Greyhound Bus Lines, Boise-Winnemucca Stages, Northwestern Trailways, Valley Ride and Sun Valley Stages all pass through, and stop in, Boise. Greyhound goes, well, everywhere—if you’re willing to make enough connections. Northwestern Trailways provides daily service between Boise and Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Lewiston. Valley Ride connects Boise to other cities and towns within the Treasure Valley—Caldwell, Nampa, Eagle, Meridian, Middleton and Star. Sun Valley Stages offers daily service between Boise Airport and Sun Valley Resort.
Driving in Boise is relatively painless, at least compared to other cities. Downtown is easy to negotiate, has plenty of paid meters and parking garages, and little heavy traffic. From the interstate, there are three ways to get downtown. From the east, take either the Broadway or Vista exits. Broadway is the easiest way to get to the popular East End and North End neighborhoods. From the west, hop onto the I-84 Connector. Once downtown, streets are easy to understand, alternating one-ways on a grid. North-South streets are numbered starting at the east edge of downtown and heading west; cross streets simply have names. State Street is a major artery that accesses all neighborhoods and smaller rural towns to the west. Where Boise transportation can get a little painful if you're driving is near Towne Square Mall and the intersection of the Connector and the I-84. It seems that no matter the time of day, unless you’re talking midnight, traffic’s almost always near gridlock there.
Boise taxis are a bargain. Rates are set by the city: initial charge is $2.20 and then $2.40 per mile. Sitting in traffic or stopped? It’ll cost you a mere 4 cents per minute. If you don't have your own car, and don't plan on renting, utilizing the city's taxis is the next best form of Boise transportation