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Fares Temporarily Suspended 
No ETS transit fare payment required for bus, LRT, or DATS until further notice.

Reduced Transit Service
LRT and buses are using an enhanced Saturday service schedule until further notice.  

Extra peak service schedule is now available. Peak service is approximately 6-9 am and 3-6 pm. 

Fares Temporarily Suspended and Refunds

ETS is temporarily suspending fares for all transit users at this time, effective March 21, 2020. Transit users do not need to pay fares until further notice. This applies to LRT, conventional bus, DATS service, Route #747 to the airport, and regional service provided by ETS. Customers traveling regionally are reminded to double check fare requirements for service managed by ETS partners (St. Albert Transit, Strathcona County Transit, Leduc Transit). 

The temporary changes in fare collection are in response to keeping the community safe, and are not intended to encourage increased use of transit services. Stay home if you can, but for those who must use transit, we want you to be as safe. Travel during off-peak times, if possible, and follow all the AHS recommendations to help prevent the spread of the illness.

For the health and safety of our operators, and to keep our service running, customers are asked to board and exit using the back doors only. Customers requiring the use of ramp deployment or the bus to kneel  are still allowed to board or disembark at the front of the bus.

While fare enforcement is paused during this time, Peace Officers will continue to regularly patrol transit property and vehicles to ensure customers’ safety and security.

Refunds and Reimbursements

No refunds or prorated reimbursements will be provided on March transit passes, however, customers who have already purchased their April transit passes will be able to apply for a refund. Details will depend on the type of pass.

How do I get a refund on my April adult monthly pass?

Customers who have already purchased their April passes through retailers, will have options to exchange their April pass for a monthly pass at City facilities once the suspension is lifted.

Customers who purchased their April monthly passes through the ETS Public Store online should contact the online store for refund instructions. The credit card used for the original purchase will be used for processing the refund.

Customers who require refunds for April monthly passes can submit a written request by mail. A cheque refund will be issued once the April pass has been received, along with the original receipt (if available), and the customer has provided the address they would like the refund cheque sent to. It could take up to 3-5 weeks to process the refund.

Please submit the pass and return address to:

April Bus Pass Refund
Edmonton Service Center, 2nd Floor Edmonton Tower 
10111 104 Avenue 
Edmonton AB
T5J 0J4

How do I get a refund on my ETS@Work pass?

City of Edmonton employees participating in the ETS@Work will have their payroll deductions suspended during this time.

For employers who purchased April monthly passes through the ETS Public Store online should contact the online store for refund instructions.

How do I get a refund on my senior/youth tickets?

Adult and Youth tickets will not be refunded at this time - the tickets are valid until the end of the year printed on the ticket.

How do I get a refund on my seniors’ annual pass for 2020?

The annual pass is good for a year, so no refunds will be issued at this time.

How do I get a refund on my Ride Transit April pass?

Customers who have already purchased their April Ride Transit passes, will have options to exchange their April pass for a monthly pass at City facilities once the fare suspension is lifted.

Customers who require refunds for April monthly passes can submit a written request by mail. A cheque refund will be issued once the April pass has been received, along with the original receipt (if available), and the customer has provided the address they would like the refund cheque sent to. It could take up to 3-5 weeks to process the refund.

Please submit the pass and return address to:

April Bus Pass Refund
Edmonton Service Center, 2nd Floor Edmonton Tower 
10111 104 Avenue 
Edmonton AB
T5J 0J4

How do I get a refund for a pass if I'm an AISH auto-debit customer?.

Transit fares have been temporarily suspended as of March 21. As a result, any AISH customer who uses auto-debit will have the charge reversed for a Ride Transit April monthly pass. You will see funds back in your account soon. Also, there won't be an auto-debit transaction in April to pay for a May transit pass.

Note: AISH customers using auto-debit have funds transferred from their account six weeks prior to the transit pass date. This means April transit passes were paid for earlier in the year.

We are reducing in-person services. This includes Edmonton Service Centre located at the Edmonton Tower and other locations. This is to protect everyone’s health and safety. Learn how you can still access services at edmonton.ca/ServiceChanges

Current Fares

Effective February 1, 2020 (Temporarily suspended until further notice)

Children (0 - 12)

Free when accompanied by a fare-paying customer (youth, adult, senior). Children not accompanied by a fare-paying customer must pay cash fare or a youth ticket.  

Youth (24 and under)

Cash $3.50
Ticket (book of 10) $19
Monthly Pass  $75
($72.50 effective September 1, 2020) 

 
Adult (25 - 64)

Cash $3.50
Ticket (book of 10) $27
Monthly Pass $97


Senior (65+)

Cash $3.50
Ticket (book of 10) $19
Monthly Pass $34

2020/2021 Annual Pass
(valid February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

$374

2020/2021 Annual Pass (Low Income - Tier 2; annual income between $28,513 and $32,400)

(valid March 30, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

$136.50

2020/2021 Annual Pass (Low Income; annual income below $28,513)

(valid February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

FREE

 

Other Fare Information

Family/Day Pass $10
Post-Secondary Monthly Pass $88.50
(transitioning to Youth Pass in September 2020)
Route 747 $5.00 (One way ticket or two regular unused tickets)
*Does not include travel on other ETS routes
CNIB Free when displaying CNIB ID when boarding
Regional Service Fares  

 

Fare Programs

ETS has many programs that provide reduced fare for groups of Edmontonians.

Ride Transit - The Ride Transit Program offers a monthly transit pass to eligible low-income Edmontonians at a subsidized rate of $34 or $48.50 per month effective February 1, 2020, depending on your household income. Eligibility recently expanded, so please check if you now qualify.

PATH - Providing Accessible Transit Here (PATH) provides free monthly transit passes to individuals who are homeless or are at high risk of homelessness.

Senior Annual Pass - Residents of Edmonton, 65 years of age and older qualify for an Annual Pass.

U-Pass - U-Pass provides eligible students at participating institutions unlimited travel on ETS and participating regional providers.

Edmonton International Airport (Route 747) - Route 747 is Edmonton Transit’s direct service to the Edmonton International Airport.

Attendants Ride Free - On regular ETS, any attendant with a fare paying DATS registrant can travel free. A DATS registrant must show their DATS registrant card for the attendant to travel free. On DATS, a designated mandatory attendant travels free while accompanying a fare paying DATS registrant. Children, aged twelve years and younger, of a registered user ride free of charge.

All ETS customers must pay a cash fare or be in possession of a valid transfer, ticket or pass as proof of payment. On buses, if paying with cash or tickets, you will need to take a transfer from the operator (even if you don’t need a transfer) to show proof of payment, in the event you are asked by a Transit Peace Officer or a member of Edmonton Police Service (EPS). Failure to do so can result in a fine of $250.

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ETS @ Work

The ETS@Work program provides employees with a monthly discount on an adult monthly pass.

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