Contact free ways to obtain a High School Transit Pass for 2020-21

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Kingston Transit has adjusted the way high school students obtain their free High School Student Transit Pass for the 2020-21 school year, in an effort to limit contact during COVID-19.

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to review the changes online at

Details were shared in a release dated Monday, Aug 31, 2020:

Grade 9 Students

Grade 9 students will be provided information about obtaining a transit pass directly from their schools. Pass distribution is being arranged with each school. Students will not be able to obtain a pass at Kingston Transit sales outlets.

Grade 10 to 12 Students

Grade 10 to 12 students who had a transit pass last year will have their passes automatically renewed for the 2020-21 school year. These students do not need to visit a sales outlet to have their passes renewed. Grade 12 students returning for an additional year of studies will not have their passes renewed automatically and should review additional information online at

Private School & Home-Based Education Students

Private school and home-based education students must contact the Kingston Transit Office by phone at 613-546-4291 ext. 2365, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to obtain their transit passes.

Other Students

Grade 12 students who are taking an additional year of studies, Grade 10 to 12 students who have never had a transit pass, or students who have lost or broken a transit pass can obtain their transit passes by:

  1. Downloading and completing the Transit Card Registration Form available online at
  2. Bringing the filled-in form to City Hall, 216 Ontario St., or the Guest Services desk at the Cataraqui Centre, 945 Gardiners Rd., along with:
  3. a previous Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 transit pass and a 2020-21 10, 11 or 12 student timetable; OR
  4. a 2020-21 Grade 10, 11 or 12 student timetable and a birth certificate.

A $3 fee for a new or replacement card applies to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students.

For additional information about the High School Student Transit Pass, visit

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