Current Fare structure for CKTransit

Urban Transit

Passenger TypeSingle ride30 Day Pass
Exact Cash Fare$2.50N/A
Children under 5 yearsFREEFREE

Inter-Urban Transit

Passenger TypeSingle rideMulti-ride (22 ride pass)
Senior$4.50$ 90.00*
Children (5 years & under)$2.50n/a
Student (6 – 17 years)$4.50$ 90.00*

*  Seniors are 65 years or older and a Student is 6 – 17 years. ID showing proof of age is required. 

** Pre-qualification required. 

Exact Cash Fare

As of July 1, 2019 the transit fare rates are as follows:
  • Adults, Students and Seniors (age 65+) – $2.50
  • Children (Under 5 years) with paying passenger – FREE

Exact Fare Policy

Exact fare is required on all Chatham Conventional Transit Bus Routes. Drivers do not carry change.

Accessible Transit – Chatham

  • Fare: $3.00 per person per one way trip
  • Exact fare only
  • Payable upon entering the vehicle or at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre

Accessible Transit – Wallaceburg

  • Fare: $3.00 per person per one way trip
  • Exact Fare Only
  • Payable upon entering the vehicle or at the Wallaceburg Municipal Service Centre

SmartCard Technology

CK Transit is pleased to offer SmartCard technology for all conventional services. SmartCard technology is an automated fare collection and ridership reporting system which includes a contactless, reloadable SmartCard. In the event of a lost or stolen SmartCard, riders can have the unused balance on the card transferred to a new SmartCard for $5.00, if the ID number is kept by the customer. All sales are final, no refunds available for SmartCards.

SmartCard Transit Pass Availability

All forms of SmartCard transit passes are available at:
  • Chatham-Kent Civic Centre – Atrium
  • Municipal Service Centres (Blenheim, Ridgetown, Tilbury, Dresden, and Wallaceburg)
SmartCard transit passes (excluding the affordable pass and St. Clair College semester pass) are available for purchase at the following locations:
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart – Nortown Plaza on St. Clair Street
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart – Queen Street
  • Shopper’s Drug Mart – Grand Avenue

Prepare for Online Loading

Online Loading Launch Date is TBD, in the meantime…
What you will need:

1. A valid email address

2. A valid VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS (debit Visa/MasterCard will not be accepted online)

3. CKTransit Smart Card 


New Style:

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*Card displays Online Activation Code for registering*

Old Style:

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*Does not display an Online Activation Code for registering. Call 519-360-1998 to have a Customer Service Representative manually register your Smart Card for online loading*

Applicable Fees for Online Loading (By-Law #76-2020)

1. $0.40 will be charged for all fare products loaded online

2. $2.60 will be charged for the purchase of your first card online if you request the card to be mailed

3. $5.00 + $0.40 will still be charged for any replacement and transfer of exisiting funds for lost or stolen cards 

4. No refunds available for SmartCards

COMING SOON: How To: Online Loading Instructions

Cash Pass

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Cash Pass is a reloadable card, which can be pre-loaded with any value greater than $20 up to a maximum of $160. Cash Pass cards do not expire and are transferable. Cash Pass users will receive a discount based on the time of day they utilize the pass.

   Cash Pass On-Peak & Off-Peak Times Discount
 On-Peak:7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.20% Discount
 Off-Peak:6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. to1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays50% Discount

St. Clair College Semester Passes

Semester passes are available at the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre at a cost of $120.00 per semester with valid student ID and are non-transferable. Student ID or proof of full time registration is required at time of purchase.

30-Day Pass

This pass allows for unlimited rides beginning on the date of activation on the bus (the first time it is used on the bus) and continues for 30 consecutive days before expiring. You are able to purchase up to 3 months each time you load the card. This card is non-transferable.

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  • Adults – $75 / month
  • Students and Seniors – $60 / month

Affordable Pass

The Affordable Pass is a monthly pass that is available only to those residents of Chatham-Kent that have an annual combined family income at or below the Statistics Canada before-tax low income measures (LIM) table (as shown on the application form) for their family size. In order to be eligible for the Affordable Pass, a completed application form along with supporting documentation will need to be submitted to the Civic Centre. 

This pass allows for unlimited rides beginning on the date of activation on the bus (the first time it is used on the bus) and continues for 30 consecutive days before expiring. You are able to purchase up to 3 months each time you load the card. This card is non-transferable.

The cost for this pass is:
  • $40 / month
Required Documentation:
  • Signed and completed application;
  • Current copy of your Canada Revenue Agency Personal Tax Notice of Assessment for all members with an income;
  • Supporting Identification Documents for applicant and each family member (birth certificate, driver’s license, baptismal certificate, passport, Ontario Health Card).

Please see the Downloads section of this page for a copy of the Affordable Bus Pass Policy and Application Form.

Transfer Policy

A valid paper or electronic transfer is accepted as full fare on all Chatham Conventional Transit Bus Routes. 

Transfers are time stamped when printed. A valid transfer must be used within 70 minutes of the time of issue and can be used on all Conventional Routes; including the next subsequent run on the route the transfer was issued. A transfer may not be used on the same trip/run that the transfer was issued. A paper transfer must be requested at the same time the fare is paid.

Paper transfers will only be issued for:

  • exact cash fares
  • multi-ride paper passes
  • single ride paper tickets
  • Cash Pass (only when used to pay for multiple riders/companions)

The 30-Day Pass SmartCard has unlimited use for the person to whom the card is issued and does not require a transfer.

The Cash Pass SmartCard has an electronic transfer activated at the time the fare is paid (validated). 

Therefore, paper transfers will not be issued when using SmartCards. If a rider is using a Cash Pass and is paying for multiple riders (companions) and is using the same Cash Pass; one (1) paper transfer may be requested for each companion. 

All transfers must be used by the person to whom the transfer was issued. 

Transfers may be used for the Inter-Urban Service. A valid transfer that was issued on the Conventional Service may be used on any Inter-Urban Service Route on the next subsequent trip/run for a “top-up” fee.

See attached transfer points map in the download section or click here: see map

Multi-Ride Cards

Multi-Ride Cards are no longer available as of June 30, 2016. Current multi-ride cards will expire on June 30, 2021. CK Transit invites you to come to the Chatham-Kent Civic Centre to transfer the remaining value of your Multi-Ride card product onto a SmartCard.