Commuter Transit

Bus Stop Upgrades:

The City of Spruce Grove is taking steps to improve the transit service. Several bus stops will be paved to increase commuter comfort and safety in the coming weeks. The work is expected to start on Oct. 2 and run through the month.

Crowding on Route 560

Please note that there is high rider volumes on the third (6:14 am), fourth (6:33 am) and seventh bus (7:27 am) in the morning through Spruce Grove. In the afternoon there is high rider volumes on the first bus (1:23 pm), second bus (3:20 pm), third bus (3:27 pm) and fourth bus (3:52pm). We ask for your patience as we work with ETS on resolving this issue. In the meantime, if your schedule permits consider taking an alternative bus time.

The City of Spruce Grove is pleased to offer a commuter transit service to Edmonton through a contract with Edmonton Transit System (ETS) and the City of Edmonton. This service is an affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to the costs of driving into the city and parking downtown or on campus.

ETS Route 560 PDF is an express service that operates every 15-20 minutes during morning and afternoon peak hours, starting at 5:34 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. with a mid-day route leaving Edmonton at 1:35 p.m. The route includes stops at NAIT and Grant MacEwan University, and through to the downtown core.

ETS Route 561 PDF is weekday service that provides transit between Edmonton and the Acheson Industrial Area during morning and afternoon peak hours.

ETS Route 562 PDF operates every 40 minutes during morning and afternoon peak hours, starting at 6:05 a.m. and 3:08 p.m. This route travels around Spruce Grove on Century Road, Grove Drive, Jennifer Heil Way and McLeod Avenue with direct service to the Acheson Industrial Area (south), West Edmonton Mall and the South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park LRT station.

Plan your trip

Use one of these third party apps to help plan your trip. Please note: These resources are not maintained by the City of Spruce Grove or Edmonton transit. They do however utilize GPS found on each Spruce Grove bus.

Before you board!

To ensure you are at the correct stop and getting on the right bus, check the route number(s) at the bus stop and on the bus before you board. Route 560 and Route 562 will share some existing stops, but each route will also have its own separate stops.

Statutory Holidays

The Spruce Grove transit service will not be operating on the following days:

  • Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Monday, August 7, 2017
  • Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Monday, October 9, 2017
  • Monday, December 25, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017

NOTE: There will be service on July 3 and Nov. 13, 2017.

Morning service to Spruce Grove / afternoon service to Edmonton

Limited service is available from Edmonton to Spruce Grove in the mornings and from Spruce Grove to Edmonton in the afternoons.

U-Pass for students

All full-time University of Alberta External, Grant MacEwan University External, and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) External students receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) for the fall and winter academic terms.

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is accepted on Route 560 and Route 562.

Additional information is available in this U-PASS Fact Sheet.

Service to Acheson

For more information on the Acheson Service please visit the Parkland County Transit webpage External.

Transit Service Review

The City of Spruce Grove continues to review transit service options both related to traffic situations in Edmonton and looking to the future as Spruce Grove continues to grow. Watch for updates on routes and long term transit planning at the transit service review webpage.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride is available at the Agrena off King Street in Spruce Grove. Residents can park anywhere east of Central Park and west of the Agrena. These park and ride stalls are available free of charge for use on weekdays. Note: there are currently no 'park and ride' signs at this site.

Larger Park and Ride map External

Transit passes no longer eligible for tax credit

The Government of Canada no longer offers a non-refundable tax credit External  when you purchase a public transit pass. Change came into effect June 2017.

Have questions or concerns?

 

Question about the schedule, construction detours, and connections, contact Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) External

  • Phone: 311 (in Edmonton) / 780-442-5311 (outside Edmonton city limits)
  • BusLink: 780-496-1600 (24 hours)
  • Plan your ride using the ETS trip planning tool External

Concerns about the service or ideas for its future, contact the City of Spruce Grove:

The City of Spruce Grove's transit service is made possible with the assistance of GreenTRIP and Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) funding from the Government of Alberta.