ASHEBORO — There’s a new bus ride in town.
Sunway Charters has begun a new Mid-State Express Bus Service that runs from Fayetteville to Winston-Salem and back with connections in Lexington, High Point, Asheboro, Siler City and Sanford.
Tickets for local riders range from:
- $4 from Asheboro to either High Point or Siler City.
- $8 from Asheboro to either Lexington or Sanford.
- $12 from Asheboro to Winston-Salem.
- $20 from Asheboro to Fayetteville.
There are two pickups in Asheboro in the morning (10:40 a.m. going to Fayetteville, 11:20 a.m. going to Winston-Salem) and two dropoff times in the afternoon (4:20 p.m. from Fayetteville and 3:40 p.m. from Winston-Salem).
The Asheboro stop is at the South Asheboro Park & Ride, 799 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro, across the street from the Randolph County government building at the intersection of McDowell Road and I-74. That stop is also used by the PART bus system, which takes travelers through parts of Randolph County and into Greensboro.
Sunway promotes its service for people who would rather ride than drive to jobs, schools, medical appointments and shopping centers in the above cities. It works in partnership with the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in a way that allows riders to link to other services independently.
The bus service will be available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The Mid-State Express is the third route put together by Sunway.
The Mountaineer East/West route runs from Greensboro to Boone with three stops in Winston-Salem (one of the two state headquarters for Sunway). Other stops on that route include Hamptonville and Wilkesboro with the Boone stop at Appalachian State University.
The third route is the Mountaineer North/South, which runs from ASU in Boone to Charlotte (where the other company HQ is located). That route stops in Lenoir, Newton, Lincolnton and Gastonia before hitting Charlotte and making the loop back to Boone.
Exact stops for all three routes can be found on sunwaycharters.com.