University and College Bus Passes

The following Colleges and Universities offer bus passes to students:

  • McMaster University
  • Mohawk College
  • Redeemer College

McMaster University students

New for September 2018!


Eligible McMaster University students will be able to access their 2018-2019 Bus Pass through Mosaic selecting the HSR Bus Pass containing a PRESTO voucher code, that when redeemed, loads a 2018-2019 HSR Bus Pass onto their PRESTO card. When using the Bus Pass, students must present both their valid McMaster Student ID card and tap their Presto card, which contains an annual pass (valid from Sept 1st, 2018 to August 31st, 2019).

If you are a full time undergraduate or graduate student at McMaster University, your bus pass is included in your student fees.

Mohawk College students

Your bus pass is included in your student fees. A Mohawk College Student Photo ID with applicable HSR Validation Sticker will entitle the holder to unlimited travel. 

Validation stickers

  • Students will receive their validation sticker at time of registration. 
  • Place the validation sticker on your student card. Show the driver your student card when you get on the bus.
  • Validation stickers have unique serial numbers identifying the user.
  • Stickers are non-transferable. Do not use a validation sticker that belongs to someone else.
  • Anyone selling or distributing validation stickers is subject to criminal charges in accordance with the Criminal Code of Canada and can also be charged under the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Your validation sticker must be visible on your Student Card.
  • Mutilated, faded or illegible stickers will not be accepted
  • Operators will confiscate your Student ID card when misused and students will be required to pay the full adult fare.

Redeemer University College Pass

An annual fee is paid for a Redeemer University College Transit Pass on your Presto card and provides R.U.C. students unlimited, free use of all HSR regular service from September 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. Students must show their Redeemer University College Student Photo ID Card each time they board an HSR bus.

Eligible Redeemer students will be able to obtain their 2018-2019 HSR Bus Pass on PRESTO by first redeeming the PRESTO Voucher Code given to them by Redeemer Administration. Visit Redeemer Administration offices for details.