Public Transit

UVic campus community member disembarking from a bus
A campus community member uses the public transit for their daily commute to UVic.

Bus routes To campus

The University of Victoria is a major transit hub in the community. With more than 800 busses arriving and leaving each day, you can connect to campus from almost anywhere in the CRD. Up to 17,000 people use transit to get to campus each day!

Get a quick list of bus routes that serve UVic or visit the BC Transit website for schedules and maps.

UVic's UVicMobile "app" contains up to date transit information listing the next few buses leaving campus. Available on Andriod and Apple platforms for your smartphone. Download the app for free.

Student universal bus pass (U-Pass)

The universal bus pass (U-Pass) provides all students taking at least one class per semester with unlimited access to Victoria region public transit. This mandatory program makes transportation to UVic convenient and affordable, eases parking and traffic congestion, and reduces the demand to pave more of the campus for parking lots.

Your transit U-Pass is included with your UVic ONECard. For more info on acquiring and activiating your U-Pass, see the ONECard website.

Employee bus pass program (E-Pass)

The UVic employee bus pass program offers monthly Victoria Regional Transit passes at more than 50% off the regular price! To qualify for the subsidized bus pass, an employee must be eligible, defined as:

  • any employee who lives off campus and
  • any employee who is benefit-eligible or
  • any employee who is on a continuing appointment or
  • any employee who is on a temporary appointment whose hours of work are not less than 3 days per week or
  • do not have a parking permit

These bus passes are not transferable—they’re for use by eligible employees only. The employee bus passes are sold at Campus Security Services on a month to month basis, available on the 15th of each month for the following month. In compliance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations, the UVic investment toward employee participation in the Employee Bus Pass program is considered a taxable benefit and will automatically appear on your T4.

Bikes on the bus

Have a long commute and only want to cycle one way, or the weather has turned ugly and you don't want to ride home? Almost all BC Transit buses are now equipped with front racks that can hold two bikes.