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
- December 9: Sunday late-night service ends on the morning of Monday, December 9.
- December 13: Late night service ends on the morning of Thursday, December 13
- December 20: University express bus service ends. Final day of exams
Winter 2014 Semester
- December 13 – January 10: Grace Period. Students can board with their University of Guelph Student Card, Winter 2014 sticker not required
- January 6: University express route service starts. First day of regular classes
- January 9: First day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution. Late night service starts
- January 10: Second day of Bus Pass Sticker Distribution
- January 11: Winter 2014 sticker required when boarding. Students are required to pay full bus fare if they do not have a valid bus pass sticker on their University of Guelph student card
- February 17-21: Reading Week. No university express buses or late night service.
- March 17: Special late night service
- April 20: Late night service ends
- April 21: University express bus service ends. Final day of exams.
Schedules and mapsWhere to catch your bus at the University of Guelph
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
|50 Stone Road Express||12||PDF / NextBus||PDF / NextBus|
|56 Victoria Express||11||PDF / NextBus||PDF / NextBus|
|57 Harvard Express||11||PDF / NextBus||PDF / NextBus|
|58 Edinburgh Express||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.
|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 service
Late night service starts on Thursday, September 5.
Guelph Transit, in partnership with the Central Students Association, operates several late night routes and a downtown shuttle that provides transit service once regular Guelph Transit service had ended. Route schedule information is included below. Please note that the late night service is a drop-off service only. Passengers can board the bus at Guelph Central Station, the University Centre and at the corner of Woolwich at Wyndham Street (North London-Elizabeth route 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. The late night shuttle provides service between the University Centre and Guelph Central Station on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the school year. Express and late night service is provided from September to April, with the exception of winter break, reading week and statutory and civic holidays.Map of the Late Night routes and Downtown to Universtiy of Guelph Shuttle
Downtown to University of Guelph Shuttle
Guelph Transit provides shuttle service to the University Centre from Guelph Central Station Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 12:30 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. The late night shuttle uses platform 11 at Guelph Central Station and the GO Transit platform at the University Centre.
West Hanlon–Kortright Loop
Leaves the University Centre every hour starting at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday to Saturday only. This route will travel from the University Centre on Stone Road, right on Edinburgh Road South, left on Wilsonview Avenue, left on Scottsdale Drive, right on Janefield Avenue, left on College Avenue, to Stone Road, right on Woodland Glen Drive, left on Downey Road to Kortright Road West, left on Ironwood Road, right on Scottsdale Drive, left on Kortright Road West, left on Gordon Street and then returning to the University Centre.
Leaves the University Centre every 30 minutes starting at 12:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday to Saturday only. 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, right on Youngman Drive, left on Harvard Road, right on Rickson Avenue, left on Kortright Road West, left on Gordon Street, right on Stone Road and then returning to the University Centre.
North London–Elizabeth Loop
Leaves the University Centre every hour starting at 1 a.m., with the last bus leaving the University Centre at 3 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday only. The North London–Elizabeth shuttle departs the University Centre, travels west on Stone Road, right on Edinburgh Road South, right on London Road West to Woolwich Street, and then picks up passengers at two locations downtown at Woolwich Street and Wyndham Street and Woolwich Street and Macdonell Street. The shuttle travels along Woolwich to Elizabeth Street, right on Victoria Road, right on College Avenue and then entering the University of Guelph via East Ring Road.
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 email@example.com or 519-822-1811. Please remember that Guelph Transit is not responsible for items lost on the bus.
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