Commuter Transit to Edmonton

Commuter transit service between Spruce Grove and Edmonton/Acheson is available on Route 560 and 561. Due to the situation with COVID-19, face coverings are required on Spruce Grove Transit commuter routes.

Schedules and destinations

Destinations Route 560 Route 561
Spruce Grove     
NAIT     
Grant MacEwan University     
Downtown Edmonton     
Acheson Industrial park     
Edmonton Westmount and Kingsway Mall     
 

560 schedule

561 schedule

Route 560 live bus tracking

View the real-time position of all the Route 560 buses currently on the road using the map below. See at a glance if your bus is on time or late - green is on time, red is late, blue is early. If you would like to get more information about a particular bus on the route, click on a bus to view details such as the trip schedule for that bus and more!

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Statutory holidays

Please note that commuter transit service does not operate on the following statutory holidays:

2022

  • Monday, February 21 (Family Day)
  • Friday, April 15 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, May 23 (Victoria Day)
  • Friday, July 1 (Canada Day)
  • Monday, August 1 (Civic Holiday)
  • Monday, September 5 (Labour Day)
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)
  • Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day)

Fare

Commuter service trip (one way to Acheson/Edmonton, no transfer) – ages 6+ $6.25
10-ticket booklet (for commuter service, no transfer) $56
Monthly commuter pass (no transfer) $135
Monthly youth/student commuter pass (no transfer)* $100
Monthly integrated pass (with transferability to ETS) ** $197
U-Pass holders  N/A
Children ages 5 and under (with a paid passenger) Free
CNIB pass holders Free

* Under 18 or with valid student ID
** Integrated Passes for the current month are no longer available for purchase after the 7th day of the month.

Please note that commuter transit fare products, including the monthly commuter pass, the monthly youth/student commuter pass, the monthly integrated pass, and Spruce Grove Transit tickets will also be accepted on Route 565 and On-Demand Local Transit.

Where to buy commuter transit passes and tickets

Location Commuter pass Integrated pass Youth/student pass 10-ticket booklet
Shoppers Drug Mart at Century Crossing        
Shoppers Drug Mart at Westland Market Mall        
Shoppers Drug Mart at Stony Plain        
Spruce Grove City Hall        
Border Paving Athletic Centre *  *  *  *  *
Stony Plain Town Hall        

* Note: The Border Paving Athletic Centre has implemented the Restriction Exemption Program . Look for signage that will clearly outline the rules and expectations of individuals entering the building.

U-Pass

The Universal Transit Pass, commonly referred to as a U-Pass, is provided, for a fee, to students attending the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT and NorQuest College. The U-Pass is accepted by Spruce Grove Transit and is fully transferable to all other transit systems in the Capital Region, including Edmonton, Leduc, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert.

Starting September 2021, U-Pass will be available through the Arc card, which students will use to tap on/off buses and the LRT around the Edmonton region. Arc U-Pass cards are issued by participating post-secondary institutions. NAIT students can use their One Card to tap on/off buses and the LRT.

U-Pass FAQs

The Edmonton area “U-Pass” is a transit fare program that provides students at participating post-secondary institutions with unlimited access to Spruce Grove Transit, Edmonton Transit (ETS), St. Albert Transit (StAT), Strathcona County Transit, Fort Saskatchewan Transit, and Leduc Transit services during fall semester (Sept – Dec) and winter semester (Jan – April).

The University of Alberta and MacEwan University also offer Spring/Summer U-Pass (May - Aug).

The U-Pass program is a partnership of local municipalities, post-secondary institutions and their student governments.

U-Pass programs are a group transit pass purchase that gives students enrolled in participating post-secondary institutions unlimited access to local regular transit services. It is the group purchase approach which makes the lower price of U-Pass possible.

Spruce Grove Transit offers a discounted Youth/Student commuter monthly pass ($100).

Customers can purchase the Youth/Student commuter monthly pass at the three Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain as well as at Spruce Grove City Hall, Border Paving Athletic Centre, and Stony Plain Town Hall.

Yes, tickets can be purchased at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Westland Market Mall, the Shoppers Drug Mart in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove City Hall, Border Paving Athletic Centre, and at Stony Plain Town Hall. Cash fare payments are also accepted on the bus.

Park and ride

Park and ride is available at the Agrena, located at 9 Agrena Rd. Transit users 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.

Questions?