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DRT and Guelph Transit increase fares

Durham Region Transit raised fares on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1. Guelph Transit will increase fares on Sunday, July 6.


DRT increased adult fares to $2.85 from $2.75 and the cost of an adult monthly pass to $92 from $95. In general, this fare increase makes buying several tickets at a single purchase or buying passes more attractive than paying cash.

You can use “old” DRT tickets with cash to “top up” your fare when you board a DRT bus. Adults and students can top up their fare by paying 10 cents at the farebox with old tickets. Seniors and children can top their fare by paying five cents.

You can exchange old DRT tickets for new ones at several locations until Friday, October 31 at:

  • DRT Headquarters, main floor reception at 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • DRT West, 110 Westney Road South, Ajax, Mondays to Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • United Way Information Services Kiosk, Oshawa Centre, Oshawa, Mondays to Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You can see details of the new fares here.

Guelph Transit

Starting Sunday, July 6, Guelph Transit will increase its fares. Adult passengers will pay $2.25 at the farebox, instead of a flat $2.00. Monthly prices will increase to $63.00 from $58.00.

Increasing fares will help GT increase its service. On Monday, July 7, Guelph Transit will place ten more buses in service during Monday-to-Friday rush hours and increase Monday-to-Friday daytime service to downtown Guelph to every 20 minutes. In the fall and winter, GT will start operating more accessible buses.

You can view the details of the new fares here.

Other recent fare increases

Oakville Transit raised fares on July 1, 2006.

Burlington Transit raised fares on September 5, 2006.

Durham Region Transit increased seniors and access fares only on January 1, 2007.

York Region Transit raised fares on January 1, 2007.

Brampton Transit raised fares on February 5, 2007.

Milton Transit raised fares on April 2, 2007.

Barrie Transit raised fares on May 1, 2007.

The Hamilton Street Railway raised fares on June 1, 2007.

Durham Region Transit last increased all fares on July 1, 2007.

The Toronto Transit Commission raised fares on November 1, 2007.

The Hamilton Street Railway again raised fares on January 1, 2008.

Mississauga Transit increased the cost of seniors passes on January 1, 2008.

York Region Transit again raised fares on January 1, 2008.

Brampton Transit “adjusted” fares on January 28, 2008.

Mississauga Transit increased all fares on February 25, 2008.

GO Transit raised fares on March 15, 2008.

Oakville Transit again raised fares on July 1, 2008.