i-Ride Pass Card

What is an i-Ride Card?

Image of the iRide pass card

The i-Ride card is a Reloadable "smart card" that will replace tickets and monthly passes. It can be loaded with either pre-paid rides or as a time based pass. If you select pre-paid rides your original card will be loaded with 10 rides. 

If you select a time-based pass it is sold as a 30-Day Pass. It will work with Niagara Falls Transit's electronic fare collection system. The card contains a microchip and looks like a credit or debit card. The reloadable card can be used over and over again.

For additional information, view the i-Ride Card Policy.

When you board the bus, you simply tap the card on the fare reader and in seconds it will accept your ride with an audible beep.

Remember not to bend or punch holes in your card as it contains a microchip and an embedded antenna.

iRide Pass benefits: tap and go; no change required;10 ride and 30 day pass available;reloadable;register your card online in case of theft or loss

Fare Structure

Please visit the Fare Structure page for details.

What if I need a transfer?

If you board a second bus within one hour of paying for your original trip, the smart card technology in the system will identify your next trip as a transfer. If you pay with cash, you will need to ask the operator for a paper transfer. 

You will only be able to pay for one fare with the i-Ride card, a second person must pay their own fare.

How and Why do I Register my i-Ride Card?

There are many benefits to registering your i-Ride card:

  • it can be replaced if Transit is notified it has been lost or stolen
  • it can be cancelled
  • the remaining balance on the card can be transferred to a new card ($5.00 fee)
  • tax information for the Federal Tax Credit is readily available

If you purchase your original card at the Niagara Falls Transit Office or City Hall, it can be registered immediately. Alternatively, you can register it by submitting the i-Ride Pass Registration form.

Where can I buy the i-Ride Card?

Your original purchase can be made at the Transportation Services Office at 8208 Heartland Forest Road or at any Transit Sales Agent outlet below.  All outlets selling tickets and passes are subject to change without notice.

Location NameAddressPhone Number

Morrison/Dorchester Hub Pop Up Store 

Open Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM until further notice

7190 Morrison Street  905-356-7521, ext. 4564

Transit Services

8208 Heartland Forest Road905-356-1179, ext. 4500

MacBain Community Centre

7150 Montrose Road905-356-7521
Avondale #187168 Dorchester Road905-358-8122
Avondale #496175 Dunn Street905-357-2824
Big Bee Convenience4787 Victoria Avenue905-353-8181
Big Bee Convenience4497 Drummond Road905-353-8004
Big Bee Convenience5056 Montrose Road905-358-8389
Big Bee Convenience5869 Main Street905-371-0597
Big Bee Convenience8209 Lundy's Lane289-296-0324
Busy Bee Food Mart5203 Victoria Avenue905-353-8382

City Hall

4310 Queen Street905-356-7521
The Store3464 Cattell Drive905-295-8211
Hasty Mart4985 Bridge Street (at Second Ave)905-356-0016
Lundy's Lane Esso8214 Lundy's Lane905-357-5221
Main Street Convenience6119 Main Street905-371-3539
Mami's Variety6015 Main Street289-296-2933
Mrs. Convenience5075 Bridge Street905-374-3905
Sobey's Ontario3714 Portage Road905-371-2270

Where do I reload my i-Ride Card?

You are able to reload your i-Ride Card at the Transit Office, City Hall, MacBain Centre or the Niagara Falls Bus Terminal by using Cash/Debit or Credit card and can reload your i-Ride Card on any bus with Exact Cash fare only.