Free Shuttle Loop

This year TCFF will be working with the BATA Bayline to provide shuttle service to our venues. Now traveling both Eastbound and Westbound, the shuttle buses will arrive approximately every 15 minutes and will run Wednesday – Sunday 7 am until the last filmgoers and volunteers are returned to their cars. Hop on and off with ease on these air conditioned, ADA Accessible buses with wifi! Festival volunteers will be at your service to make sure you know how to get around. It’s free, green, and easy!

Plus, patrons staying at hotels along the bay at select properties will be able to grab the shuttle right from the lobby! Running from Meijer on the Westside to Woodland Creek on the Eastside, this is an even better way to get around TC and the festival. Parking for FREE at Meijer on the Westside and NMC’s Cherry Lot on the East is recommended.

The general BATA Bayline map is below, stay tuned for an updated TCFF specific version. Buses will stop at most venues, and will be available on demand for some specific trips.

Bike Friendly Town

Traverse City has ample bike parking that is conveniently located around Downtown Traverse City. Our bike friendly city continues to improve its trails and bike lanes. Bike racks are located on sidewalks in various locations throughout Downtown Traverse City,  in the Larry C. Hardy and Old Town Parking Decks and at each festival venue.

Additional Bike Racks Provided By Norte!

We’ve partnered with Norte! to provide additional bike racks for all of our venues.

Store Your Car

FREE parking is available all day and night on the east side of town at NMC’s Cherry Lot (near Milliken Auditorium) or on the west side in the classic Meijer parking lot (near the car wash). Parking is also available in two downtown parking decks (Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck and Old Town Parking Deck) where you can drop off your car and hop on the FREE BATA Bayline Festival Loop Shuttle.

When attending movies at The Kubrick at Central Grade, please bike, walk, or us the Old Town Parking Deck, rather than parking on the street. And please exit quietly after nighttime shows at The Kubrick. Help us be good neighbors!

Visit the Downtown TC website for more information on parking near our Downtown venues.

Walking & Shuttle Times

Want to walk or take the shuttle, but worried that you’ll miss your film? We’ve taken out the guesswork, so that you’ll be able to leave your car at home and take advantage of two great, FREE options. With these charts, find out exactly how much time it takes to get from venue to venue by foot or by shuttle.
Disclaimer! Times May Vary