Commuter Bus Service:
LeRoy, Grand Meadow and Chester, IA to Rochester
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News & Updates

Welcome, New Riders!

If you are new to our commuter service, you are eligible to receive a free 10-ride pass to get you started. Just talk to any of our drivers, identify yourself as a new rider, and you will receive your pass.

If you would like to receive email updates, please fill out a contact card on the bus or email us at If you would like to receive text updates, send the word BUS to 484848 to subscribe.

We are grateful you chose LeRoy City Lines for your commuter needs and hope you enjoy the ride.

Changes to commuter service schedule, beg. Feb. 3

We are making some tweaks to our commuter service schedule, beginning Monday, Feb. 3. Our fourth morning route will be discontinued due to very low ridership.

We will also add a new stop in Grand Meadow on our earliest morning route at 5:36 a.m. Lastly, we are pushing back our afternoon departures by a few minutes to accommodate frequent delays we have experienced on Second Street Southwest in Rochester during rush hour.

These changes have already been communicated to our current riders and will be reflected on our website beginning Feb. 1.

Commuter Service

We provide four trips to Rochester in the morning and three return trips in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. Our first morning route currently does not stop in Grand Meadow, and our last morning route does not stop in Chester. All afternoon trips stop in each city.

View our current schedule, effective through April 30, 2020.

Chester 5:01 a.m. 5:32 a.m. 6:05 a.m.
LeRoy 5:13 a.m. 5:45 a.m. 6:18 a.m.
Grand Meadow 5:36 a.m. 6:08 a.m. 6:42 a.m.
Saint Marys 6:04 a.m. 6:35 a.m. 7:10 a.m.
Downtown 6:08 a.m. 6:40 a.m. 7:15 a.m.
Saint Marys 3:38 p.m. 4:08 p.m. 5:08 p.m.
Downtown 3:45 p.m. 4:17 p.m. 5:17 p.m.
Grand Meadow 4:19 p.m. 4:53 p.m. 5:53 p.m.
LeRoy 4:39 p.m. 5:09 p.m. 6:09 p.m.
Chester 4:50 p.m. 5:20 p.m. 6:20 p.m.

Commuter Fares

We offer a simple commuter fare structure with identical ticket prices, no matter where you board our buses. Our fare options include single-ride, 10-ride and monthly passes. You can purchase tickets from the driver, at LeRoy and Grand Meadow city halls and at Route 63 Travel Plaza in Chester. Mayo Clinic employees enjoy a substantial subsidy on 10-ride and monthly passes, which must be purchased at Mayo Clinic Parking & Transportation locations in downtown Rochester or on the Saint Marys campus. 10-ride passes have no expiration date. Monthly passes are valid from the first through the last day of the month.

View our full fare structure:

  Mayo employees (subsidized) Non-Mayo employees
One-way $11 $11
10-ride pass $33.20 $92
Monthly $79.80 $228

Our Staff

Pete Dohlman Driver

Axel Gumbel Manager

Craig Jacobson Manager

Dale Martin Driver

Bill Miles Driver

Rick Roe Driver

Kyle Rosedahl Driver

Patty White City Clerk