FREE Shuttle Service


It's Painless, It's Safe, & It's FREE! 

Hop on the Complimentary Shuttle in Big Bear Village (see map below), or catch a bus at any bus stop to get to the event

When you're ready to retire for the evening after a day of cold brews, German cheers and chicken dances...We'll drive you home free of charge. We'll take you curb to curb anywhere you are staying in Big Bear Valley.


STEP 1 - Get a Free Ride to Oktoberfest from the Bartlett Bus Stop in Big Bear Village

With limited parking capacity, it is highly recommended that guests catch a free ride to Oktoberfest via the complimentary shuttle. It departs from the bus shelter at 630 Bartlett Rd. in Big Bear Lake Village (see map below) every 30 minutes, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Evening rides return 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays Only. 


STEP 2 - Have a Good Time at Oktoberfest

With continuous live music on two stage that includes traditional polka music and classic rock, plus countless chicken dances throughout the can you not have a good time. There's log sawing, stein holding contests and a shopping area with a variety of vendors. Your tummy will be happy with a trip to the German Kitchen for grilled bratwurst and sauerkraut, and don't forget the apple strudel with warm vanilla sauce! You'll want to wash it down with an imported cold German beer! Just as you sit down the music starts up and you're back on the dance floor...Whew! 


STEP 1 - OPTION #2 - Catch a Bus from a Bus Stop in Big Bear Valley

Mountain Transit has added Big Bear Lake Convention Center (Home to Oktoberfest) as a regular stop to its regularly scheduled bus stops throughout Big Bear Valley, each Saturday during Oktoberfest season. See route maps below or visit for interactive routes and schedules.


STEP 3 - Get a Free & Safe Ride Back!

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest ensures its guests get a safe ride back to their cabin, lodge, hotel or residence after a day of cold brews, German cheers and chicken dances. The complimentary shuttle runs Fridays from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Catch a free ride to any lodging accommodations or home in Big Bear Valley and leave teh driving to professional drivers. There's no schedule to follow and rides are at the ready. 


  • Mask or Face Covering (must be worn on bus)
  • Ticket Reservations Info 
  • Cell Phone / Camera
  • Cash or Credit Card 
  • Empty Stein (if you have one) or you can purchase one at Oktoberfest (must be fully empty to board bus) 
  • Oktoberfest outfit (lederhosen, hat, dirndl, etc.)
  • Layers of clothing (remember it's the mountains, and it can get nippy in October).

Note: We have masks/face coverings, steins, and sweatshirts for sale at our merchandise area.

Map to Village Pickup Location - Free Shuttle

Bus Stops Along Route 1 - Free Rides to Oktoberfest


Bus Stops Along Route 11 - Free Rides to Oktoberfest

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