University Students

University Students Wilfrid Laurier University & University of Waterloo Universal Bus Pass. (U-Pass)

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students may use their student card (OneCard at WLU; Watcard at UW) for unlimited rides on GRT buses. The cost is included in university tuition and valid for all school terms: September to December; January to April; May to August.

Part-time students, faculty and department staff are not eligible for the pass program.

GRT reserves the right to check the validity of a U-Pass and the identity of the user of the U-Pass and to deny use of the U-Pass. Students who present an expired, altered, or fraudulent U-Pass will have their card confiscated by the GRT bus operator or Supervisor .  GRT will forward all confiscated cards to the University of Waterloo Watcard Office or Wilfrid Laurier OneCard office by the end of the next business day after confiscation.  Attempted fraudulent use of the U-Pass may result in penalties to students and/or prosecution under applicable legislation.

Cash Fare

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

Route options

Students can take the iXpress or Routes 7, 8, 9 or 12 on University Avenue in Waterloo and connect with other routes to get around Waterloo Region.

Late Night Loop

The late night loop gives you additional service to get you home from the Club safe. Link to additional information on the Late Night Loop.

The iXpress

The iXpress bus travels between Waterloo's Conestoga Mall and Cambridge.

Click here to view route schedules

Planning a trip

EasyGo Trip Planner makes it easy. Find the link on the home page of our website here. Enter your start and end locations, when you want to travel and the travel option that suits you best.

Next bus

With a cellphone, text 57555 and key in a four-digit bus stop number found on the lower right corner of the sign. In seconds, you'll be notified of the real-time arrival of the next two buses. Scheduled times will be noted with an asterisk. 

Standard rates for text messaging from your service provider apply. No additional fees will be charged by GRT at this time.