Getting around

What are my options?

Shuttle

Shuttle Service
A free service available to students, faculty and staff. It runs from the first day registration to the last day of exams. It leaves regularly from the Student Life Centre at about 7 pm in the winter, at 9 pm in the summer and runs until 2 am. Women have first priority for rides.

Car & alternate solutions

Waterloo Parking Services
The University of Waterloo has approximately 5600 parking spaces available with 2000 spaces available to visitors in Visitor parking lots or metered parking spaces.

Grand River CarShare
519-578-1895
Provides you with the use of a car without the cost, hassle, and pollution of owning your own. It is not carpooling; you have exclusive use of the car when you book.

Car Rentals
Thrifty Car Rental: 519-893-5210
Budget Rent-a-Car: 519-746-4449

Bus

Greyhound
1-800-661-TRIP
Provides intercity bus service from Waterloo campus, with more frequent service departing from the Charles Street Terminal in Kitchener.

FED Bus
519-888-4567, ext. 84042
A service of your Federation of Students providing affordable weekend service between Waterloo and Toronto.

Grand River Transit (GRT)
519-585-7555
GRT is the local bus service provider. There is an express bus, iXpress, that runs from Cambridge to Waterloo with stops at Fairview Park Mall, downtown Kitchener, uptown Waterloo, University of Waterloo and Conestoga Mall.

GO Bus
1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6646)
GO Transit is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. 

Train

VIA Rail
1-888-VIA-RAIL
Provides passenger train service between Kitchener and Toronto, as well as other points on the Windsor-Québec City corridor, national destinations, and Amtrak connections to the United States.

Bike

Waterloo Yellow Bike Program
519-888-4434
Allows you to borrow a bike for a day.

Taxi

Waterloo Taxi
519-886-1200

United Taxi
519-743-6323

City Cabs
519-742-4404

Airport shuttle

Airways Transit
Shuttle van service from uWaterloo to Pearson International Airport.

Community resources