Fares & Info

Please call 905-687-5555 for St. Catharines Transit information and lost & found.

Effective September 1, 2014

FARE Prepaid Ride Cards Cash
Adults 10 ride card for $26.00 $3.00
Seniors 10 ride card for $20.00 $3.00
Secondary & Elementary Students 10 ride card for $22.50
Secondary Students $3.00
Elementary Students – age 6 to grade 8 $2.50

31 day passes are available in a number of different categories. They allow 31 days of consecutive unlimited use of services from first day activation by the fare box on any bus.

All passes are Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable.

Proper Identification can be requested at time of purchase or at time of boarding.

Lost, damaged or stolen passes ARE NOT replaced or refunded.

Effective September 1, 2014

Transit Pass Price
Weekend One Day All Day Family Pass  (please pay the driver on the bus) $7.00/day
Adult Pass (ages 64 and under) $92.00/month
Senior Pass (Adults 65+) $57.00/month
'Semester' Pass MAY – AUGUST* $290.00/4 months
Secondary & Elementary Students Pass $62.00/month

Please retain your receipt at time of purchase.
*Semester valid for post-secondary students ONLY

All 31 day pass prices are subject to change:

All  fares are only valid on St. Catharines Transit buses servicing routes within St. Catharines and Thorold.

Fares: St.Catharines Transit operates on an exact fare system. Our Operators do not carry ride cards or change. Children 5 and under ride FREE. Must be accompanied by a fare paying adult. Maximum of 4 children per adult.


DOWNTOWN TERMINAL: 70 Carlisle St. between King & St. Paul
Only cash or debit may be used to purchase 10 ride cards, 31 day passes and Semester passes at the Downtown Terminal.

Day Hours of purchase
Monday to Friday 6:15am – 6:30pm
Saturday 7:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Holidays 10:00am – 5:30pm

Only cash or debit are accepted for purchases at our St. Catharines Transit Commission Office.  Hours of purchase are Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm excluding statutory holidays.

Note: You may be requested to show some sort of current proper identification at time of purchasing any type of fare media or at time of boarding.

Click here for a list of Transit Ride Card Sales Locations.

Secondary School and Continued Education: Current Photo – ID issued by your educational institution or a St. Catharines Transit Continuing Education or Secondary School Authorization form may be requested at time of boarding and at time of purchase. Talk with your school official to get a form.

All 31 day passes and Semester passes are only available to be purchased at:

  • Downtown Transit Terminal (Ticket Office)
  • St. Catharines Transit Commission Office, 2012 First St. Louth

Stop Request

In the evening, if you wish to exit at a location other than a regular bus stop, simply speak with your bus Operator a block before you wish to get off the bus, and they will let you off as close to your request as is safely possible. It’s that easy!

Travelling to Welland, Niagara Falls or Niagara College Campuses

Effective May 12 2014. 

Take your St. Catharines Transit bus and make connections at the downtown terminal for Niagara College Campuses or at Brock University for Welland Transit or Niagara Transit. Use your 31 Day pass, an $8 Day Pass or 10 ride cards along with a cash fare of $2 or deposit $6 into the fare box and the driver will issue you a transfer saying hub 7,8 which you can then give to the driver of Niagara College – NOTL, Niagara College – Welland at the downtown terminal. Passengers can also make connections for Welland Transit or Niagara Transit at Brock University using the hub 7, 8 transfer. Passengers that are not familiar with this transfer system will be asked to pay the difference in the fare when boarding.

Passengers travelling from the St Catharines downtown bus terminal to go directly to Niagara College Glendale Campus in Niagara on the Lake or to Niagara College Welland Campus must show a valid Niagara College student identification card along with the current validation sticker to board the buses. Passengers without proper student identification may use a 31 day pass, $8 Day Pass or 10 ride cards along with a $2 cash fare or deposit $6 in to the fare box.

The semester pass is also valid on the Niagara College buses.

Last updated on: January 9, 2018 @ 11:47 am