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Grand River Transit (GRT) is the bus system for the tri-city region (Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge). GRT is free for undergraduate and graduate students upon showing a valid WatCard. Otherwise the fair is $2.50 (exact change). If you are paying by cash you can ask for a “transfer”; this slip of paper will allow you to board any bus within the following 90 minutes. The GRT website has a very useful tool, the “easyGo Trip Planner”. Simply enter your location and destination (landmark, intersection, address or stop number), your time of departure or arrival, and it will tell you a step by step trip plan.

http://www.grt.ca/

To travel between cities (Toronto, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Montreal, New York, etc.) other bus companies such as Greyhound, GO Bus, Coach Canada and Mega Bus are generally used. Greyhound and Coach Canada have complementary routes; for example if Greyhound services the route between Kitchener and Toronto, there will not be a Coach Canada line for that route. The GO system generally services the greater Toronto area, however, there is one line that goes from Waterloo to Square One Mall in Mississauga. Mega Bus offers longer routes between cities such as Toronto, Montreal, New York and Niagara Falls for much lower prices. Note, currently, only Greyhound and the GO Bus service the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Student discounts are available upon showing a valid Student ID. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at the terminal or at the Turnkey Desk at the SLC. Terminals for the Greyhound and GO Bus include the University of Waterloo, Charles St. Terminal in Kitchener, and Sportsworld (near the 401).

http://greyhound.ca/

http://gotransit.ca/

http://www.coachcanada.com/

http://www.megabus.com/

Undergraduates may also take advantage of the FedBus when travelling to surrounding cities (London, Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto, etc). Fed Buses are yellow school buses that travel directly from the University to the city of destination. Tickets for the Fed Bus are generally a few dollars cheaper than the Greyhound and GO Buses.

https://fedbus.feds.ca/

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