Information for post-secondary students

University of Guelph students: information about the Student Bus Pass

If you are a University of Guelph main campus student and have been charged the Buss Pass fee on your student account, you are eligible for the Student Bus Pass.

On January 1, 2022 eligible students will tap their University of Guelph student ID cards on the card reader upon boarding a Guelph Transit bus. For more details, please visit the Central Student Association’s Bus Pass page.

Undergraduate students enrolled in distance education courses or a co-op work term are not billed for the bus pass as part of their semester fees. They can opt in for a bus pass directly through the Central Student Association.

If you lose your OnYourWay card, you must pay a $5 replacement fee. The same fee does not apply to students tapping their student card.

Conestoga college and other post-secondary students: get on your way with Guelph Transit’s post-secondary semester pass

We’re offering college and university students a discounted post-secondary semester pass for the winter semester, which is valid January 1 to April 30, 2022, for $272.

Post-secondary OnYourWay fare cards expire January 1, 2022

The post-secondary card acts as a semester pass and is not meant to be reloaded. Anyone with e-rides or e-cash on their cards after January 1, 2022, must transfer their credits to a new card in order to use them. All fares are final sale and cannot be refunded.

How to transfer remaining rides

Transfer leftover rides from your old post-secondary OnYourWay fare card by obtaining a new card at a select retailer and contacting [email protected] for the transfer or, in-person, by visiting Guelph Transit (170 Watson Road South) or City Hall (Service Guelph).

You can also download the free OnYourWay app from the App Store or Google Play and email us your old card number with the e-rides/e-cash along with the new card number to [email protected] with a request to transfer rides.

Where to buy

Option 1

To load the semester pass online, you can pick up a blank OnYourWay fare card with no dollar value on it at select retailers. Once you obtain the card, use the eligibility link below to submit your current enrolment information/timetable.
Reduced transit fare eligibility formOnce you receive the email confirmation that your eligibility has been accepted you can load your semester pass online.

Option 2

Download the free OnYourWay app from the App Store or Google Play and load the post-secondary pass to your account. Details about the OnYourWay app.

Option 3

You can buy the post-secondary semester pass at:

  • Guelph Transit administrative office: 170 Watson Road South, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Payment options: debit or credit card.
  • City Hall (ServiceGuelph): 1 Carden Street, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payment options: cash, debit or credit card.

You need to show proof of enrolment when buying a post-secondary semester pass.

Plan your trip with Google Transit

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You can also plan your trip online with Google Transit. Get more information on our trip planning page.

Collection of personal information

Personal information is being collected and will be used for the purpose of verifying your eligibility for the post-secondary semester pass. The supporting documentation you provide (e.g. enrollment letter) will be deleted after staff have reviewed it and confirmed your eligibility. If you do not want to email your supporting documentation you can visit the Guelph Transit Administrative Office (170 Watson Road South), the pop-up tent at Guelph Central Station or ServiceGuelph (Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street).

Personal information, as defined by Section 2 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with the provisions of MFIPPA.

If you have questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this personal information, please contact the City’s Information and Access Coordinator by phone at 519-822-1260 extension 2349 or email [email protected].

For more information

[email protected]