Commuter Transit


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.

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:

  • Monday, February 20, 2017
  • 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 eligible for tax credit

The Government of Canada offers a non-refundable tax credit External when you purchase a public transit pass.

Have questions or concerns?

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

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

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.