Provide your feedback on Barrie’s Transit Vision
The City has launched the next phase of Barrie’s Transit Vision with a second round of public consultation which will present and seek feedback on the proposed transit network (Draft Transit Vision), as well as transit preferences.
We use the "exact fare" system. Fares can be paid by cash or a pass. Transit Operators do not carry change. Sales locations for passes and ride cards are listed further below.
Transit staff work to inform riders of service impacts, and keep the public informed about initiatives and projects that support Transit ridership.
Do you have feedback on Barrie Transit? All feedback, including concerns and compliments, relating can be reported to the appropriate staff via Service Barrie Online.
Barrie Transit & Specialized Transit Fares
|Fare Type||Cash Fares|
|Adults, students, children 13+||$3.25|
|Barrie Transit connecting to/from GO train only with valid presto card/ticket||FREE|
|Children 12 years of age & under||FREE|
|Seniors on Thursdays||FREE|
|Visually Impaired (valid CNIB card required)||FREE|
Individual Day Pass
|$8.00 / day|
|Family Day Pass|
Group of 4 or less, max 2 Adults/Seniors/Students.
Valid and for purchase on the day of travel at the terminal and on Conventional buses.
|$9.50 / day|
|Adult Monthly Pass Ages 19– 64||$89 / month*|
|Student Monthly Pass* Ages 13+||$68.25 / month*|
|Senior Monthly Pass* Ages 65+||$53 / month*|
|Ride Card Type||Price|
|To limit the transmission of COVID-19, Barrie Transit has temporarily discontinued our use of the ‘punch’ ride cards in exchange for a ‘scratch’ ride card. The new ride cards operate in the same manner as the previous ride cards but instead of the bus operator punching the card, the rider will scratch off 'one ride' in view of the bus operator. Visit the Downtown Transit Terminal or Service Barrie to exchange your old punch card for a new scratch card.|
|Adult Ages 19–64||10-Ride Card: $28.00|
|Student* Ages 13+||10-Ride Card: $24.50|
|Senior* 65+||10-Ride Card: $21.00|
Monthly passes are available on the 18th of the month to purchase for the upcoming month. For example, a June monthly pass is available May 18th.
Barrie Transit Terminal, 24 Maple Avenue
The downtown bus terminal is open for ticket sales, seven days a week 7am–10pm.
Service Barrie at City Hall, 70 Collier Street
Transit passes are also available for sale at Service Barrie on the first floor of City Hall, 70 Collier Street, open 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Transit monthly passes and ride cards are sold at Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, and Peggy Hill Team Community Centre on a walk-in/drop-in basis. No refunds or exchanges are available at rec centres.
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 75 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.
Licence 2 Ride
The City’s Licence 2 Ride is offered to youth aged 12–15 and provides the chance to ride for free on Barrie Transit & play for free at the City's three recreation centres. Applications for 2022 are now closed. Learn more about the Licence 2 Ride pass.
Georgian College U-Pass
Effective September 2018, all full-time credit Georgian College students receive a transit pass. The U-Pass costs $90.69 per semester (added to student fees). A student bus pass would cost $273 per semester. The pass was introduced with the goal of increasing Barrie Transit ridership, reducing illegal parking and decreasing student housing rental near Georgian College, by allowing more students to find housing outside of the college’s immediate area and take the bus to class.