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Edmonton’s new bus network connects you to where you need to go on more direct routes.

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Use the third-party Transit app, Google Maps or the ETS trip planner to plan a trip in the new network.

 

To plan a trip, enter your travel date, time, start and end locations below. You can also download and print route brochures


On Demand Trip Planning

You can use the third-party Transit app to plan trips that include transfers to/from On Demand (Google tools do not support this service).

Check to see if you are in an On Demand neighbourhood

Transit Trip Planner

Transit Trip Planner

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*This Google-powered trip planner previews regular ETS bus routes only. Trips that include transfers to/from On Demand Transit can be viewed using the third-party Transit app. To book an On Demand trip, customers can tap a button in Transit app that will link them to the Edmonton On Demand Transit app (if installed on their smartphone). Customers can also book directly by using the Edmonton On Demand Transit app, online at edmonton.ca/ondemandtransit, or by calling 780-496-2400. See if you are in an On Demand neighbourhood.

Please note: regional routes are not part of the bus network redesign. Any changes to routes operated by our municipal partners will be communicated by them.

New Bus Routes

New route brochures available for new routes.

Bus Route Frequency Lookup

Select a route to see its frequency in the new network.


System Maps

Day Service Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Late Night Service Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Downtown Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Bus Stop Map (Interactive)

View the interactive map to see where bus stops are located in the new network starting April 25. This includes stops where the routes are changing, as well as new and closing bus stops.

On Demand Transit

On Demand Transit complements regular bus service so more Edmontonians can get to where they need to go conveniently and safely.

New Bus Stop Signs

To support the new bus network redesign, every bus stop has a new sign.

School Special Bus Routes

In the new bus network, many schools are served by regular ETS routes. There are extra trips on some routes that are timed for students.

Bus Network Redesign Feedback

Let us know what you like about the new bus routes or what you think could be improved.

New Bus Network Guide

Size: (22MB)

On Demand Transit Guide

SIze: (14MB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are the new route numbers so different from existing route numbers?

The new route numbers will help transit users understand its purpose and where it’s going. This means every single bus route has a new path. Even routes with familiar numbers were adjusted, so double check the routes and schedules before you go to the bus stop.

Why did you change the bus network?

Edmonton last redesigned its entire bus network in the late 1990s and our community has changed a lot since then. The new bus network is an important step in modernizing Edmonton’s transit system in preparation for growing our city to 2 million people. It also provides the transit service that Edmontonians tell us they want today: safe, fast,
convenient and reliable. 

Why do old bus route numbers show up in Google Maps when I click on a bus stop?

In most cases, old bus route numbers will be in a white box in Google Maps. Current (new) routes are in a coloured box. It is anticipated old bus route numbers will disappear from Google Maps around mid-May. There is no impact to trip plans using Google Maps.

Are the new bus routes final?

Yes. City Council approved the new bus network on November 26, 2019. 

The new routes will be reviewed after one to two years to ensure they are working as intended and meeting customers' needs.

How will the new bus network be better?

Almost every bus route is new, and routes are straighter with less overlap.

These changes will provide more direct, more frequent and efficient service.

Residents in central areas of the city can expect to see an increase in service throughout the day, while those in suburban areas will see an increase in service during peak times for commuters.

How are the new routes planned?

Routes were planned based on:

  • The principles in Edmontonians’ Transit Strategy
  • Public feedback
  • Historical data about transit use

Many routes were straightened and some duplicate routes were combined.

This increase in efficiency means ETS can provide better service overall across the network through more frequent buses and expanded service on evenings and weekends.

I currently have direct bus service to work, school or shopping. Why do I need to transfer with the new routes?

The new bus network is designed to move residents across the city more efficiently.

Wait times are anticipated to be shorter when transferring into the frequent network.

When will bus shelters be moved and will my bus stop get a shelter?

We will not be putting shelters at new locations for at least a year after the bus network launch. This will allow us time to remove existing shelters from closed or low use locations, as well as determine which are the higher use stops that need one. More than 450 shelters will be moved, so this will take 2-3 years to complete.

What is ETS' plan for bus service until the Valley Line Southeast opens?

Express buses will travel frequently along a route that closely matches the Valley Line Southeast path and will stop at existing transit centres (Millgate and Mill Woods) until the new transit centres (Davies and a new transit centre at Mill Woods) are open. Routes that serve the new transit centres and LRT stops will be altered slightly until the Valley Line is open.

For More Information

Bus Network Redesign Project

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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