Based on results from a student wide referendum to implement a universal bus pass, the Niagara College Student Administrative Council implemented the Universal Bus Pass (U-pass) on September 1st, 2007.  This pass provides heavily discounted service on transit at only $92.58/semester, saving you well over $500/semester.  This fee is a mandatory fee, paid when you paid your tuition and there are no opt-out options available.

Please understand that providing transit in the Niagara Region comes with challenges.  NCSAC works with multiple transit providers (6 different transit providing companies) and works hard with their financial resources in order to provide students the best experience they can!

Your NC Student Card acts as your U-Pass in combination with a holographic sticker which needs to be affixed to the front of the card (in some cities you need a numbered sticker on the back of the card as well).  If you do not have a U-pass sticker on your student card, then please go to the NCSAC office at your campus and we would be happy to help you.

Your U-Pass will work on Niagara Region (Regional) Transit, St. Catharines Transit, Welland Transit, Niagara Falls Transit, Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit, Port Colborne Transit and Fort Erie Connections. Please refer to the following links for those schedules:

If you have any questions, at any time, please email and we will be happy to assist!

Please note: Transit services are greatly reduced during May to August each year. There are NO direct runs to the campuses during Winter and Spring breaks.

For additional information please contact the SAC office, or visit the transit commission websites located on our this page.

Welland Campus: 905-735-2211 ext. 7659
NOTL Campus: 905-641-2252 ext. 4225


If you’re new to Niagara College, check out our  U-Pass FAQ page as it should help with some of your questions.