Notification - 5310 Urban Fare Implementation!

Welcome Best Friend Express

Need to go to the Court House? Aiken Mall? Kalmia Plaza? The Hospital? Aiken Tech? USC Aiken? North Augusta?

The Best Friend Express – Aiken County's Transit System – is your answer.

Anyone can catch a ride on the Best Friend Express. When you see our bus, just flag us down. It's easy. We'll stop and pick you up and you're on your way.

The Best Friend Express circulates throughout Aiken and North Augusta every 2 hours and even offers transfers to the Augusta Transit System (see SCHEDULE). All Best Friend Express buses are accessible, with wheel chair lifts for persons with disabilities. Our buses are also equipped with bicycle racks.

Rates range from $1.00 for seniors and persons with disabilities to $1.50 for students and $2.00 for adults.

Information for People With Disabilities and People over 60
All of the Best Friend Express busses are wheelchair-accessible with lifts. With proper verification, people 60 and older, those with a Medicare Card or those with disabilities can ride the Best Friend Express for half fare. For a half fare application click here.

Transit Development Plan Underway

The Lower Savannah Council of Governments is preparing a Transit Development Plan focused on public transit service over the next ten years. As a part of the study, the community is invited to provide input through our online survey available until April 14.

Three upcoming Public Workshops will be held throughout Aiken County to discuss the Transit Development Plan with the community. Please plan to attend one of the following Public Workshops, and help us spread the word by inviting a friend or neighbor to attend a meeting.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 3:30pm  -5:00pm, Aiken Technical College Community Room, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway, Aiken, SC
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, North Augusta City Council Chamber, 3rd Floor, 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC
  • Thursday, March 30, 2017, 11:00am - 2:00pm, Aiken Municipal Building Conference Center, 214 Park Avenue SW, Aiken, SC

Click here for a printable meeting announcement flyer.

For more information about Best Friend Express, including routes, schedules, fares and other questions please contact:

Lower Savannah Council of Governments
P. O. Box 850
2748 Wagener Road
Aiken, SC 29802
(803) 649-7981
FAX (803) 649-2248

Email: Christine Chandler