Getting around Prince George by bus couldn't be easier.
Find out how to plan your trip and, if you are a first-time transit user,
learn how to take the bus.
Alerts and notifications on transit service, permanent or temporary route changes, and other related announcements may be found on BC Transit's website.
Transit Travel Training Guide
A Travel Training Guide is available to help first-time riders get started on navigating the transit system.
Transit Trip Planner
BC Transit has a Trip Planner tool to help riders plan simple, single-stop trips or complex journeys around Prince George.
The handyDART is a door-to-door, shared transit service for riders with permanent or temporary disabilities.
The handyDART picks passengers up from and drops them off at accessible points.
In addition to paying on-board, riders can also buy a variety of fare products like monthly passes from select vendors.
Free and Discounted Fares
Clean Air Day
Clean Air Day is celebrated on Wednesday during Environment Week in June. Residents can ride the bus for free on Clean Air Day to help improve local air quality. Leave cars at home, ride around Prince George for free, and help keep the air clean.
General Election Days
Transit is free for all riders on general voting days for local elections, referendum/assent voting, Federal and Provincial elections, and by-elections.
Note: Free fares to not apply for advanced voting days.
Bike to School and Work Week
Registered Bike to School and Work Week participants can show bus drivers their helmets during Bike to Work Week and ride transit for free. Residents who have a long commute can still participate by using transit for part of their trip.
National Seniors' Day
Fares will be free for residents 65+ years of age with a valid ID every October 1. Seniors are encouraged to use the transit system to expand their mobility options and new riders are encouraged to use the Transit Travel Training Guide as an introduction to the PG transit network which was developed with feedback from seniors in our community.
Events and Class Rides
Food for Fare
Over three days in December, residents can donate a non-perishable food item when boarding a bus to ride for free. All donations go to local community food banks. Information on valid Food for Fare days in December may be fun on BC Transit's Prince George Alerts section.
Free Fares for Class Rides
The City of Prince George is happy to announce the Free Fare for Class Rides program. Council approved the program to waive fares for classes K-12 that express interest in using the transit system for field trips (destinations must be located on transit routes).
- Teachers must submit an application for their class a minimum of two (2) weeks before the trip.
- Once approved, the class receives a letter allowing them to use the transit system for free on the day of the trip.
- An approved class must travel together.
- Each class can only apply to the program twice in a school year.
- A maximum of thirty-five (35) people can travel on any one trip (including adult helpers).
- Classes must travel on a regular scheduled Prince George Transit route during the off-peak hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm.
To apply for free class ride fares that meet the above noted criteria,
please use application below:
Transit is still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
British Columbia's Provincial Health Orders require masks be worn onboard transit vehicles at all times. If you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, please stay at home.
For more information about transit etiquette during the pandemic, visit:
City of Prince George Council approved a Transit Expansion Initiatives through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Service changes related to the expansion were previously deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are anticipated to happen in January 2022.
For more information on Council's approval of the MOU:
Conventional System changes in January 2022 will include:
- 15 UNBC/Downtown:
- 15min frequency all day during weekdays, from 7:30am until 7:00pm
- Improved travel times on every second trip, between Downtown and UNBC
NEW - 105 Downtown/Pine Centre Express via CNC:
- 50min frequency all day, weekdays only.
- Improved travel times to key destinations around the system, including Spruceland and CNC.
NEW - 19 UNBC/Westgate:
- Previous 16 College Heights trips that operated via Westgate now renumbered to 19.
- Weekend service only.
Transit Future Plan
BC Transit, in collaboration with the City of Prince George, has developed the Transit Future Action Plan (TFAP).
The plan outlines several transit service delivery goals for the system within a five-year timeline. These goals include:
Short-term: Improving service to post-secondary institutions (slated for implementation in January 2022).
Short-term: Improving service on weekdays and weekends during off-peak periods.
Medium-term: Redesign of the 88/89 service.
Long-term: Service to the Prince George Airport and surrounding areas.
Long-term: Other route redesigns to improve directness.
The Action Plan also includes several infrastructure priorities, including:
- Amenity improvements to bus stops including the addition of bus shelters, schedule posters, accessibility improvements, and wayfinding (on-going).
- Amenity and capacity improvements at transit exchanges (timeline not yet established).
- New Operations and Maintenance Facility (timeline not yet established).
The TFAP lays out several strategic priorities to make transit more appealing and more competitive with driving as the city grows. The City in partnership with BC Transit will work to improve off-peak frequencies, improve route directness, reduce travel times, create local transit plans in the Hart and College Heights, expand route coverage, and other priorities.
For more information: