KIDS 12 and under ride free pilot

All children ages 12 and under ride free starting Monday, March 1, 2021.

Frequently asked questions

Your child should continue to use their PRESTO card and tap when they board. You do not need to buy a monthly child pass. The ride will be recorded as a $0 dollar fare.


We encourage everyone to obtain a PRESTO card. It helps to identify the correct concession of the customer. It is also the best form of contactless payment.

Customers can be asked to provide proof of age for any of the Oakville Transit concession categories (child, youth, senior). Customers should be prepared to show proof of age at request.

When your child turns 13 they will need to pay a youth fare when boarding the bus. We encourage customers to pay fares using a PRESTO card. Fare information can be found on our Fares page.

It is best to check with individual transit systems on their fare policies, but here are some examples for local connections:

  • Oakville Transit to Burlington Transit: no fares required for children 12 and under.
  • Burlington Transit to Oakville Transit: no fares required for children 12 and under.
  • Oakville Transit to MiWay: A fare will be required when boarding the MiWay bus. Transfers will not be issued to children 12 and under.
  • MiWay to Oakville Transit: A fare is required on MiWay, and the child may transfer onto Oakville Transit with a free transfer.
  • Between Oakville Transit and GO Transit: no fares required for children 12 and under.

This program will be in pilot until December 2022, at which time staff will report back to Council on the program results.