The Municipality of Port Hope offers bus service within the urban area of the Municipality and to Cobourg's Northumberland Mall, Walmart and the Northumberland Hills Hospital. Route A departs from Town Hall on the hour and Route B departs from Town Hall on the half-hour. The Express Cobourg Shuttle is a thrity-minute round-trip to Cobourg, leaving Town Hall on the hour and the half-hour. 

Operating hours of transit are:
Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

* No service on Sundays or holidays

*Note: Effective November 6, 2017, changes to the transit routes, stops and schedule have been implemented. Please download the new map below and review the changes. The media release regarding the transit changes provides additional information. 

Transit Fares:

Adults (18-64 yrs): $2.00
Children (4-17 yrs): $1.50
Senior (65+): $1.50
Preschoolers: FREE

Monthly Passes:
Adult: $50.00
Students/Seniors: $30.00
Special Student Pass*: $15.00

*Special Student Pass valid Monday to Friday, 7:00-9:00a.m. and 2:45p.m-8p.m. and all day on Saturdays.

Priority Seating is a Priority

Priority Seating is mandated under Ontario Regulation 191/11 (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005).  Priority Seating is located in the first row of seating behind the bus driver. Look for the image below to identify where Priority Seating is on the bus. Passengers must vacate the designated seating if it is required by a passenger with a disability.

priority seating bus signPort Hope Service to Cobourg

The Express Cobourg Shuttle bus is a 30-minute round trip, leaving Town Hall on the hour and on the half-hour. Riders may transfer to a Cobourg bus for $1.00 or ride the Port Hope bus to Walmart or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital.  The Express Cobourg Shuttle then returns to Port Hope.

  • Monday - Friday - The Shuttle runs from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (last shuttle leaves Town Hall for cobourg at 7:30 pm).
  • Saturday The Shuttle runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (last shuttle  leaves Town Hall for Cobourg at 3:30 pm).

ROLLS Specialty Bus Service

The Municipality of Port Hope is pleased to provide ROLLS service to eligible patrons who are unable to utilize regular public transit. A resident of the Municipality of Port Hope with a physical disability (permanent or temporary), who is unable to board regular public transit, should complete the ROLLS information and Application Form below. Note: Service is currently restricted to residents of the urban area.

  • Service provider is The BTS Network
  • Operating hours match the conventional regular transit service hours of:
    • Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • No service on Sundays and holidays
  • Trip reservations are available by phone at 1.877.284.RIDE (7433) or on-line at Reservations should be made with at least 24 hours notice except in emergencies.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Works and Engineering Office at 905.885.2431.

Download ROLLS information and Application Form


Demand Bookings

All bookings are made on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Subscription Bookings

A subscription booking arrangement is service for registrants who travel on a regular pre-determined basis to and/or from a destination.  The following applies to subscription bookings:

1. Shall be limited to work, school, and medical appointments;
2. One booking per week per person;
3. A maximum duration of four weeks; and
4. All subscription bookings which fall on statutory holidays will be automatically cancelled.

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