Department of Transportation

FAX: Fresno Area Express

Schedule Guide

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Download the full Schedule Guide in English and download the full Schedule Guide in Spanish. The following tabs provide the same information included in the Schedule Guide in an easy-to-access and accessible manner.

How to Read and Use the Schedule Guide

The FAX Schedule Guide is your one-stop, easy to read guide to Fresno Area Express transit routes, schedules, and more.  You will learn about time points, directions, and everything else you need to maximize your use of the FAX transit system.

If you have any questions, please call us at (559) 621-RIDE (7433) or visit our office at the Manchester Transit Center.  Our friendly Customer Service Representatives are happy to help you learn about the FAX fixed-route transit and paratransit systems.  You can also plan your trip online with the help of our Trip Planner or Google Transit.

How To Read and Use this Guide

Hearing-impaired and TDD/TTY users may use the California Relay Service (CRS) – Dial 711 and ask to be connected to (559) 621-RIDE (7433).

Please contact us with any comments or questions, including comments related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You will be referred to the appropriate individual by our customer service staff. You may also e-mail us at faxcomments@fresno.gov, write us at 2223 “G” Street, Fresno, CA 93706, or call us at (559) 621-RIDE (7433).

We hope you enjoy your FAX trip. Thank you for using our system!

What’s New

This section highlights recent changes.  We hope these changes are helpful and we encourage you to share this information with other passengers.

  1. FAX has added a new line all the way across Herndon Avenue! The new Route 3 provides service from the El Paseo Shopping Center at Herndon and Riverside to the Clovis Community College Herndon Campus at Herndon and Villa, serving medical centers, commercial areas, and housing developments along the way. This new route will provide service every 45-minutes on weekdays and weekends. See the Route 3 route map and timetables.
  2. Route 20, the Hughes/McKinley line, has been re-routed. Route 20 now reaches the El Paseo Shopping Center, where it connects to the new Route 3, providing additional connections between northwest Fresno and the rest of the city. Southbound service along Blackstone, south of McKinley, has been eliminated. Instead, at McKinley and Blackstone, the route turns north on Blackstone, connecting to Fresno City College, then east on Clinton, connecting to the VA Medical Center, then south on Fresno Street, returning back to McKinley and heading back toward the El Paseo Shopping Center. Route 20 operates every 45 minutes on weekdays and weekends. See the Route 20 route map and timetables.
  3. Route 45 has also been re-routed, and will operate all the way across Ashlan Avenue. The eastern end of Route 45 has not changed. However, west of Blackstone, Route 45 now operates only on Ashlan, all the way to Central High School East, at Polk and Dakota. This means that Route 45 no longer provides service along Herndon, Palm, Fruit, and Blackstone, and no longer connects at Manchester Transit Center (MTC). Route 45 operates 45-minutes on weekdays and weekends.  See the Route 45 route map and timetables.
  4. As a reminder, the customer service office has re-opened for service at Manchester Transit Center (MTC), and is served by Routes 1, 28, and 41. As mentioned above, Route 45 no longer serves MTC.
  5. A new FAX Carts and Cargo Policy has been added to the “Welcome Aboard” section of this guide.

As always, thank you for riding FAX

Fares and Passes

Please see the Fares and Passes page for details

Welcome Aboard FAX!

WE ARE FRESNO’S FAST & EFFICIENT TRANSIT SYSTEM… offering 18 fixed-route bus lines and Handy Ride Paratransit Service, all designed to help you get wherever you need to go! We take pride in serving the greater Fresno Metropolitan Area with high-quality transit service – with a modern fleet of over 100 buses and a dedicated team of transit professionals. Fresno Area Express is operated by the City of Fresno as a public service to all the residents and visitors of Fresno.

FIND THE CORRECT BUS ROUTE – The first step in riding the bus is finding the correct bus route (or routes) to reach your destination. Use the FAX System Map to determine which route is best. Remember that you can transfer from one route to another to reach your destination.

FIND OUT WHAT TIME THE BUS WILL ARRIVE AT YOUR STOP – Use this FAX Schedule Guide to find out what time the bus serves the route you are planning to use. FAX regular service hours are Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and weekends 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Late-night service is available on select routes until approximately midnight Monday through Saturday (see the Night Service Map for details).

CATCHING THE BUS – Please remember that buses will only stop at designated stops.  Designated stops include FAX bus stop signs that show which route(s) serves that stop. If you are seated at a shelter, or on a bus bench, please stand up, if you are physically able, to let the driver know you wish to board. If you are boarding with a stroller, please have the item folded and ready.

FREE FARES – Starting March 1, 2021, FAX is temporarily providing free rides. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FAX is limiting bus capacity to 10 passengers per bus and requiring passengers and bus drivers to wear masks. At the end of the line, passengers must exit the bus. The ride is free on FAX, but stay COVID-safe!

LEAVING THE BUS – Be alert for your destination. To signal the bus driver to stop, pull the cord above the windows or press the rubber strip between the windows a minimum of one block before your desired bus stop. Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before leaving your seat. Remember that buses will stop only at designated bus stops. Leave through the rear doors if possible to allow new passengers to board. At the end of the line, passengers must exit the bus.

LOST AND FOUND – To inquire about lost items call (559) 621-RIDE (7433). If possible, let us know the date and description of the item so that we may better assist you in locating the lost item(s).

FAX CARTS AND CARGO POLICY – FAX bus drivers and supervisors have the authority to determine if a cart, stroller, or other items are too big or dangerous to be transported safely on the bus. Riders are limited to bags or items that can be reasonably carried on their laps when seated or placed safely under, or in front of, their seats. Please refer to the FAX Carts and Cargo Policy.

NOTICE TO RIDERS WHO HAVE MEDICARE CARDS – Riders who possess a Medicare Card and proper identification are eligible for a 60¢ one-way fare at all times.

ACCESSIBILITY – All FAX buses have entry ramps for easy access to passengers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices, or have difficulty climbing steps.  Walkers/Rollators (4-wheeled walkers with seats) must be folded and placed in the aisles.  Walker and Rollator users must always sit in a regular bus seat.  Walkers and Rollators cannot be used as a seat while riding the bus and may not be secured in the wheelchair securement area.

HANDY RIDE – Handy Ride is a FAX service designed to transport eligible persons with disabilities. The service is available to those persons who, because of the nature of their disability, are unable to use the FAX fixed-route system. Handy Ride is a curb-to-curb service provided from any origin to any destination within the service area, for any trip purpose. It is a shared-ride service, which means you may share your ride with other riders. You must be at the curb at your designated pick-up time.

HANDY RIDE SERVICE HOURS Day Schedule Night Service (Limited Service Area)
Monday – Friday 5:30 am – 9:30 pm 9:30 pm – 12 am
Saturday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm 7:00 pm – 12 am
Sunday 6:30 am – 7:00 pm
HANDY RESERVATION HOURS
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5 pm
Saturday/Sunday 8:00 am – 5 pm

Eligible persons can schedule a trip reservation by calling Handy Ride at (559) 621-5770. When calling in, please state your name first. Reservation staff will then ask a series of questions regarding desired pick-up time, pick-up location, destination, etc., to schedule the requested trip. Persons who are ADA Handy Ride Certified may make reservations one to two days before the desired trip. If illness or a change in plans causes you to cancel a trip, please inform Handy Ride at least one hour before your scheduled pick-up time.

For complete information regarding Handy Ride eligibility and service, contact FAX at (559) 621-RIDE (7433) or visit the Handy Ride web page

TITLE VI – Fresno Area Express is committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of its programs, activities or services, or subject to discrimination based on race, color, or national origin as afforded to them by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. For more information please contact customer service at (559) 621-RIDE (7433).

HOLIDAY SERVICE – Bus service is not provided on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Other legal holidays may have reduced service. Sunday schedule service is provided on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and the day before Christmas.

RULES TO RIDE BY

  • Do not smoke aboard the bus
  • Do not eat or drink aboard the bus
  • Walk – do not run aboard the bus
  • Keep all bus aisles clear
  • Please keep seats clean and feet on the floor
  • Place all trash in trash cans
  • Use earphones for all personal audio devices (radios, phones, etc.)
  • Animals are not allowed except in approved animal carriers (service animals excepted)
  • No disruptive behavior or foul language
  • Do not cross in front of or behind the bus
  • Do not attempt to board a bus that has pulled away from the curb
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Remain seated (if seats are available) when the bus is in motion
  • Hazardous materials are not allowed on buses
  • Always load your bike into the rack closest to the bus
  • Passengers must exit the bus at the end of the line.

Handy Ride

Please see the Handy Ride page for more details.

Bike n’ Bus

Use your bicycle in combination with Fresno Area Express to make travel even more convenient!

Plus, it’s a great way to get exercise and to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution.  All FAX Buses are equipped with bike racks. The bike racks are located on the front bumper of the bus and are capable of accommodating 3 bicycles at a time. No additional fare or permit is required. The racks are available to all FAX passengers on a space-available basis. Bicycles are not permitted inside the bus at any time.  Please remember that it is your responsibility to safely load and unload your bicycle.

LOADING YOUR BIKE

  • Before catching your bus, remove any bike accessories such as tire pumps or water bottles that could become loose while the bus is in motion
  • When the bus arrives, tell the driver that you will be loading your bike onto the rack
  • Always load from curbside or while directly in front of the bus Never load on the driver’s side near the flow of traffic
  • Use one hand to hold your bike and the other to unfold the rack
  • While gripping the rack handle, slightly push in on the rack to unlock and release it from its folded position Then, lower the 321rack down (1)
  • Lift your bike into the rack placing both tires into the wheel slots (2)
  • Always load your bike into the rack closest to the bus
  • Pull the support arm up and adjust it securely over the front tire (3)
Bike mounting diagram

UNLOADING YOUR BIKE

  • As you approach your destination request a stop by pulling the gray bell cord or press the rubber strip
  • Tell the driver that you will be unloading your bike from the rack and exit through the front door of the bus
  • Unload your bike from curbside or while directly in front of the bus Never unload your bike from the driver’s side
  • Raise the support arm off the tire and lay it down into its locked position
  • Lift your bike out of the bike rack
  • If there are no other bikes in the rack, lift and push the bicycle rack up to the folded and locked position
  • Step back onto the curb with your bike and you’re ready to roll!

FAX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS OF BICYCLES INCURRED WHILE USING BUS BIKE RACK

Holiday Schedule

Please see the Holiday Schedule page for more details.

FAX Offices

Please see the FAX Offices Hours and Services page for more details.

Pass Outlets

Please see the Pass Outlets page for more details.

FAX/Clovis Destinations

FAX DESTINATIONS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

School Route(s)
Ahwahnee 34
Bullard Talent 9,26
Computech 38
Cooper 20
Fort Miller Q, 28, 32, 39, 41, 45
Gaston 32
Hamilton K-8 26, 39
Kings Canyon 22, 26
Rio Vista 3, 20
Scandinavian 41
Sequoia 26, 38
Tehipite 32, 33
Tenaya 26
Terronez 41
Tioga 9, 34
Wawona 26, 45
Yosemite 35, 38

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

School Route(s)
Central High East 12, 45
Bullard 26
Fresno 20, 26
Hoover 34
McLane 38, 39
San Joaquin Memorial 32
Edison 38
Edison Computech 38
Duncan Polytechnical 28, 38
Roosevelt 22, 38
DeWolf 20, 41
Sunnyside Q, 26

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

 

School Route(s)
Alliant 39
Cal Christian 39, 41
Fresno State 9, 38
Cesar E Chavez Adult School Q, 20
Clovis Community College, Herndon Campus 3
Fresno City College Q28
Fresno Pacific 26, 41
San Joaquin Valley College 32

GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Government Office Route(s)
County Department of Social Services (DSS) 28, 50 (Clovis)
City Hall Q22, 32
Fresno Area Express (FAX) 26, 28
Federal Building 22
State Building Q, 22, 32
County Library Q22, 32
IRS 26

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation Route(s)
Amtrak 22
FYI (Airport/Aeropuerto) 26, 39
Greyhound Terminal 22

SHOPPING CENTERS & MALLS

Shopping Center Route(s)
Ashlan Park 38, 45
Bullard West 22
Eastgate Plaza 32
Eastgate Shopping Ctr Q, 41
El Paseo Shopping Center 3, 20
Fashion Fair 9, 32, 34
Fig Garden 9, 26
Fulton Central Business District (CBD) Q22, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38
Kearney Palms Shopping Ctr 32, 34, 38
Manchester Q, 28, 41
Northgate Q
Riverpark Q, 26, 32, 38, 58, 58E
Sierra Vista 9

HOSPITALS

Hospital Route(s)
Community Regional Medical Ctr 32
Kaiser Hospital 32
Saint Agnes 3, 34
Valley Children’s Hospital 58E
Sequoia Health Centers Q, 26, 32, 38
Veterans Medical Center 20, 32, 39

BALLPARKS

Ballpark Route(s)
Chukchansi Park 28

CLOVIS DESTINATIONS

Clovis Transit – Routes 10, 50, 70     *       Fresno Area Express – Routes 3, 9, 28, 45

SCHOOLS

School Route(s)
Clovis Unified District Office 10

ELEMENTARY

School Route(s)
Cedarwood 50
Clovis 50
Garfield 10
Gettysburg 50
Jefferson 50, 70
Mickey Cox 50
Miramonte 50
Sierra Vista 50
Tarpey 50
Weldon 10

JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOLS

School Route(s)
Alta Sierra Junior High 10
Buchanan High School 10
Clark Junior High 10, 50
CART 50
Clovis East High School 70
Clovis High School 50
Gateway High School 10, 50
Reyburn Intermediate 70

ADULT SCHOOLS/COLLEGES

School Route(s)
Clovis Adult Education 10
Clovis Community College, Herndon Campus 3, 10
Community College District 10
Fresno State University 10

GOVERNMENT FACILITIES

Facility Route(s)
Animal Shelter 10
Chamber of Commerce 10, 50
Clovis City Hall 10, 50
Clovis Court 10, 50
Clovis Police Department 10, 50
Clovis Library 10, 50
County Department of Social Services (DSS) 2850
Dept of Motor Vehicles 50
Post Office 10

PARKS/RECREATION

Location Route(s)
Bicentennial Park 10
Blackbeard’s 45
Cal Skate 50
Clovis Recreation Center 45, 50
Dry Creek Park 10
Letterman Park 10
Railroad Park 10
Rodeo Grounds 10
Treasure Ingmire Park 10

THEATERS

School Route(s)
Clovis UA Theaters 50
Mercedes Edwards Theater 10, 50
Sierra Vista Theater 9, 50

POINTS OF INTEREST

School Route(s)
Clovis Industrial Park 45, 50
Old Town Clovis 10
Veterans Memorial Building 10

MEDICAL CENTERS

Location Route(s)
Clovis Community Hospital 50
Clovis Convalescent 10
Indian Health Center 10
Peachwood Medical 10

SHOPPING

Location Route(s)
Costco 50
CVS Pharmacy, Clovis/Shaw 9, 50
CVS Pharmacy, Clovis/Herndon 10
Food 4 Less 9, 50
Home Depot 9,10
Save Mart, Bullard/Minnewawa 10
Save Mart, Fowler/Herndon 50
Save Mart, Shaw/Armstrong 50
Sierra Vista Mall 9, 50
Target, Herndon 3, 10
Target, Shaw 9, 50
VONS, Herndon/Fowler 50
Wal-Mart, Shaw 9, 50

SENIOR APARTMENTS/CTRS

Location Route(s)
Claremont Senior Apartments 9, 50
Clovis Senior Center 10, 50
Creek Park Village 10
Sierra Heartland Senior Apartments 50
Silver Ridge 10

Safe Places

Where Youth Can Get Help Fast

ADDAMS ELEMENTARY
2117 W McKinley, (559) 457-2516

BURROUGHS ELEMENTARY
166 N Sierra Vista, (559) 255-6610

CIRCLE K STORE
247 E Olive, (559) 268-0361

CITY OF FRESNO
Fresno Area Express, (559) 621-7433

CLOVIS BOYS CLUB
2833 Helm, (559) 292-2036

CLOVIS YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SVS
934 4th Street, (559) 324-2091

EAST SIDE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
1621 S Cedar, (559) 266-7605

EOC NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH CTR
1805 E California, (559) 264-1048

EOC SANCTUARY & YOUTH SERVICES
2336 Calaveras St, (559) 498-8543

FRESNO BARRIOS UNIDOS
4415 E Tulare St, (559) 453-9662

FUSD PARENT UNIVERSITY
2500 Stanislaus, (559) 457-6000

FUSD DISTRICT OFFICE
2309 Tulare St, (559) 457-3733

HOLY CROSS CENTER FOR WOMEN
421 F Street, (559) 237-3379

LOWELL ELEMENTARY
171 N Poplar, (559) 486-7104

MAYFAIR ELEMENTARY
3305 E Home, (559) 457-3144

NEIGHBORHOOD THRIFT STORE
353 E Olive, (559) 498-0708

SafePlace EOC Sanctuary Youth Shelter
800-820-4968

PINEDALE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
343 W Minarets, (559) 439-6053

THE POVERELLO HOUSE
412 F Street, (559) 498-6988

RONNIE’S MIDWAY MARKET
7091 N Blackstone, (559) 439-2509

WAL-MART #1815
4080 W Shaw, (559) 550-7482

WAL-MART #2958
7065 N Ingram, (559) 431-0107

WEST FRESNO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
930 Tulare St, (559) 237-0959

ZIMMERMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
540 N Augusta, (559) 226-3117

City of Fresno Parks & Recreation Dept.

EL DORADO NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
1343 E Barstow, (559) 222-2135

FINK-WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
535 S Trinity, (559) 233-7512

FRANK H. BALL NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
760 Mayor, (559) 488-1502

HOLMES NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
212 S 1st Street, (559) 488-1500

LAFAYETTE NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
1516 E Princeton, (559) 222-8574

MARY ELLA BROWN CTR
1350 E Annadale, (559) 488-1501

MELODY NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
5935 E Shields, (559) 292-7776

MOSQUEDA CENTER
4670 E Butler, (559) 600-6191

PILIBOS SOCCER PARK
4945 E Lane, (559) 626-6600

PINEDALE COMMUNITY CTR
7170 N San Pablo, (559) 225-9300

QUIGLEY NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
808 W Dakota, (559) 224-6753

ROMAINE NEIGHBORHOOD CTR
745 N 1st Street, (559) 237-2478

SUNSET CENTER
1345 W Eden, (559) 478-5700

TED C. WILLS COMMUNITY CTR
770 N San Pablo, (559) 621-7529

FAX Online

WAYS TO KEEP UP WITH FAX ONLINE
In addition to this Schedule Guide, there are several different ways to stay informed about FAX, including:

THE FAX WEBSITE:
This is the most comprehensive way to get all of the latest information pertaining to FAX. This includes news, updates, rider alerts, and planning efforts.

FAX SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES:
Follow us on social media in two places, Facebook and Twitter, using @FresnoFAX.

THE FAX MOBILE APP:
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THE FAX NEWSLETTER:
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FAX RIDER ALERTS:
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Route Maps/Schedules

Please see the Route Maps/Schedules page for more details.

Clovis Transit

Clovis Transit operates a fixed-route transit service, called “Stageline” and a paratransit service called “Round Up”.

Clovis Transit’s Stageline service operates Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m to 6:30 p.m and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  No service on Sunday.

Clovis Transit’s Round Up service operates Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m to 7:15 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

No Service is provided on the following observed holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Limited Service will be offered on the following holidays”

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving

Limited service consists of all routes operating from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. on 30 minute and 60 minute headway schedules.  Please see the separate holiday schedule for exact times.

Fares:

Thanks to Measure C funding, passengers ride FREE of charge!

Transfers:

Clovis Transit does not issue transfers due to free fares.

Catching the Bus:

Please remember that buses will only stop at designated stops that have a Clovis Transit Stageline bus stop sign.  If you are seated, please stand, if you are physically able, to let the driver know you wish to board,  or wave to the driver as the bus approaches.  Due to safety reasons, drivers are instructed to only stop at designated stops.

Clovis Transit “Round Up” Service

Clovis Transit “Round Up” Service: Clovis Transit “Round Up” is a curb-to-curb service for persons with disabilities within Clovis and to trips to Fresno.  As a shared ride service, you might be required to share your ride with others.  Appointments for Round Up trips must be made in advance.  Service is available to those persons who, because of the nature of their disability, are unable to use the Clovis Transit Stageline fixed route buses.  Eligibility is determined after a person completes and submits a Clovis Transit ADA application to the Clovis Transit office.  For more information regarding Clovis Transit Round Up or to obtain an application, please call (559) 324-2760 (TTY 324-2896)

Accessibility

A Clovis Transit buses have entry lifts for easy access by passengers who either use wheelchairs or mobility devices or have difficulty climbing stairs.  For additional Clovis Stageline information, please contact Clovis Stageline at (559) 324-2770 or visit the City of Clovis’s Transit webpage.