ALERT! : More info

Starting May 22, card readers will accept more payment options.

We’re introducing new options for customers who buy Compass Tickets or pay by cash.

Tap a contactless Visa or Mastercard credit card or mobile wallet on card readers to pay an adult cash fare.

Learn more on our Tap to Pay page.


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Use a DayPass to travel whenever, and wherever, you want all day.

A DayPass provides unlimited transit use on all buses, SkyTrain and SeaBus for one day from the start of the first transit service to the end of the service day. You can use it for travel through all zones, and save money over buying single fares when you take multiple trips in the same day.


Why buy a DayPass?

If you're traveling downtown and back through three zones on SkyTrain, for example, a DayPass will cost you $10*, whereas paying with cash costs $11.20. A DayPass also allows you to take additional transit trips during the day at no extra cost, such as boarding the SeaBus to North Vancouver.

A DayPass is handy for tourists who want unrestricted travel within all three zones for the entire day.

If you're fitting many errands across town into your day, a DayPass can save you money and allow you the freedom of additional trips at no extra cost.

*DayPasses purchased at Sea Island stations require payment of the $5 Canada Line YVR AddFare and cost $15.


DayPasses Zone Adult Price Concession Price
Purchased off Sea Island All Zones $10 $7.75
Purchased on Sea Island
(YVR, Sea Island, and Templeton stations)
All Zones $15 $12.75


Buying a DayPass

You can buy and load a DayPass onto your Compass Card online, by phone, in person at one of our two walk-in centres, or at any Compass Vending Machine. You can also buy a Compass DayPass Ticket from any authorized Compass Retailer. When you have more than one product on your Compass Card, the system activates a pass first (starting with a Monthly Pass, followed by a DayPass) and then dips into Stored Value. Load a DayPass only if you intend to use it the next time you travel. Compass DayPass Tickets purchased from a Compass Vending Machine (CVM) expire at the end of service on the day they are purchased, even if unused. DayPasses purchased at a Compass Retailer expire 30 days from the date they’re purchased.

Visit our Where to Buy page for retail and CVM locations.

*Please note that DayPasses purchased at Sea Island stations require payment of the $5 Canada Line YVR Add-Fare.


Concession Fares

Eligible for HandyCard holders, seniors 65 years and older and youth 14 to 18 years with valid photo identification proving age, and children 5 to 13 years. Children under 5 years ride free when accompanied by an adult (maximum 4 children per adult).

Travelling to multiple destinations?

Let our Trip Planning tool help! Our integrated transit system will get you everywhere you need to go in Metro Vancouver.

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