Same Day Service

STAR Transit offers same day trips in limited areas via the STARNow service.  Trips may be booked using the STARNow app or by calling 877-631-5278.

The app allows riders to book and pay for same day trips in Mesquite, Balch Springs, Kaufman, Terrell, Forney, Seagoville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville.  Pick up and drop off points must be inside these zones. Wait time is based on vehicle availability.

Pre-scheduled trips to/from Hanby Stadium (Mesquite) and the DART Lawnview Station are available via STARNow.
Pick up times:  Mon – Fri from Hanby Stadium to Lawnview  (6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm), from Lawnview to Hanby Stadium (6:30 am, 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm).


Service Hours

Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm (Mesquite 6:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mesquite, Balch Springs & Terrell)

How to Schedule a Ride

  1. Download the STARNow mobile app from the Apple App store and Google Play store.
  2. Open the STARNow app on your mobile device.
  3. Tap on the “Where to?” box and select your drop-off location by searching for a point-of-interest or address. When selecting your pickup spot you can use your current location (the default) or enter your pickup location/address manually.
  4. Add additional passengers or request accessibility features by tapping on the “Passenger” or “Wheelchair” icons.
  5. If you want to schedule your trip in advance, select a later time by tapping “Schedule” in the lower right corner. Trips can only be scheduled for the same day.
  6. Choose to add a credit card and pay for your trip in the app or select cash and pay on the vehicle.
  7. Review your estimated pickup and drop-off time and tap “Request Ride” when ready.

Once a trip is created, riders will receive real-time updates via text or app notifications and can track vehicle location and estimated arrival time in the STARNow app.

Don’t have a smartphone?
Book your trip by calling 877-631-5278.

Note: Phone reservations must be made at least 30 minutes in advance. Only same-day trips accepted. Reservations accepted Monday – Friday, starting at 5:30 am.



Cash on the vehicle or payment with a credit card equaling the fare amount is required each time you board the bus. Drivers are not able to make change.

  • Fare structure:
    • Rides within the travel zone for passengers ages 13 – 59 = $2.00
    • Qualified 60+, Veterans, Disabled Riders = $1.00
    • Children 12 and under ride free with a paid fare.
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Travel Tips

  • Enter your current location and desired destination, either with the app or by calling 877-631-5278.
  • All STARNow vehicles meet ADA requirements, offering wheelchair lifts or ramps to accommodate riders with disabilities. Riders with disabilities may bring service animals on board.
  • All trips require a reservation. No walk-ups allowed.
  • Be ready. Vehicles depart briefly after arriving at the pick-up point noted by the app.
  • Need to cancel a trip? Let us know before the vehicle arrives, either via the app or by phone.

Service Holidays

Service is not available on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day


Need Further Assistance?

Contact us at 877-631-5278.