Transit Services has number of fare payment options available for you to choose from. All fares can be used on Thunder Bay Transit and Lift+ Specialized Transit.

Transit Fares

Fare type

Cost

Cash

$2.75

10 tickets

$24.75

20 ride punch pass

$44

Day pass

$11

Adult monthly pass

$77

Discount monthly pass

$66

Senior monthly pass

$55

Youth monthly pass

$55

Senior annual pass

$495

Taxi Scrip

$35

Transit Accessibility ID card

$5

Lift+ ID card

$5

Children under 5

Free

Support Person

Free

Fare conditions

Cash, tickets, punch pass

You can only pay exact cash. Drivers are not able to provide you with change. Tickets and punch passes will never expire.

Day pass

A day pass is provides unlimited travel for one day. The pass can be used by one individual OR two adults/seniors and 3 youth OR one adult/senior and 4 youth.

Fare fraud

Fare fraud is a serious criminal offence. If you use a pass fraudulently, a driver may confiscate it. In the event of a disagreement, you must pay the cash fare and contact Transit Services.

Lost or stolen ID cards and transit passes

Transit is not responsible for lost or stolen cards.

Monthly passes

Monthly passes are good for the calendar month shown on the front of the pass. Monthly passes are available by age.

  • Adult - 19-59 years old
  • Youth - 6-18 years old
  • Senior - 60 years and over

Discount passes can be bought and used if you have a Transit Accessibility ID card or a Lift+ ID card.

Ontario seniors tax credit

Effective July 1, 2017, the Ontario Government has introduced a refundable tax credit for Ontario seniors aged 65 and over. The tax credit applies to public transit services, including Thunder Bay Transit and Lift Plus Specialized Transit. Fares eligible for the tax credit include day passes, tickets, punch passes, monthly passes, and annual passes. Only cash fares on specialized transit are eligible. To claim the tax credit, you must have an itemized receipt and the pass if available. For more information, visit the Government of Ontario website.

Transfers

You can get a transfer if you pay with cash, ticket or punch pass. A transfer is good for one hour from the time it is issued and must be requested when you board the bus.

Transit accessibility ID card

To get an ID card, you have to provide proof of your disability with a doctor's letter, ODSP statement, or CRA disability tax credit statement. ID cards are available at Transit Services and are good for 3 years.

Senior annual pass

This pass gives you 12 months for the price of 9 and is only available at Transit Services. It is valid January 1 to December 1 and is available for sale November 1 to March 31.

Support person

A support person can travel with you free of charge on both of our services. You have to have an ID card that shows that a support person is required. You have to complete a support person application form for Lift+ or a support person application form for Thunder Bay Transit. Bring your completed form to Transit Services.

Taxi scrips

If you are an active Lift+ passenger, you can purchase taxi scrips that allow for 30% cost savings off the metered fare of a taxi. You have to have a valid ID card. You are responsible for calling and booking your own taxis.

Transit pass sales - Thunder Bay North locations

Outlet

Address

Monthly Pass

20-ride punch pass

10 tickets

Day pass

55+ Centre

700 River Street

 

Yes

   

Arella's Quality Dollar Store

292 Bay Street

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Barb's Laundromat

231 Cumberland Street

 

Yes

   

Barb's Laundromat

213 Algoma Street

 

Yes

   

Bay Credit Union

142 Algoma Street South

 

Yes

   

Cathy's Discount

238 Red River Road

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

County Corners Village Market

336 Wardrope Avenue

Yes

Yes

   

Cressman's North End Variety

375 Shuniah Street

 

Yes

   

Danny's Variety

63 Carrie Street

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

High Variety

106 High Street North

Yes

Yes

   

Lakeside Husky

514 Cumberland Street North

 

Yes

   

Lakehead University Student Union

955 Oliver Road

 

Yes

   

Safeway

70 Court Street North

 

Yes

   

Safeway

1015 Dawson Road

 

Yes

   

Season's Gift Shop (Hospital)

980 Oliver Road

 

Yes

   

Shoppers - Grandview Mall

640 River Street

 

Yes

   

Shoppers

320 Arundel Street

Yes

Yes

   

Shoppers

300 Memorial Avenue

 

Yes

   

Shoppers - Port Arthur Clinic

194 Court Street North

 

Yes

   

Shoppers

901 Red River Road

 

Yes

Yes

 

Skaf's Bargain Zone

470 Hodder Avenue

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transit Admin Office

570 Fort William Road

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Teraz Express (Intercity Mall)

1000 Fort William Road

 

Yes

   

Zaba's Variety

7 Cumberland Street South

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Transit pass sales - Thunder Bay South locations

Outlet

Address

Monthly Pass

20-ride punch pass

10 tickets

Day pass

Barb's Laundromat

300 May Street North

Yes

Yes

   

Barb's Laundromat

1200 Victoria Avenue East

 

Yes

   

City Cashier's - Victoriaville

125 Syndicate Avenue

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

City Hall

500 Donald Street East

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Confederation College Bookstore

1450 Nakina Drive

 

Yes

   

Mac's Store

640 Waterloo Street

 

Yes

   

Safeway

115 Arthur Street West

 

Yes

   

Shoppers Drug Mart

572 Arthur Street West

 

Yes

   

Shoppers Drug Mart

151 Frederica Street West

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Shoppers Drug Mart - McIntyre Centre

1186 Memorial Avenue

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Shoppers Drug Mart - McKellar

900 McKellar Street

 

Yes

   

Shoppers Drug Mart - Northwood Park Plaza

425 Edward Street North

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Shoppers Drug Mart

1001 Ridgeway Street

 

Yes

   

Contact Us

City Hall - General Inquiries
500 Donald Street E P.O. Box 800,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 5K4
(807) 625-2230 | (807) 622-2225
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