The City of Guelph will be continuing Guelph Transit’s Kids Ride Free program.
Free bus rides are for children up to 12 years old.
Launched in the spring of 2022, it was set to end at the end of February but has now been extended until a decision is made through the fare strategy when presented to council in April.
Consideration for making the program permanent will be included as part of the city’s next multi-year budget process.
Children aged five to 12 need a registered OnYourWay fare card to ride Guelph Transit for free. Children four and under don’t need a card.
There are three ways to get an OnYourWay fare card for kids to ride free:
Fill out our online form and provide a photo of the child’s government-issued identification as proof of age, and we’ll mail you a fully registered card.
Visit an approved vendor for a new card, then register the card online and provide a photo of the child’s government-issued identification as proof of age.
Pick up a new card at ServiceGuelph (1 Carden Street, Guelph) or the Guelph Transit administration office (170 Watson Road South, Guelph) from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to bring your child’s government-issued identification as proof of age.
To learn more about the program, visit guelph.ca/kidsridefree.