Worcester Regional Transit Authority


Fixed Route Service Maps and Service Overview

Service Areas: Central | North | East South | West

Maps: Printable PDF System Map | Interactive System Map | Real-Time Arrival Map |Route Maps Google Trip Planner


There are a variety of ways to plan your trip using the WRTA!

  • The Bustracker Real-Time Map provides up to the minute location of all buses, by route, along with their arrival times.
    • NEW! Our real-time map now features a destination finder!
  • Our Interactive System Map provides a view of the entire WRTA Fixed-Route system map on a single page.
  • Route Maps are available for each of the WRTA’s 28 Fixed Route Services
  • A list of Points of Interest include routes servicing hospitals, restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and more!
  • Google Maps will now show you how to navigate Worcester using WRTA Bus Service. Make sure to highlight the bus icon in your search.

Fixed Route Service Overview

The WRTA provides transportation in Worcester and 13 surrounding communities with regular fixed route bus service and paratransit service to seniors and people with disabilities who live  in the 37 communities that comprise the WRTA’s overall service area.

Within Worcester and its service communities, the WRTA picks up and drops off passengers at designated bus stops marked with the WRTA logo. Many stops are equipped to provide real-time arrival information via the Bustracker Information System using a mobile phone. In outlying areas where stops are not marked, buses can be waved down, but only if it is safe to stop at that location.

Downtown Worcester and Central Business District

All Bus Routes Service downtown via the Union Station Hub.  Major trip generators in this area include WRTA Customer Service, Worcester DMV, Worcester Public Library, City Hall, Union Station, Palladium, DCU Center, St. Vincent´s Hospital, the Canal District, Kelly Square, and Shrewsbury Street. Click here for a full list of destinations and how to access them using the bus.

North Worcester and W. Boylston

The WRTA provides service to North Worcester via Routes 8, 14,  30, & 31. It also provides service to W. Boylston via Rt. 30.

Major trip generators in this area include Quinsigamond Community College, W. Boylston Walmart, Salter College, Showcase Cinemas, Shore Drive Medical, Lincoln Plaza, Higgins Armory Museum and Greendale Mall. Click here for a full list of destinations and how to access them using the bus.

East Worcester and Shrewsbury

The WRTA services East Worcester via Routes 15, 16, 23, 2426, 31, and 34 (Sunday Only). It also provides service to Shrewsbury and the Route 9 Corridor via Rt 15.

Major trip generators in this area include Fairlawn Plaza, White City Plaza, UMass Medical School, UMass Memorial and  Hanneman Campuses, Worcester State Hospital, Adcare Hospital,  Lincoln Plaza, Fallon Clinic, Great Brook Valley. Click here for a full list of destinations and how to access them using the bus.

South Worcester, Millbury, Auburn, Oxford, Webster  Charlton, and Southbridge

The WRTA provides service to South Worcester via Routes 41925, 27, & 42 . It also provides service to Millbury via Routes 422 , Auburn via Routes 25, 27, & 42 as well as Oxford and Webster via Route 42.

Major trip generators in this area include Southwest Commons, Broadmeadow Brook, The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, Fair Plaza, College of the Holy Cross, Clark University, and the Auburn Mall.  Click here for a full list of destinations and how to access them using the bus.

The WRTA is pleased to offer new service to Charlton & Southbridge via Route 29.

West Worcester, Leicester, Spencer, and Brookfields

The WRTA services West Worcester via Routes 2, 3, 6, 7, 19, 27, and 33. It also provides service to Leicester via 33 as well as Spencer and the Brookfields via Route 33.

Major trip generators in this area include Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Becker College, Worcester State University, Family Health Center, the Worcester Art Museum, Webster Square Plaza, Leicester Wal-mart, and the Town Centers of Spencer, East Brookfield, and Brookfield.

Individual Route Maps

Route A – Northbridge Walmart – Shoppes at Blackstone Valley via Fisherville

Route B – New Village – Rockdale – Stop & Stop- Grafton MBTA Station

Westborough Shuttle – Westborough MBTA to Computer Drive (Commuter) / Westborough Local

1 Union Station Hub  – Mount St. Ann via Providence St.

2 Union Station Hub – Worcester Airport via Pleasant St.

3 Union Station Hub – Worcester State College via Highland St.

4 Union Station Hub – The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley via Millbury St.

5 Union Station Hub – Southwest Commons / Wheelock Ave. via Grafton St.

6 Union Station Hub –  Tatnuck Square via Chandler St.

7 Union Station Hub – Washington Heights Apts. 

11 Union Station Hub – The Fair Plaza via Vernon Hill and Greenwood St. 

14 Union Station Hub – Showcase Cinemas/Holden via Burncoat St.

15 Union Station Hub – Shrewsbury Center via Shrewsbury St. & Route 9 

16 Union Station Hub – Lincoln Plaza via Hamilton St. & Lake Ave. 

19 Union Station Hub – Goddard Memorial Drive/ Leicester WalMart via Main St.

23 Union Station Hub – Mountain Village via Lincoln St. 

24/34 Union Station Hub – UMass Medical Center via Belmont St. 

25 Union Station Hub – Auburn Industrial Park via Canterbury & Southbridge St.

26 Union Station Hub – Great Brook Valley via Lincoln St.

27 Union Station Hub – Auburn Mall via Main St.

29 Union Station Hub – Southbridge – Charlton. 

30 Union Station Hub – W. Boylston Wal-Mart via Grove St. & W. Boylston St.

31 Union Station Hub – Lincoln Plaza via Grove St. & West Boylston St.

33 Downtown Worcester – Spencer – Brookfield via Main St. & Rt. 9

40 Downtown Loop

42 Downtown Worcester – Oxford – Webster via Southbridge St. & Rt. 12


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