Riding Metrobus Transit is easy with your m-Card!

Our m-Card is an interactive smart card that we use to handle all of our fare media, except for cash fares. The m-Card is the same size as a credit card. When a customer boards a bus, he or she simply holds the card in front of the on-board reader to the pay the fare. The reader recognizes what type of fare or pass is on the card and approves or denies the ride electronically. Because it's a smart card, you keep using the same card, week after week, month after month. Value is added to the card by the user at any of our sales outlets. In addition, you can add value to your card online at metrobus.com. Use your m-Card and collect AIR MILESĀ® reward miles. More details at mcard.metrobus.com.


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Fares, Passes & Sales Outlets

(rates of fare & fare options are subject to change without notice)
To ride with Metrobus, you will need an mCard or cash fare. Credit/debit cards are not accepted on board.

Metrobus operates with an exact cash fare policy - Drivers do not carry change.
m-Cards can be purchased and reloaded at specific sales outlets listed below or click here to purchase on-line. There is a one-time $5.00 fee on new m-Card activations. New m-Cards must be activated with a ride or dated pass at time of purchase.

Rates of Fare Effective March 1, 2020
Adult Senior Child
Cash Fare $2.50 $2.50 $2.00
10-Ride Pass $22.50 $18.00 $18.00
Monthly or 30-Day Pass $78.00 $53.00 $53.00
Semester Pass* $275.00
*Student Semester Passes are restricted to students registered in post-secondary studies. Student identification is required.

Adult (age 18 years to 64 years)
Senior (age 65 years and over. You may qualify for a free bus under the GIS Bus Pass Program. Click here for more information.)
Child (age 12 years to 17 years)
Children under 12 years of age ride for free but please note, children aged 9 to 11 are required to present an mCard when boarding, or will have to pay cash fare to ride. Please click here for more information about how to receive your free mCard.

Smart Savings!
With a 10-Ride Card, it's like buying 9 cash rides and getting the 10th ride for free!

Student Semester Passes are only $275.00
(Fall, Winter, and Summer Passes - 4 months each)
Student Semester Passes are restricted to students registered in post-secondary studies. Student identification is required.

m-Card Sales Outlets
Avalon Mall (Customer Service Centre)
College of the North Atlantic (Cashier's Office/Book Store)
Marine Institute (The Campus Store)
Memorial University, University Centre, The Attic
St. John's City Hall (Cashier's Office)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Churchill Square)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Freshwater Road)
Shoppers Drug Mart (LeMarchant Road)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Torbay Road Mall)
Shoppers Drug Mart (Topsail Road, St. John's)
Metrobus Transit Centre, 25 Messenger Drive
Metrobus.com e-Store

Monthly Passes are usually available for purchase at our sales outlets by the 20th of the month. For example, a May pass will be available for purchase by the the 20th of April.

Debit cards (Interac), VISA, Mastercard and American Express are accepted at the Metrobus Customer Service Centre, 25 Messenger Drive. Cash is also accepted at the Metrobus Customer Service Centre.

At any time, our Operators and or Supervisors may request proof of age to deterimne fare eligibility. Failure to comply may lead to boarding access being denied.

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