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Kids can tap into free on Burlington Transit

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 02:15 PM

Starting March 1, 2023, kids 12 and under will still ride free simply by tapping their PRESTO card or taking Burlington Transit with their parent or guardian.

This change will allow older children who travel on their own to be able to keep using Burlington Transit for free. After March 1, Burlington Transit bus drivers will ask all passengers to tap their PRESTO card as they board.

This February, Burlington Transit is giving away 1,000 kids’ PRESTO cards! 

Pick up a free kids’ Presto card at the Downtown Transit Terminal, 430 John St., and at various locations in the community. Follow Burlington Transit on Twitter for PRESTO card giveaway location details. Please bring proof of age, such as a birth certificate, to get a free kids’ PRESTO card. 

Have a PRESTO card and turning 13 soon?

Please change your PRESTO card from a kids’ card to a youth card so you are not charged the adult fare.

Travelling to Hamilton or Oakville?

A PRESTO card is required for all kids 12 and under when...

Burlington Transit Holiday hours, 2022/23

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 10:48 AM

Happy Holidays from Burlington Transit! Here are our Holiday hours from Dec. 23, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023

This holiday season, Burlington Transit buses will be on the road, and specialized dispatch and the Downtown Transit Terminal will be open, but our hours will be different.

Burlington Transit’s administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, to Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Our regular office hours will start again on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023. 

DateTransit serviceSpecialized dispatchDowntown Transit Terminal

Friday,
Dec. 23

Regular weekday service

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday,
Dec. 24

Service will end at 8 p.m. No late night service

Closed

Closed

Sunday,
Dec. 25

Holiday/Sunday service

Closed

Closed

Monday,
Dec. 26

Holiday/Sunday service

Closed

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday,
Dec. 27

Regular weekday...

Sept. 19: Service pause in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2022 01:29 PM

We are joining our transit partners across the province to pause all service on Monday, Sept. 19 for 96 seconds at 1 p.m. in honour of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, on the day of her funeral. We invite you to join us to pause for a moment of silence on the National Day of Mourning.

All Burlington Transit service will pause for this moment of silence. Just before 1 p.m., our buses will stop where it is safe to do so and stay there until the moment of silence has finished. Handi-Van vehicles will stop at a safe location on the road. The downtown transit terminal and specialized dispatch will also pause service at 1 p.m.

All service will resume right after the 96-second pause.

This pause is part of the Province of Ontario’s moment of silence following Her Late Majesty’s State Funeral on Monday. This is the last day of the official period of mourning in Canada for Queen Elizabeth II.

Burlington Transit hours of operation, Sept.19

Burlington Transit will run on regular weekday schedule....

Back to school on Burlington Transit

Posted on Friday, September 02, 2022 09:20 AM

School is back in session on Sept. 6 and Burlington Transit is here to get you to class!

Are you under 12 and taking the bus? Your ride is free on Burlington Transit. Make boarding easier by tapping on with your PRESTO card when you board the bus.

If you are over 12 years old, you will need to tap your PRESTO card to board the bus.

Don’t have a PRESTO card? No problem. Stop by the Transit Terminal at 430 John St. to pick up your pass – proof of age is required for passengers under 12 to qualify for our free ride program. 

Visit the fares and passes page on our website for more information.

Did you know that all Burlington Transit buses are equipped with bike racks? You can use one of the routes that travel directly in front of your school or take an alternative route and bike and bus to get to class.

Wondering which bus will get you to school?  View the list below and use MyRide to plan your trip.  Please note that only routes that provide service directly in front of the...

Service Changes- Aug. 28, 2022

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2022 03:58 PM

Starting on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, Burlington Transit will be increasing weekday service on Route 4. Buses will leave the Aldershot GO Station every 30 minutes from 7:25 a.m. to 5:25 p.m., Monday to Friday.  

Buses will leave the Aldershot GO station every 60 minutes from 5:25 to 7:25 a.m. and 5:25 to 8:25 p.m. on weekdays. There is no change to weekend or holiday service hours.

As a reminder, changes were made to the Route 2 and 3 connections at 407 Carpool lot earlier this year. During peak times, 3 to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, please get off the bus to transfer between Route 2 and 3.  Route 2 does not become Route 3 and Route 3 does not become Route 2.

Detailed schedule information Overview of Service RouteMonday to FridaySaturdaySunday

1

15 minutes (10 minutes peak)

15 minutes (30 minutes in the evening)

15 minutes (30 minutes in the evening)

2 & 3

15 minutes peakand 30 minutes

30 minutes (60 minutes in...