Fares

Type Local** Regional** Route 70 Notes
Single Ride
All $2.25 $4.00 $5.00 Available on board with cash or Umo Cash Balance fare product. Drivers do not carry change.
Child (5 and under) Free Free Free Must be accompanied by an attendant 12 years or older. More information.
Child (6 to 12) Free Free Free More information.
DayPASS
DayPASS – Digital $4.50 $8.00 Available for purchase via Umo or at a Umo vendor location.
DayPASS – Paper $4.50 $8.00 Available for purchase via retail vendor
10 Rides
10 Rides – Digital $45.00 Available for purchase via Umo or at a Umo vendor location.
10 Rides – Paper $20.25 $36.00 $45.00 Available for purchase via retail vendor
Passes
30-Day Adult Pass $45.00 $60.00 $100.00 Available for purchase via Umo or at a Umo vendor location.
Adult Monthly Pass $45.00 $60.00 $100.00 Available for purchase via retail vendor
30-Day Concession Pass $35.00 $40.00 $85.00 For persons 65 or over and students in full-time attendance with valid ID. Available for purchase via Umo or at a Umo vendor location.
Student/ Senior Monthly Pass $35.00 $40.00 $85.00 For persons 65 or over and students in full-time attendance with valid ID. Available for purchase via retail vendor.
Summerland Resident (with valid ID)
Free on Route 30 Penticton/Summerland (April 22, 2023 to April 22, 2025) Free  
HandyDART
Penticton HandyDART 2.25 Penticton Only
On Request (Summerland, Princeton) $2.25 $4.00  
 

** Local refers to routes within a community’s city limits.
** Regional refers to routes between larger communities. With the exception of 70 Kelowna/Penticton which requires its own fare.

South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit Fare and Transfer Policies

Local and Regional Routes

Often passengers need to use two buses to reach their destination. While transfers are free, please remember the following transfer policies:

  • When paying a local or regional fare, a transfer allows one-way travel on a second bus for up to 90 minutes from your original departure time.
  • If paying with a Umo fare product, an electronic transfer will be automatically applied to your Umo payment method when validating payment on your first bus. When boarding your second bus, simply tap or scan your Umo payment method to continue to travel without incurring an additional fare.
  • If paying with cash, request a transfer when you board your first bus. Show your transfer to the next driver, face up, with time showing. Expiry time is final.
  • To simplify travel and minimize cost, consider purchasing a DayPASS before boarding a bus. A local or regional DayPASS allows unlimited travel within a service day.

Route 70 Kelowna/Penticton

  • Route 70 Kelowna/Penticton Requires its own standalone fare.
  • Transfers, tickets, DayPASSes, 30-Day Passes, or Monthly Passes from South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit and Kelowna Regional Transit systems are not accepted on route 70 Penticton/Kelowna.
  • Route 70 Kelowna/Penticton tickets and monthly passes are not accepted on the South Okanagan-Similkameen Transit or Kelowna Regional Transit Systems. Instead, fares for those systems must be paid.
Vendor Address Notes
Fare Product Vendors 
Penticton
London Drugs 2111 Main Street Paper monthly passes only
Okanagan College 583 Duncan Avenue West Paper monthly passes only (when in session)
Penticton City Hall Umo 171 Main Street
– Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass available
– Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna paper fares available
Penticton Community Centre Umo 325 Power Street – Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass available
Penticton Transit office Umo 301 Warren Avenue East  
Safeway 801-1301 Main Street Paper monthly passes only
Foundry Penticton Umo 201-501 Main Street Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass only, no other fares available
Ooknakane Friendship Centre Umo
146 Ellis Street Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass only, no other fares available
Penticton Library Umo 785 Main Street Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass available
Okanagan-Similkameen (Naramata and Okanagan Falls)
Regional District office Umo 101 Martin Street Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna fare products available
Okanagan Falls Visitor Centre Umo 1109 Willow Street  
Heritage Market 5109- 9th Avenue
Monthly Pass, 10-Ticket and
paper DayPass
Princeton Town Hall Umo 151 Vermilion Avenue  
Summerland
Summerland Municipal Hall Umo 13211 Henry Avenue Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna paper fares available
Summerland Aquatic Centre Umo 13205 Kelly Avenue Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna paper fares available
South Okanagan
Town of Osoyoos 8707 Main Street
Paper monthly Pass, 10-Ticket and
paper DayPASS
Oliver Town Hall Umo 6150 Main Street
Paper monthly Pass, 10-Ticket and
paper DayPASS available

Where to Buy

Vendor Address Notes Fare Product Vendors Penticton London Drugs 2111 Main Street Paper monthly passes only Okanagan College 583 Duncan Avenue West Paper monthly passes only (when in session) Penticton City Hall Umo 171 Main Street – Free Transit for Youth 24 and Under pass available – Route 70 Penticton/Kelowna paper fares available Penticton Community Centre Umo...

How Fares Work

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

Cash Fare

Single fare is good for one person to use transit for 60 minutes. Please have the correct fare ready before you enter the bus. If you have a bus ticket, have it out and ready.

10 Tickets

Each ticket is good for one person to use transit for 60 minutes. When you purchase a package of 10 tickets, you often receive a discount.

Monthly Pass

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

DayPASS

A pre-purchased DayPASS is valid for one day of unlimited local and regional travel within the South Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Transit System. ·      Prepurchase a Umo DayPASS through the app, online at ca.umopass.com, Umo’s customer service line at 877∙380∙8181, or at a vendor location. ·      A physical scratch-off DayPASS can also be purchased from a fare vendor....

handyDART

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

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.