Transit Fares & Passes

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We use the "exact fare" system. Fares can be paid by HotSpot, cash or a pass. Transit Operators do not carry change. Sales locations for passes and ride cards are listed further below.

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Transit Fares

Fares apply to fixed routes, Transit ON Demand, and Specialized Transit services.

Passengers can transfer routes at any point where two routes connect. Passengers must request a transfer when they first board the bus if they require a transfer to continue along their route. When boarding a bus with a transfer, passengers must scan the barcode transfer ticket on the fare box. If, for any reason the fare box scan option is not available, passengers must then present the transfer to the Operator unfolded and date-side up for inspection. Transfers must NOT be placed in the fare box. A transfer is valid for 90 minutes from the time of issue and is valid as part of one continuous trip from origin to destination. Please retain your transfer if you need to travel on multiple buses to arrive at your destination. Transfers are non-transferable and have no cash value.
Fare TypeCurrent Cash Fare
Adults, students, children 13+$3.50
​Children 12 years of age & underFREE
Seniors 65+
Please present valid photo ID upon boarding
​Seniors 65+ on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please present valid photo ID upon boarding
Visually Impaired (valid CNIB card required)FREE
Barrie Transit connecting to/from GO train with valid presto card/ticket
Riders can also transfer free between participating GTA agencies with a valid GO fare under Ontario's One Fare Program.
All passes can be purchased at all sales locations or HotSpot and used anytime. Day passes can also be purchased on conventional buses. If purchasing a day pass on the bus it must be used same day.

* with valid photo ID upon boarding, except for children. Please refer to the Conditions of Sale on the back of all passes & ride cards. A student photo I.D. application is available. Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen ride cards, passes or photo I.D. Passes are not transferable and are non-refundable.​
Pass TypeCurrent Price
Individual Day Pass​$8.50 / day
Family Day Pass
Maximum 2 Adults/Seniors/Students (Children 12 & under ride for free)
$10 / day
Adult Monthly Pass Ages 19–64$92 / month
Student Monthly Pass* Ages 13+$70.50 / month
Senior Monthly Pass* Ages 65+$​53.50 / month
* with valid photo I.D. upon boarding, except for children. Please refer to the Conditions of Sale on the back of all ride cards. A student photo I.D. application is available. Barrie Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen ride cards or photo I.D. Ride Cards are transferable but are non-refundable.
Ride Card TypeCurrent Price
Barrie Transit uses ‘scratch’ ride cards. The rider will scratch off 'one ride' in view of the bus operator.
10-Ride Card: Adult Ages 19–64$30
10-Ride Card: Student* Ages 13+$26
10-Ride Card: Senior* 65+$21

HotSpot Mobile Fares

Barrie Transit riders have a new option for purchasing transit fares, through the HotSpot app, available for download from Google Play and App Store, or the HotSpot website. See instructions on how to purchase and activate fares. 

All fare products are available for purchase through HotSpot, except for the U-Pass for Georgian College students. Fare prices remain the same, all current fare products are still valid, and all other existing purchase options remain.

HotSpot customer service provides frontline support for all account, technical, and payment concerns. HotSpot can be reached 24/7 by email at and 8am–5pm weekdays by phone at 1-855-712-5888.

How to Use HotSpot for Mobile Fares

Sale Locations for Passes & Ride Cards

Monthly passes are available on the 16th of the month to buy for the upcoming month. For example, a June monthly pass is available to buy on May 16th. 

Monthly passes, day passes and ride cards are sold at the below locations, as well as on HotSpot:

  • Barrie Transit Terminal, 24 Maple Avenue
    The downtown bus terminal is open for ticket sales 7am–8pm on Monday–Saturday and 9am–8pm on Sunday.
  • Service Barrie at City Hall, 70 Collier Street
    Service Barrie is located on the first floor of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, open 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday.
  • Recreation Centres
    Passes and ride cards are sold at Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Parkview Centre and Peggy Hill Team Community Centre on a walk-in/drop-in basis. No refunds or exchanges are available at rec centres. ​

Special Passes

Frequently Asked Questions