Fares

TYPEFARESNOTES
ADULT
SINGLE RIDE$2.50Single boarding only – no transfers. Available on board with cash or Umo Cash Balance fare product. Drivers do not carry change.
10 TICKETS$22.50Only availalbe from a fare vendor.
DAY PASS$5.00Available on board or applied after second Umo Cash Balance payment. Drivers do not carry change.
MONTHLY PASS/30-DAY PASS$65.00Available for purchase through fare vendor and via Umo.
SENIOR (65+)
SINGLE RIDE$2.50Single boarding only – no transfers. Available on board with cash or Umo Cash Balance fare product. Drivers do not carry change.
10 TICKETS$22.50Only available from a fare vendor.
DAY PASS$5.00Available on board or applied after second Umo Cash Balance payment. Drivers do not carry change.
MONTHLY PASS/CONCESSION 30-DAY PASS$40.00Available for purchase through fare vendor and via Umo.
STUDENT (POST-SECONDARY)
SINGLE RIDE$2.50Single bording only – no transfers. Available on board with cash or Umo Cash Balance fare product. Drivers do not carry change.
10 TICKETS$22.50Only available from a fare vendor.
DAY PASS$5.00Available on board or applied after second Umo Cash Balance payment. Drivers do not carry change.
MONTHLY PASS/30-DAY PASS$50.00Only available for purchase at Vancouver Island University campus.
UNIVERSITY SEMESTER PASS$170.00Only available for purchase at Vancouver Island University campus.
STUDENT (AGE 13 TO 18)
SINGLE RIDE$2.50Single boarding only – no transfers. Available on board with cash or Umo Cash Balance fare product. Drivers do not carry change.
10 TICKETS$22.50Only available from a fare vendor.
DAY PASS$5.00Available on board or applied after second Umo Cash Balance payment. Drivers do not carry change.
MONTHLY PASS/CONCESSION 30-DAY PASS$40.00Available for purchase through fare vendor and via Umo.
CHILD (6 TO 12)
FreeMore information
CHILD (5 AND UNDER)
Free when accompanied by an attendant 12 years or olderMore information
HANDYDART
REGISTERED USER (5 TICKETS)$12.50Must be registered with valid handyPASS
COMPANION (5 TICKETS)$12.50
REGISTERED USER (20 TICKETS)$50.00
COMPANION (20 TICKETS)$50.00
ATTENDANTFreeMust be registered
70 NCX NANAIMO – COWICHAN EXPRESS
SINGLE RIDE$7.50One way fare. Cash accepted on board or available via Umo as a Cash Balance.
30-DAY NCX ZONE C PASS$175.00Available from fare vendor or via Umo.
30-DAY NCX ZONE D PASS$245.00Available from fare vendor or via Umo.
VENDORADDRESSNOTES
FARE PRODUCT VENDORS
NANAIMO
ACADEMY OF LEARNING1702 Bowen Road
49TH PARALLEL GROCERY: CEDAR1824 Cedar Road
BOWEN ROAD GENERAL STORE Umo1702 Bowen Road
CENTRAL DRUGS: BEBAN Umo16-2220 Bowen Rd
CENTRAL DRUGS: LANTZVILLE Umo7186 Lantzville
CIRCLE K4286 Departure Bay Road
COUNTRY GROCER1800 Dufferin Crescent
FAIRWAY MARKETS NANAIMO NORTH TOWN CENTRE103-4750 Rutherford Road
DISCOVERY COLLEGE495 Dunsmuir Street
JINGLE POT GENERAL STORE Umo2201 Jinglepot Road
KIWANIS HOUSE1233 Kiwanis Cresent
LONDON DRUGS: NANAIMO NORTH TOWN CENTRE Umo4750 Rutherford Road
LONDON DRUGS: PORT PLACE MALL Umo650 Terminal AvenueNCX passes available
MAC’S CONVENIENCE STORES: DEPARTURE BAY RD1-4286 Departure Bay Road
MAN LEE ORIENTAL FOODS & GIFT SHOP LTD. TERMINAL PARK385 Terminal Avenue South
THE MEDICINE SHOPPE UmoTerminal Park Plaza
MID ISLAND CO-OP: BOWEN RD2517 Bowen Road
MID ISLAND CO-OP: BROOKS LANDING2000 New Island Hwy
MID ISLAND CO-OP: CRANBERRY1350 Cranberry Avenue
MID ISLAND CO-OP: HAREWOOD877 Bruce Avenue
MID ISLAND CO-OP: VICTORIA CRES60 Victoria Cresent
MID ISLAND CO-OP: WOODGROVE CENTRE6673 Mary Ellen Drive
NORTH NANAIMO COUNTRY GROCER1399 Lawlor Road
NORTHRIDGE GENERAL STORE Umo10-5800 Turner Road
PHARMASAVE: BEAUFORT CENTRE4-1588 Boundary Crescent
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO TRANSIT OFFICE Umo6300 Hammond Bay RoadNCX passes available
REXALL DRUGS: BOWEN AT DUFFERIN1750 Dufferin Crescent
REXALL DRUGS: SOUTHGATE CENTRE116-50 Tenth Street
SHOPPERS DRUG MART: COUNTRY CLUB CENTRE3200 Island Hwy
SHOPPERS DRUG MART: UNIVERSITY VILLAGE499 Bruce Avenue
SHOPPERS DRUG MART: WOODGROVE CENTRE6681 Mary Ellen Drive
SAVE ON FOODS: BROOKS LANDING130-2000 Island Hwy
SPROTT SHAW COLLEGE140 Terminal Avenue
UPLANDS CONVENIENCE STORE4320 Uplands Drive
VANCOUVER ISLAND HEALTH AUTHORITY: PARKING SERVICES UmoHospital Room P1022, 1200 Dufferin Crescent
VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY (FOR VIU STUDENTS) Umo900 Fifth Street
WALMART LOTTO CENTRE: WOODGROVE CENTRE6801 New Island Hwy
PARKSVILLE
CITY OF PARKSVILLE Umo100 East Jensen Avenue
OCEANSIDE PLACE: WEMBLEY MALL Umo830 West Island Hwy
RAVENSONG POOL737 Jones Street
THE MEDICINE SHOPPE PHARMACY Umo43-2nd Street West

How Fares Work

In this section, you will discover how to use cash fare and passes, transfers, and how to become a vendor.

Family Travel Program

Parents/guardians, 19 years or over and owner of a valid monthly pass, DayPASS, ProPASS, or BC Bus Pass can bring up to two children (14 years or under) on board for free.

Cash Fare

A Cash Fare allows one person to use transit. Please have the correct fare ready before you enter the bus.

Cash Balance

Learn more about Cash Balance, a new fare product for riders using a Umo payment method

10 Tickets

Each ticket allows one person to use transit. Using tickets has the advantage of not requiring you to carry exact change on the bus.

DayPASS

A DayPASS offers a discount for unlimited travel throughout the day.

Monthly Pass

If you need to take transit regularly throughout the month, a Monthly Pass offers a discount for unlimited travel.

ProPASS

PROPASS is a permanent bus pass purchased by employees through payroll deductions. PROPASS is valid for travel throughout the RDN Transit System.

handyDART

handyDART is a transit service that helps those with disabilities reach their destinations.

Semester Pass

The Semester Pass Program provides a four-month pass at discounted rates.

BC Bus Pass

The BC Bus Pass Program offers a reduced cost, annual bus pass for low income seniors and individuals receiving disability assistance from the Province of British Columbia.

Meet Umo, the new way to pay your BC Transit fare. 

Umo allows you to select the best payment method for your lifestyle and travel habits. Learn more about Umo.