Bus Pass

How to receive your Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass)

Students registered in at least 1.5 credits can obtain a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass) for use on Niagara Regional Transit.

U-Pass stickers can be picked up at the BUSU Reception Desk (open week days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), upstairs in the Student-Alumni Building in October.

About U-Pass

Your U-Pass, gives you access to St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland, Fort Erie, Pelham and the Niagara Regional Transit Systems.

U-Pass is effective from the Sept. 1 until the end of the academic year. There is no Universal Bus Pass from May 1st until August 31st (see spring/summer pass information below).

For more information on how to get to Brock and around the Niagara Region, please check out the resources on the Your Bus website.

If you have questions about your U-Pass, please contact frontdesk@brockbusu.ca.

What if I need to ride the bus before I can get my sticker at Community Fair?

You can use your Brock card without your sticker to ride the bus from Sept. 1, but you MUST have a sticker on your card by the end of September - so get it as soon as you can!

Can I opt out of U-Pass?

U-Pass is provided by ancillary fees, which were voted on by student referendum, so students can not opt out.

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Discounted 31 Day Local Pass 

While U-Pass is valid from September through April, we also partner with Niagara Transit to provide a special discount to anyone studying in either the Spring or Summer semesters.


Download the Transit GO App on your mobile device to purchase your local 31 day bus pass. The pass is valid for 31 days from its first use and costs $85.50.

• Download Iphone App

• Download Android App


Visit BUSU reception for a refund of $15 on your pass when purchased between May 29 to August 11. Max of 4 local passes purchased between April 24 - August 11 is eligible for the $15 rebate. You will need to show your digital receipt as proof of purchase.

The Spring/Summer 31 Day Local Pass will be available for local transit passes only within St. Catharines and Thorold.

Refund of $15 on your Discounted 31 Day Local Pass will not be available after Aug. 11. Please visit the BUSU reception desk prior to this date for your refund.