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Huntsville Transit to offer transportation to upcoming concerts

Published on October 5, 2023

An Orbit bus is seen on a street with a tree and brick building in the background. The bus is blue, purple and white and has "orbit" on the side.

Huntsville Transit is offering music-lovers attending two upcoming concerts at The Orion Amphitheater a safe way to travel to and from the venue.

Riders can take the Orion Express from five downtown locations for the Outlaw Music Festival (Oct. 11) and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Oct. 27). Orbit buses will run every 15 minutes starting at 4 p.m. and will return riders to their destination until 1 hour after the event ends.

Pick-up and drop-off locations are as follows: 106 Jefferson, Hampton Inn, AC Hotel, Embassy Suites and Springhill Suites. Round-trip tickets are $10 per person; seniors and individuals with disabilities can ride for $5.

Quisha Bryant, Director of Huntsville’s Department of Parking and Public Transportation, said the Orion Express is a collaborative effort between the City, Downtown Huntsville, Inc. (DHI) and The Orion Amphitheater.

“We want everyone who plans to attend these shows to get there and back safely, and this is a convenient way to travel, especially if you’re already staying downtown,” Bryant said. “This is the first time we’ve offered this, so if it’s a success, we’ll consider bringing it back next year. We thank our partners at DHI and The Orion for helping get the word out.”

How to ride

Tickets can be purchased through the Token Transit app, available for iOS and Android users. New users will need to create an account and then verify their information. Once that’s done, the user should click “Buy Passes” and select “Adult” under the “Rider” section. Users should then click the “Outlaw Music Express” option to purchase the fare.

Visit HuntsvilleAL.gov/transit to learn more about the City of Huntsville’s public transportation options.


A map depicting the Orion Express route from downtown Huntsville to The Orion Amphitheather