School is back in session this month. If you’re scrambling to figure out how you or a family-member are going to get to school, look no further. Below is your Back to School by Bus guide, with routes, arrival times, and instructions on how to take public transportation to our local high school and college campuses. Take the bus to school and spend less time driving and more time with your books.
This is just a start. For help finding your best route and planning your trip to school, give us a call at 211.
Nevada County Campus
Gold Country Stage Route 4 goes directly to Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus, arriving at 6:39 am, 7:39 am, 8:39 am, 9:39 am, 10:39 am, 11:39 am, 12:39 pm, 1:39 pm, 2:39 pm, 3:39 pm, 4:39 pm, and 5:39 pm.
You can catch Route 4 at the Tinloy Transfer Station in Grass Valley at half past the hour, from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. The ride from Tinloy to Sierra College takes nine minutes.
Gold Country Stage Route 2 stops at Sierra College Drive, right near BriarPatch at 7:40 am, 9:40 am, 11:40 am, 2:40 pm, 4:40 pm, and 6:40 pm. Riders taking Route 2 will have to walk up the hill to the campus.
Route 2 departs the Tinloy Transfer Station at 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 6:30 pm. The ride from Tinloy to Sierra College takes ten minutes.
The ride from Grass Valley to Rocklin requires two steps:
1) Take Gold Country Stage Route 5 from the Tinloy Transfer Station in Grass Valley to the Auburn Amtrak station at Nevada Street. Catch the bus at Tinloy at 6:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm. The ride from Grass Valley to Auburn takes 50 minutes and arrives at 6:50 am, 8:50 am, 9:50 am, 1:50 pm, 3:50 pm, and 5:50 pm.
2) From the Auburn Amtrak Station, take the Placer County Transit #10 Light Rail Bus DIRECTLY to Sierra College. This bus runs every hour, on the hour, from 5 am to 7 pm. The ride takes 17 minutes, arriving at 17 minutes after the hour, every hour, from 5 am to 7 pm.
Returning from Rocklin:
The Placer County Transit #10 picks up at Sierra College and goes back to Auburn Station every hour, 40 minutes after the hour, from 6:40 am to 8:40 pm. It is important to note, however, that Gold Country Stage Route 5 returns to Grass Valley from the Auburn Amtrak Station only six times throughout the day, at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm.
Nevada Union High School
Gold Country Stage Route 2 stops at Nevada Union High School at 7:42 am, 9:42 am, 11:42 am, 2:42 pm, 4:42 pm, and 6:42 pm.
See above for Route 2 departure times from the Tinloy Transfer Station.
Bear River High School
There is no Gold Country Stage bus that goes all the way to Bear River High School. However, Gold Country Stage Route 5 stops at the Holiday Market at the Lake Center in Lake of the Pines. From the Holiday Market, it is a .6 mile walk to the Bear River campus along a safe walking path. The walk takes approximately 12-15 minutes. The Route 5 bus arrives at the Lake Center/Holiday Market at 6:28 am, 8:28 am, 9:28 am, 1:28 pm, 3:28 pm, and 5:28 pm.
See above for Route 5 departure times from the Tinloy Transfer Station in Grass Valley.