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City Transit

The City of Owen Sound operates both a Conventional Transit and a Specialized Transit service.

The Conventional Transit service is a four (4) route system operating during the day Monday through Saturday. All four routes provide ½ hour service from 6:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, with the last bus leaving the terminal at 6:00pm. The Saturday bus service operates between 9:00am and 4:00pm with the last bus leaving the terminal at 4:00pm.

Bike Racks

As an added feature to provide the residents of Owen Sound with another option to driving and to encourage a healthy lifestyle, bicycle racks have been placed on the front of the buses. These racks are extremely easy to use and can hold up to two bicycles at a time while the customer rides on the bus. There is no extra charge for the use of the bicycle rack. Read How To Use the Bus Bike Racks.

The Specialized Transit service provides a door-to-door transportation service for residents of the City with mobility limitations that restrict their ability to use the Conventional Transit service. The service uses a wheelchair accessible bus and operates between 6:30am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Specialized Transit Page

First Student Canada provides the transit services under contract with the City of Owen Sound. Intercity bus service is also available from the Transit Terminal by Greyhound Bus Lines. Grey Bruce Air Bus provides transportation service to Pearson Airport in Toronto and Aboutown Transit provides transportation to the London area.

City of Owen Sound Transit Route Study Report

The City of Owen Sound has a population of about 22,000 and like many municipalities, is faced with the challenge of providing services with limited or potentially reduced levels of funding while continuing to satisfy the growing needs of the community. To ensure that public transit best meet the needs of students, adults and seniors to access education, employment and health services in a fiscally responsible manner, the City of Owen Sound completed the Owen Sound Transit Route Study to address service changes over the next three years (2013-2015).

The objectives of the study were to:

  • Evaluate the performance of the existing system
  • Ensure stakeholder groups are well represented and have an opportunity to identify concerns, provide insight and identify priorities;
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for improvement and potential cost reductions

Owen Sound Final Report - Jan-28-2013 FINAL.pdf - (1.3 MB)


For further information regarding Conventional Transit or specialized services or Intercity Bus services contact:

First Student Canada
2180 20th Street East
Owen Sound  ON  N4K 5P7
519-376-3299 Conventional Transit Line
519-376-7500 Specialized Transit Line


Owen Sound TransitBus Service hours for Conventional and Specialized Transit are:

  • Monday to Friday 6:30am - 6:00pm with the last bus leaving the terminal at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm with the last bus leaving the terminal at 4:00pm

Transit Monthly Passes and Trip Tickets will be sold at the following locations:

Transit Terminal - Located at 1020 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound

Transit Terminal Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

City Hall - Located at 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

City Hall Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library - Located at 824 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound

Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Transit Passes and Trip Tickets are valid on both conventional and specialized transit services.
  • To use Specialized Transit, an approved application is required.
  • Applications can be obtained at City Hall, the Transit Terminal, the Library, or on the City website.

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