Accessible Transit

DARTS Fares, Tickets and Passes

Beginning September 6, 2020, HSR will return to weekday service at a summer level on most routes. View our Schedule and timetables

Have a question about HSR's response to COVID-19? Visit our FAQ for Transit Customers.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, customers are required to wear a non-medical mask on public transit. This extra step can help protect others in spaces where physical distancing can be hard to maintain.

The Customer Service counter at 36 Hunter Street Go Station (ONLY) has resumed normal business hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday for customers to renew monthly passes, purchase and reload PRESTO cards and to purchase tickets. Our Customer Service Desk at Mountain Transit Centre (2200 Upper James St.) will remain closed to the public until further notice.

HSR has resumed fare collection and front-door boarding for customers. Operator compartment bio-shields have been installed as an additional measure to protect operators and customers.

 

As of September 1, 2019:

Child/Youth (ages 5 to 19)

Secondary school students must carry their Student ID card. Student tickets and passes are valid on both DARTS and the HSR.


Adult (under 65)

No Photo ID required. Adult tickets and passes are valid on both DARTS and the HSR


Senior (ages 65 to 79)

Photo ID is required for:

  • Senior Monthly Pass with a renewal sticker purchased for each month
  • Senior Annual Pass good for one year from month of purchase
  • Passes are valid on both DARTS and HSR

Available at:

  • Cash: $3.25
    • Pay driver, exact change only
  • DARTS Senior Ticket: $20.50 - book of 10, valid on DARTS only
  • DARTS Senior Monthly Pass: $32.50 - Beneficial for seniors using more than 12 tickets a month
    • Both are available at: ATS Office at Mountain Transit Centre, 2200 Upper James Street, HSR Customer Service Centre, 36 Hunter St. East, Municipal Service Centres
    • Senior tickets also available from DARTS Drivers
    • Renew By Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to “City of Hamilton” to: ATS, P.O. Box 340, Mount Hope Ontario L0R 1W0​

  • DARTS Senior Annual Pass: $325 - Beneficial for seniors using more than 10 tickets a month
    • Available at: ATS Office at Mountain Transit Centre, 2200 Upper James Street, HSR Customer Service Centre, 36 Hunter St. East
    • Renew By Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to “City of Hamilton” to: ATS, P.O. Box 340, Mount Hope Ontario L0R 1W0​


  • Children ages 0 to 4 - Free, no photo ID required
  • Golden Age (80+)Free to residents of Hamilton only. Photo ID not required on DARTS
  • Companions - HSR Fares apply according to age of companion
  • Support person - Free with medical certification preapproved by ATS

PRESTO passes are not accepted for rides on DARTS.