Public transit

Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge

Grand River Transit (GRT)

The GRT transportation system is available through the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

4-month unlimited GRT Term Pass – ONE Card

Eligible students who purchase the 4-month unlimited GRT Term pass will use their physical ONE Card to tap on the GRT buses and light rail (ION) for unlimited travel during all 4 months of the school term.   

Visit the Transit for Conestoga Students for more information about using your ONE Card on the GRT buses and ION.   

This option is available to full-time students (including co-op students) registered at the Kitchener - Doon, Kitchener - Downtown, Cambridge - Fountain Street, Cambridge - Reuter Drive, and Waterloo campuses.   

GRT Term Pass

Fall Term 2022 GRT Pass

  • Sales window: August 22, 2022 - September 22, 2022
  • Pass effective date: September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
  • Price: $306

Eligible students can purchase their GRT Term Pass on the ONE Card Portal using the following steps:  

  1. Sign in to the ONE Card Portal

    Select "Students" and sign in using Your Student Condor ID and Password.   

  2. Select GRT TERM PASS from the main menu

    The GRT Term Pass is only available to full-time students enrolled at the Kitchener - Doon, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Kitchener - Downtown campuses. If you are unable to see the GRT Term Pass option on the ONE Card portal, please contact the ONE Card Office.   

  3. Select GRT Term Pass Payment

    Purchase the GRT Term Pass by selecting Credit Card or Condor Cash as your payment option.   

    If you have $306.00 or more Condor Cash on your account, you can use the Condor Cash payment option to purchase your GRT Term Pass.    

    If you do not have a Credit Card, visit a Bookstore location to load money onto your Condor Cash account to complete your GRT Term Pass purchase online.    

    How to review your Condor Cash Account and Load Money:   

    • Use the Main Menu to select Account Summary to view your Condor Cash balance. Ensure you have the full amount of the pass price in your account.
    • If you need to add funds, use the Main Menu to select Add Money to complete the add funds process. Once you have loaded funds to your account, return to the GRT Term Pass page and select the Condor Cash option.

  4. Terms and conditions

    Agree to the terms and conditions of the GRT Term Pass. Passes are non-refundable or transferable.    

  5. Complete purchase

    If you are using your credit card, you will be asked to complete your payment information.    

    Once your purchase is complete, an email confirmation will be sent to you. Please allow 2 business days (not including weekends or holidays) for your ONE Card to become your active bus pass.    

    Please contact the ONE Card Office with questions about the GRT Term Pass.  

Pay As You Go and Monthly Pass – GRT EasyGO Card

GRT offers a reusable smart card called an EasyGO fare card that riders can load funds onto to pay per ride, referred to as stored value, or load a monthly unlimited pass.     

Visit the GRT EasyGO fare card website to learn more about purchasing and loading an EasyGO fare card or visit the Bookstore at the Kitchener – Doon campus to purchase and load.    

This pass is available to all students and employees.     

Employee corporate discount

Conestoga Employees can request a Corporate Pass Fare Card and receive 15 per cent off a monthly transit pass.    

Conestoga College is a member of TravelWise, a workplace program. Employees of Conestoga have access to TravelWise services including a discounted Corporate GRT Transit Pass.    

Visit the GRT Corporate Pass web page for information about requesting a Corporate Pass Fare Card and loading the discounted monthly transit pass.    

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Guelph

Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit offers a 4-month post-secondary semester pass at a discounted rate for students living in Guelph.

Visit Guelph Transit for information on how to confirm eligibility and to complete the purchase of a 4-month pass.   This offer is for students registered at the Guelph campus can purchase a Guelph post-secondary semester pass.

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Brantford

Brantford Transit

Fall/winter terms

The bus pass fee (U-Pass) paid during the fall and/or winter terms provide registered Brantford campus students with unlimited travel on the Brantford Transit system using their Wilfrid Laurier University OneCard, during the term the fee was paid.

Students registered at the Brantford campus in the fall and/or winter terms who have the bus pass fee (U-Pass) included in their tuition will have their term pass automatically loaded onto their Wilfrid Laurier University OneCard.

Students registered at the Brantford campus in the fall and/or winter terms pay a bus pass fee (U-Pass) included in their tuition.

Spring term

Students registered at the Brantford campus in the spring term who would like to purchase single ride or a monthly pass can visit the Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union web page for more information.

Students registered at the Brantford campus in the spring term, are eligible to purchase a monthly student pass directly from the Brantford Transit.

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