Palace Transit


Palace Transit operates curb to curb public transportation to anyone of any age in Mitchell Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Call the Palace Transit office at 995-8440 Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to reserve or cancel a ride. All rides must be scheduled by 4:00 p.m. the day before and Monday rides must be called in by Friday.  Weekend and evening cancellations can be made by calling 999-8440.


Holidays with limited or suspended services:
  • New Year’s Day - No Services
  • President's Day - Office Closed, Buses Operating
  • Good Friday - Office Closed at noon, Buses Operating
  • Memorial Day - No Services
  • Independence Day - No Services
  • Labor Day - No Services
  • Native American Day - Office Closed, Buses Operating
  • Veterans Day - Office Closed, Buses Operating
  • Thanksgiving Day - No Services
  • Christmas Eve - Services close at Noon
  • Christmas Day - No Services
Note: Service hours and holiday schedules are subject to change. On holidays when buses are operating and the office is closed, please contact the after hours phone number. Ride reservations for the day following a holiday must be made with the office the day before the holiday.

Shopping Schedule

  • Grocery Shopping - Monday-Friday 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. To all grocery stores.
  • Walmart - Monday-Friday 10 a.m. pickup and 11:30 a.m. return, or 1 p.m. pickup and 2:30 p.m. return


Palace Transit rides may be scheduled to go where you need to go such as:
  • Beauty Shops
  • Business
  • Daycare
  • Government Offices
  • Library
  • Parks and Recreation
  • School
  • Adult Nutrition
  • Shopping
  • Work
  • Medical Appointments


Communities served by Palace Transit include:
  • Ethan
  • Mitchell
  • Mt. Vernon


Routes are determined by our routing software. There are no guarantees on pick-up or drop off times; however, Palace Transit will strive to accommodate all passengers as best as possible.

Additional Information

We are a Medicaid provider; prior approval is required. If any individual over the age of 60 is unable to afford transportation service, contact the Palace Transit office for assistance.

Any child under the age 3 must ride with a parent or responsible guardian.

This transit agency is committed to providing non-discriminatory service. To request more information or to file a discrimination complaint contact this agency or the South Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-773-3540.

Relay South Dakota provides telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech-disabled. Call 711 for assistance.

Community Services Advisory Board

The Community Services Advisory Council meets:
  • 10-11 a.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of Every Month
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    612 N Main
    Mitchell, SD 57301