In Chatham-Kent commutes are short, traffic is calm, and parking is easy to find. It is a great community for drivers. If you're a new Canadian or new driver, use the Transportation Resource Guide to learn more about driving in Ontario.
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 business directory to look for local retailers. 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Taxis are a great transportation option if you don’t have access to a vehicle and cannot take the bus.
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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. Call519.355.1654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Family Service Kent - CHAP Program – provides transportation services for residents 60 years of age or older and an adult with disabilities.
- Family Service Kent - adVANtage Transportation Service is an accessible vehicle which can accommodate up to 9 passengers at a time with door-to-door service.
Uride is a ridesharing service in Chatham-Kent which users can access online or through the app to get where they need to go. Their goal is to provide fast, affordable, and seamless rides for their passengers.