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Calgary Transit Information

Calgary Transit determines the number of buses and the routes based on ridership and available resources. Some residential districts have direct routes to the designated school. These routes are public transportation and can be accessed by the general public. Many residential districts do not have direct routes. Students in these residential districts must use regular service. Visit Calgary Transit's website for information on school express service variations​.

Seating capacity on a regular sized transit bus is 39, with room for another 25 to stand. The driver may limit the number of passengers or allow more, ​at their own discretion, in the interest of safety. School routes are not guaranteed to have capacity to carry all students. Students who cannot board the designated bus are encouraged to use regular routes to get to and from school. 

The majority of high school students are transported by Calgary Transit. 

  • Yellow school bus service is provided to Centennial High School from the communities of Shawnee Slopes, Millrise, Sundance. 
  • Yellow school bus service is also provided to Henry Wise Wood High School from the community of Mahogany. 
  • Yellow school bus service to Centennial High School and Henry Wise Wood High School will end June 30, 2019.
Check out the Calgary Transit First Time Rider Guide for everything you need to know about taking transit.
As part of the CBE's 2018-19 waiver process families will need to apply for the City of Calgary's Fair Entry Program. This program offers a streamlined application process for City subsidy programs, including reduced rates for transit passes. You can find more information about the program at

Calgary Transit Rebate

Grade 6-12 students residing more than 2.4 km from their designated school attending a Regular Program and assigned to Calgary Transit are eligible for a rebate up to $549, meaning they will pay up to $201/year. Please ensure that you keep the passes to submit for the rebate.

Please note, international fee-paying students are not eligible for free yellow school bus service or a rebate on monthly transit passes, regardless of their program or distance from school.

Grades 6 to 9 Assigned to Calgary Transit for 2018-19

Students attending the following schools or programs are to use Calgary Transit (CT) rather than yellow school buses. In keeping with the system-wide strategy of moving more middle school riders to transit, all middle school routes will be reviewed annually to assess whether a move to Calgary Transit can be accommodated.  Please note this list is subject to change from year to year: 

School Grades Program Communities Designated to Use Calgary Transit
A.E. Cross 7-9 All

Killarney/Glengarry, Lincoln Park & CFB-Currie

Annie Gale 7-9 All Coral Springs
Annie Gale 6-9 Traditional Learning Centre Coral Springs, Taradale
Bishop Pinkham 6-9 All North Glenmore
​Bob Edwards ​6-9 ​French Immersion ​All
Branton 7-9 All


Colonel Macleod 6-9 Regular

Vista Heights, Mayland Heights

​Ernest Morrow ​6-9 ​All ​All
F.E.Osborne 7-9 All

Montgomery, Silver Springs, Varsity Acres, University student housing and Hawkwood

Georges P. Vanier 7-9 French Immersion Beddington Heights, Bridgeland, Greenview, Huntington Hills, Harvest Hills, North Haven, Panorama Hills, Sandstone, Sunnyside, Regal Terrace/Renfrew
Harold Panabaker 7-9 All South of Glenmore Trail between 14 St & Macleod Trail, Woodlands
H.D. Cartwright 7-9 All Nolan Hill, Ranchlands, Sherwood
Ian Bazalgette 6-9 All Erin Woods, West Dover
​John Ware ​7-9 ​Regular ​All
Mount Royal 7-9 All All
R.T. Alderman 6-9 National Sports Academy All
​Robert Warren ​6-9 ​Spanish ​All
Senator Patrick Burns 6-9 All All
Sir John A. MacDonald 7-9 All Beddington Heights, Country Hills South, MacEwan Glen, Sandstone Valley
​Sir Wilfrid Laurier ​6-9 ​TLC ​All
Terry Fox 7-9 All All
Tom Baines 6-9 All All
Vincent Massey 7-9 All Strathcona - east side of Strathcona Boulevard, Christie Park

 Contact us

Calgary Transit Service
t | 403-262-1000

t | 403-817-7433
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