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

    • Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31: Late night service
    • Tuesday, September 3: Regular weekday service begins
    • Thursday, September 5: Classes commence
    • Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6:  Sticker distribution days.
    • Saturday, September 7: End of grace period. Fall 2019 U-Pass stickers must be shown when boarding the bus
    • September 28: Homecoming service
    • Thursday, October 31: Halloween service
    • Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7: Sticker distribution days
    • Monday, January 6: Classes commence. Regular weekday service begins
    • Saturday, January 11: End of grace period. Winter 2020 U-Pass stickers must be shown when boarding the bus
    • Monday, February 17: Winter Break begins. No buses during this week
    • Friday, February 21: Winter Break ends. Buses run normal service starting Saturday, February 22
    • Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day service
    • Monday, April 20: Examinations conclude

      Schedules and maps

      Where to catch your bus at the University of Guelph (platform locations)
      Route Platform Service offered
      1 Edinburgh College 4 Year-round
      2 College Edinburgh 11 Year-round
      5 Goodwin 2 Year-round
      6 Harvard Ironwood 3 Year-round
      7 Kortright Downey 1 Year-round
      15 University College 10 Year-round
      17 Woodlawn Watson 7 Year-round
      18 Watson Woodlawn 6 Year-round
      Route 50 U Stone 8 September to April only
      Route 51 U Janefield 4 September to April only
      Route 52 U Kortright 11 September to April only
      Route 56 U Colonial 0 September to April only
      Route 57 U Ironwood 9 September to April only
      Route 58 U Edinburgh 8 September to April only
      Route 59 U Gordon Express 12 September to April only
      99 Mainline Northbound (to Guelph Central Station) 12 Year-round
      99 Mainline Southbound (to Clair at Gordon) 5 Year-round

      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 holidays. Please note that these routes provide drop-off service only.

      Downtown shuttle

      The downtown shuttle operates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings only, with the first bus leaving 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 University Centre and Guelph Central Station only.

      Route travel from Guelph Central Station, platform 11:

      • Left on East Ring Road
      • Right on South Ring Road
      • Right into University Centre, platform 15

      Route travel from University Centre:

      • Right on South Ring Road
      • Right on Gordon Street
      • Right on Wellington Street
      • Left on MacDonnell Street to Guelph Central Station

      West Hanlon Kortright Loop

      This route will depart Tuesday to Saturday, from University Centre starting at 1 a.m., with the last bus leaving University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

      Tuesday and Wednesday service operates every hour instead of every 30 minutes.

      Route travel from University Centre:

      • 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
      • Left into University Centre

      Victoria Clair Loop

      This route will depart Tuesday to Saturday, from University Centre starting at 1 a.m., with the last bus leaving University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

      Tuesday and Wednesday service operates every hour instead of every 30 minutes.

      Route travel from University Centre:

      • 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
      • Left into University Centre

      Gordon Edinburgh Loop

      This route will depart Tuesday to Saturday, from University Centre starting at 1 a.m., with the last bus leaving University Centre at 3:30 a.m.

      Route travel from University Centre:

      • 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
      • Left into University Centre

      Sunday service (Magic Bus)

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

      This route is not shown on the map.

      Clockwise from University Centre, every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour

      • Down Gordon Street to Arkell Road
      • Left on Arkell Road
      • Right on Summerfield Drive
      • Right on Victoria Road South
      • Right on Frederick Drive
      • Left at Goodwin traffic circle
      • Right on Farley Drive
      • Left through Clairfields traffic circle
      • Right on Gordon Street
      • Left on Edinburgh Road South
      • Left on Stone Road West
      • Right on Scottsdale Drive
      • Right on College Avenue West
      • Left on Edinburgh Road South
      • Right on Wellington Street West
      • Left on Gordon Street
      • Right on Macdonell Street
      • Right on Wyndham Street South
      • Left on Carden Street to Guelph Central Station Platform 20
      • Right on Macdonell Street
      • Right on Wellington Street East
      • Left on Gordon Street
      • Left on South Ring Road East
      • Return to University Centre

      Lost and found

      Lost student cards found on Guelph Transit buses are sent to Student Client Services in 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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