Needles Area Transit (NAT) provides affordable, dependable transportation within the city. Download the rider’s guide (PDF) or see below for more information.
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 7:00am – 6:55pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 4:55pm
|Time||Depart||Near or across from|
|: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|
|: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||Needles Hwy. at U St.||Best Western|
|: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|
|: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*|
|*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
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.
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.
Dial-a-Ride – Specialized transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9:00am – 1pm
Reservations and Information: 760-326-4789
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
|Notice to the Public (English)|
|Notice to the Public (Spanish)|
|Complaint Form (Spanish)|
|Complaint Form (English)|
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:
711 Airport Road
Needles, CA 92363
NAT is a City of Needles Project operated by McDonald Transit Associates, Inc.
Questions and Comments
McDonald Transit Associates, Inc: 866-669-6309
City of Needles: 760-326-2113 ext. 115
866-669-6309 or 760-326-4348