YRT conventional routes cater to local communities in all York Region municipalities and also include GO Shuttles, Express services, community buses and high school, college and university services.
Viva was the first rapid transit service of its kind in the GTA. Offering frequent, flexible and comfortable rides, Viva vehicles are like nothing you've experienced before. Viva connects Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Aurora and Newmarket and also links York Region with Toronto and its subway system, GO Transit and the Region of Peel. It operates along major corridors in York Region.
Viva is so frequent, it doesn't need a schedule. Stops are called "vivastations" and have a ticket vending machine and a ticket validator (fares are on a proof-of-payment system to speed up boarding times), as well as a real-time "smart" display that lets you know when the next vehicle will arrive. Frequency is the hallmark of Viva rapid transit.
Since its launch in September 2005, Viva has been a great success. For more information on the future of rapid transit in York Region, visit vivanext.com
GO Shuttles are designed to make GO Train connections easy. They arrive at the GO Train station early and shuttles leaving GO Train stations will actually wait for your train to come in - so you'll never miss your connection. Customers travelling to GO Train stations may take advantage of our Ride to GO program.
Express services let you travel in style with fast service in comfortable buses that operate during rush hours. They don't stop as many times as conventional buses so you'll connect to your destination sooner--perfect for business travellers or other busy commuters in a hurry. Express fares apply.
Community bus routes are designed for seniors and people with disabilities who can use fully accessible conventional transit rather than Mobility Plus (our door-to-door, shared ride, accessible public transit service). Community bus routes provide better connections to facilities such as seniors' residences, medical facilities, community centres and shopping areas.
High school, college and university services
YRT/Viva offers service to many high schools, colleges and York University. Check our school services page to see what routes service your school.
Dial-a-Ride is an on-request service for certain routes during select hours. Routes currently operating Dial-a-Ride include:
- 10 - Woodbridge
- 15 - Stouffville
- 32 - Aurora South
40 - Unionville Local
41 - Markham Local
44 - Bristol
- 52 - Holland Landing
- 56 - Gorham-Eagle
- 58 - Mount Albert
- 61 - King Local
84 - Oak Ridges
- DAR North (Georgina and East Gwillimbury)
Visit the Dial-a-Ride page for service hours and detailed information. Regular YRT/Viva fares apply.
Mobility Plus is York Region's door-to-door, shared-ride, acessible public transit service for people with disabilities. If you are unable to use regular public transit due to a physical, cognitive, visual or sensory disability for all or part of your trip, Mobility Plus may be for you.
To use this service, you must meet specific eligibility criteria. Eligibility is considered on a case-by-case basis and is not based on a particular disability, nor is it based on income level or lack of accessible public transit in an applicant's area. Visit the Mobility Plus section for more information.