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Bus Pass

All full-time students at Western have already paid for their bus passes in their student fees. If you do not use the bus pass, you may NOT opt-out of the plan and ask for a refund. It is included as a mandatory part of your student fees.

USC Bus Pass - Full-time Undergraduate Students:

All new full-time undergraduate students will automatically be able to use their student cards as a valid London Transit Commission bus pass. This pass is valid for the 12 months of the academic year from September 1st until August 31st. For more details, visit the USC website.

SOGS Bus Pass - Full-time Graduate Students:

All full-time SOGS members will be able to use their student cards as a London Transit Commission bus pass. Since graduate students pay their fees by term, the annual pass consists of 3 term passes valid from September 1st - December 31st; January 1st - April 30th; and May 1st - August 31st. Visit SOGS for more details.

If You Are Not Eligible for a USC/SOGS Bus Pass

You Can Pay Cash

For adults, the fare per ride on any bus is $2.75 (exact change only).

Bus Tickets

These are used instead of exact change each time you take the bus. They are sold at the London Transit Commission office, The Purple Store in UCC, and at many convenience stores. They come in sheets of five (5) tickets that cost $9.50 ($1.90 per ticket). Bus tickets are less expensive than paying the cash fare.

Bus Transfers

If you are not using a bus pass and you need to take more than one bus to reach your destination, you will need to ask for a “transfer” paper after you pay for your ride. This paper slip gives you approximately one hour and thirty minutes to get on your next bus (including return trips). When the next bus arrives, show the transfer paper to the bus driver instead of paying an additional fare. You may use the bus transfer paper as many times as you would like before it expires. Transfer papers also allow a stop over within the hour and thirty minutes time. Look at the bus schedule to find out when you need to be at the bus stop. Be there at least five minutes before the bus arrives.

Monthly Bus Passes and Semester Passes

If you will be using the bus every day and you don’t have a student bus pass, a monthly bus pass is an option for you. Passes allow an unlimited number of trips for $81.00 a month for adults. If you will only be using the bus Monday to Friday, a cheaper pass is available for $69.00. There is an additional one-time charge of $3.00 for your photograph identification.  Show your pass to the bus driver each time you get on the bus. The initial bus pass must be bought at the LTC office, as you must have your picture taken. After that, the monthly bus pass can also be purchased at Western Connections and some convenience stores.