Information for post-secondary students

Get on your way with Guelph Transit’s Post-secondary Semester Pass!

College and university students need to use an OnYourWay fare card to ride Guelph Transit. Student ID cards are not accepted as valid bus fare.

Starting April 18, 2021 students can buy a May to August 2021 semester pass for $272.

If you already have an OnYourWay fare card

If you currently have a post-secondary OnYourWay fare card, you will need to confirm your eligibility before loading the semester pass. To confirm your eligibility, email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Postal code
  • Proof of enrolment in winter or summer 2021 semester (tuition payment receipt, enrolment letter, timetable)
  • Student ID number
  • Current OnYourWay fare card number

Once you receive a confirmation email, you will be able to load the semester pass on your OnYourWay fare card. Do not attempt to load the semester pass before you receive the confirmation email.

If you need an OnYourWay fare card

The summer 2021 post-secondary semester pass is available for purchase at:

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

You need to show proof of enrolment when buying a pass.

If you would rather load the semester pass online, you can pick up a blank fare card with no dollar value at select retailers.

Plan your trip with Google Transit

Bus schedules and route maps

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

519-822-1811 extension 2794
[email protected]