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City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg Transit

School Charters

Winnipeg Transit operates extra buses to a number of junior high and high schools throughout the city so that overloads do not occur on regular transit service during weekday peak periods.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a School Charter work?
There are two types of School Charters:

1. Buses Signed School Charter

  • In the AM peak, buses travel along a predetermined route picking students up at regular bus stops and dropping them off at the school.
  • In the PM peak, buses start at the school and drop off students along a predetermined route so that students can get off at bus stops close to home or at transfer points.

2. Buses Signed with a regular route number

  • If a bus displays a route number and destination it will go into regular service upon leaving the school. Anyone can board that bus as it operates along its route.

How much does it cost to ride a School Charter?
Regular Transit fares apply to all passengers on School Charters. Students can pay cash, use tickets, or weekly/monthly bus passes. Over-aged students may be required to show their GoCard when using a reduced fare pass.

When do School Charters operate?
School Charters only operate when school is in service. Some school Charters are cancelled on early dismissal days, In-service days, and during school vacation periods. Check with your school division for further details.

Who do I contact to see if a School Charter comes to my school?
To see if a School Charter is available at your school, contact 311.