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Niagara Falls, Ontario Transit

Public transit in Niagara Falls, Ontario is provided by the Niagara Transit Commission , who's offices are at 4320 Bridge Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada, L2E 2R7 (905-356-1179 Fax: 905-356-5576).

Fares:
Niagara Transit requires exact fares, since Operators do not carry tickets or change. The following prices (effective January 1, 2010):

Passenger

Cash

book
of 10

monthly
pass

child (under 5)

-

-

-

Student (must show student ID)

2.25

20.50

54.00

Adults

2.50

23.00

70.00

Seniors (65 & older, with ID)

2.25

20.50

54.00

Effective Jan 3, 2014

high school semester passes are $192, and daily passes (all ages) are $6.00


Bus Routes for Visitors
In the summer, from June 18 to Sept 5 Transit has a every half hour route that loops between downtown (Clifton Hill) along Lundy's Lane to Garner Rd, servicing all the hotels & motels on that street as w4ell as several campgrounds at the west end of the route. First bus leaves Lundy's Land @ Garner Rd at 9 am, with the last bus leaving at 2 am. Buses leave downtown ¼ to and ¼ after the hour frolm 5:45 am with the last bus at 2 am.

During Spring & Fall (May 21 to June 17 and Sept 6 to Oct 10), the Lundy's Land Loop bus goes hourly Monday Through Thursday (leaving Lundy's Lane @Garner Rd on the half hour (from 9:30 am to 1:30 am), and leaving Clifton Hill at 10 minutes after (from 9:10 am to 2:10 am). On Friday - Sunday, the route returns to half hour service (like in the summer)

There is also Falls View Loop, with 30 Minute Service, leaving Clifton Hill on the hour and half hour 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. to Marineland and Falls View.

NO SERVICE on these routes beyond end of November until the next Victoria Day long weekend.

St Catharines Transit

St Catharines Transit (905-356-1179) has a Downtown Terminal Information / Ticket Office: 5:30 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 8:30 pm Saturday, and 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Sunday. Their Information Phone Number (and lost & found) is 905-687-5555 And you can access routes and schedules online.

You can book Paratransit service at 905-685-9844, and get 'Out-of-town' bus information - 905-682-9206

Fares:
St.Catharines Transit requires exact fares, since Operators do not carry tickets or change. The following prices:

Fare Class

Cash

Book of 10

Monthly Pass

Adults

$3.00

26.00

$92.00

Seniors

$3.00

$20.00

$57.00

Secondary school students

$3.00

$22.50

$62.00

Elementary school students

$2.50

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n/a

Effective September 1, 2014

Pre-School children ride FREE when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. (Max. 4 children per adult)

Transit Passes
A number of different monthly passes are offered and allow unlimited travel during the month. All passes are Non-Transferable; City, Student and Senior Passes require a valid Photo Identification Card issued by St. Catharines Transit (the monthly passes can be bought from a number of outlets around town).

Student passes require the corresponding Education Photo ID for eligibility. All passes are available after the 15th of each month at: Downtown Transit Hub (Ticket Office), St. Catharines Transit Commission Office, 2012 First St. Louth, or at General Brock Store and Sophies at Brock University

Bus Rules

  • No eating or drinking or smoking
  • No food or drink is permitted on the buses. Smoking is prohibited on all buses and in shelters in accordance with City by-laws.
  • Strollers must be folded before boarding the bus and must be kept out of the aisles.
  • No skis, toboggans or bikes are permitted on the buses.
  • Hockey equipment is permitted, but must be kept clear of the aisles.
  • Roller blades/in line skates cannot be worn on the bus.
  • All parcels, knapsacks and other bulky items must be kept clear of the aisle and off the seats.
  • No pets (unless in small pet carrier) are permitted on the buses.
  • Certified specialty dogs (seeing eye…) are permitted on the bus at all times.

Welland Transit

Welland Transit provides a number of Community routes and the Welland/St. Catharines Connection (formerly Brock Run). The downtown Terminal is located at: 160 East Main St. Their general information line is 905-732-6844 and the Out of Town information line is 905-732-2499.

Handi-Trans
Transportation for registered individuals who are unable to use regular Welland Transit service. Your doctor must first complete a registration form. Handi-Trans Information & Bookings is 905-732-4181

Trans-Cab
There are four areas in Welland where transit service is provided by Trans-Cab. It's easy and it only costs 75 cents more than a regular transit fare. The number for Trans-Cab Bookings 905-788-0646.

Fares

  • Cash: Adult, Student, Senior $2.50 , Children 5 to 12 years of age $1.25, Child accompanied by an adult Free.
  • Inter-municipal Fares: Cash $3.00, Transfer $1.00, Econo Pass (10 punches) $25.00
  • Trans-Cab Transfer $0.75
  • EconoPass:
    Adults/Post-Secondary (22 punch) $42.00, Adults/Post-Secondary (10 punch) $22.00
    Student (22 punch) $33.00, Student (10 punch) $19.00
    Senior (22 punch) $33.00, Senior (10 punch) $16.50
  • Monthly Pass: Adult/Post-Secondary $69.00, Student $59.00, Senior $52.00

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

NFTA ("Metro") runs buses, trains, vans and trolley-buses, covering Buffalo, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and all points in between. Metro has 1100 employees, 332 buses, and 27 rails cars and carries about 94,000 people a day. The Niagara Falls area is served by the following routes:

Niagara County

Erie County

Metrolink Shuttle

34 - Niagara Falls Blvd
40 - Grand Island
50 - University
52 - Hyde Park
53 - Niagara
54 - Military
55 - Pine Avenue
56 - River Road

32 - Amherst
34 - Niagara Falls Blvd.
36 - Hamburg
40 - Grand Island
42 - Lackawanna
44 - Lockport
48 - Williamsville
49 - Hopkins

200 - North Tonawanda
201 - Lockport
202 - MetroLink
204 - Airport-Downtown Express

Route Schedules


Transit Fares & Zones
Metro Transit charges fares based roughly on distance travelled, using zones.

Fare Class

Cash

7-day pass

Monthly Pass

Adults

$2.00

25.00

$75.00

Children (5-11)
Seniors

$1.00

$12.50.00

$37.50

(Verified Dec 15, 2014

On trips involving travel in more than one zone, the entire fare is paid when boarding a bus traveling toward downtown Buffalo (inbound). On trips traveling away from downtown Buffalo (outbound), only the one zone fare is paid when boarding the bus and the remainder is paid when you reach your destination.

Children four years and under ride free with fare paying adult passenger (limit of three children per fare paying adult).

Transfers

There is an additional transfer cost, when changing buses (paid upon boarding second bus): $0.30 for adults, and $0.15 for Senior Citizen, Disabled & Medicare

Tokens
Tokens worth $1.50 each (ride in one zone) can be purchased from many area financial institutions and other sales outlets. When purchased in quantities of 10 or more, you pay only $1.35 per token.

Metro Pass Prices
One Designated Zone: Adult = $55.00, Senior Citizen, Medicare and Disabled = $27.50
All Zones: Adult = $66.00, Senior Citizen, Medicare and Disabled = $33.00

Discount Card
Senior Citizens, Disabled, Medicare passengers must present approved identification - Erie/Niagara County Complimentary Card, Metro Reduced Fare Card, or Medicare Card when boarding the bus and when requested on Metro Rail to qualify for reduced fare. Wheelchair passengers will pay regular reduced fare rates on bus and rail except when required to board at the rear door of a bus. In Niagara County call 716-285-9319.

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