Bus & Transit Pass Rates

Bus Pass Sales

School and transit bus pass sales are done using our online application form. We are no longer accepting in person applications, or applications using the forms from previous years. To apply, please fill out the online application form, a credit card authorization form (we can also process the payment over the phone if requested – please note that on your application when you apply) and attach a JPEG photo of your child. The credit card authorization form must be sent to yellowknife@transdev.comYour application will not be put in the queue to be processed until we have received both the completed application form and the credit card authorization form.

We are currently only processing bus passes for the 2023/2024 school year – bus passes for next school year won’t be available for purchase until 2024.

Please allow us 10 – 14 days to process your pass once you have submitted the application. We will contact you regarding the status of your bus pass.

The deadline to apply for school bus passes for the 2023/2024 school year, as implemented by the school districts, is October 31st. This deadline applies only to school bus passes due to limited seating on the school busses – transit passes will be available for purchase for the entirety of the 2023/2024 school year. If you have already applied for a school bus pass for this year, please do not resubmit your application, regardless of whether you are on the waiting list or just waiting for a response back from us regarding your bus pass’s current status.

School Bus Pass

School bus passes may cost anywhere between $225.00 to $480.00 (with a family plan capped at $600.00), depending on your child’s home address, school, grade, etc. The cost is prorated after the months of August to October.

From November to December, parents will pay 85% of the full rate for a new bus pass for their child.
From January to March, parents will pay 65% of the full rate for a new bus pass for their child.
From April to June, parents will pay 40% of the full rate for a new bus pass for their child.

Bus passes sold for the 2022/2023 school year are only valid between the dates of August 25th and June 30th.

Eligibility for school bus passes is as follows:

N.J. MacPherson – Grades K to 5

St. Joseph’s – Grades K to 7

Range Lake North – Grades K to 8

École Allain St. Cyr – Grades K to 8

William MacDonald – Grade 6 and 7

Ecole Įtłʼǫ̀ – Grade K to 5

Mildred Hall – Grade K to 8

Weledeh Catholic School – Grades K to 7

Transit Bus Pass

Yearly transit passes are valid for the fiscal school year (August 25th – June 30th), and both monthly and yearly transit passes are available for purchase from various locations in the city:

  • City Hall
  • Village Reddi-Mart
  • Downtown Reddi-Mart
  • Direct Charge Co-op
  • Sutherland’s Drugs
  • Ruth Inch Memorial Pool
  • Fieldhouse

A yearly transit pass costs $275.00 per bus pass, with a family plan capped at $600.00. The cost is prorated after the months of August to October.

From November to December, a yearly transit pass will cost 85% of the full rate.
From January to March, a yearly transit pass will cost 65% of the full rate.
From April to June, a yearly transit pass will cost 40% of the full rate.

Eligibility for Transit passes is as follows:

St. Pats – Grades 8 to 12

Sir John – Grades 8 to 12

Replacement Buss Passes:

We can reprint replacement bus passes for both school and transit passes in the event that one is lost or broken. It will cost $20 per replacement pass, and they will be available for pick up at our office at 107 Kam Lake Road.

For any questions regarding school bus passes, please e-mail


For payment, please submit a credit card authorization form with your child’s application package so we can process the payment when we have printed their pass. Alternatively, let us know if you’d like to do the payment over the phone, so we can give you a call once we are ready to go forward with the payment. We are not currently taking payments at our office, due to our online payment system. We also do not accept debit cards – however, we do accept Visa Debit and Mastercard Debit. (Your card information will be properly disposed of once the payment has been processed.) We do not take cash or cheques at this time.

A bus pass can cost anywhere between $225.00 to $480.00, depending on the pick-up location, school, and grade. Please e-mail for specifications.

Please contact us by e-mail ( Please be patient in receiving an answer, as it can sometimes take a few days to get everything in order for charters.

At this time, Junior Kindergarten students are not permitted on the bus. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, please contact your child’s school board.

If your child has lost a bus pass, we will look for their bus pass in our lost and found when you contact us. If we’re unable to find it, we provide replacement passes for both school and transit bus passes at a rate of $20 per pass. Contact us either by phone or e-mail, and we will reprint the pass you need if necessary.

For school bus passes, we can send the pass with the respective driver to deliver it to your child. For transit bus passes, you will have to come to our office (located at 107 Kam Lake Road) to pick up the replacement pass.

Please discuss all complaints regarding buses with Nancy Marchiori by e-mail at

For bus pass and charter inquiries, please contact us either by e-mail ( or phone (867-873-4693 ext. 301).

For YATS inquiries and bookings, please contact the YATS line by phone (867-873-4693 ext. 303 or 867-445-4343).

For transit and other inquiries, please contact Nancy Marchiori by e-mail ( or phone (867-873-4693 ext. 304).

Please leave a voicemail with your name and phone number if you are unable to reach us, so that we can contact you as soon as we’re available.