GRT has six express bus routes that provide frequent, limited-stop service along major corridors in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge. The iXpress/ION bus routes have shelters with digital signs showing real-time departure information for the next bus. Select stations also have map displays, bike racks and bike lockers.

The 302 ION bus uses transit priority signals to move along routes more quickly. These signals detect buses as they approach and either extend the green or shorten the red signal to minimize delays.

The portion of the 200 iXpress between Conestoga Mall and Fairview Mall was replaced by ION light rail.

  • Route 301 ION bus
    Runs between Fairway Station in Kitchener and Ainslie Street Terminal in Cambridge.
  • Route 201
    Runs between Conestoga Mall in the north end of Waterloo and Forest Glen Terminal in Kitchener.
  • Route 202
    Runs between Conestoga Mall in the north end of Waterloo and The Boardwalk on the west side of Kitchener.
  • Route 203
    Runs between Conestoga College Doon campus and Cambridge Centre.
  • Route 204
    Runs between The Boardwalk on the west side of Kitchener and Ottawa/Lackner of the east side of Kitchener.
  • Route 205
    Runs on Ottawa Street between Sunrise Centre on the west side of Kitchener and Lackner Boulevard on the east. 

New express routes

GRT has proposed several new express bus routes in the New Directions plan for 2017-21. 

Learn more about New Directions