Transportation

Transportation

St. John's offers a variety of transportation options to get you where you need to go.  Information on several transportation methods and services is provided below.

Metrobus - Public Transit
Metrobus is the public bus system which operates throughout St. John's and the City of Mount Pearl. The cash fare for one adult is $2.25 and exact change is required. M-Cards (monthly, semester or multiple ride passes) can be purchased at various locations throughout the City including the Metrobus Transit Centre on Freshwater Road, downtown at St. John's City Hall (Access St. John's) on New Gower Street, as well as at the Avalon Mall, Kenmount Road. M-Cards may also be purchased online at the Metrobus website. All low-floor Metrobuses offer free wi-fi.To find more information regarding bus passes, routes and schedules, please visit the Metrobus website.  The website also provides a time track feature for all routes and offers an iPhone and Android compatibile mobile web app.

Metrobus
Transit Centre
245 Freshwater Road
Automated schedules and inquiries: Phone: (709) 722-9400
For general inquiries: Phone: (709) 570-2020

GoBus - Accessible Transit
GoBus Accessible Transit is the St. John's area para-transit system. Its mandate is to provide persons with disabilities and those who are unable to access conventional transit equal access to a transportation system so as to enhance their participation in all aspects of community life. The goal is to ensure that accessible, affordable transportation is provided in a dignified and respectful manner.

Additional information on GoBus is available in the City Services section of the website.  GoBus inquiries should be directed to:

GoBus
Main Telephone: (709) 368-8887
TTY: (709) 368-1620
Fax: (709) 368-1943
E-mail: gobus@mvtcanada.com

Taxis
St. John's has several taxi companies operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Taxi meter rates start at $3.75. It is best to telephone for a taxi. You can request a non-smoking taxi if you prefer and some taxis offer child car seats upon request.  All taxis operating in the City are licensed and inspected by the City of St. John's.  For a list of taxi companies, please see "Taxis" in the Yellow Pages of the St. John's telephone directory.

Motor Vehicles
To operate a vehicle within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador all individuals are required to have a valid provincial driver's license and to have their vehicle registered. Please see the Service NL website for information regarding the registration and operation of a vehicle in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is also mandatory that motor vehicle operators wear seatbelts, provide an infant car seat or booster seat for children under the age of nine, and have car insurance for their vehicles.To obtain information on car insurance, please contact a private insurance company by referring to the Yellow Pages of the St. John's telephone directory under "Insurance".

If you need assistance with learning how to drive, St. John's has several driving schools that will train you in proper driving techniques.These driving schools may also offer the incentive of a reduced car insurance rate upon successful completion of the course. To find a driving school within the City, please see the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory under "Driving Instruction".

Vehicle Rentals
St. John's has a number of car rental agencies located throughout the City including at St. John's International Airport. If you are considering renting a vehicle, it is wise to book in advance particularly in the summer season when rental vehicles are in high demand. For a list of car rental companies in St. John's, please see the Visiting Our City section of the website. 

Parking
The City of St. John's offers many traffic and parking services to its citizens and visitors.These services encourage road safety, pedestrian safety, as well as ensuring the quick movement of vehicular traffic within the City. The Park Card is a cashless way to use parking meters operated by the City of St. John's. Park Cards can be purchased at City Hall in any increments between a minimum of $20.00 to a maximum of $100.00. An additional two dollar fee will apply to the purchase of each Park Card. Parking meters are generally in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some residential areas in the downtown require parking permits for on-street parking. For information regarding transportation and parking in the City of St. John's, please visit the City Services section of the website.

Cycling
The City of St. John's has developed a cycling plan to encourage and facilitate a more active lifestyle, decrease reliance on motor transportation, and contribute to the present and future health of the community. For more information on the cycling plan, please visit the Bike St. John's website. The City of St. John's has a bicycle helmet bylaw that requires all cyclists to wear a bicycle helmet.