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Kingston Transit offers an active, environmentally-friendly, cost-effective and convenient alternative to travelling by car – especially if you buy passes or multiple bus rides at once. Fare payment methods include cash and electronic smart card transit passes. On Jan. 1, 2017, new pass options and fares were introduced.

Did you know?
Employers can pass on savings and convenience to their employees by participating in the Employer Transpass Monthly Pass program.

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, children 14 and under can travel with Kingston Transit free of charge. Children 14 and under do not require a bus pass, identification or to travel with an adult. Children 14 and under are to advise the bus operator of their age prior to boarding. Kingston Transit will continue to monitor if aspects of this three year pilot project will need to be altered. Questions and concerns can be directed to customer service at 613-546-0000.

Fares & Passes

Category

Child

Youth

Adult

Senior

Ages: 0 - 14 15 - 24 25 - 64 65+

Cash
Coins only

Free

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

Monthly Pass
Unlimited rides per calendar month

Free

$56.50

$76.00

$56.50

Affordable Monthly Pass
Eligibility based on income
Unlimited rides per calendar month

Free

$28.25

$38.00

$28.25

Monthly Commuter Pass
Unlimited rides on weekdays

Free

$65.50

$65.50

$65.50

Weekly Pass
Unlimited rides on 7 consecutive days

Free

$20.50

$28.50

$20.50

Commuter 5 Pass
Unlimited rides on 5 consecutive weekdays

Free

$21.50

$21.50

$21.50

Multi-ride Pass
Sold in multiples of 6

Free

$12.00

$15.00

$12.00

Day Pass
Unlimited rides for a day

Free

$8.00

$8.00

$8.00

+ Exempt from HST


Transfers

Passengers can transfer between routes for free with any fare payment option chosen. Transfers are valid going in one continuous direction from origin to destination within 60 minutes from time of issue.

Riders paying with coins must request a printed paper transfer from the Bus Operator when boarding the bus. When boarding the next bus with the transfer, riders must scan the bar code on the printed transfer at the fare box which validates the transfer. Please retain your transfer if you need to travel on multiple buses to arrive at your destination. The transfer can be used only by the person to whom it was issued.

Riders using electronic disposable or reloadable smart cards need only to scan their cards at the fare box when boarding. Transfers are automatically stored on the smart cards. The smart technology will identify that you boarded another bus and will not charge your card for another ride.


Cash

When paying by cash, exact fare is required for depositing into the fare boxes. Only coins are accepted. Operators do not carry change.


Passes

Kingston Transit offers a variety of fare products to help riders save money.

Multi-Ride passes

Available for purchase on disposable and reloadable smart cards. Sold in multiples of six rides at a time, the Multi-Ride pass offers the added convenience of not having to search for change to pay your bus fare.

Commuter passes

Available on disposable smart cards in two formats.

  • Commuter Pass - 5 consecutive weekdays (Monday to Friday) – unlimited rides per weekday;
  • Commuter Pass – weekly - 7 consecutive days - unlimited rides on 7-consecutive days including weekends

Monthly passes

The most economical for frequent riders and are available in two formats:

  • Commuter Pass - monthly weekday  – unlimited rides during weekdays in a calendar month; and
  • Monthly Pass – unlimited rides during a calendar month.

Monthly passes require rider's photo. For your convenience, you may reload your monthly pass online. Credit and debit cards are accepted on the website.

For more information on how to first register and then renew your monthly pass online, visit Transit Pass Renewals page.

Benefits of the reloadable transit pass:

  • Stores all transfers on your smart card, eliminating the need for paper transfers.
  • There is an initial fee of $3 for each reloadable card. The reloadable card can be registered with rider's contact information and photo. If lost or stolen, the reloadable card can be deactivated and the value left on that card can be transferred to a new card. A replacement fee of $3 applies. Complete the Transit Registration form (available online and at all outlet locations) and submit at any sales outlet location. However photos for reloadable cards must be taken at either:

Where to Buy

Multi-Ride, Monthly & Day Passes

Outlets Multi-ride Cards
Disposable
Multi-ride Cards
Buy/Reload
Day Pass Monthly Cards
Buy/Reload
City Hall***
216 Ontario St.
X X X X
Cataraqui Centre***
945 Gardiners Rd.
(Guest Services)
X X X X
CANEX
29 Niagara Park
X      
Fargo's General Store
1202 County Rd. 96
Wolfe Island
X   X  
INVISTA Centre
1350 Gardiners Rd.
X      
Lovell Drugs        
Clinic Pharmacy
76 Stuart St. (KGH)
  X   X*
Frontenac Medical Pharmacy
789 Princess St.
X   X  
Hotel Dieu Pharmacy
166 Brock St.
X   X  
Medical Arts Pharmacy
800 Princess St.
X   X  
Rexall Pharma Plus
1036 Princess St (Kingston Centre)
X X X X
Shoppers Drug Mart        
1875 Bath Rd. X**      
1201 Division St. X X X X*
823 Hwy. 15 X      
136 Princess St.   X*   X*
445 Princess St. X   X  
797 Princess St. X   X  
1011 Princess St. X   X  
2437 Princess St. X   X  
775 Strand Blvd. X   X  
105 Sutherland Dr. X   X  
15 Sherwood Ave.
Amherstview
X   X  
W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre
322 Amherst Dr.
Amherstview
  X   X*
Visitor Information Centre
209 Ontario St.
    X  

* Reload Only
** 12 Ride Only
*** This location issues Kingston Transit photo ID bus passes for new and replacement monthly cards. Registration forms can be filled out in advance.