Volusia County Transit

Page Updated On: 8/8/17

Introduction

Volusia County Transit (a.k.a. Votran) is the public transit district in Volusia County, Florida, covering the municipalities of Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Symrna Beach, DeLand, Orange City, Deltona, and DeBary. Votran was established by the Volusia County Commission in 1975 and comprises of 25 fixed-route local bus routes – including three that serve the DeBary SunRail station on weekdays, a door-to-door paratransit service (Votran Gold), and two flex-route neighborhood connectors in the New Smyrna Beach area. While overall operations continue to be under the control of Volusia County, management functions are contracted out to McDonald Transit – a subsidiary of the global RATP DEV Group.



System Overview

The remainder of this page will go through a general overview of the Votran bus system; including the structure by which Votran bus routes operate on, transit centers and other major bus transfer points, and practical information such as current fares.

Like many transit districts; Votran operates on a hub-spoke system by which routes travel out of centralized transfer points. The main transfer center in the system is the Transfer Plaza in Daytona Beach, which accommodates 25 bus routes. Smaller transfer centers are located along the Daytona Beach Oceanside and DeLand, with various secondary transfer points located throughout Volusia County.

The Votran Transfer Plaza opened in 1993 and has 13 bus bays (which are referred to as “Gates”), as well as customer and employee restrooms, and a customer service center.  This vital transit hub is central to the downtown area of Daytona Beach and is only a couple of blocks from the intracoastal.

Routes Served

1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, & 60

The Transfer Plaza is not served by any of the late night or Sunday routes. Please check Google Maps or the myStop application for nearby bus stop locations while these routes are in service.

In addition to the Transfer Plaza, Votran has several unified transfer points by which several routes will converge at to allow seamless transfers throughout Volusia County.

Daytona Beach Oceanside Intermodal Transit Facility

Located on the first level of the Ocean Walk Parking Garage, this transfer facility is just steps away from the Ocean Center (Convention Hall), the Ocean Walk Shoppes, the Daytona Lagoon Water Park, and of course the famed Atlantic beaches. The facility is equipped with 6 bus loading bays and is the central hub during late night, Sunday, and holiday transit services.

Routes Served

1, 8, 18, & 19
Night/Sunday Routes: 1, 3, 4, 10, 15, & 17

DeLand Intermodal Transit Facility

Located near the heart of DeLand – right off US Hwy 17/92 (Woodland Blvd), this facility is equipped with 4 bus bays and customer and employee restrooms. While only 2 bus routes serve the facility currently, it is able to handle additional capacity as the system gradually expands.

Routes Served

20 & 31

Dunlawton Transfer Point

Nestled behind the Countryside Station Shopping Center on Swallow Tail Dr, this basic transfer point provides accommodations for up to 5 buses at one time.

Routes Served

4, 7, 12, 17 (B branch to Dunlawton), & 40

Volusia Mall

Volusia Mall has 4 on-site bus stops: Southeast Entrance by the Food Court, Northwest Entrance by Dillards East, & 2 stops on either side of the JC Penney building (one near the northwest corner and the other near the southwest corner).

Routes Served

10, 11, 18, & 19

The 10 serves all four bus stops during the day but only the southern bus stops during late nights, Sundays, and holidays. The 11 serves all four stops Monday through Saturday, The 18 only serves the southern bus stops Monday through Saturday, and the 19 only serves the northern bus stops Monday through Saturday. For customers wishing to catch Route 60, street-side stops are located along US 92 (International Speedway Blvd). Route 60 buses DO NOT ENTER the mall property.

Amelia Ave SuperStop

Located across the east side of the Northgate Shopping Center on Amelia Ave, this basic transfer point provides accommodations for up to 3 buses at one time.

Routes Served

20, 24, 31, & 60

Market Place Transfer Point

Located on the north side of the Market Place Shopping Center parking lot, this basic transfer point provides accommodations for up to 3 buses at one time.

Routes Served

20, 21, 22, & 23

Routes 32 & 33 DO NOT ENTER the Market Place Shopping Center parking lot. Street-side stops are located along Saxon Blvd for those wishing to transfer to or from Routes 20, 21, 22, & 23.

Old Fort Park Transfer Point
Julia St & Sams Ave

This basic transfer point sits next to Old Fort Park in New Smyrna Beach, right next to the city marina.

Routes Served

40, 41, & the New Smyrna Beach Flex Routes (Routes 42 & 43)