As approved by Regional Council, a transit fare increase will take effect on Friday, July 1, 2016.
The fare change will help GRT keep pace with inflation of operating costs and sustain and support ongoing improvements to transit service in the region as outlined in the following budget documents:
December 16, 2015 Budget Committee Agenda (page 35)
January 13, 2016 Budget Committee Agenda (page 105)
Note: All passes available as of June 20, 2016 will be issued at the new July 1, 2016 fare price.
|Fare Type||Fare as of July 1, 2016|
Children 4 years of age and under
(maximum three children per paying customer)
|Adult Tickets (sold in strip of 5)||
| Reduced Tickets|
(Sold in a strip of 5)2
|Adult Monthly Pass 1||
|Reduced Monthly Pass 1,2||$70.00 |
(Per 4 month term)1
|Day Pass - Single & Family 5|| $7.75|
|SunONE Summer Pass for elementary & high school students|
TravelWise Corporate Pass (per month on a 12 month term)
T.R.I.P Pass (Transit for Reduced Income Program) 6
| $42.00 - No Change|
| U-Pass 3,4||$85.20 |
GRT Photo I.D Card
|$5.00 - No Change|
- Photo I.D. charge of $5 required - one time fee for Adult and Senior Reduced Monthly Passes; per year for Student Reduced Monthly Passes; per term for Summer Pass, College Pass (except Conestoga College) and High School Term Pass (paid by student).
- Reduced fares are available for seniors, elementary & high school students.
- Fare Prices are agreed through separate contract negotiations with student associations at the universities in the case of the U-Pass.
- U-Pass fare prices are set by an existing contract approved by Regional Council on April 1, 2015.
- The Day Pass - Single/Family is accepted on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.
- Transit for Reduced Income and Transit Affordability Pass Programs are subsidized by Social Services.
How to pay your fare
If you pay with cash:
- You must have the exact fare. Drivers do not sell tickets or make change.
- Place your exact cash fare in the farebox when you board the bus. Fareboxes accept any combination of bills and coins. GRT's new fareboxes (arriving in late spring, 2016) only accept coins. No bills or pennies please. Request a transfer if you wish to continue your trip on another bus. It is valid for 90 minutes, and is your proof of payment when you wish to board another bus.
If you pay with a ticket:
- Place your ticket in the farebox (or temporary container for buses with the new farebox) when you board the bus.
If you pay with a pass:
- Show your pass to the operator and have a seat. Do not place your pass in the farebox. Your pass is valid for the month shown on the front of the pass.
If you pay with a transfer:
- Check the expiration time at the bottom of your transfer, you may board until that time.
- If you have a current GRT transfer, give your transfer to the operator and have a seat.
- For buses with the new farebox, show the current GRT transfer to the Operator and deposit it in the temporary container.
- If you are using a new transfer, distributed by the new farebox, hold it up to the barcode scanner located on the new farebox. The farebox will check if the transfer is valid.
Fares are subject to change without notice.