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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
Route Map
How to Ride the NAT
Other Services
Title VI (See Information and Forms below)
Transit to and from Needles
Contact Nat
NAT Schedule

NAT Schedule

Hours of Operation

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

                                                                                                                                                 NAT – ICT_Rollout Plan
TimeDepartNear or across from
West Loop
:00G St. at BroadwayChamber of Commerce
:02Third St. at F St.City Offices
:03D St. btwn 3rd & AcomaVacant lot
:04D St. at CibolaKatie Hohstadt School
:05Lily Hill Dr. at Elks LodgeElks Lodge
:06Lily Hill Dr. at Clary Dr.Mesa Grande Apts.
:07Bailey Ave. at Lily Hill Dr.Senior Center
:081401 Bailey Ave.Needles Hospital
:091111 Bailey Ave.Needles Branch Library
:10Erin Dr. at Bailey Ave.Vista Colorado School
:11Erin Dr. at CoronadoRiverview Terrace
:12Coronado at J St.Buy Rite Market
:14J St. at Civic CenterCity/County Complex
:15J St. at Hospitality Ln.Dollar General
:20Needles Towne CenterRite Aid
:23Broadway at B St.Hardware Express
:24Broadway at E St.Palo Verde College
:25arrive G St. at Broadwayhamber of Commerce
North-South Loop
:30depart G St. at BroadwayChamber of Commerce
:31Broadway at J St.Between J and K Streets
:32Broadway at MarketLube & Auto
:34Q St. at Needles Hwy.Desert Mirage
:35Pashard St. at Needles Hwy.Carl’s Jr.
:36Needles Hwy. at Arch StreetWestside Chevron
:37Needles Hwy. at R St.Active Towing
:38Broadway at MarketVacant Lot
:39Broadway at J St.Between K St. Hill and J St.
:40Broadway at G St.Credit Union
:41Broadway at D St.Palo Verde College
:42Broadway at A St.Hardware Express
:43Broadway at CibolaWest of Intersection
:44Broadway at GoodwillPhillips Construction
:46Safari Dr. at Cherry St.Northwest side
:48Highway 95Cemetery
:50Needles Towne CenterRite Aid
:53Broadway at B St.Hardware Express
:54Broadway at E St.Palo Verde College
:55arrive G St. at BroadwayChamber 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.

Route Map


ServiceRegular FareSeniors & 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

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 medicine 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.

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

Other Services

Other Services

Dial-a-Ride – Specialized transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 9:00am – 2:00pm (Reservations Taken until 1:55 pm)

Reservations and Information: 760-326-4789

Fare: $1.25 per boarding

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 Facilities.

Shopper Shuttle to Walmart, Safeway, Smith’s and CSV Fort Mohave locations only on Wednesday by advance prepaid reservation.

Reservations and Information: 760-326-4789

Fare: $9.00

Title VI

Notice to the Public (English)
Notice to the Public (Spanish)

Procedures (English)
Procedures (Spanish)
Complaint Form (Spanish)
Complaint Form (English)

Transit to and from Needles

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

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