The Students’ Union is the U of R’s on-campus Transit Agent – students can buy Rides and Monthly Passes from our Member Services Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Riddell Centre (RC 221). We also provide you with free schedules and route maps. Finally, our friendly staff is also able to help if you are unfamiliar with the Regina Transit service.
What kind of passes can I buy?
Any one can buy Monthly Passes, Day Passes, and 10 or 20 Rides.
Monthly Passes last for 31 days and allow you to ride the bus as often as you need within that 31 day period. For example, if you purchase a Monthly Pass on September 3rd, then you can ride the bus as much as you’d like between September 3rd and October 4th (note that September only has 30 days). Monthly Passes MUST be purchased on the new rechargeable R-Card. R-Cards require an initial deposit of $5 which is paid only when you first get a R-Card or when you need to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged R-Card.
Individual Rides can be purchased in sets of 10 or 20. Each ride saves you $0.35 at the adult rates and they never expire. Rides can be purchased either on a rechargeable R-Card or as single-use cards. Single-use cards cannot be recharged or registered. The benefit of using the rechargeable R-Card is that you can register it with Regina Transit to protect the balance of the card from loss or theft, and it can be loaded with both individual rides and a monthly pass at the same time.
Please note that URSU does not sell Senior passes or Discount passes. You will need to visit Regina Transit’s Downtown Information Centre at 2124 11th Ave. For a list of authorized Transit Agents in the city please click here.
What is an R-Card?
The R-Card is a reloadable smart card that replaces tickets and monthly passes. It can be loaded with pre-paid rides or a monthly pass.
How much do they cost?
2017 Fares (Effective January 1, 2017)
|Cash Fare||10 Rides||Monthly Passes||Day/Weekend
|Senior****||$3.25||$29||$300/year or $150/half year||$10|
*Child fares apply to those 4 years of age or younger who are accompanied by a paying passenger; if travelling alone, child must pay youth fare.
**Youth fares apply to riders 5-14 years of age, or high school students with valid Transit ID card. Without proof, adult fares apply.
*** To be eligible for a post-secondary pass, students must be attending a post-secondary institution in Regina. Post-secondary students can only purchase their pass from certain post-secondary institutions or at the Regina Transit Information Centre. Students must show current proof of enrolment at time of purchase. Anytime a Post Secondary R-Card is lost, the student must provide proof of enrolment in order to receive a replacement R-Card. The University of Regina offers a U-Pass for its students for the fall and winter semesters. Click here for more information.
****Senior fares apply to individuals 65 years of age or older and are a resident of Regina.
A day pass is good for unlimited travel on any Regina Transit bus from the day it is first used on the bus and is effective for 24 hours.
A weekend pass allows your family (maximum 2 adults and 3 children who are 18 years or younger or 1 adult and 4 children) to ride any regular Regina Transit route as much as you like on either a Saturday or a Sunday.
What if I need to transfer?
If you board a second bus within an hour of paying for your original trip, the smart technology in the system will identify your next trip as a transfer. If you pay with coins, you will need to ask the operator for a paper transfer. When paying for more than one fare with the R-Card, the second person must request a paper transfer. You will have to scan your transfer when boarding the second bus to complete your trip.
More information on R-Cards
On November 1st, 2010, Regina Transit introduced the new R-Card fare system. This card replaces the old paper tickets and passes with a plastic RFID-enabled card. Each card includes an initial $5 charge. R-Cards can be registered with Regina Transit with the cardholder’s contact information to help protect the balance of the card in case you ever lose your card or have it stolen. If this occurs, it’s as simple as going to Regina Transit’s Downtown Information Centre and replacing the card. This cancels the old card and you keep your card’s balance. For those who wish to buy rides, but don’t want to purchase a plastic R-Card, we also sell disposable paper cards that can be thrown away after they reach a 0 balance.
My question isn’t answered here.
For further information on services provided by the City of Regina, please visit their website.
Which bus should I be taking?
You can use Google Maps transit search function to help figure out how to get where you are going. If you are not able to use Google maps, you can use paper maps or Transit Live. Transit Live offers real time schedule information on all City buses to allow customers to track the exact location of their bus.