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  

 

Shuttle service – temporarily suspended 

The commuter connector shuttle service that connects transit riders from Harvest Ridge and Spruce Village/Greenbury to the commuter transit service during peak morning and afternoon hours has been temporarily suspended due to the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Statutory holidays

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

2020

  • Wednesday, Jan. 1 (New Year's Day)
  • Monday, Feb. 17 (Family Day)
  • Friday, April 10 (Good Friday)
  • Monday, May 18 (Victoria Day)
  • Wednesday, July 1 (Canada Day)
  • Monday, Aug. 3 (Civic Holiday)
  • Monday, Sept. 7 (Labour Day)
  • Monday, Oct. 12 (Thanksgiving)
  • Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

2021

  • Thursday, Jan. 1, 2021 (New Year's 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 (temporarily suspended) 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 568.

Where to buy commuter transit passes

Location Commuter pass Integrated pass Youth/student pass 10-ticket booklet
Shoppers Drug Mart at Century Crossing        
Shoppers Drug Mart at Westland Market Mall        
Circle K on King Street        
Circle K at 3 McLeod Avenue        

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.

Fall 2020 U-Pass

The U-Pass program will be suspended for the Fall session. Once institution timelines are finalized for the Winter session, we will share that information.  

U-Pass FAQs

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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 two Shoppers Drug Mart locations in Spruce Grove.

Yes, tickets can be purchased at the two Circle K locations in Spruce Grove. Cash fare payments are also accepted on the bus.

Fares were temporarily suspended during the pandemic response as part of the City's safety measures to limit interaction between customers and the Operator. Now that we are in the recovery phase, fares, including products and transfers, have restarted.

In normal circumstances, transit adjusts service throughout the year based on varying ridership demand. Fares remain the same throughout the year.

  • Fares resumed on Spruce Grove Transit on July 2. Customers can use Spruce Grove Commuter passes, Student/Youth passes, Spruce Grove/ETS Integrated passes, cash, or tickets.
  • ETS resumed fare collection on buses and LRT on June 15.

  • The cancellation of the Fall U-Pass will result in lost revenue for Spruce Grove Transit as well as all the regional transit agencies participating in the U-Pass program. For Spruce Grove Transit, the cancellation of the Fall U-Pass will result in approximately $60,000 in lost revenue. However, this will be offset by savings from service reductions (fewer trips) on Route 560.

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?

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