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Bus Passes and Fees

Here’s what you need to know about bus pass fees, replacing a lost or damaged pass and using a bus pass.

Bus pass fees

Effective August 1, 2023. All fees are subject to change.


Service Monthly fee
Kindergarten to Grade 12 students taking Edmonton Transit*
*unlimited use, including evenings, weekends and statutory holidays
Kindergarten to Grade 12 students taking yellow bus $30
 taking yellow bus $30
Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who need additional care or specialized supports when taking yellow bus $0


You can buy yellow bus passes and Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) passes at your child's school each month. You must pay the full cost of the bus pass, even if your child:

  • doesn’t ride the bus every day
  • buys the pass mid-month

Students can use a yellow bus pass on ETS buses and LRT up to six times each month.


You can buy replacement passes at your child’s school office. The cost is:

  • $6 for yellow bus
  • $73 for ETS

Need help paying for fees?

Talk to your child’s school to see if your family is eligible for a fee reduction or other payment options. You can also check out the City of Edmonton’s . This program offers lower-cost ETS bus passes for eligible low-income Edmontonians.

What do fees cover?

Bus pass fees help cover the cost of providing bus service. However, parent fees make up only a small part of the Division’s transportation costs. The majority is covered through government funding.

A pie chart showing that government funding covers 75% of busing costs and parent fees cover 25%

For more information about bus pass fees, call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585 or speak to your school.

Using a bus pass

Please fill in the back of your child’s pass completely and clearly each month. If there is an emergency, this information may be used to identify your child’s school and contact person.

Carrying a bus pass

Bus passes must be carried each day. Students must show their pass to the driver before getting on the bus.