How To Ride


How To Ride


Step One

Purchase ticket books from your driver or the downtown SMART office. Be sure to have exact cash.


Step Two

Before boarding, please allow arriving passengers to exit the bus.


Step Three

Enjoy your easy, stress-free ride.


What's permitted on the bus?

  • Folded strollers (and grocery carts). Note: babies may not remain in their strollers, they may, however, remain in wheelchairs.
  • Service dogs, guide dogs, and hearing animals are permitted.
  • Non-service dogs in carriers or on a leash. They cannot sit on the seats or lie in the aisle. They must sit on the lap of their owner or lie at their feet. They cannot pose a danger or be an annoyance to passengers.
  • No other animals or pets (except as noted above) will be allowed on the SMART buses. SMART and its contractors will not be responsible or liable for loss, damage, or injury caused by pets.
  • Food and drink in sealed containers. Passengers are responsible for cleaning charges if anything is spilled.
  • Bags and packages that are not dangerous and that do not block the aisle.

What's not permitted on the bus?

  • Smoking, audio devices without earphones, consumption of alcohol, offensive language, disruptive behavior, or walking while the bus is moving.

Have a bike or skateboard?

  • You must load and unload your bike and ensure that it is securely attached to the bike rack.
  • Children with bikes must be accompanied by an adult.
  • SMART is not responsible for any bike damaged.
  • Bikes are not permitted inside the bus.
  • Bike racks accommodate two bikes. In the future, new racks may accommodate up to three bikes.
  • Skateboards must be securely fastened.

Going to Mountain Village?

  • The gondola provides daily service between Telluride and Mountain Village. If the gondola service is interrupted, the bus service will be provided between the two towns.

Title VI Policy

It is the policy of the San Miguel Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age be excluded for participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any operation of SMART as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes.

This policy applies to all operations of SMART, including its contractors and anyone who acts on behalf of SMART. This policy also applies to the operation of any department or agency to which SMART extends federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance includes grants, training, use of equipment, donations of surplus property and other assistance.

More information

For more information on the SMART Civil Rights Program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact SMART at (970) 239-6034 or email David Averill