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Traveling With Kids


Traveling with Kids

Parents: If you’re bringing children with you on the bus, here are some helpful tips and safety reminders.


Kid-friendly fares

1 child under 5 rides free with paying adult.


Bringing a stroller

You’re welcome to bring a stroller on Friendly Rider. Keep in mind there may not always be room on board.

  • We recommend using a folding “umbrella” style stroller. Large and double-wide strollers are not practical for use on Friendly Rider.

  • When boarding the bus, you can ask the operator to deploy the lift or ramp if you need it.

  • For your safety, strollers must be folded on a bus and must not block the aisle or doorway.

  • Always yield the priority seating area to seniors and people with disabilities.


We’re here to help

Call 218-631-5730 or email friendly.rider@co.wadena.mn.us if you have questions, concerns or suggestions about traveling with children.


For your safety

Both parents and kids should keep safety in mind around buses.

  • Keep your kids close to make sure you don’t get separated.

  • Never cross the street in front of a Friendly Rider bus, unless it’s stopped at a traffic light, and be sure to look both ways when walking past the front of the bus to cross another lane of traffic.


Rider rules and etiquette

It’s never too early to teach good riding habits! When they’re old enough, brief your child on the basic rules for riding Friendly Rider. Friendly Rider link


Take Friendly Rider to family fun

Looking for something fun to do? There are dozens of family-friendly destinations you can discover using buses in our area. 


Traveling with a large group?

If you’re bringing a large group on board (10 or more), be sure to contact us to schedule your trip at least two weeks in advance. Your group can also receive a discounted "Class Pass" fare.