Conventional Transit is available throughout the Community of Chatham. You can find information on the Downtown Chatham Bus Terminal below.
Fifth Street Bridge Reconstruction - Routes 1 & 2 Detour
Due to the reconstruction of the Fifth Street Bridge, Fifth Street will be closed from King Street West to Thames Street. CK Transit Conventional Routes 1 and 2 will be detoured for the duration of the project from June until December 2017. For further information, please see the Press Release in the Downloads Section of this page.
The following routes are available for Conventional Transit:
- Route 1 - Northwest Quadrant
- Route 2 - Northeast Quadrant
- Route 3 - Southeast Quadrant
- Route 4 - Southwest Quadrant
As of July 1, 2017 the transit fare rates are as follows:
- Adults, Students and Seniors (age 65+) - $2.25
- Children (Under 5 years) with paying passenger - FREE
Hours of Service
Monday to Saturday 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 p.m. Frequency - every 30 minutes
CK Transit is pleased to offer NextBus Technology for Conventional Transit in the Community of Chatham. NextBus uses GPS technology to track buses and predict arrival times. By taking into account the actual position of the buses, their intended stops and typical traffic patterns, NextBus can estimate bus stop arrivals with a high degree of accuracy and up-to-the-minute information.
NextBus is made available through the internet to devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. You can also text to receive arrival information and subscribe to receive messages pertinent to your route.
Visit www.nextbus.com to find out more information on NextBus and make sure to check out the "mobile access" for your smartphone.
Exact Fare Policy
Exact fare is required on all Chatham Conventional Transit Bus Routes. Drivers do not carry change.
A valid transfer is accepted as full fare on all Chatham Conventional Transit Bus Routes. Transfers must be requested at the time the fare is paid and must be used by the person to whom it was issued.
Timed Transfers: A valid transfer must be used within 60 minutes of the time of issue and can be used on all Conventional Routes, including the subsequent run on the route the transfer was issued (a transfer may not be used on the same trip/run that the transfer was issued).
Transfers to Inter-Urban Service: A valid transfer that was issued on the Conventional Service may be used on any Inter-Urban Service Route on the subsequent trip/run for a "top-up" fee of $3.00 for adults, $2.75 for students and seniors and $1.50 for children five years of age or younger.
InTouch Connection provides this service on behalf of Chatham-Kent. For any schedule or route information, please contact them directly by calling 519.436.3233. The route maps including the schedule information are also available as downloads on this page.
Multi-Ride Cards are no longer available as of June 30, 2016. Current multi-ride cards will expire on June 30, 2021.
CK Transit is pleased to offer Smartcard technology for all conventional services. Smartcard technology is an automated fare collection and ridership reporting system which includes a contactless, reloadable smartcard. In the event of a lost or stolen smartcard, riders can have the unused balance on the card transferred to a new smartcard for $5.00.
Senior Citizen Bus Pass Program
The Senior Citizen Transit Pass provides unlimited access to CK Transit's Conventional Service for all seniors 65 years of age and over. Valid photo identification is required at the time of purchase. The Senior Citizen Transit Pass is a non-transferable yearly unlimited pass and is valid each year from January 1 to December 31. This pass is available for purchase at the Civic Centre after December 15th.
The cost for this pass is:
Please see the Downloads section of this page for the Application Form.
St. Clair College Semester Passes
Semester passes are available at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre at a cost of $120.00 per semester with valid student ID and are non-transferable.
Cash Pass is a reloadable card which can be pre-loaded with any value greater than $20. Cash Pass cards do not expire and are transferable. Cash Pass users will receive a discount based on the time of day they utilize the pass.
||6am-7am, 10am-1pm, 4pm-7:30pm, Saturdays
Monthly passes are available for unlimited rides. Monthly passes expire every 30 days, are non-transferable and can be purchased for 1-3 months at a time.
The cost for this pass is:
- Adults - $70 / month
- Students and Seniors - $55 / month
The Affordable Pass is a monthly pass that is available only to those residents of Chatham-Kent that have an annual combined family income at or below the Statistics Canada before-tax low income measures (LIM) table (as shown on the application form) for their family size. In order to be eligible for the Affordable Pass, a completed application form along with supporting documentation will need to be submitted to the Civic Centre.
The monthly pass provides unlimited rides, is non-transferable and expires every 30 days. The Affordable pass can be purchased for 1-3 months at a time.
The cost for this pass is:
- Signed and completed application;
- Current copy of your Canada Revenue Agency Personal Tax Notice of Assessment for all members with an income;
- Supporting Identification Documents for applicant and each family member (birth certificate, driver's license, baptismal certificate, passport, Ontario Health Card).
Please see the Downloads section of this page for a copy of the Affordable Bus Pass Policy and Application Form.
Smartcard Transit Pass Availability
All forms of Smartcard transit passes are available at:
- Chatham-Kent Civic Centre - Atrium
Smartcard transit passes (excluding the affordable pass, senior's annual pass and St. Clair College semester pass) are available for purchase at the following locations:
- Shopper's Drug Mart - Nortown Plaza on St. Clair Street
- Shopper’s Drug Mart - Queen Street
- Shopper’s Drug Mart - Grand Avenue