15 thoughts on “MCAT Bus Routes

    • Hello,

      I’m not sure of where you are traveling from. Is this within the vicinity of 44th Ave W and 14th St W (where US Hwy 41 meets with Business 41)? If so, you can take the MCAT Route 6 westbound from this intersection and that will take you to the hospital. The hospital is also served by Routes 3 and 4.

      You can obtain fare and schedule information at http://www.ridemcat.org.

  • Please I need help!
    I live in Palmetto by the Walmart and I work in downtown Sarasota at the judicial building on Ringling, I also have anxiety issues and I can’t find myself to drive anymore, Uber is getting to expensive for me and I want to know which route I should take to and from work I’m pretty sure is less than what I’m paying right now, can someone Please help me.

    • Hi Louis,

      I sincerely apologize for the late reply, as I did not see your comment until now. From the Palmetto region, Manatee County Area Transit routes 1 and 13 make alternating trips between the Palmetto Station on US Business 41 and the Downtown Bradenton Station. From there, you can connect to the joint MCAT/Sarasota County Area Transit Route 99 to Downtown Sarasota. Please keep in mind that these routes only operate Monday through Saturday and some holidays. There is no Sunday service on MCAT, except a couple of trolley routes.

      If you need assistance with trip planning, please contact MCAT at 941-642-3318 or SCAT at 941-861-5000. They can even help assist with whether you can qualify for Paratransit Service.

  • I live at Perico Bay Club on the Mantee Ave causeway just before the bridge to Anna Maria Island. I would like to travel along Manatee to and from the River Regatta next Saturday. I see that there are bus stops (route #3) on Manatee Ave within walking distance from my condo. Yet these do not show up on any of your maps. What do you suggest?

    • Hi Robert, I do apologize for the lack of information on this page. Everything is outdated and I haven’t been able to tend to the site in the manner that I want to due to personal obligations. I am planning an update soon though.

    • Hi Mazie,

      I sincerely apologize for the late reply, as I have been extremely busy with other obligations as of late.

      For route and schedule information, please visit the Manatee County Area Transit website, where you can locate the closest bus route to your location. Most routes operate on an hourly schedule with a few operating more frequently. All buses operate Monday through Saturday with the exception of a couple of trolley lines.

      Schedule and Maps page: http://www.ridemcat.org/schedules-and-maps/

      Sincerely,
      HARTride 2012

  • MY GRANDSON IS STARTING MANATEE HIGH SCHOOL. HE WILL NEED MCAT SERVICE.WHERE TO GET DISCOUNT PASS? AND WHAT BUSES TO TAKE FROM 51ST AV. W. TO SCHOOL. AND RETURN?

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