Fares: Adults & Children Under 5

Adult tickets and monthly passes are sold at Transit Terminals on Ainslie Street in Cambridge and Charles Street in Kitchener, most Sobeys and Zehrs grocery stores and many other locations across the Region.

Fare Prices

Buying Tickets (Fare Agent list) 

Day Pass / Family Pass


  • Children under five travel free if accompanied by a paying customer. There is a maximum of three children per paying customer allowed. 
  • All Regular fares apply for support persons accompanying customers with disabilities.

Cash Fare

When paying by cash, please have the exact cash fare available when boarding the bus. Operators do not provide change.


Purchasing a strip of GRT Adult tickets offers value and convenience.

Adults (ages 19 to 64, including post-secondary students)

Monthly pass

The monthly pass provides unlimited ridership on all GRT routes for one calendar month. If you take a round-trip on GRT five times a week, a monthly pass saves you nearly 30 per cent of the cash fare.

A pass for the following month is on sale from the 20th of each month until the 15th business day of the following month.

Photo I.D. card needed

To purchase or use an Adult pass, you need a GRT Photo I.D. card. Photo I.D. is available at the Ainslie Street and Charles Street Transit Terminals for a one-time fee.

Tax credit

Keep your pass after it expires. You can claim the cost as a transit tax credit.

Proper use of the pass

Show your GRT Adult Photo I.D. with your pass when you board the bus. Your pass should have the serial number of the Photo I.D. card inscribed in ink, ballpoint or felt marker. The pass is non-refundable and not transferrable. GRT will not refund or replace a monthly transit pass for any reason.

Day Pass (Single or Family Use)

The Day Pass works well for individuals, families or anyone taking numerous bus trips in a single day.

To use it as a single pass or family pass, just scratch off the day and month you wish to travel. When boarding the bus for the first time that day, show your pass to the driver. The driver will punch the month and day scratched so the pass is valid for the rest of that day.

Day Pass - Single Use:
Allows for unlimited travel in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira and New Hamburg for one adult for one calendar day, Monday - Sunday.

Day Pass - Family Use: Allows for unlimited travel in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Elmira and New Hamburg for a family on Saturday or Sunday or on a statutory holiday. A family can be two adults and three children, one adult and four children or two adults. Children must be under the age of 18.  

Fare Agent listings for purchase locations can be found under buying tickets.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates to purchase a monthly pass are sold at Cambridge's Ainslie Street Transit Terminal and Kitchener's Charles Street Transit Terminal.