Finding housing in Stratford has become challenging this year as several factors have caused a housing shortage in many towns and cities. We are making the following transportation options to/from Stratford available to you:

Daily Shuttle Bus - $10/trip (one-way)

Waterloo to Stratford

8:00 am, Monday - Friday (17 seats)

Stratford to Waterloo

6:00 pm, Monday (17 seats)
8:30 pm, Tuesday (11 seats)
5:15 pm, Tuesday - Friday (17 seats)

Stops are Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo and the Stratford School

Must be booked in advance using WebCheckout. Paid via WatCard after the trip.

Download the Stratford Shuttle Tutorial (pdf) for detailed booking instructions or watch the video below.

Canceling a Shuttle Trip

You must cancel your shuttle reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
Failure to cancel your seat means someone else may not be able to ride the shuttle. Failure to cancel your reservation 24 hours in advance will mean you will be charged the $10 shuttle fee.

You can cancel your shuttle seat in a few different ways:

  • Cancel your reservation in My Account on Patron Portal
  • Send us an email to
  • Call us at 519-888-4567 ext 23014

Come into Media Services (M-F 8:30-4:30)

CommunAuto - Car rentals by the trip

CommunAuto allows you to rent a car in Kitchener/Waterloo for as little as $34/day (membership required), and use it for the day. Fill it with friends to bring the cost down. There are cars throughout Waterloo Region. Valid driver's licence required. If you're under 19, you need to be part of a family membership.

Perth County Connect Bus Service - $10/trip (Route 2)

Daily bus service leaves Conestoga Mall, Via rail station in Kitchener and Charles Street Transit Terminal in Kitchener to/from Stratford Transit Hub right behind the Stratford School several times per day. A revised schedule will be confirmed shortly. See the current full schedule. 

Arrange a carpool with other students

If you have space in your car or need a ride, share with your classmates on: