NOTICE (Monday, March 23): Due to preventative measures being taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 virus, effective Monday, March 23, 2020 Collingwood Transit will be operating its Sunday Schedule on all 7 days of the week.
NOTICE (Friday, March 20): Effective Friday, March 20, Collingwood and Blue Mountains Transit passengers are asked to board and exit buses using the back doors. Passengers with accessibility needs can continue to use the front doors for boarding and exiting, but are asked to limit their interactions and maintain physical separation from bus operators.
Collingwood Transit will not be accepting cash fares or paper transfers from passengers boarding at the back of the bus, and passengers will not be required to tap their transit passes at this time.
Only use the transit system for essential and necessary travel. Please exercise social distancing and self-isolation. Do not board the bus if you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
This change is in place until April 5, 2020, and protects the health and safety of bus operators and the public.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, Collingwood Transit will:
- ensure increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points aboard buses and in the public washrooms at the transit station.
- deliver essential public transportation service across the Municipality with normal service hours and frequency.
- ask passengers to exercise social distance when seating themselves on the bus, including not sitting in seats directly behind operators
The Town will follow the direction of local health officials if the risk of riding public transit changes.
If transit services become cancelled there will be notification on the Town of Collingwood website www.collingwood.ca. Please check daily as to the status of operations.
We encourage all transit riders to follow the recommendations of the local health service which can be found at http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus and practice habits and procedures for prevention of spread of the virus.
- Travel Times Across Municipalities
- South Georgian Bay Regional Transit Map (PDF)
- Town of Collingwood Transit Map (PDF)
NOTICE: Effective August 6, 2019 the Wasaga Beach Link was assumed by the County of Simcoe. For more details and information on schedules and fares, please go to the Simcoe County LINX website.
Colltrans, the Town of Collingwood's public transit system, provides a convenient alternative to driving within Collingwood. There are three regularly scheduled transit routes and the frequency of pickup at the terminal is every thirty minutes. The Colltrans terminal is located on the corner of Second Street and Pine Street adjacent to the municipal parking lot at 100 Pine Street. Currently the terminal is located outdoors and has two shelters as well as public washroom facilities.
Bus service operates on all days except statutory holidays. Buses are fully accessible and can be used for wheelchairs, motorized scooters, pull behind shopping carts, as well as strollers. The buses are all equipped with a passenger side access ramp which is available for use upon request as well as Q-STRAINT securement. All buses are outfitted with bike racks which are available for use at no extra charge.
Do you have a request for a stop or shelter? Visit Stop and Shelter Design Guidelines to learn about our selection process.
Contact Colltrans Phone: 705-446-1196
Fares as of Monday May 5, 2014.
Children (5 & under): Free
Red Cross Para-Transit: $2.00 (one-way)
Collingwood/Blue Mountains link: $40.00
Collingwood/Wasaga Beach link: click here
Red Cross Para Transit
Operates Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact 705-721-3313 x 5206 to apply for eligibility and arrange for service. Fares within Collingwood are $2.00 for a one way trip and $4.00 roundtrip. Riders are asked to try and book three days in advance, however emergency bookings can be made.
In Collingwood there are two buses in operation during operating hours. The first is a 2007 converted GMC van with a rear entry lift. The van can accomodate two accessible passengers at a time. The bus is equipped with a RICON lift and Q-Straint securement which is a five point securement system.
The second bus is a cutaway style 2009 Ford Diamond Coach with seating for up to five wheelchairs and 14 ambulatory positions. The bus is equipped with a RICON lift and Q-Straint securement which is a five point securement system.
Detailed information on accessibility equipment can be made upon request by emailing Collingwood Transit
Ace Cabs Accessible Taxi Service
As of April 9th 2015, The Town of Collingwood’s local taxi company operates on- demand accessible transportation within the Town of Collingwood. Hours of service are 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Rates run on a meter, as governed by the Town of Collingwood Taxi By-Law.
Service Hours: 24 Hours a day 365 Days a year
Fare Rate: Metered
Service Area: Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Clearview Township, Wasaga Beach. Additional destinations available upon request.
Service Phone: 705-445-3300 (Follow prompts for shuttle service)
Service Email: email@example.com