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How to Ride
The essential guide for first-time riders

Preferred Locations for Boarding on Kings Hwy 17:

We highly recommend using crosswalks. Take extra precautions if your crossing over Kings Highway 17 and there is not a crosswalk available. When the walk signal is activated, use the crosswalk to cross. The following intersections have crosswalks:

15 North - Kings/Ocean/82nd Parkway

  • 9th Ave N 
  • 10th Ave N
  • 16th Ave N - Yachtsman Resort, Seaglass Tower, Driftwood, Sea Park, Dolphin, Sandcastle Resort, Towers
  • 21st Ave N - Camelot by the Sea, Breakers, Atlantis Condos, Outrigger, Schooner II Beach, Ocean 22 by Hilton
  • 25th Ave N - Boardwalk Beach, Sunrise, Sun Fun, Meridian Plaza, Dayton House, Palms Resort, The Waves, Carolina Grande, Carolinian Resort, Anderson Hotel, Breeze View, Sail Inn, Sea Dip, Court Capri, Lazy G Motel, Breakers Boutique
  • 29th Ave N - Patricia Grand, Oceanaire, Riptide Beach Club, Caribbean Resort & Villas
  • 38th Ave N

15 South - Airport/Market Common

  • 9th Ave N
  • 8th Ave N - Sea Palms, Diplomat, Sand Bucket, The Gay Noel, Happy Holiday, Budget Inn, Bay View, Rainbow, Holiday Sands North, Sea Cove, Windsurfer
  • 3rd Ave S - Beermuda Sands, Oceans One, 7 Brothers, Sea Shore, Sandy Beach, Chip Inn, Peggy Ann
  • 6th Ave S - Westage MB, Econo Lodge Inn, Sea Dunes, 3 Palms, Hotel Blue
  • 9th Ave S - Sea Crest, Captain's Quarters, Ocean Plaza, Polynesian, Quality Inn & Suits
  • 13th Ave S - Super 8 Motel, Coral Beach, Blu Atlantic, Sea Mist, Days Inn, Rodeway Inn, The Beach Club, Cabana Inn, Summer Sands
  • 17th Ave S - Landmark Resort, Waikiki Village, Palace, Wave Rider, Beachwalk, Gazebo Inn, Twilight Surf, Hampton Inn, Best Western, Ocean Park
  • Harrelson Blvd (apx. 23rd Ave S and 22nd Ave S) - Blue Water, Hurl Rock, The Reef, Mystic Sea, Coral Blue, Grand Atlantic, Paradise, Sandcastle, Compass Cove, Holiday Sands, Regency Towers
  • Farrow Parkway (end of South Ocean Blvd apx. 33rd Ave S) - Johnathan Harbour, Super 8, Sun N Sand, Sea Hawk, Tropical Seas, Crown Reef, Springmaid Beach, South Beach Resort

For more information please contact our customer service department at 843-488-0865.

Waiting for the bus:

Coast RTA drivers will not honor flag stops on routes where there are established bus stops with signs. Please wait at designated bus stops and signal the driver you wish to ride the bus. Drivers are not permitted to deviate from the scheduled routes.

Boarding the bus:

Please have your exact fare or ticket/fare card ready before boarding the bus. Bus drivers carry no money and cannot make change. Half fare riders must have their identification card ready to show the driver. If you do not show your card, you will be required to pay the full fare.

If you need a transfer please ask the driver when you pay your fare. You cannot obtain a transfer when you exit the bus. You must catch the next available bus traveling the route to which you transferred.

Riding the bus:

Please make front seats available for elderly or disabled passengers. After paying your fare, take your seat as quickly as possible. This allows the driver to start moving and stay on schedule. When walking on the bus, hold on to the grab rails or seat backs. The use of seat belts are required if available. Do not move around on a moving bus. Wait until the bus stops to get out of your seat.

Please, no eating, drinking, smoking or radios without earphones on the bus. Use care and courtesy when carrying items such as umbrellas, groceries and other packages. Help keep your bus clean and take all trash with you.

Exiting the bus:

When you wish to exit the bus, please give your driver adequate notice. Pull the bell cord at least one block before your stop. Please use the rear door to exit the bus and allow boarding passengers to use the front door. After you exit, NEVER cross the street in front of the bus. Stand away from the bus and wait until it has left before attempting to cross the street.

Fare information:

The driver of a route does not carry money. Your driver is unable to make change. You can receive change in the form of an eletronic change card.

Coast RTA offers senior citizens, persons with disabilities, students and Medicaid card holders reduced fare passes. These passes are valid on all fixed routes during regular operating hours. Come by our Conway Terminal to receive your pass.

Please observe these simple rules:

  • No smoking
  • No eating or drinking
  • No littering
  • Use headphones if listening or playing personal devices.
  • Speak softly when using cell phones.
  • No tipping

Transfer points:

The Ivory Wilson Transfer Center located on 10th Avenue North at Myrtle's Market in Myrtle Beach is the transfer point for these routes:

  • Route 7 Conway/Myrtle Beach/Conway
  • Route 10 Myrtle Beach Local
  • Route 15 South Airport / Market Common (South of 10th Ave. North to Market Common on Kings Hwy 17, 15S will serve the Myrtle Beach International Airport) 
  • Route 15 North Kings / Ocean / 82nd Pkwy (North of 10th Ave. to 38th Ave. North Kings Hwy, 38th Ave. North Ocean Blvd to Grand Strand Medical)
  • Route 16 Georgetown/Myrtle Beach/Georgetown

The Coast RTA Terminal located at 1418 Third Avenue, Conway is the transfer point for these routes:

  • Route 1 Conway Local
  • Route 7 Conway/Myrtle Beach/Conway

Transfers for Georgetown routes are located at Lynch Street.

  • Route 16 Express Georgetown/Myrtle Beach
  • Route 16 Georgetown/Myrtle Beach/Conway

Handicap SignAccessibility:

All Coast RTA fixed route vehicles are handicap accessible.

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