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Where to Buy

ETS fare products can be purchased at:

The ETS Customer Services Centre sells all ETS fare product available for the entire month. At other official sales outlets, monthly passes are only available from the start of business on the 22nd of the previous month through to the end of business on the 8th of the valid month.

Fare Type Price Notes
Cash fare $3.25 Exact fare is required
Children 5 years and under Free When accompanied by a fare-paying adult
Adult ticket pack (10) $24.75
Youth/senior ticket pack (10) $21.50 Youth (6 - 17); Seniors (65+)
Day pass $9.25 Allows unlimited travel on a single day by one adult and up to four children age twelve or under when travelling with that adult
Adult monthly pass $91.50
Post-secondary monthly pass $83.50 Available to full-time students attending qualified post-secondary institutions
Youth monthly pass $69 Youth (6 - 17)

Discounted ETS youth monthly passes can be purchased through Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic Schools

$71 Fare change effective September 1, 2016
Senior monthly pass $14.50 Senior (65+)
AISH monthly pass $35 AISH recipients only
Senior annual pass $128.75 Must be a senior (65+) and a resident of Edmonton

Passes are valid between April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.
Senior annual pass - low income $55.75 Must be a Senior (65+); a resident of Edmonton, and a recipient of the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)

Passes are valid between April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.
CNIB ID Free Display your CNIB ID when boarding
Edmonton public & catholic school passes See student passes for details
DATS fares See DATS fares for details
U-Pass See U-Pass for details
Route 747 See airport service fares for details

All transit users must pay a cash fare or be in possession of a valid transfer, ticket or pass as proof of payment to ride ETS. Failure to do so can result in a fine of $250.

  • Cash: Exact change required. Change will not be made.
  • Tickets: Valid up to 90 minutes from the time of issue when purchased at a fare vending machine, validated by ticket validator in LRT proof of payment areas or deposited into bus farebox (and exchanged for a paper transfer).
  • Passes: Customers using passes must display their valid pass to bus operators upon boarding transit vehicles, or have their valid pass with them when travelling on LRT to display to ETS staff conducting fare checks. Customers using Youth or Senior fare product are required to show proof of age upon request. Please keep in mind that monthly passes are valid for unlimited travel from the first day to the last day of a calendar month only. When boarding, bus operators will request to see a current pass on all days of the month.
  • Transfers: On buses, a paper transfer valid for up to 90 minutes from time of issue is provided to use as proof of payment and can be used on connecting and/or return trips on bus and LRT within the 90 minute period. A valid transfer must be requested from the bus operator at the time the fare is paid. Transfer expiry time is indicated at the time shown on the transfer where it is torn by the bus operator.

CNIB Customers

Customers who are visually impaired and who possess a CNIB ID card can use that card as a transit pass on all ETS services including routes providing service outside the City of Edmonton. Use of a white cane or service animal alone does not qualify an individual for this fare service - the CNIB card must be shown to the bus operator upon boarding.

  • Edmonton Transit (all routes)
  • City of Fort Saskatchewan (Route 198)
  • City of Spruce Grove (Route 560)
  • Edmonton Garrison (Route 199)
  • Edmonton Airport (Route 747)
  • City of Leduc (all routes)

University of Alberta staff

For University of Alberta staff, your staff ONEcard is only valid for LRT use between South Campus and Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT stations.  This pass only allows travel between the University campuses and is not valid for bus service. This pass does not require a sticker, but must be clearly marked "Staff".

Convention Transit Pass

The Convention Transit Pass is just the ticket for savings and unlimited rides on Light Rail Transit (LRT) and buses for your convention, exhibition, seminar or meeting.

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ETS @ Work

The ETS@Work program provides employees with a monthly discount on adult monthly pass.

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