Out of County Scheduled Services:

Champaign, Urbana - Every Monday 

Douglas County - Every Tuesday & Thursday 

Effingham - Every Wednesday

* For trips to Champaign, Urbana , Effingham, & Douglas County,  Dial-A-Ride will arrive by 10 a.m.  - passengers must be ready to return by 2 p.m.  Please be prompt . 

Store Routes:


  Monday:                                10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon            Super Wal-Mart

  Wednesday:                          11 a.m. - 12 Noon                  Ruler Foods

  Thursday:                              10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.        County Market


  Tuesday:                                    11:30  a.m. - 12:30 p.m.        County Market/My Store

  Wednesday & Thursday         10:30 a.m. - 12 Noon             Super Wal-Mart

  Friday:                                        12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.               Aldi's, CVS, Walgreens

Due to space limitations on vehicles, each passenger is allowed up to 5 packages free of charge, each additional package can be transported for a fee of $1 each, payable to the Driver at time of transport.  The definition of a package is an item not to exceed 10 pounds (i.e. 1 grocery bag, 1 gallon of milk, 1 - 10 pound back of animal food or kitty litter, etc.).  This will increase the efficiency & safety of the Drivers and passengers during store trips and ensure there is enough space for passengers.  We apologize if this causes an inconvenience. 

Fare Structure

  • Over 60 - travelling within Charleston City limits or Lafayette and Mattoon Townships = Donation (suggested—$1 each way)

  •  Under 60 - travelling within city limits or rural town = $2.00 each one way trip

  •  All Ages - travelling outside city limits or rural town = $4.00 each one way trip

  •  All Ages - travelling outside Coles County = $7.00 each one way trip

  • Passes are available - please call the office for details

  •  Discounted Passes for Veterans -​ please call the office for more details

     *Passengers are required to have exact change for their rides.  Drivers                     will not have change with them. Checks and credit cards are not                                 accepted.  Payment must be made at time of service.



Coles County Transportation 


Hours of Operation:

6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 *The last pick up/drop off of the day may be at 5 p.m. depending upon location

Reservations can be made 2 days to 2 weeks in advance. Same day trips are taken only if the schedule allows and are not guaranteed. Please call 1-800-500-5505 to schedule a ride.

ZIPLINE The ZIPLINE is a non-reservation based service that makes designated stops at designated times. 

ZIPLINE hours of operation:

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m

* The last time to dropped off at any location would be from the 4:00 to 5:00 hour.