Town of Lauderdale•By•The•Sea Community Bus Service

The Pelican Hopper offers free public transportation – you don’t need a car! The Pelican Hopper is FREE, air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks.



The real-time desktop and smart phone app allows residents and visitors to the Town to easily and conveniently select the route they need.

The app is accessible on smart phones, Apple and Android devices, desktop computers and laptops. The Pelican Hopper is the latest addition to the app, which also tracks real-time locations of all seven Sun Trolley routes and the Riverwalk Water Trolley.

Download the Tracker App today and find how easy it is to navigate your way around the Town of LBTS and other nearby locations. You’ll only need your keys for your front door! 

Click here to start the desktop version of the Trolley Tracker.

Download the app on your android phone

Download the app on your iphone.

The Pelican Hopper operates daily service throughout the Town and to Holy Cross Hospital, Monday through Saturday only, on the following schedule:

Monday – Thursday: 9 am to 5:25 pm
Friday: 9 am to 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 10 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
5-10 pm Town boundaries only.

Public Holidays

There is no Community Bus Service on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the day following
  • Christmas Day
  • 4th of July may have limited service

This free Community Bus Service is offered in partnership with Broward County Transit (BCT).

The Pelican Hopper connects to other public transportation, so when you want to explore the area, we have connections to get you where you want to go. Let someone else do the driving!

The Pelican Hopper riders connecting with BCT routes are expected to pay the appropriate fares. For BCT fares and schedules, go to or call 954-357-8400.


The Galt Link of SunTrolley was suspended as of December 1, 2017. For more information on the Sun Trolley, please call 954-TROLLEY. More info at Sun Trolley Website.

  There are two buses running in opposite directions that will take you from Lauderdale By The Sea past Galt Ocean Mile to Fort Lauderdale Beach, The Galleria Mall and other popular shopping destinations. Download the Sun Trolley Tracker app and choose “Galt Link” to see the route and track the Trolley.



Other transportation services you can connect with are:

BCT Routes *11, 36, 55 and 72

* Travels along A1A/the beach to Las Olas Boulevard to fine dining, shopping and museums.

Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley

Connects to the Sun Trolley at three locations on Galt Ocean Mile and travels directly to Sunrise Boulevard and Galleria Mall for shopping and dining. 


Bus Stops and Hours

The Pelican Hopper stops where people are visibly waiting – in front of businesses or at BCT bus stops. The Pelican Hopper may arrive a few minutes earlier or later than the schedule depending on traffic, weather or mechanical issues. Please give yourself enough time when using the bus.

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