Philomath is served by Philomath Connection which is a local and inter-city bus service for Benton County.
In-town fare is $.50, intercity fare is $1.00. Free for children under 6. (Through Sept 1, children 6 to 17 years of age are also free (see GT article below). OSU Faculty, Staff & Students with VALID OSU ID can ride all Philomath routes by showing ID EACH TIME YOU RIDE. (Subject to annual agreements with OSU & ASOSU.)
If you're travelling further and without a car you may ride the Philomath Connection to Corvallis, then walk a couple blocks to the Greyhound bus station at 153 NW 4th St. Service is limited. Valley Retriever Buslines provides service from Philomath to Newport, Bend, Portland, and points in between. If you're flying out of PDX you may choose to ride Hut Shuttle from Corvallis (Hut picks up at the Hilton Garden Inn and at the OSU bookstore).
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Transportation in the News
Scobel Wiggins/Gazette-Times (7-2-08) London Fields of Philomath, 13, loads his bike on the bus for a free ride home after spending the day in Corvallis with his friends.