How to Pay

Fare Products

Please check the Fares section for current prices and vendor locations.

Cash Fare

If you aren't using a fare product such as a pass or ticket, you'll need to pay with cash. Please pay the required fare with correct change. Operators do not have a float.

Tickets

Tickets are sold in sheets of 10 at a discounted rate.

Passes

Swipe your pass as you enter the bus and be sure to keep it so it can be used for future journeys. Check the Fares section for current transit pass availability and prices.

Monthly Pass

The monthly pass can be used throughout the month indicated on the pass. The pass is valid only in the transit system in which it was issued.

DayPASS

A DayPASS allows unlimited travel during the day. DayPASSES are sold exclusively onboard the bus for $5 cash. A DayPASS is not transferable. Please pay the fare with correct change, (operators do not carry change).

Post-Secondary Students or College Pass

Registered post-secondary schools can sell Adult Monthly Passes to their full-time students at a discounted rate. Students should check with their school administration to determine if their school is registered to sell the discounted passes.

U-PASS

This non-transferable student photo-ID pass is available at participating post-secondary institutions. For more information, consult your student society representative or visit the student society website.

ProPASS

The ProPASS program is available to all employers in participating communities. Companies enrolled in the ProPASS program can offer employees a discounted bus pass through payroll deduction for a minimum of one year.

ProPASS is offered through participating systems. Check the Fares section to see if it is available in your area.

Fare Checks

Please present the correct fare, pass or proof of payment when asked by transit staff. Failure to present valid proof of payment while on transit may result in a fine: http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/96038_01

Please be courteous when your driver checks your fare, or pass—it is part of their job.

Registered Programs

CNIB Pass

The CNIB National Identification Card is valid for unlimited travel on all scheduled fixed-route services (excluding handyDART). The pass is available to medically blind individuals as determined by the CNIB criteria. Visit CNIB www.cnib.ca for more information.

Government of BC Bus Pass Program

An annual bus pass is available for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities, providing unlimited access on any scheduled (conventional) BC Transit bus. To qualify for the BC Bus Pass Program, you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Federal Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Spouses Allowance to Old Age Security
  • Over 65 years would qualify for OAS and GIS except having less than 10 years residency in Canada
  • Income Assistance (60–64 years)
  • Income Assistance for persons with a disability

For more information contact:

BC Bus Pass Program
PO Box 9950, Station Provincial Government
Victoria, BC V8W 9R3

Call toll-free: 1-866-866-0800

The BC Bus Pass office can be accessed by email. Visit the BC Bus Pass Program website http://www.sd.gov.bc.ca/programs/bus-pass.html and check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

Promotions and Incentives

Family Travel Program

This program is a cost-effective solution for families traveling with children. See the Fares section of your local transit system’s website for availability and details.

Tax Exemption

You do not pay tax when you purchase your transit fare. Transit fares are exempt from federal and provincial tax.

Visit the Fares regional link section to see what products are available in your area, and where to purchase tickets and passes.

Every time you take transit, you help fund your local transit system. One hundred per cent of the money received from fares goes back into maintaining and improving the system.