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Niagara Region Transit Fares and Transfers

College and University Students

Brock University student cards are valid ID for U-Pass. Niagara College students can purchase adult fares online.

Buy a transit pass

Your fare allows you to travel in one continuous direction along the shortest route, making as many transfers as needed to reach your destination.

As an example, a rider can board a local bus in Niagara Falls, transfer to a Niagara Region Transit bus to get to St. Catharines, and then transfer to a St. Catharines Transit bus to complete their journey -- and all for just the one Regional fare.

This makes the Regional monthly pass an excellent choice as it eliminates the need to purchase passes from more than one transit agency.

Fare Schedule

Category Cash Fare 10-ride Card Monthly Pass Two-ride cards*
Adults (18 - 64) $6 $45 $160 $12.00
Seniors (65+) $5 $40 $130 $10.00
Youth (13 - 17 / high school students)
(proof may be required)
$5 $40 $130 $10.00
Children 12 and under Free

*Two-ride cards passes are only available at the St. Catharines Bus Terminal and Welland Bus Terminal.

You can purchase transit passes online. Passes will be delivered to your mailing address (expect delays with delivery).

Where to Buy a Transit Pass

  • Buy a transit pass online
  • St. Catharines Bus Terminal: Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. (contactless fare payments is preferred)
  • St. Catharines Transit Office: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (contactless fare payments is preferred)
  • Welland Bus Terminal: Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Eligible Transit Systems for Transfers

Transfers can be used on:

Using a Transfer

Whether you're boarding a local bus or a Regional bus first, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Board the bus, pay the 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.

If you have a Niagara Region Transit monthly pass, you don't need to ask for a transfer.

Fort Erie - Niagara Falls Link

The Fort Erie - Niagara Falls Link is a $3.50 fare. If transferring to another Niagara Region Transit bus, it's a $6 fare, instead of $3.50.

Port Colborne - Welland Link

The Port Colborne - Welland Link is a $4 fare. If transferring to another Niagara Region Transit bus, it's a $6 fare, instead of $4.

CNIB Cardholders

Residents who are also CNIB cardholders may show their card and ride Niagara Region Transit for free. Residents may also transfer to any of the local transit services for free.

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