Routes that service the University of Guelph

Your student card is your ticket to ride

Students at the University of Guelph can use their valid student cards to travel on Guelph Transit. Students must have their bus pass stickers on their student cards in order to use their card as a valid fare for Guelph Transit.

Important dates to remember

Fall 2014

  • Monday, August 25 – Friday, September 5 – Grace period, fall 2014 stickers not required
  • Saturday, August 30 – Start of late night service
  • Tuesday, September 2 – First day of regular classes, first day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution (Peter Clark Hall), express bus service and late night service starts
  • Friday, September 5 – Second day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution (Peter Clark Hall)
  • Saturday, September 6 – Grace period ends, first day fall 2014 sticker must be presented to the drivers
  • Tuesday, October 14 – No late night service
  • Thursday, December 11 – Last night for late night service, service ends in the early morning hours of Friday, December 12
  • Friday, December 12 – Express bus service ends

Winter 2015

  • Saturday, December 13 – Friday, January 9 – Grace period, winter 2014 stickers not required
  • Monday, January 5 – First day of regular classes
  • Tuesday, January 6 – Late night service starts
  • Thursday, January 8 – First day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution (Peter Clark Hall)
  • Friday, January 9 – Second day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution (Peter Clark Hall)
  • Saturday, January 10 – Grace period ends, first day winter 2015 sticker must be presented to the drivers
  • Thursday, February 12 – Late night service ends, will resume after winter break 
  • Monday, February 16 – Friday, February 20 – Reading Week, no express bus service
  • Tuesday, February 24 – Late night service resumes
  • Thursday, April 16 – Last night for late night service, service ends in the early morning hours of Friday, April 17
  • Friday, April 17 – Express bus service ends

Schedules and maps

Where to catch your bus at the University of Guelph

Express Service

Guelph Transit operates several express buses that service the university campus and surrounding areas. These routes provide service every 20 minutes during service hours. Please refer to the express route schedules below for detailed information.

New schedules effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Route Platform Schedule Map
50 Stone Road Express
No Service – Service will resume on
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
56 Victoria Express
No Service – Service will resume on
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
11 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
57 Harvard Express
No Service – Service will resume on
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
11 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
58 Edinburgh Express
No Service – Service will resume on
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
12 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus

Year round Service

The following routes provide service to the University of Guelph year round. Please note that Route 16 doesn’t provide service to University Centre – bus stops are located on Gordon Street.

ROUTE PLATFORM SCHEDULE MAP
1A College Edinburgh 3 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
1B College Edinburgh 5 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
2A West Loop 10 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
2B West Loop 7 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
3A West Loop 9 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
3B West Loop 6 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
5 Gordon 8 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
6 Harvard Ironwood 2 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
7 Kortright Downey 1 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
15 University College 0 PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus
16 Southgate Gordon Street PDF / NextBus PDF / NextBus

Late night bus service

Service will resume on Saturday, August 30, 2014

Guelph Transit, in partnership with the Central Students Association, operates several late night routes, a downtown shuttle and a special Sunday route that provides transit service once regular Guelph Transit service had ended. Service on these routes is provided from September to April, with the exception of winter break, reading week and statutory and civic holidays. Please note that these routes provide drop-off service only.

Late night bus service operates Tuesday to Saturday, servicing the university area. Late night service is also offered on Sunday, but on a modified route. Passengers will be picked up at the University Centre only.

672 kBMap of the Late Night routes and Downtown to U of G Shuttle

West Hanlon Kortright Loop

This route will travel from the University Centre, turning right on Stone Road East, right on Edinburgh Road South, left on Wilsonview Avenue, left on Scottsdale Drive, right on Janefield Avenue, left on College Avenue West, continuing on Stone Road West, right on Woodland Glen Drive, left on Downey Road, continue on Kortright Road West, left on Ironwood Road, right on Scottsdale Drive, left on Kortright Road West, left on Gordon Street, right on Stone Road and left into the University Centre.

This route will depart from the University Centre starting at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

Victoria Clair Loop

This route will travel from the University Centre, turning right on South Ring Road, left on Gordon Street, left on Arkell Road, right on Victoria Road South, right on Clair Road East, right on Gordon Street, right on Stone Road East and left into the University Centre.

This route will depart from the University Centre starting at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

Gordon Edinburgh Loop

This will travel from the University Centre, turning right on South Ring Road, left on Gordon Street, right on Clair Road West, right on Gosling Gardens, right on Clairfields Drive West, left on Gordon Street, left on Edinburgh Road South, right on Youngman Drive, left on Harvard Road, left on Gordon Street, right on Stone Road East and left into the University Centre.

This route will depart from the University Centre starting at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

Downtown Shuttle

The downtown shuttle operates on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings only, with the first bus leaving the University Centre at 12:30 a.m. and the last bus leaving Guelph Central Station at 3:15 a.m. Passengers will be picked up at the University Centre and Guelph Central Station only.

This route will travel from Guelph Central Station, platform 11, turning left on Wyndham Street, right on Wellington Street, left on Gordon Street, left on College Ave., right on East Ring Road, right on South Ring Road., and right into the University Centre, platform 15. The route departs the University Centre and turns right on South Ring Road, right on Gordon Street, right on Wellington Street and left on MacDonnell Street to Guelph Central Station.

Sunday Service

The Sunday Route leaves the University Centre every hour starting at 6:30 p.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 12:30 a.m. This route does not provide service from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

This route will travel from the University Centre directly down Gordon Street to the Clairfields traffic circle, and will then make a return trip on Gordon Street, turning left on Edinburgh Road, left on Kortright Road West, right on Woodland Glen, left on Stone Road West, right on College Avenue West, right on Devere Drive, left on Flanders Road, left on Hanlon Road, right on College Avenue West, right on Janefield Avenue, left on Scottsdale Drive, right on College Avenue West, left on Edinburgh Road South, right on London Road West, right on Woolwich Street, left on Macdonell Street, right on Elizabeth Street, right on Victoria Road North, right on College Avenue East, left on East Ring Road, and right on South Ring Road, where it will return to the University Centre.

This route is not shown on the map.

Lost and found

Lost student cards found on Guelph Transit buses are sent to Student Client Services in the University Centre. Confiscated student cards are sent to the Campus Police office. For all other lost items, please contact Guelph Transit at transit@guelph.ca or 519-822-1811. Please remember that Guelph Transit is not responsible for items lost on the bus.

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Last Updated: August 20, 2014. Broken links or incorrect information? Let us know!