White CKTransit busses at the bus depot in downtown Chatham

Photo courtesy of the Chatham Camera Club

Bus Services

CKtransit is Chatham-Kent’s Bus system, which offers low fares and pickup every 30 minutes. Urban transit is available throughout the city of Chatham, and inter-urban transit links our many communities together, providing service throughout the municipality.

Urban Transit Fares

Passenger Type

Single Ride Ticket

*Multi-ride Card

Adult

$2.00

$35.00

Student

$1.75

$27.00

Seniors (age 65+)

$1.75

$27.00

Children

$1.00

n/a

*Multi-ride cards are useful for 22 to rides.

Hours of Service: Monday to Saturday 6:15 a.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Frequency: every 30 minutes

Inter-urban Transit Fares

Passenger Type

Single Ride Ticket

*Multi-ride Card

Adult

$5.00

$90.00

Student

$4.50

$100.00

Seniors (age 65+)

$4.50

n/a

Children

$1.00

n/a

*Multi-ride cards are useful for 22 to rides.

Hours of Service: 6:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. 9:15 p.m.

The Inter-Urban Transit Service is happy to accommodate those patrons who currently use the accessible transit bus service. We recommend you call 24-48 hours in advance to book a seat on the Inter-Urban Service.

For bus service outside of Chatham-Kent, the following options are available:

Greyhound Canada

Greyhound Canada is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Canada. It has depots throughout Chatham-Kent. For information on times, prices, and routes visit www.greyhound.ca.

Robert Q Airbus

Robert Q provides ground transportation services to and from Pearson (Toronto) Airport and Detroit Metro Airport.

Taxi Services

Taxis are a great transportation option if you don’t have access to a vehicle and cannot take the bus, or if you have a group of passengers to share the cost with. Use the Transportation Directory in the right column to look up Taxi Service providers.

As an alternative to regular taxi services, check out the following organizations:

  • Helping Hands Community Services – Provides rides for medical appointments, shopping and errands. Transportation is available within Chatham-Kent and to Windsor, London, and Sarnia. Call 519.355.1654 or email helphand@netrover.com.
  • Family Service Kent - CHAP Program – provides transportation services for residents 60 years of age or older and an adult with disabilities.

Driving

In Chatham-Kent commutes are short, traffic is calm, and parking is usually available for charge. It is a great community for drivers.

If you’re going to drive in Chatham-Kent, you’ll need an Ontario’s Driver’s License. If you have an International Driver’s License, you have up to 60 days to get your license.

You can also apply for an International Driver’s Permit, which is only valid for a year.

If you are interested in buying or leasing a vehicle, you can use the directory on the right to look for automobile dealerships. You may also choose to use the following resources to find a vehicle for yourself, using Autotrader.ca or Kijiji.ca.

Tips for buying a new or used vehicle

  • Decided which options and features you want before you look.
  • Understand your financial situation and what you can afford. If you need to, visit the bank to see if you can apply for a loan.
  • Visit a dealership to test drive a car.
  • Check out the automobile insurance cost of the car through your insurance company.
  • Find out the worth of the car by visiting www.autotrader.ca
  • If you buy privately, ask to see the used vehicle information package.
  • Have the car inspected by a certified mechanic. This may also include a Drive Clean Inspection on the car.