Elementary & Secondary

Elementary & Secondary Student Fares Elementary and high school students are eligible to buy strips of reduced-fare tickets or a monthly GRT travel pass. In either case, they first need a GRT photo I.D. card.

Fare Prices

Buying Tickets (Fare Agent list)


How to get a Photo I.D. card

A Photo ID card can be purchased at the Ainslie Street or Charles Street Transit Terminals. Please keep in mind that Student Photo I.D. cards expire each year on September 30. I.D. cards can be purchased at any time. Please be prepared to show proof of student status when purchasing a new I.D.

High school students should bring a current student card or school timetable and identification.

Elementary students should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cash Fare

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

Reduced-fare tickets

Elementary and high school students can save 29 per cent of the cash fare by buying a strip of five reduced-fare tickets.

Strips of reduced tickets can be purchased at the Ainslie Street and Charles Street Transit Terminals, most Sobeys and Zehrs stores and many other locations across the Region. You will need to show your GRT Photo I.D. card.

Link to Fare Agent Listing

Monthly Student Pass

The monthly student pass provides elementary and high school students with unlimited ridership on all GRT routes for one calendar month.

The monthly student pass is on sale from the 20th of the preceding month until the 15th business day of the current month.

Monthly student passes are available at the Ainslie Street and Charles Street Transit Terminals, most Sobeys and Zehrs stores across the Region and many other retail locations. Don't forget to take your Photo I.D. with you to buy the pass.

Link to Fare Agent Listing

How to use a monthly student pass
As you board the bus, show your GRT Student I.D. card when using a reduced ticket or monthly pass. Your pass should have the serial number of your Photo I.D. card inscribed with ink, ballpoint or felt marker. The pass is non-refundable and not transferrable.

Note: GRT will not refund or replace monthly transit passes for any reason.

SunOne Student Summer Bus Pass

The SunOne Summer Bus Pass can be used from July 1 through to August 31.

Claim a tax credit

The cost of monthly student passes can be claimed for a federal transit tax credit. Be sure to keep expired passes as proof of purchase. GRT does not issue receipts.

Children Under 5

Children under five are free if they travel with a paying customer. Maximum of three children per paying customer.

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 us 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 and Waterloo for one adult for one calendar day, Monday - Sunday.

Day Pass - Family Use: Allows for unlimited travel in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo for a family on Saturday, 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. Note: Beginning July 5, 2014 this pass will be valid for Saturday use as well.

Gift certificates

Gift certificates for the purchase of a monthly pass are available at the Ainslie Street Transit Terminal in Cambridge and the Charles Street Transit Terminal in Kitchener.







Grand River Transit
250 Strasburg Rd
Kitchener, ON N2E 3M6

Phone: 519-585-7555
TTY: 519-575-4608

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