Cornwall Transit bus


Cornwall Transit offers discounts and deals on bus passes.

See the links below for more information about the War Veteran Transit Pass Program, Community Pass, and the St. Lawrence College Student Bus Pass.

 War Veteran Transit Pass Program

Veterans receive a free bus pass

Cornwall Transit and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297 in Cornwall are pleased to offer free, unlimited lifetime transit service to veterans. This program is a gesture of respect and acknowledgement of the personal sacrifice made by veterans to our community and country.

The free lifetime bus pass is open to Canadians and Allied Veterans who participated in active service during World War II, the Korean War, Afghanistan War, Vietnam War, or peacekeepers in areas of conflict that reside in the City of Cornwall.

The lifetime bus pass is non-transferable and the pass may be confiscated if used by another person. The pass consists of a photo ID.

Veterans are asked to fill out the War Veterans Transit Pass Program application form. Forms are available at the Legion. They can mail, fax, or deliver, along with a photocopy of Certificate of Service and/or Discharge Papers to:

John McMartin Memorial Branch No. 297
Branch Service Officers
415 Second Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
K6J 1H2

Phone: 613-933-2362

Fax: 613-933-1122

Please allow up to 30 days for processing. Cornwall Transit will notify you directly that your application has been verified and if you are eligible for a free transit pass. They will also advise you when you can come to the Transit office (863 Second Street West) to have your picture taken and to pick up your pass.

If you lose your free transit pass, kindly contact Cornwall Transit at 613-930-2636 and we will verify and replace the lost pass at no charge.

 Community Pass

Cornwall city bus

The Community Bus Pass is an initiative that provides affordable transportation for persons receiving benefits from Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works Assistance.

The cost of the pass is $48 for unlimited rides on conventional and community bus services during the month of issue.

175 passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The first time you buy a pass, a photo will be taken in the Cornwall Transit office. There is no charge for the photo. Should you lose your pass, an $8 replacement charge will apply.

You will need documentation every time you buy a pass. Please bring photo ID with an original or photocopied Ontario Works or ODSP cheque stub, or drug or dental card.


Can someone else purchase a Community Bus Pass for me?
Yes, if they provide your authorized documentation. If you are purchasing a pass for the first time, you will need to attend to have your photo taken.


Do I have to fill out an application form?
No. Please bring photo ID with an original or photocopied Ontario Works or ODSP cheque stub, or drug or dental card.


Can more than one member of my family purchase a Community Bus Pass?
Yes, each adult will have to supply their authorized documentation.


When can I purchase a Community Bus Pass?
The pass is only available at the Salvation Army Thrift Store (401 Fourth Street West). Handi-Transit patrons are still able to purchase their tickets at the Cornwall Transit office.


Is the Community Bus Pass valid on Handi-Transit?
Yes provided you have applied for and qualify for Handi-Transit service.

 St. Lawrence College Student Bus Pass 

College students stand outside a Cornwall Transit bus

A great offer for students!

The St. Lawrence College semester pass allows unlimited travel on Cornwall Transit conventional routes.

An annual SLC Student Pass is available at a cost of $300, and is valid from September 1 to August 31. Passes can be purchased at Cornwall Transit or at the Student Union office of St. Lawrence College.

  • A fall semester pass, which is valid from September through December, must be purchased before October 15.
  • A winter semester pass, which is valid from January through April, must be purchased before February 15.
  • A summer semester pass, which is valid May through August, must be purchased before June 15.


How it works:

A valid St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Campus student identification card will confirm the holder is eligible to purchase a pass. A sticker that varies in colour by year and semester will be provided to be affixed to the front of the card.

Passengers must show the driver their bus pass each time they board the bus.

Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable, and only valid for the person identified on the student ID card. Cornwall Transit reserves the right to limit the number of semester and annual passes available.

Please note:
  • You cannot loan, sell or transfer your Semester Pass to another person.
  • The Semester Pass is the property of St. Lawrence College.
  • The issuer is not responsible for lost, stolen or shredded stickers or passes.
  • All monthly and semester pass sales are final.
  • Replacement of lost or stolen bus passes may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Benefits to the Semester and Annual Passes
  • Save money! A monthly pass costs $53, while a four-month Semester Pass costs $150, and a 12-month Annual Pass costs $300.
  • It's convenient! Passes are valid for unlimited rides on conventional routes, allowing travel flexibility from Monday to Saturday.
  • The pass can drastically reduce your fuel, insurance, maintenance and parkings costs, while choosing public transit results in lower air pollution, reducing the threat of climate change.
  • In rush hour, a single 40-foot bus can replace at least 46 cars.
  • Semester and Annual Passes qualify for the Federal Tax credit.


For more information on the St. Lawrence College student bus pass, contact:

St. Lawrence College Cornwall Studen Union
2 St. Lawrence Boulevard
613-933-6080 ext. 2718


Cornwall Transit
863 Second Street West


For more information about Transit programs, please view contact information below:

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Cornwall Transit
863 Second Street West, Cornwall ON, K6J 1H5
Phone: 613-930-2636
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