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City Bus Service

The City of Owen Sound's conventional transit system is a four (4) route system operating during the day Monday through Saturday.  Please see affected holiday hours below (Transit Hours).

All four routes provide ½ hour service from 6:30am to 6:00pm. All transit buses are fully accessible. Motorized scooters are not allowed on the conventional transit buses.

The City's GIS map shows all the routes, shelters and stops. Alternatively, our brochure can be downloaded and printed. 

Information on the new Guelph Owen Sound 'GOST' and other intercommunity transportation services are available by visiting our webpage or contacting:

Owen Sound Transit Terminal
1020 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2L2
Phone: (519) 376-9139

Transit users may purchase monthly bus passes to reduce their cost-per-ride to use the City of Owen Sound Transit System.

Single fares can be purchased on the bus; tickets or cash are to be deposited into the farebox at the front of the bus. We use the “exact fare cash" system and the Transit operators do not carry change. Single fares include transfers from one bus to the other. Riders must ask the bus driver to receive their transfer slip. 

Bus passes and single fares may be purchased by both conventional and mobility transit users. Please call (519) 376-9139 with any inquiries.

Transit passes and trip tickets are valid on both conventional and mobility transit services. 

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm with the last bus leaving the terminal at 6:00 pm.

On Saturdays, the hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with the last bus leaving the terminal at 4:00 pm.

There is no transit (conventional or mobility) service available on Sundays or Statutory Holidays

Single Fares

1-5 years old




All others



Monthly Passes




*Affordability Rate


Senior Citizen


High School, College & Mature Student







Please note that students and seniors may be required to provide identification for their pass or fare.

*Please note that you will need to provide your most recent Ontario Works (OW) statement or
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) statement for the Affordability rate.

City Hall

808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30pm
Telephone: (519) 376-1440

Transit Terminal

1020 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound

Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am to 2:30pm
Telephone: (519) 376-9139

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

824 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound

Monday to Thursday: 9:30am to 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Each of our bus maps, including a map with all of the routes, can be found in the links below:

All of our route directions for each of the bus routes are found in the links below:

Collapsible buggies and strollers are permitted on the bus. For the safety of all passengers, children are not permitted to be in the stroller or buggy while travelling on the bus unless it is tied down in the wheelchair location.

In-line skates, roller blades, ice skates, or skateboards are not allowed to be worn or used while on the bus; you must hold them on your lap.

As an added feature to encourage an active lifestyle, a bicycle rack has been placed on the front of every bus. These racks are extremely easy to use and can hold up to two bicycles at a time at no additional charge to the rider.

It is the responsibility of the passengers using the bike racks to secure them. If you need guidance, feel free to ask the driver.

For advertising opportunities on the transit system, please contact Pattison Outdoor Advertising - Nicholas Campney at

For more information regarding Owen Sound Transit Services, please see the City of Owen Sound's Conventional Transit Policy or visit the transit terminal at:

1020 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2L2
Phone: (519) 376-9139

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