Schedule, Routes & Maps

Summer 2015 Bus News
June 10, 2015 - 11:22am

Get the lastest news on summer schedule changes, Ti-Cat Ticket to Ride, Summer Youth Passes and the new fare structure effective September 1, 2015.

HSR Summer Schedule changes are effective June 28, 2015

HSR's Ticket to Ride Program

The Hamilton Street Railway in partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is offering a program for the 2015 home season games. This will allow loyal Tiger-Cats fans to board HSR and DARTS vehicles free of charge with a valid game ticket on game days.

Waterfront Shuttle

Route 99 service will resume on Weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Service will operate Sunday June 28th until Labour Day, September 7th, 2015.

Summer Youth Pass

Offered on PRESTO only, the HSR Summer Youth Pass 2015 for Elementary/Secondary students is available for the summer.
Passes will be available after June 16th.

Advance notice of new fare structure effective September 1, 2015


Cash (Adult, Student, Senior) - $2.75
Adult Paper Ticket or PRESTO - $2.15
Monthly Pass or PRESTO - $94.60 

Student - Elementary/ Secondary
Person between the ages of 5 and 19 who attends an elementary or secondary school in the City of Hamilton. All secondary students must present their HSR photo ID when using a student fare.
Paper Ticket or PRESTO - $1.80
Monthly Pass or PRESTO - $79.20

Senior - Persons age 65+, PRESTO Only
PRESTO Single Ride - $1.80
PRESTO Monthly Pass - $23.50
PRESTO Senior Annual Pass - $235.00

Day Pass
Unlimited travel on all regularly scheduled routes for a maximum of two adults and four youth/ children for that day for $12.90

Transcab Program
A $0.50 Transcab premium is charged in addition to the HSR fare.


Exchange of old tickets

Current early series 2015 HSR tickets can be used with an additional $0.15 between September 1st and September 30th, 2015.
Any unused tickets may be exchanged at the HSR Customer Service Centre (Hunter Street GO Centre) with an additional $0.15 per ticket.

Authorized HSR ticket & pass vendors

To ensure that you are charged the correct price, buy your HSR tickets and passes from authorized vendors.
If you have any questions, please call our HSR Information Line at 905-527-4441.

Customer Service Centre

Our Customer Service Centre is located at 36 Hunter Street East (Hamilton GO Centre) and is open on Weekdays (excluding statutory holidays) from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

We accept Cash as well as Direct Debit, MasterCard, and Visa for all purchases over $5 at our location.

We do not sell paper tickets or paper monthly passes but, we do:

  • sell and load PRESTO cards,
  • sell Day Passes, Senior Monthly and Annual Passes,
  • issue Golden Age Passes and photo ID,
  • provide HSR information
  • manage our Lost & Found section

If you have lost an item, please call us at 905-546- 2424 ext. 1882 to see if the item has been turned in and brought to this location.

Map of bus routes throughout Hamilton

Service at a Glance

Find route & schedule info with our interactive tool

In real-time, Trip planner allows you to:

  • Create your own personalized route schedules.
  • Create your own personalized itineraries.
  • Monitor the location of the buses.
  • Find your Next Departures information requires your stop number. 
  • Locate the nearest transit stops in or around a location so that you can plan a trip. 
  • Determine the stop number to find the Next Departures at that stop. 
Printable Route Timetables

View and print PDF versions of HSR timetables. Each timetable contains:

  • Weekday, Saturday & Sunday schedules
  • Bus Check information
  • Route maps

For further inquiries please call HSR Information at 905-527-4441.
Thank you for taking transit and riding the HSR!

I live outside of the regular HSR route, can I use Trans-Cab?

Trans-Cab service is provided in portions of Glanbrook and Stoney Creek.

Request a Trans-Cab pickup from one of these areas; you will be driven to the Trans-Cab transfer point where you will then board a regular HSR bus when it arrives.

It’s convenient, quick and smoke-free. Trans-Cab service only costs a regular HSR bus fare plus a premium of $.50.

How can Bus Check help me find route information?

(905) 527-4441 is the only number you need to call when looking for HSR information.

When you use the 4-digit number for your bus stop (found at the bus stop, on the route timetable or from an Information Clerk), Bus Check gives you information on:

  • the next bus arriving at your stop
  • allows you to do future trip planning (how?)
  • talk to an Information Clerk

Fare and detour information, lost & found, and customer service are also accessible through Bus Check.