Alternative Transportation

Cars aren’t the only way to get around, there are other environmentally friendly and economical options. Active transportation (such as walking or biking), carpooling, or public transportation are other alternatives.

Public transportation can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to travel. According to the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), every time you use public transit instead of driving, you generate about 65% less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Below are costs for rides and monthly passes in major cities and provinces across Canada, provided by CUTA. Actual costs may vary, depending whether your transit authority uses a zone system, or other factors.

Province Average Cost Per Ride Average Monthly Pass
AB $3.24 $73.81
BC $2.58 $82.00
MB $1.98 $81.28
NB $2.58 $73.00
NL $2.38 $70.00
NS $3.00 $84.00
NT $3.00 $75.00
ON $3.37 $91.55
QC $2.78 $89.42
SK $2.75 $74.88
YK $2.50 $62.00

Western Canada

Transit System Province Cost per Ride Monthly Pass Plan a Trip
Brandon MB $1.30 $74.00 More Info
Calgary AB $3.15 $99.00 More Info
Edmonton AB $3.20 $89.00 More Info
Regina SK $3.00 $84.00 More Info
Saskatoon SK $3.00 $83.00 More Info
Vancouver BC $2.75 $91.00 More Info
Victoria BC $2.50 $85.00 More Info
Winnipeg MB $2.65 $88.55 More Info
Whitehorse YK $2.50 $62.00 More Info
Yellowknife NT $3.00 $75.00 More Info

Ontario

Transit System Province Cost per Ride Monthly Pass Plan a Trip
Durham Region ON $3.75 $115.00 More Info
Brampton ON $3.75 $120.00 More Info
Hamilton ON $3.00 $101.20 More Info
Kingston ON $2.75 $72.00 More Info
Mississauga ON $3.50 $130.00 More Info
Niagara Region ON $6.00 $160.00 More Info
Ottawa ON $3.55 $103.25 More Info
Toronto ON $3.25 $141.50 More Info
Waterloo Region ON $3.25 $82.00 More Info
York Region ON $4.00 $136.00 More Info
GO (Mentrolinx)* ON $5.58 / km N/A More Info

Québec

Transit System Province Cost per Ride Monthly Pass Plan a Trip
Gatineau QC $3.90 $93.00 More Info
Laval QC $3.25 $91.00 More Info
Lonqueuil QC $3.25 $94.50 More Info
Montréal QC $3.25 $83.00 More Info
Québec QC $3.50 $85.60 More Info
AMT QC $8.93 / km N/A More Info

Atlantic Canada

Transit System Province Cost per Ride Monthly Pass Plan a Trip
Charlottetown PE $2.25 $65.00 More Info
Halifax NS $2.50 $78.00 More Info
Fredericton NB $2.75 $80.00 More Info
St. John's NL $2.25 $70.00 More Info

*Please note GO and AMT do not offer a base fare or Coût d’un laissez-passer mensuel, but rather base their fares on the distance. CUTA provided an average cost per kilometre.

Sources: Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)