Blossom Express


The City of Ripon Blossom Express bus operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays providing a fixed route service to stops in Ripon including SaveMart and the Ripon Library, and in Modesto to Vintage Faire Mall and the Target Center.  Deviations within ¾ mile of the bus stop are available upon request.  Connections to eTrans (Escalon) at Dale & Veneman, Modesto, RTD (San Joaquin County) and MAX (Stanislaus County) bus lines are available.

The Blossom Express does not operate on the following holidays:

-  New Years' Day
-  Independence Day
-  Veteran's Day
-  Thanksgiving Day
-  Christmas Day



An EZ way to plan, pay and ride transit. 


The City of Ripon, along with the San Joaquin Council of  Governments (SJCOG) and six other transit agencies in San  Joaquin County, will launch EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system available in the Vamos Mobility App, making it “EZ” to purchase public transit tickets in your mobile device. Once downloaded, transit riders can use the app to plan their journeys and purchase tickets for any of the seven participating transit systems.

- City of Tracy Tracer
- City of Manteca Transit
- City of Escalon eTrans
- City of Ripon Blossom Express
- City of Lodi Grapeline
- Altamont Corridor Express
- San Joaquin Regional Transit District 

The free app is available from both the App Store and Google Play by searching for “Vamos Mobility” or “EZHub”.
For more information about downloading and using EZHub or Vamos and to download the Vamos Mobility app, visit

Fare/Fare Schedule

Passengers must have exact fare.  Bus Operators do not make change.

 Category  Fare
One Way General Fare  $2.00
One Way Discount Fare  $1.00
Deviation Fee General Fare
(Additional Fee)
Deviation Fee Discount Fare
Excludes students (Additional Fee)
Full Day Pass General Fare  $4.00
Full Day Pass Discount Fare
Ten-Ride Discount Booklet
General Fare
Ten-Ride Discount booklet 
Discount Booklet

Fare Structure Notes

General Fare valid for ages 5 to 59.

Discount Fare valid only for seniors (age 60 & older), Medicare card holders,
students (children age 5‐17 and college students with valid School ID), and
Certificate of Eligibility card holders.  Driver may ask for proof of eligibility.  
Senior/Disabled Discount Card Applications are available at the City of Ripon
or download by clicking the above link.

Free  Personal Care Attendants (while accompanying disabled passengers)
and up to four children age 4 & under (while accompanied by a fare‐paying
adult) ride free of charge.  Fare for each additional child costs $2.00.

Full Day Pass may be purchased from Driver.  Passes are not transferrable to
other bus lines.

Deviations within 3/4 mile of the bus stop are available upon request.  
Reservations MUST be made at least one day in advance during regular
business hours, Monday thru Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Driver is limited
to two deviations per loop.  Call 209‐253‐5327 to make a reservation.

Almond Blossom Bus Route Schedule
Almond Blossom Bus Route Map

Bike Racks

The Ripon Blossom Express is equipped with two bike racks on the bus.  Ride the bus to your destination for the same low price you would normally pay, and your bike rides free!

Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading their own bicycles. Bus drivers do not assist with the loading and unloading of bikes.

Racks are conveniently located on the front of the bus and can accommodate two bikes at a time. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized or tandem bikes are not permitted.

Your Safety

Caution should be taken when loading and unloading your bicycle. The Blossom Express is not responsible for any damage that may be caused while your bike is being loaded/unloaded or while it is in the rack. Passengers should:

-  Notify the bus driver before loading a bike.
-  Load and unload bikes from the side o fhte bus nearest the curb.
-  Exit the bus from the front door and advise the bus driver that you will be 
   un-loading a bike.

The City or its contractors are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bicycles.



  • Remain seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Please use the handrails for safety.
  • The seats closest to the front of the bus are reserved for elderly and disabled riders.
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed on the bus.
  • No abusive, threatening or obscene language permitted.
  • No animals allowed except for service animals.
  • No sound equipment may be played on the bus without headphones.
  • No hazardous materials are permitted.
  • Please limit the number of packages/personal items you carry.  They shall be kept out of the aisle and out of the way of other passengers.  Do not use a seat to hold large items.  Strollers and recreational scooters must be folded.
  • Appropriate clothing and shoes are required.

Violation of the rules may result in driver not permitting passenger to board or immediate removal from the bus.


The Blossom Express is equipped with a Lift Ramp for mobility devices and meets ADA Requirements.  The bus can accommodate up to two mobility devices per trip.  The maximum load capacity is 950 lbs.  The Lift Ramp measures 94" L x 30’” W.

TITLE VI (Non-discrimination)

The City of Ripon is a direct recipient of Federal financial assistance.  All recipients are required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title 23 CFR Part 200 and Title 49 CFR Part 21), as well as related statutes and regulations.

View The City of Ripon’s Non-Discrimination Statement.

Any person/s who believes they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin may file a complaint. The complaint may be filed by the individual or his/her representative.  All complaints must be in writing and filed no later than 60 calendar days of the alleged discrimination.

Please complete the Title VI Complaint Form to file a complaint.


7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

(209)253-5327 Blossom Express Information
[email protected] 

(209)599-2685 (fax)
City of Ripon
259 N. Wilma Avenue
Ripon, Ca 95366 

(209)599-2108 City of Ripon Liaison Officer
259 N. Wilma Avenue, Attn: Liaison Officer
Ripon, Ca 95366
[email protected] 





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