Affordable Bus Pass Policy.pdfUrban Transit

Routes

The following routes are available for Conventional Transit.  Route Map is also available in the download section as well.  

  • Route 1 - Northwest Quadrant

    Route 1 follows: 
    Terminal> Wellington St> Fifth St.> Thames St.> Victoria Ave.> Grand Ave> Courthouse> Grand Ave.> St. Clair College> McNaughton Ave> Baldoon Ave> Oxley Dr.> Timmins Cres.> McFarlane Ave.> St. Clair St.> McNaughton Ave.> Sheldon Ave.> Fielder Ave.> Sandys St.> Lacroix St.> Emma St.> Violet St.> Grand Ave.> St. Clair St.> Third St.> Wellington St.> Centre St.> Terminal

  • Route 2 - Northeast Quadrant

    Route 2 follows:
    Terminal> Wellington St.> Fifth St.> King St>Third St.>St. Clair St> North Maple Mall> St. Clair St.> Jackson Dr.> Victoria Ave> McNaughton Ave.> Michener Rd.> Grand Ave.> Taylor Ave.> Forest St.>Van Allen> Grand Ave.> Thames St.> Fifth St.> Centre St.> Terminal

  • Route 3 - Southeast Quadrant

    Route 3 follows:
    Terminal> Centre St.> School Street> Queen St.> McLean St.> William St.> Murray St.> Princess St.> Colbourne St.> Sass Rd.> Park  Ave.> Park Lane> Tweedsmuir Ave.> John St.> Tissiman Ave.> Queen St.> Cecile Ave.> Lacroix St.> Indian Creek Road> St. Michael Ave.> Sylvester Dr.> Tweedmsuir Ave.> Foreman Dr.> Eugenie St.> Pine St.> Park Ave.> St. George St.> Park Ave.> Princess St.> King St.> Prince St.> Park Ave.> William St.> Wellington St.> Terminal

  • Route 4 - Southwest Quadrant

    Route 4 follows:
    Terminal> Centre St.> Wellington St.> King St.> Merritt Ave.> Riverview Dr.> Bloomfield Rd.> Riverview Dr.> Heritage Rd.> Keil Dr.> RIchmond St.> Bloomfield Rd.> Park Ave.> Keil Dr.> Tweedsmuir Ave.> Wedgewood Dr.> Park Ave.> Lacroix St.> Richmond St..> Queen St.> School St.> Centre St.> Wellington St.> Terminal

Fares

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

NextBus Technology

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.

Transfer Policy

A valid paper or electronic transfer is accepted as full fare on all Chatham Conventional Transit Bus Routes. 

Transfers are time stamped when printed. A valid transfer must be used within 60 minutes of the time of issue and can be used on all Conventional Routes; including the next 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.   A paper transfer must be requested at the same time the fare is paid.

Paper transfers will only be issued for:

  • exact cash fares
  • multi-ride paper passes
  • single ride paper tickets
  • Cash Pass (only when used to pay for multiple riders/companions)

The 30-Day Pass smartcard has unlimited use for the person to whom the card is issued and does not require a transfer.

The Cash Pass smartcard has an electronic transfer activated at the time the fare is paid (validated). 

Therefore, paper transfers will not be issued when using smartcards.  If a rider is using a Cash Pass and is paying for multiple riders (companions) and is using the same Cash Pass; one (1) paper transfer may be requested for each companion. 

All transfers must be used by the person to whom the transfer was issued. 

Transfers may be used for the Inter-Urban Service.  A valid transfer that was issued on the Convention Service may be used on any Inter-Urban Service Route on the next subsequent trip/run for a "top-up" fee of $3.00 for adults, $2.75 for students and seniors and $1.50 for children under five years old.

Schedule/Route Information

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

Multi-Ride Cards are no longer available as of June 30, 2016. Current multi-ride cards will expire on June 30, 2021.

Smartcard Technologysmart cards

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:

  • 2017: $140

  • 2018: $210

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

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.

   Cash Pass On-Peak & Off-Peak Times

 Discount

 On-Peak:

7am-10am, 1pm-4pm

20% Discount

 Off-Peak:

6am-7am, 10am-1pm, 4pm-7:30pm, Saturdays

50% Discount

Monthly Pass

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

Affordable Pass

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:

  • $40 / month

Required Documentation:

  • 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