Guelph Transit information for University of Guelph students

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

  • Tuesday, September 5 – Regular Weekday Service Begins
  • Thursday, September 7 – Sticker Distribution Day
  • Friday, September 8 – Sticker Distribution Day. End of grace period. Fall 2017 U-Pass  stickers must be shown when boarding the bus
  • Monday, October 9 – Thanksgiving Monday
  • Tuesday, October 10 – Fall Study Break Day
  • Friday, December 15 – Examinations Conclude

    Schedules and maps

    Where to catch your bus at the University of Guelph

    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
    1 Edinburgh College 4
    2 College Edinburgh 11
    5 Goodwin 2
    6 Harvard Ironwood 3
    7 Kortright Downey 1
    15 University College 10
    17 Woodlawn Watson 7
    18 Watson Woodlawn 6
    41 Downtown-University Express 12
    99 Mainline Northbound (to Guelph Central Station) 12
    99 Mainline Southbound (to Clair at Gordon) 5

    September to April only service

    ROUTE PLATFORM
    Route 50 U Stone 8
    Route 51 U Janefield 4
    Route 52 U Kortright 11
    Route 56 U Colonial 0
    Route 57 U Ironwood 9
    Route 58 U Edinburgh 8

    Late night bus service

    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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