheelchair" dimensions as set forth under the Federal Register, vol. 56 No 173, 1991, Rules and Regulations. A "common wheelchair" is not larger than 30 inches wide and 48 inches long, and more than 600 pounds, when occupied.

The Bus Operator will assist individuals in safely boarding & exiting from the vehicles. Individuals with mobility impairments who need special assistance in navigating to and from the vehicle should have a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) ride with them. When the Bus Operator is notified, PCAs may ride for free.

ADA Complementary Service is available for $2.00 to eligible persons who require ADA service and are located within 3/4 mile from the fixed route bus service known as the Red Rabbit.

To apply for ADA Complementary Service, please call Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333. To make a complaint regarding the ADA application process or any part of the ADA service, please contact Community Service Center Director, Phillippa Lewis Moss, at 770.503.3330.


Hall Area Transit receives funding from the Federal Transit Administration, the Georgia Departments of Transportation and Human Services, the City of Gainesville, Hall County, and fares from riders.

Popular Destinations Along Each of the Gainesville Connection Bus Routes

 Route 1 South: Health Department, Good News Clinic, AVITA, Brenau University, INK, Lenox Park, Hall County Main Library, Harrison Square, HAT Office

 Route 1 North:  New Holland Tractor, Hospital at Spring Street, Good News, Greyhound Bus Station, Post Office, Hospital, Brenau University, Library, HAT Office

Route 2: Hall Area Transit Administrative Office, Brenau Downtown Center, Gainesville Police Department, Community Service Center, Guilford Clinic, Milliken Mill, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Imaging Center, Lanier Medical Park, Hospital, Gainesville Middle School, New Holland Elementary School, HAT Office

Route 3: Gainesville Downtown Square, Brenau Downtown Center, Brenau College, Long Street Clinic, Rehabilitation Institute, J&J Grocery Store, Windcliff Apartments, Ridgecrest Apartments, Publix, Gainesville Dialysis, Linwood Apartments, Advanced Eye Clinic, Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Hospital

Route 4: Library, Potter's House, Gainesville Ciy School Board, Lakeshore Mall, Subway, Home Depot, Best Buy, Jackson EMC, Lake Forest Apartments, Kohl's, Target, Gainesville Public Housing.

Route 5a: Hall Area Transit Administrative Office,  Alta Vista Cemetary, AVITA at Mabry Rd., Target, Big Lots, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Memorial Gardens Cemetary, Enterprise Rentals, Office Pro, Applebee's, Red Lobster, J&J Food Mart, Brenau Downtown Campus

Route 5b: Hall Area Transit Administrative Office, Ninth District, Alta Vista Cemetary, Big Lots, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Memorial Gardens Cemetary, Enterprise Rentals, Office Pro, Applebee's, Red Lobster, J&J Food Mart, Brenau Downtown Campus, Hall County Government Buildnig

Route 6: Walmart, Mama Ruths, Aeromexico, La Villita, Yuriria Supermarket, Lanier Career Academy, Department of Labor, University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus, Salvation Army Family Store, Lakeshore Mall

Route 7: Memorial Park Cemetary, Hall County Government Office, Post Office, Lake Forest Apartments.

Gainesville Connection Travel Tips

  1. Smoking is Prohibited on all buses and at all bus stops.
  2. Smoking, Eating and Drinking are Prohibited on all buses.
  3. Packages are Limited to what one person can safely carry on board.
  4. Holiday Schedules will be posted on the buses.
  5. Exact Fare only will be accepted by the bus operator.
  6. Reduced Fares are available only to persons who present a Reduced Fare card after presenting acceptable identification to staff at the Hall Area Transit administrative office at 687 Main Street.
  7. Passengers who behave poorly will be removed from the buses.
  8. Unforeseen Events Will Delay the Buses. Plan Accordingly.

For additional information, route map or schedule, please contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333 or email hat@gainesville.org.




Hall Area Transit Officials reserve the right to refuse service or remove any rider who jeopardizes the comfort and / or safety of other persons.

Consejos para viajar en el Gainesville Connection

  1. Esta prohibido fumar en los buses o en las paradas de los buses.
  2. Esta prohibido fumar, comer y beber en los buses.
  3. Paquetes estan limitados a lo que el pasajero puede cargar sin peligro.
  4. Horario Festivo sera publicado en los buses.
  5. Solamente tarifa exacta sera aceptada por el conductor.
  6. Solamente los pasajeros que tienen una Reduced Fare Card pueden pagar la tarifa reducida. Puede obtener una Reduced Fare Card presentando la adecuada identificacion en la oficina administrativa de Hall Area Transit en 687 Main Street.
  7. Pasajeros que se comporten mal seran removidos de los buses.
  8. Eventos imprevistos causaran retrasos en los buses. Por favor planee por lo tanto.