Vancouver Transit Fares
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Fares in the Vancouver area are the same for
bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus. The fare you pay depends on the time of day and the distance you travel. Fares may be paid by cash or by purchasing tickets or passes before you travel. Here's how the fare system works:

Regular Fares: Regular fares are in effect weekdays from the start of the service day to 6:30 pm. During regular hours, the service area is divided into three zones. The fare you pay depends on the number of zone boundaries crossed.  VEC students do not usually travel beyond Zone 1 or Zone 2.

Discount Fares: Discounted fares are in effect weekdays after 6:30 pm to the end of the service day, all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. During discount hours, zone boundaries do not apply.

Exact Change Please: When boarding the bus, cash fares must be paid in exact change, as the drivers do not provide change.

A monthly pass is available in One, Two or Three zone and Concession fares. FareCards are valid for unlimited travel during the month shown and are transferable. 

For Fares and Schedules click here.


          Zone 1 = Yellow   
Zone 2 = Red
Zone 3 = Green

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