How do I pay for public transport in Calgary?

You can pay with cash, the MyFare app, or a monthly pass card at the front door of the bus.

Do Calgary buses take debit?

All of our CTrain stations have machines at the entrance. They accept Canadian coins, debit and credit.

Does Calgary Transit take cash?

The machines accept cash (coins only), credit and debit. If you are using tickets purchased in advance be sure to validate your ticket at the ticket vending machine before entering the fare restricted zone.

Is public transport free in Calgary?

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This stretch of the CTrain system is our free fare zone. This means that you can hop on for free when traveling along 7 Avenue.

Can you pay on the bus with card?

Look for the contactless symbol on your credit or debit card to see if your card is contactless enabled. Then, board a bus with the contactless symbol and instead of paying with cash, simply tap your card or contactless-enabled device onto the reader and wait for the beep.

How do you take the bus in Calgary?

Call (403) 262-1000 to find out if your local bus stop is accessible. Once you learn these steps to taking the bus and CTrain in Calgary, getting around is easy. Simply show up at the train station or bus stop, pay your fare (in the machine for CTrains, and to the driver for buses), and enjoy your ride!

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Do you have to wear a mask on Calgary Transit?

Face coverings are required while using Calgary Transit. Alberta entered stage 3 on July 1, 2021. While public health measures have been lifted, there are still a few exceptions including the requirement to use face coverings while using transit.

How much does bus cost?

The cost of each vehicle depends on a variety of features, including size and manufacturer, but the most important factor is typically what kind of propulsion system the bus uses. Diesel buses are the most common type of bus in the United States, and they cost around $550,000 per vehicle (according to a 2016 study).

Is the C-Train free?

The C-Train is not free, with the exception of the free fare zone on 7th Avenue in downtown Calgary (details below). Access to the C-Train is on the proof-of-payment (“honour”) system, so you don’t need to pay to go through a gate or a turnstile to get to the platform.

What is the free fare zone in Calgary?

The downtown portion of the C-Train which travels along 7 Avenue is known as the free fare zone. It is free to ride either C-Train route between 3rd Street East and 11th Street West along 7 Avenue, but a fare must be purchased if traveling outside of the downtown area.