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Fare Change

Beginning July 1, transit fares will change for all fare products to support the largest service expansion since 2009.

A fare increase will help fund a $2 billion investment in transit and transportation across the region to reduce overcrowding and introduce bus service to new areas as part of our 10-Year Vision.

Please refer to the table below for the new fare prices.

 

Cash/Compass Ticket

Type Zone Fare New Fare
Adult
1 $2.75 $2.85
2 $4 $4.10
3 $5.50 $5.60
Concession
1 $1.75 $1.80
2 $2.75 $2.80
3 $3.75 $3.80

 

Compass Stored Value

Type Zone Fare New Fare
Adult
1 $2.10 $2.20
2 $3.15 $3.25
3 $4.20 $4.30
Concession
1 $1.75 $1.80
2 $2.75 $2.80
3 $3.75 $3.80

 

Monthly Pass

Type Zone Fare New Fare
Adult
1 $91 $93
2 $124 $126
3 $170 $172
Concession
All zones $52 $53

 

DayPass

Type Zone Fare New Fare
Adult
All zones $9.75 $10
Concession
All zones $7.50 $7.75

 

Customers can travel across all zones for the price of a 1-Zone Fare on weekdays after 6:30 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

West Coast Express fares can be found on the West Coast Express Fares page. HandyDART fares can be found on the HandyDART page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a fare increase?

Metro Vancouver’s biggest transit service expansion in a decade is under way. To reduce overcrowding on our transit system and ease congestion on our roads, the Mayors’ Council developed the 10-Year Vision: a region-wide, integrated transit and transportation plan to expand transit services and improve infrastructure and roads for cycling and walking.

To help fund this investment, an increase to fares, an increase in property taxes, and a regional fee on urban development will help support this expansion. Fares have not increased since January 2013 and haven't kept pace with inflation.

How does the fare increase affect me?

You'll see a fare increase of 5 to 10 cents for single-use fares, 25 cents for DayPasses and $1 to $2 for monthly passes.

It will apply equally to 1-, 2- and 3-Zone fare products, including HandyDART.

Increases will also apply equally to all zones for West Coast Express.

Are our fares considered high?

Of all major Canadian cities, we currently have the lowest average Stored Value fares, with average adult Stored Value fares 85 cents below our peers, and concession stored value fares 25 cents below our peers.

We also have the lowest average adult cash fares, which are currently about 35 cents below our peers. Average concession cash fares are currently about 40 cents below our peers.

How will this affect my Monthly Pass AutoLoads?

Your Monthly Pass AutoLoad will continue to work the same way, prior to the July 1st increase. Your Compass Card will automatically load with a new monthly pass.

You’ll notice the cost per month will increase for a 1-Zone pass. As a monthly pass customer, you will receive email confirmation of the fare change. If you haven’t received this notification, visit compasscard.ca to ensure your information is up to date.

I have my Monthly Pass set to AutoLoad, do I need to do anything?

If your Monthly Pass is set to AutoLoad using a credit card as payment, there’s nothing you need to do. Your Monthly Pass for July will reflect the new price.

If you’ve set up an Monthly Pass AutoLoad using pre-authorized debit, Canadian banking rules require that you'll need to re-enroll by completing a new Pre-Authorized Debit AutoLoad Form.

How do I opt-in for AutoLoad?

To opt-in for AutoLoad for a minimum Stored Value amount or a Monthly Pass, visit compasscard.ca

Will my July Monthly Pass purchase between June 16 and June 30 be at the higher price?

Yes, all Monthly Passes for July will be sold at the new fare rate.