Downtown Connection Bus

UPDATE: The Downtown Connection replacement buses are operating on our regular schedule. We hope to have our ADA-compliant accessible fleet back on line in the near future.

Celebrating over 15 years serving the Lower Manhattan and Battery Park City communities, the Downtown Connection is New York City’s only free circulator bus service. The Downtown Connection features five state-of-the-art buses offering free service across Lower Manhattan and Battery Park City, each with seating for 22 passengers. All buses are easily identifiable by their red color and Downtown Connection branding.

The Downtown Connection has also made accommodations for Covid safety protocols, such as updated air-filtration systems, plastic partitions installed between seats and forward-facing seating for additional passenger protection.

With easy access to subway lines, bus routes and ferries, the Downtown Connection is the most convenient way to explore Lower Manhattan’s businesses, shops, restaurants and attractions. Bus rides are free, so hop on and off as often as you’d like.

Daily service starts at 10 a.m. and ends with a final run at 7:30 p.m.

  • 36 stops around the perimeter of Lower Manhattan, including a Warren/Murray Street loop
  • Arrival times average 10-minute intervals on weekdays and at 15-minute intervals on weekends (traffic permitting)
  • ADA accessible
  • Lost and Found: (212) 306-5656

For real-time bus tracking and arrival times, please see the map below, access via web, or download the NextBus app (iPhone | Android). 

Real-Time Bus Tracking Map

Downtown Connection Bus Route Map

For our full map and brochure, please click here.