Transit Fares

Pay with cash (no change given) or use your Arc card for additional savings 

When you use your Arc card to tap on and off the bus you will be charged the Arc card fare. The fare payment remains valid for 90 minutes, including transfers between Spruce Grove Transit buses (including the Stony Plain Transit buses). For example, you can travel on an on-demand local bus and then transfer to Route 560 to travel to Edmonton and your total fare will be $5.60 when you tap on and tap off your Arc card on both buses.

Once the total amount you’ve spent during the month reaches the fare cap, you ride for the rest of the month for free!

Where to buy an Arc Card

You can purchase an Arc Card online or at various retail locations. If you'd like to purchase a card locally in Spruce Grove or Stony Plain, visit the following locations:

  • Border Paving Athletic Centre - 9 Tri Leisure Way
  • Stony Plain Town Hall - 4905 51 Ave.

To learn more about Arc, or if you have questions or concerns, visit myarc.ca or contact them at 1-888-302-0001. You can also submit your questions through Arc's online form.

Local fares

Service within and between Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County.

Cash Fare - Passengers aged 6 and over $3
Arc Card Fare - Passengers aged 6 and over  $3
Children aged 12 years and under (when accompanied by a paying passenger)  Free
Arc Local Service Monthly Cap - Adult $65
Arc Local Service Monthly Cap - Youth aged under 19 years $45
Arc Local Service Monthly Cap - Student with valid student ID $65
U-Pass holders Free
CNIB pass holders Free
Attendants of individuals requiring support (when accompanied by individual needing support) Free

Commuter fares

Below are the fares for service between Spruce Grove and Edmonton.

Cash Fare - Passengers aged 6 and over $6.25
Arc Card Fare - Passengers aged 6 and over $5.60
Children aged 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying customer) Free
Arc Commuter Service Monthly Cap - Adult $135
Arc Commuter Service Monthly Cap - Youth aged under 19 years $100
Arc Commuter Service Monthly Cap - Student with valid student ID $100
U-Pass holders Free
CNIB pass holders Free
Attendants of individuals requiring support (when accompanied by individual needing support) Free

Regional fares

Arc is the Edmonton region’s electronic fare payment system. Your Arc card can be used on buses and the LRT on seven neighbouring transit systems in Beaumont, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, and Strathcona County. Regional fare rates are available online.

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, Beaumont, Leduc, Strathcona County, Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert.

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

​Attendants of individuals requiring support

Mandatory attendants of individuals who require support are allowed to ride for free on Spruce Grove Transit when accompanying a person who needs assistance.

Those requiring support must complete the Needs Assessment for Applicants Requiring a Mandatory Attendant while using Local and Commuter Transit.

The applicant will receive a registration card if it is determined that a mandatory attendant is required. When using Spruce Grove Transit, the person requiring support will be required to pay the transit fare and they may be asked to show their registration card, which will allow their attendant to ride for free. This applies to Spruce Grove’s on-demand local service and commuter service.

For more information please call 780-962-7634 ext. 193.

Low Income Transit Pass

The Low Income Transit Pass Program (LITP), funded through a Government of Alberta Grant, helps to support residents to access public transit and connect with their community.

Subsidized rates are offered for both Local and Commuter monthly passes. Further, Newcomers to Canada (who arrived in Canada within the last three months) are eligible for three months of fully subsidized passes (either Local or Commuter passes), after that, individuals will be transitioned to the subsidized rate, as applicable.

To be eligible, applicants’ household income (from Line 15000 on your CRA Notice of Assessment) must not exceed the Low-Income Cut-Off level determined by Statistics Canada +25%.

Applications to access the program can be completed year-round. Proof of address and household income are required.

Applications can be completed with the City’s Community Social Development Department at 414 King Street. Residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County are eligible to access this program. Questions related to the LITP program can be directed to Community Social Development at 780-962-7618.

Questions? 

Make sure to view our Transit FAQs for answers to some of our most commons questions about transit in Spruce Grove. If you'd like to contact a representative, you can reach out by calling the Transit Phone Line at 780-962-7634 ext. 193, or by email

The Transit Phone Line hours of operation are:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday:             8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:               8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.