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 197 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.

Statutory Holidays

The Spruce Grove transit service (Route 197) will not be operating on the following days:

  • Thursday, January 1, 2015
  • Monday, February 16, 2015
  • Friday, April 3, 2015
  • Monday, May 18, 2015
  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015
  • Monday, August 3, 2015

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 with one mid-day trip.

Morning service to Spruce Grove leaves from 154 Street and 118 Avenue in Edmonton. Afternoon service is available to Edmonton from any of the scheduled stops in Spruce Grove.

Buses arrive 20 minutes after leaving Spruce Grove at the ETS west end garage located at 11904 - 154 Street. ETS bus routes serving this area are 3, 122, and 126. These routes provide connections to the Northgate and Westmount terminals, West Edmonton Mall, and downtown.

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

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. This pass gives students access to all ETS services within Edmonton including the LRT.

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is not accepted on Route 197.

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

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

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