Fares

University and College Bus 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.

 

The following Colleges and Universities offer bus passes to students (updated for fall 2020 semester):

  • McMaster University - Undergrad U pass has been suspended for the fall 2020 semester. Graduate U pass is still available for September 2020.
  • Mohawk College - The U pass has been suspended for the Fall 2020 Semester
  • Redeemer College - The U pass has been suspended for the Fall 2020 Semester

McMaster University students

Please note that the usual Undergrad U pass has been suspended by McMaster University for the fall 2020 semester. If you have questions, please contact your McMaster Student Union. All undergrad McMaster University Students are now required to pay adult fare when boarding the HSR.

The normal Graduate U pass is still available and is valid from August 22, 2020 until August 21, 2021. Please visit you Mosaic account to retrieve your new voucher code.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the Graduate Student Association at McMaster.

Mohawk College students

Please note that the usual Mohawk U pass has been suspended by Mohawk College for the fall 2020 semester. All Mohawk College students are now required to pay adult fare when boarding the HSR.  Please contact the Mohawk Student Association with any questions.

Redeemer University College students

Please note that the usual Redeemer U pass has been suspended by Redeemer University for the fall 2020 semester. All Redeemer University students are now required to pay adult fare when boarding the HSR. Visit Redeemer Administration offices for details.