Students: Grab your U-Pass and let’s go!

Posted on September 7, 2021

Find your way around your new new home with St. Catharines Transit. The city bus service offers safe and reliable transportation to where you want to go, connecting Brock University with Downtown St. Catharines, Glendale Avenue and other the neighborhoods across the city.

Brock University students registered in 1.5 or more credits are provided with a Universal Bus Pass (U-Pass). Your U-Pass gives you access to St. Catharines Transit buses, the Niagara Regional Transit System and other transit systems in the region. U-Pass is effective from the first day of classes until the end of the academic year.

To use your U-Pass, get your bus sticker from BUSU for your Brock student card and you’re good to go. Without the U-Pass, fares are $3 a ride and $8 for a day pass.


316 Brock-Glenridge

This route takes you from the main campus to Downtown St. Catharines  and back.  The ride takes about nine minutes and buses run along Glenridge Avenue from Brock to the St Catharines Downtown Transit Terminal. Downtown is the heart of St. Catharines and you’ll find shopping, dining, entertainment and much more. You can transfer buses to other neighbourhoods at the downtown terminal so it’s easy to explore other parts of St. Catharines.

Commuting from the main campus to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts? This is your bus.

416 Brock-Glenridge

The 316 Brock-Glenridge becomes the 416 on evenings, weekends and holidays. It’s the same route with the same stops, only less frequent.

335 Brock-Pen Centre

Take the bus to nearby shopping for groceries, school supplies and more as well as restaurants and other services. The 335 goes from main campus to the Pen Centre and back, with stops along Glendale Avenue, St. David’s Road and Burleigh Hill. The Pen is the largest indoor mall in the Niagara. You will also be able to transfer buses to other neighbourhoods at the Pen Centre.

435 Brock-Pen Centre

The 335 Brock-Pen Centre becomes the 435 on evenings, weekends and holidays. It’s the same route with the same stops, only less frequent.

Wondering where your bus is? Download the Transit app on your smartphone so you always know when the bus is coming!

Check out the St. Catharines Transit website for more information on bus routes around the City.

More ways to get around


Cycling is a great way to get around St. Catharines quickly. Download this Niagara Region bike map app for help finding your way around the city. There’s also great bike shops in stc, such as Liberty! Bicycles, where you can find bikes for sale or rent, group rides and more.


There’s probably no better way to explore our diverse neighbourhoods and discover the hidden gems in your new home than on foot. There are guided tours, such as Niagara Food Tours, self-guided walks, such as History Incite, that are easy ways for you to find your place in St. Catharines.

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