Bus service

GRT operates more than 50 bus routes in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira and New Hamburg. All of GRT's conventional buses are fully accessible "kneeling" buses with low floors and wheelchair ramps. Learn more about GRT's accessible buses

GRT also provides busPLUS service in new neighbourhoods and on new routes. BusPLUS uses smaller 19-seat vehicles which are fully accessible and equipped with a lift and wheelchair spaces.

Currently busPLUS provides service to the Northlake area of Waterloo, the Doon South area of Kitchener, and the Cherry Blossom district in Cambridge. BusPLUS also serves New Hamburg and Wilmot Township.

Learn how to ride the bus

Express buses

GRT operates five express bus routes that provide frequent, limited-stop service along major corridors in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge: route 200, 201, 202, 203 and 204. The iXpress/ION bus rapid transit 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.

Learn more about GRT's express service

ION light rail

ION is the Region of Waterloo's rapid transit system. ION is made up of light rail and bus rapid transit (BRT). 

ION light rail consists of a 19-kilometre route from the Conestoga Mall transit terminal in Waterloo to the Fairview Park Mall transit terminal in Kitchener, with 19 stops in between.

Learn more about ION light rail

Door-to-door accessible services

All of GRT's conventional buses are fully accessible. For customers who are unable to use conventional transit, GRT provides specialized transit services, including door-to-door service using specialized vehicles.

Learn more about accessible services

Flexible Transit Pilots

GRT is piloting three different types of flexible transit service in Waterloo Region in areas that have been difficult to serve with conventional transit service. They include the 901 Flex, a community bus in the Trinity Village/Freeport Campus area; the 902 Flex, a subsidized taxi service in Hespeler Village; and the 903 Flex, a ridesharing pilot in Northwest Waterloo.

Learn more about these flexible transit options