Hobbs Express

City of Hobbs Transportation Department
(575) 397-9290
424 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Hobbs Express to deliver safe, dependable and affordable transportation services in a courteous and professional manner.

Printable Rider Guide and Map

Greyhound Bus Service

Effective April 11, 2019, Greyhound Bus Lines has moved to a full-service agency bus stop at the Valero Convenience Store located at 2220 N. West County Road in Hobbs.

Greyhound Customer Service
(800) 231-2222


Description of Transit Program

Currently the Hobbs Express provides two types of service, general public demand response transportation service; and fixed route service. All Hobbs Express vehicles are ADA accessible including wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. This vital program for the citizens of Hobbs is provided six days per week within the five mile addressing area for the City of Hobbs.

The general public demand response, curb-to-curb transportation service and the fixed routes are available to all members of the Hobbs community on a first-come, first-served basis to employment, medical care, shopping, and education and recreation facilities. Passengers are encouraged to make reservations the day before up to 14 days in advance to secure the time they require. No same day service is available.

The Hobbs Express serves any location within the city limits of Hobbs and within the five mile addressing area. Included in this service area are the Lea County Airport, New Mexico Junior College, Lea Regional Hospital, University of the Southwest, and the Texas/New Mexico State Line.

Hobbs Express observes all state holidays.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The City of Hobbs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability. To file a complaint, click here for the complaint form and procedures. To find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations or assistance in filing a complaint, please contact Jan Fletcher at (575) 397-9207.


Hobbs Express is accessible to persons with disabilities. Buses and vans are equipped with wheelchair lifts that enable persons in wheelchairs or persons who cannot navigate steps to ride the bus. Buses have priority seating for persons with disabilities. Operators are trained to assist riders use lifts and secure wheelchairs. You may travel with your respirator, concentrator, and portable oxygen. Service animals are welcome onboard buses and vans and in our facilities. (They must be kept under the control of the passenger at all times.) Public information is available in alternative formats upon request.

Wheelchair Securement Required

All wheelchairs must be secured to be transported.

Reasonable Modification Policy

Passengers with disabilities may request modifications to current service procedures to access the service. To make a request, please contact us at (575) 397-9290 or hobbsexpress@hobbsnm.org. Please submit requests at least the day before the trip. Hobbs Express will not charge additional fees for passengers requiring reasonable modifications.

Veterans Ride Free!

Veterans ride free on all Hobbs Express bus routes as well as the demand response-paratransit bus service. Upon boarding any of the fare-based routes, Veterans must present a Veterans ID photo badge or valid New Mexico driver's license with a Veteran's designation, and their fare will be waived.

Veterans have made a great sacrifice to all of us and we want to thank them for their service to our country and to the people of the United States. Hobbs Express is proud to offer this benefit to our Veterans.

Hobbs Express provides fixed-route bus service on four routes that run daily each hour throughout the community at designated bus stops. Riders can transfer to another route at various bus stop locations. Route service is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Through the demand response program, riders may schedule a pickup from any specific location within city limits and receive curb-to-curb transportation service. Demand response service is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All demand response rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance.

For more information or to schedule a pickup, call Hobbs Express at (575)397-9290.

Transportation to the Hobbs Airport

Demand response reservation rides/ADA complementary paratransit services for individuals with disabilities is available to the Hobbs Airport through Hobbs Express during regular days and hours of operation, Monday through Saturday, 7 am - 4 pm, by calling (575) 397-9290. All rides must be scheduled one day in advance. For other transportation service, you may wish to contact 777 Taxi, at (575) 318-5133 for airport rides.

Maps & Schedules

Route Service Maps and Departure Times

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Route Legend

Fares & Tickets

Fixed Route Fares

Purchase Tickets in Advance
If you are a frequent bus rider, you may wish to purchase a pass in advance. You may purchase a pass from the Hobbs Express Office.

Fixed Route Bus Service

Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Daily Trip Fare


All Ages

Bus Pass (10 Trips)


All ages

Bus Pass (20 Trips)


All ages

Student Monthly Bus Pass


Children age 6-18, unlimited rides per calendar month

Additional Student Monthly Bus Pass for Students Residing Within the Same Household Address


Children age 6-18, unlimited rides per calendar month

Adult Monthly Bus Pass


Unlimited rides per calendar month

Exact fare: When not using a pass, passengers are required to have exact fare when boarding the bus. One dollar bills and most U.S. coins are accepted. Drivers on these routes do not carry money and cannot make change.


Demand Response Fares

Passengers are encouraged to make reservations the day before up to 14 days in advance to secure the time they require. No same day service is available. If you are a frequent rider, you may wish to purchase a pass from the Hobbs Express Office.

Demand Response - Paratransit Bus Service

24-Hour Advance Reservation - No Same-Day Service Available
Hours of Operation - Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Demand Response Trip Fare


All Ages

Demand Response Pass (10 Trips)


All ages

Demand Response Pass (20 Trips)


All ages

Monthly Demand Response Pass


All ages - Unlimited rides per calender month based on scheduling availability

To Contact us:

City of Hobbs
Hobbs Public Transportation Department
424 West Broadway
Hobbs, NM 88240

Phone: (575) 397-9290
Fax: (575) 397-9362
Email: jfletcher@hobbsnm.org

Plan Your Trip

Welcome to Hobbs Express

Thanks for riding! Using public transportation, even just one day a week, is one of the best ways you can Go Green. Riding public transit reduces your carbon footprint and helps keep our air clean. There are 4 bus routes operating in the city. The Demand Response and Bus routes operate six days a week.

Plan Your Trip: Online or By Phone

It's easy to plan your trip. Either use our online route information or call the Transit office.
The transit office is open Monday through Friday at (575) 397-9290 (NM TTY800-659-8331) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in weekdays. The office is closed on weekends and most holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can ride the bus?

Anyone within the service area can ride the bus on the fixed route service or call the Hobbs Express office to schedule a ride on the demand response/Paratransit service.

How much does it cost?

Bus route fare is $1.00. Demand response fare is $2.00

Can I ride with my elderly mother?

Yes, and you will pay the applicable fee.

Can I take my bike?

At this time, we do not have bike racks on the buses.

Can the driver assist me on/off the bus?

Yes, the driver can help you if you have requested the help.

Can the driver help me witih my groceries, and run my errands?

Driver may help with putting groceries on the bus and taking groceries off the bus if the client is elderly or handicapped. We do not run errands.

Do I have to pay for my baby or child, even if I hold my child in my lap?

Children under the age of 5 ride free with an accompanying adult. Children must have a car seat.

Can the driver accept a tip?

No, drivers are not permitted to accept tips

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