The line map located above the doors on each ION train shows the connecting bus routes at each station. When the upcoming station name is announced, it will also announce the connecting bus routes.

Some connecting bus stops are located right at the station. Some connections might be across the street or around a corner. The system map located in the centre of the platform shows the location of nearby bus stops.

Connecting routes

Station and connecting routes
StationConnecting routesMap

201, 202, 6, 7, 9, 14,21, 29, 31

Travel from the ION platform to the lower level to connect to most GRT buses.
View Conestoga Station area map
Northfield 9, 19, 73 View Northfield Station area map
Research and Technology 9 View Research and Technology Station area map
University of Waterloo 201, 9, 13, 19, 31, GO Transit, and Intercity buses. View University of Waterloo Station area map
Laurier-Waterloo Park   View Laurier-Waterloo Park Station area map
Willis Way 5, 7, 16 View Willis Way Station area map
Waterloo Public Square 5, 7, 16 View Waterloo Public Square Station area map
Allen 7, 16 View Allen Station area map
Grand River Hospital 4, 7, 16 View Grand River Hospital Station area map
Central 204, 6, 7, 8, 20, 34, GO Transit. Connect to GO train and VIA Rail (approx.. 7 minutes walk) View Central Station area map
Victoria Park 6, GO Transit, and Intercity buses View Victoria Park Station area map
Kitchener City Hall 204, 8, 20 View Kitchener City Hall Station area map
Queen 204, 1, 3, 6, 7 View Queen Station area map
Frederick 204, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 20 View Frederick Station area map
Kitchener Market 3 View Kitchener Market Station area map
Borden 205, 2 View Borden Station area map
Mill 205, 3 View Mill Station area map
Block Line 201, 6, 22, 26, 33 View Block Line Station area map
Fairway 302 ION Bus, and routes 1, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 23, 27, 28, 52, 110, and 901 Flex.  View Fairway Station area map

Plan your trip

Use the My New Ride trip planner to plan your trip after ION light rail service starts. Note the trip planner has draft schedules that might change.

Use GRT’s trip planning tools to see when your bus will arrive.

ION light rail and GRT buses are all one system, with one fare. The transfer on your EasyGO fare card or your ticket/transfer will allow you to transfer to the bus within 90 minutes.

Learn how to pay your fare on the bus