Public transit

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Over 16,000 people use transit to get to campus each day!

Take the bus to campus

Over 26% of campus commuters take transit to UVic. Service runs seven days a week and “low-floor” buses make it easy and accessible. With more than 1,100 buses arriving and leaving each day, you can connect to campus from almost anywhere in the CRD.

Visit the BC Transit website for more on route planning, 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 (UPASS)

The U-Pass provides unlimited access to BC Transit on Greater Victoria buses for all students taking at least one on-campus course. The U-Pass is charged to your tuition fees, at only $81 per semester you save up to $259.

The U-Pass is included with your UVic ONECard. For more information on the U-Pass, visit the UVSS website.

Employee bus pass program (EPASS)

Unique to UVic, the E-Pass program offers employees monthly Victoria Regional Transit passes at more than 50% off the regular price - only $38.50 per month! The E-Pass program is a taxable benefit and will automatically appear on your T4.

E-Passes are available for purchase at Campus Security starting on the 15th of each month for the following month.

To qualify, an eligible employee is 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
  • any employee who does not have a parking permit

Bikes on the bus

To give you flexibility on your commute, almost all BC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks. Most bikes can be accommodated, however, e-bikes are only allowed on the rack if they weigh less than 25kg (55lbs). For more information on how to use the bike racks an instructional video is available here.