Niagara Region Transit

Fares

Fares

Your fare allows you to travel in any direction for two hours, making as many transfers as needed to reach your destination. When paying your fare, the driver may ask for proof of identification, such as a driver's licence or student card.

WEGO Buses

Please note: Niagara Region Transit and WEGO Transportation are different services and run independently of each other. Please refer to Niagara Parks WEGO for fares and information.

Transit fares as of Jan. 1, 2023

Fare Category Local Fares
(within town/city)
Regional Fares
(outside town/city)
Cash fare / single ride - adults (18 to 64 years) $3 $6
Cash fare / single ride - seniors (65+ years) $3 $5
Cash fare / single ride - youth (13 to 17 years or secondary school identification) $3 $5
Cash fare / single ride - 12 years and under Free Free
Day pass $7.25 $14.50
10-ride card - adults (18 to 64 years) $26.50 $45
10-ride card - seniors (65+ years) $22 $40
10-ride card - youth (13 to 17 years or secondary school identification) $22 $40
31-day pass - adults (18 to 64 years) $85.50 $160
31-day pass - seniors (65+ Years) $63 $130
31-day pass - youth (13 to 17 years or secondary school identification) $63 $130
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St. Catharines

  • Downtown Bus Terminal - 70 Carlisle St.

These places generally have bus passes for sale, but we cannot guarantee stock.

  • Central St. Catharines
    • Big Deal Food Mart - 35 York St
    • Zway Quick Mart - 247 Welland Ave
    • Gales Gas Bar - Martindale Rd

  • North End St. Catharines
    • Big Bee - 434 Lake St.
    • Shopper's Drug Mart - Bunting Rd
    • Shopper's Drug Mart - Port Plaza
    • Zehr's - Fairview Mall

  • South End St. Catharines
    • Milk Maid Variety
    • Pen Centre - Customer Service
    • Shopper's Drug Mart - 181 Hartzel Rd
  • West St. Catharines
    • Gales Gas Bar - St. Paul St West
    • Shopper's Drug Mart - 245 Pelham Rd
  • Thorold
    • 7-Eleven (Clairmont St)
    • Henderson's Pharmacy
    • Gales Gas Bar - Confederation

  • Various
    • Most Avondale Stores - St. Catharines & Thorold

 

Niagara Falls

  • Morrison/Dorchester Hub -  7190 Morrison St.

These places generally have bus passes for sale, but we cannot guarantee stock.

  • Avondale #49 - 6175 Dunn St
  • Avondale #67 – 8214 Lundy’s Lane
  • Esso Lundy's Lane - 8214 Lundy's Lane
  • City Hall - 4310 Queen St
  • MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Montrose Rd
  • Avondale #18 - 7168 Dorchester Rd
  • Big Bee Convenience - 4787 Victoria Ave
  • Big Bee Convenience - 5056 Montrose Rd
  • Big Bee Convenience - 8209 Lundy's Lane
  • Busy Bee Food Mart - 5203 Victoria Ave
  • The Store - 3464 Cattell Dr

Welland

  • Welland Bus Terminal - 160 E Main St
  • Seaway Mall - 800 Niagara St

All riders must have valid Proof-of-Payment (POP) when travelling on Niagara Region Transit.

Niagara Region Transit Supervisors regularly board buses to conduct fare checks. Keep your proof-of-payment handy so you can show it when asked.

Valid fare includes:

  • An NRT fare card loaded with a valid pass or transfer
  • A valid ticket/transfer
  • A student card with a valid U-Pass
  • Prepaid fares
  • Mobile tickets/transfers

If you paid your fare in cash, please ask for a transfer, as this will be your proof of Payment.

Under By-Law 2022-02, a By-Law Regulating the Use of the Niagara Transit Commission Transit System, anyone who does not have Proof-of-Payment may be asked to leave the vehicle.

Regional Transit passes (10-ride and 31-day) can be used as valid fare on all Niagara Region Transit buses (including Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland buses) and OnDemand. 

31-day Regional passes are valid only for the start and end date that is displayed on the pass. 31-day Regional passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Lost or stolen passes are not replaced or refunded. Sign line A on your pass before first use.

Pre-paid fares

  • Your fare allows you to travel from your location to the pre-set destination.
  • Pre-paid ride passes (single ride, 10-ride or 31-day pass) are available for purchase on the Transit app.
  • 10-ride passes can be purchased at specific locations in Niagara. 

On the bus

  • Fare boxes accept coins (excluding pennies) and paper money. The machine will automatically count and display the amount as it is inserted.
  • U.S. currency can be used and is accepted at par.
  • Exact cash fare only on board any bus. Operators cannot make change. Credit/Debit is not available on buses.

Riding with OnDemand

Brock University students can use their Brock identification as their bus pass for Niagara Region Transit bus services. A Brock identification is non-transferable; any violations will be handed over to Brock Security and treated as fraud.

Eligible Niagara College Students can use their U-Pass issued through the Transit App as the bus pass.  If you have any questions, please contact the Niagara College Student Administration Office (NCSAC).

  • Children 12 and under
  • Persons and support persons carrying a CNIB identification card
  • Niagara Transit Commission employees
  • One support person along with a valid fare-paying customer who requires assistance while travelling on public transit
  • Active duty military
  • Veterans presenting a Canada Armed Forces Veteran’s Service Card
  • First responders while on duty.

Transfers can be used on Niagara Region Transit, OnDemand and WEGO (Red and Blue Lines only). Whether you're boarding a local bus or a regional bus first, follow these easy steps:

  1. Board the bus, pay the Local or Regional Fare and ask the driver for a transfer.
  2. Take your transfer ticket from the farebox and enjoy the ride.
  3. When boarding the next bus, show your transfer ticket to the driver. If you're making a second transfer, keep your ticket. If not transferring, put it in the garbage at the front of the bus.
  4. Transfers are good for two hours.

You don't need to ask for a transfer if you have a Niagara Region Transit 31-day pass.

If using tickets with the mobile Transit App, your transfer is built into your ticket on your device and will be validated on the reader when transferring vehicles.

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