The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority's (COTA) fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the island using a set schedule and established routes with fixed stops.  With approximately five (5) fixed routes serving the municipality of Saipan, COTA provides fast and economical service to schools, CHCC, stores, restaurants, and other locations on the island.

The Flame Tree Line 1A (NMC-Middle Road-CHCC-Garapan) was implemented on April 9, 2018 with a 2 hour stop frequency. The service utilizes low floor medium-duty bus with fully ADA accessible with wheelchair ramp. Bus capacity is 22 passengers and 2 wheelchairs, and two 14-seater buses with ADA compliant lifts. Each bus can accommodate 2 wheelchairs.

The Fixed Route Service is complemented by the demand and response service. 

Do you want to know how to use COTA's fixed bus service? Download our guide below.

Download Rider's Guide

Please see below for the schedules and fees. 

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Fares
$2.00 General Public (Adults, Youth ages 12+)
$1.00

Youth Ages 11 and below, Senior Citizens, Veterans, Students, and People with Disabilities

  *Infants ages 3 and below are FREE
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday - 6:30AM to 7:00PM
Saturday - 6:30AM to 4:00PM
Closed on Legal Holidays and Sundays
For reservations, please call (670) 664-2690
Inbound & Outbound Flame Tree Line 1A
Weekdays Saturdays
From: 6:30AM

From: 6:30AM

To: 7:00PM To: 4:00PM
Every 120 Minutes Every 120 Minutes
12 Trips 10 Trips

 

 

 

Weekday Bus Stops
Garapan-Bound
NMC Safety 1st CHC Paseo
6:30AM 6:51AM 7:06AM 7:10AM
8:30AM 8:51AM 9:06AM 9:10AM
10:30AM 10:51AM 11:06AM 11:10AM
12:30PM 12:51PM 1:06PM 1:10PM
2:30PM 2:51PM 3:06PM 3:10PM
4:30PM 4:51PM 5:06PM 5:10PM
NMC-Bound
Paseo CHC Ironwood NMC
7:28AM 7:41AM 7:56AM 8:13AM
9:28AM 9:41AM 9:56AM 10:13AM
11:28AM 11:41AM 11:56AM 12:13PM
1:28PM 1:41PM 1:56PM 2:13PM
3:28PM 3:41PM 3:56PM 4:13PM
5:28PM 5:41PM 5:56PM 6:13PM
Saturday Bus Stops
Garapan-Bound
NMC Safety 1st CHC Paseo
6:30AM 6:51AM 7:06AM 7:10AM
8:30AM 8:51AM 9:06AM 9:10AM
10:30AM 10:51AM 11:06AM 11:10AM
12:30PM 12:51PM 1:06PM 1:10PM
2:30PM 2:51PM 3:06PM 3:10PM
       
NMC-Bound
Paseo CHC Ironwood NMC
7:20AM 7:33AM 7:48AM 8:05AM
9:20AM 9:33AM 9:48AM 10:05AM
11:20AM 11:33AM 11:48PM 12:05PM
1:20PM 1:33PM 1:48PM 2:05PM
3:20PM 3:33PM 3:48PM 4:05PM