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Bus Service in Wadena

We serve Wadena city and its surrounding areas, including Verndale, daily. 

  • Monday-Wednesday: 6am - 6pm
  • Thursday - Friday: 6am - 10pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday: 7:30am - 12:30pm

Service from Wadena to Brainerd is available Monday through Friday. 

A map of locations served daily by Friendly Rider bus service.

The Wadena Loop

As an extra service in Wadena, Friendly Rider buses travel a loop of frequently requested businesses each hour. The bus will begin at Humphrey Manor, continue to the businesses listed, and return to Humphrey Manor to begin the route again. This service is available each day and ensures riders receive reliable service to needed medical care and shopping. For those living and working nearby, the Wadena Loop makes using the Friendly Rider service quick and easy. 

  1. Humphrey Manor
  2. Tri-County Health Care - Rehabilitation Clinic
  3. Thrifty White
  4. Tri-County Health Care - Main Doors
  5. Walmart
  6. Super One Foods 

Community Partnerships

We are proud to partner with community organizations and businesses to provide public transportation to area residents. The following businesses provide free or reduced rate bus tickets to their patients or customers. Ask for more information the next time you are traveling to one these locations.

tri county health (2)
woodland dental
wadena eye clinic (2)

Three local churches also provide free or reduced tickets to community members who wish to attend services: St. Anne's Church, Emanuel Lutheran Church, and St. John's Lutheran Church.

Together we can create a better, more connected community. How can we help you? If you are interested in finding out how we can work with you and your customers, please contact us.