Coming in September: Expanded 501 & 502 Express route service
Starting September 6, Kingston Transit will be offering 10-minute service on Express routes 501 and 502 during the weekday morning and afternoon commutes.
Check back here for updates and details on the new September schedule.
Have you discovered Kingston Transit's Express routes?
Kingston Transit's Express routes offer even more frequent service to transit users across the city. These three Express routes are part of phase two of the Kingston Transit Redevelopment Plan 2011-15.
Express route 501/502 offers west-end to downtown 15-minute service during peak times, 20-minute service weekday mid day, and 30-minute service on evenings and weekends. Introduced in the fall of 2013, these routes helped increase ridership by 12 per cent in 2014. View the route map, 501 and 502 schedules.
Express route 601/602 offers east-end to downtown 15-minute service weekday daytime service and 30-minute service on evenings and weekends. The 601 travels from the St. Lawrence Business Park to the Downtown Transfer Point via Highway 15, then runs along Bagot Street to Barrie Street to Queen's University/Kingston General Hospital. The 602 travels along Stuart Street to Bagot Street to the Downtown Transfer Point to St. Lawrence Business Park via Highway 15. View the route map, 601 and 602 schedules.
Express route 701/702 offers 15-minute service during peak times to key Kingston shopping areas and 30-minute service during evenings and weekends. It starts at the Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point and travels along Gardiners Road to Bath Road at Gardiners Centre then continues along Bath Road with stops near the Frontenac Mall and Kingston Centre. From there it heads to the Downtown Transfer Point via Palace Road and Johnson Street and from downtown, it runs north on Division Street to the King's Crossing Centre. The 702 runs the same route in reverse (via Brock Street). View the route map, 701 and 702 schedules.
How to use Kingston Transit express routes
Express route buses offer faster service between areas of the city because they make fewer stops. Check express route schedules to see where they stop. There is no extra charge for this premium service and riders can transfer between the express and regular routes at any point where the routes connect. You can always plan your trip using Google Transit.
The City has free Park & Ride locations at:
- Montreal Street at Highway 401;
- INVISTA Centre at 1350 Gardiners Road;
- Centre 70 Arena at Days and Front Road;
- Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St.; and
- Innovation Drive east of Highway 15.
Bike racks are also available on-site to help promote active transportation for those who may wish to bike instead of drive. All Kingston Transit buses are equipped with bike racks. See this brochure for more information on how to Rack and Roll.
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