Free Winter Shuttle

The Mountain Explorer is a FREE SHUTTLE that provides daily winter/seasonal transportation between Bethel village and Sunday River Resort.

The Mountain Explorer fixed-route,
seasonal bus service provides
FREE transportation between Bethel village and Sunday River Resort

2013/2014 season -- the Mountain Explorer will operate daily beginning December 20, and operate into the spring as long as funding permits. Service is subject to change without notice.

SCHEDULE: 2013-2014 - online version

SCHEDULE: 2013-2014 - printable version

Mountain Explorer website,


  • All times listed are for departures and are cell phone-based.
  • Buses may run later than scheduled.
  • Please allow riders to get off the bus before you get aboard.
  • As you board, please tell the driver where you will disembark.
  • Please be courteous with bulky equipment.
  • Packages limited to those a rider can carry aboard in one trip.
  • All equipment/bags must be secured safely at each rider’s seat.
  • No smoking or open alcoholic beverages allowed.
  • No abusive or obscene language or behavior.
  • Please be ready for your stop.

Follow the Mountain Explorer on Twitter at MtnExBus to be alerted about delays or service changes due to weather, and other circumstances.

The Mountain Explorer is operated by Western Maine Transportation Services and is supported by the towns of Bethel and Newry, the FTA, MaineDOT, Sunday River, The Bethel Inn Resort, local businesses, associations, and other sponsors listed on the back of the schedule.


We look forward to having you ride with us!

Western Maine Transportation Services, Inc.
76 Merrow Road
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 333-6972 office

Compliments or Complaints...any constructive criticism helps us do our job better.
Please click here to e-mail us or call us at 800-393-9335 selection 7 with any comments about the Mountain Explorer service.
Or call Harold at 333.6972 X 212







Site photography by M. Dirk MacKnight and others