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Needles Area Transit (NAT) provides affordable, dependable transportation within the city. Download the rider’s guide (PDF) or see below for more information.

NAT Schedule

Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 7:00am – 6:55pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:55pm

Time Depart Near or across from
West Loop
:00 G St. at Broadway Chamber of Commerce
:02 Third St. at F St. City Offices
:03 D St. btwn 3rd & Acoma Vacant lot
:04 D St. at Cibola Katie Hohstadt School
:05 Lily Hill Dr. at Elks Lodge Elks Lodge
:06 Lily Hill Dr. at Clary Dr. Mesa Grande Apts.
:07 Bailey Ave. at Lily Hill Dr. Senior Center
:08 1401 Bailey Ave. Needles Hospital
:09 1111 Bailey Ave. Needles Branch Library
:10 Erin Dr. at Bailey Ave. Vista Colorado School
:11 Erin Dr. at Coronado Riverview Terrace
:12 Coronado at J St. Buy Rite Market
:14 J St. at Civic Center City/County Complex
:15 J St. at Hospitality Ln. Dollar General
:20 Needles Towne Center Rite Aid
:23 Broadway at B St. Hardware Express
:24 Broadway at E St. Palo Verde College
:25 arrive G St. at Broadway Chamber of Commerce
North-South Loop
:30 depart G St. at Broadway Chamber of Commerce
:31 Broadway at J St. Between J and K Streets
:32 Broadway at Market Lube & Auto
:34 Q St. at Needles Hwy. Desert Mirage
:35 Pashard St. at Needles Hwy. Carl’s Jr.
:36 Arch St at Needles Hwy

West side Chevron

:37 Needles Hwy. at R St. Active Towing
:38 Broadway at Market Vacant Lot
:39 Broadway at J St. Between K St. Hill and J St.
:40 Broadway at G St. Credit Union
:41 Broadway at D St. Palo Verde College
:42 Broadway at A St. Hardware Express
:43 Broadway at Cibola West of Intersection
:44 Broadway at Goodwill Phillips Construction
:46 Safari Dr. at Cherry St. Northwest side
:48 Highway 95 Cemetery
:50 Needles Towne Center Rite Aid
:53 Broadway at B St. Hardware Express
:54 Broadway at E St. Palo Verde College
:55 arrive G St. at Broadway Chamber of Commerce
Times shown are minutes past the hour that the bus departs that stop.
No service on: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Bus may arrive a few minutes late due to deviated service requests, but will not depart a stop until the time listed.

Service Regular Fare Seniors & Persons with Disabilities*
Fixed Route $1.35 $1.25
Deviation Service

30-Punch Pass

(punched per each boarding)







*Seniors age 60+ with city-issued photo ID required for eligibility
Children age 5 and under ride free (up to 2 free children per fare paying adult)
Please deposit exact fare in the farebox when you board. Drivers cannot make change.
See Other Services for more information on dial-a-ride and medical transportation.

How to Ride the NAT

Regular Route

The easiest, most dependable, and least expensive way to ride is to board a NAT bus at a designated bus stop at the scheduled time on the schedule.

Deviation Service

To request a special pick-up at your location, call Needles Area Transit at 1-866-669-6309 or 760-326-4348 on the day you desire the service. If time allows, the bus will deviate off its regular route and meet you at the time and location given to you by the dispatcher. Because of time and schedule constraints, not all deviation requests can be honored.

Guidelines and Information

  • All buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the bus.
  • Drugs, dangerous weapons, and open containers of alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the bus.
  • No animals except for medical service animals are allowed on the bus.
  • No more than two grocery bags and one case per adult rider will be allowed on the bus.
  • Bikes and large items are not permitted on the bus.
  • Children must be at least six years of age to ride the bus unaccompanied by an adult.
  • Music may be played only through headphones.
  • Riders should remain seated when the bus is in motion.
  • NAT reserves the right to refuse service to persons who are intoxicated, abusive, or offensive to other passengers and/or the driver.

Other Services

Dial-a-Ride – Specialized transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9:00am – 1pm

Reservations and Information: 760-326-4789

Fare: $1.10

Medical Transportation to Mohave Valley/Bullhead City

Tuesdays and Thursdays only by advance prepaid reservation.

Reservations and Information: 760-326-4789

Fare: $6.00 to Valley View Medical Center or $12.00 to Bullhead City Medical

Service to Barstow and Victorville

Fridays only. Get service information on the VVTA website or call 760-948-3030.

Fare: $13.00 for general public or $6.50 for seniors and persons with disabilities.


Membership CarShare Program. Get information on signing up for membership at the VVTA website or call 760-995-3561.

Rate: Starting at $5.00 per hour

Transit to and from Needles

Interstate 40 traverses Needles east to west, with Highway 95 (the Trans-National Highway from Mexico to Canada) providing north-south access. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (“BNSF”) has a hub at Needles. Amtrak provides two trains a day from Needles to Los Angeles, and Needles to Chicago.

Needles Airport is a county-owned, public-use airport in San Bernardino County, California. It is located five nautical miles south of the central business district of Needles.

The Needles Airport offers maintenance, fuel, and pilot supplies to aviators through its FBO, Paradice Aviation. This Airport is categorized as a General Aviation Airport and operates under:

Paradice Aviation
711 Airport Road
Needles, CA 92363
(760) 326-5263

Contact Us

NAT is a City of Needles Project operated by Transportation Concepts

Questions and Comments

Transportation Concepts: 866-669-6309
City of Needles: 760-326-2113 ext. 115

Deviation Service

866-669-6309 or 760-326-4348