Wichita Transit’s free downtown Q-Line bus service has a whole new look. The Q-line in Wichita has been and still will be a great FREE way to get around downtown – it just won’t keep the nostalgic trolley look.
The NEW Q-LINE buses are zero-emission, modern and have free WIFI, bike racks, and are easier to board because of the lower floors/ramp. Wichita Transit says they have a quieter, more comfortable ride too.
The Q-line route serves Delano, Old Town, Douglas Design District and Clifton Square. It runs along Douglas Ave. in the center of Wichita, from Clifton Square on the east to Delano on the west.
The new Q will operate on weeknights (Monday through Thursday) from 5-11 p.m., then from 5 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays. It doesn’t run on Sundays.
The new Q-LINE went into service on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Again, the Q-line is still FREE.
How to use the Free Q-line Trolley Service in Wichita
First, you’ll look for a Q-line trolley sign. (Or cheat and use the app!)
The signs are color-coded, so you’ll know which Q route stops there. Trolley stops are located about every other block along the trolley routes.
Second, you’ll wait for a trolley to come around. The trolleys run approximately every 15 minutes, so if you’re in the right place you shouldn’t have to wait much longer than 10 minutes to catch a trolley.
Third, when the trolley arrives, use “elevator etiquette,” i.e. wait for riders to exit before you get on.
Finally, when you’re about a block away from your destination, pull the cord along the window of the trolley to indicate to the driver that you want to stop.
How much does the Q-line Trolley cost?
It is FREE. Zero dollars. Costs nothing!
I think riding the Q-line Trolley (for free!) would make a fun Saturday morning or afternoon thing to do visiting the shops and restaurants along the route covered by the trolley, so you’d always have something fun to do!
The Q-line Mobile App
Visit the website for more information about Wichita Transit services.