Transit service

The Kelowna Regional Transit System operates service throughout the Central Okanagan including Kelowna, Lake Country, West Kelowna, Westbank First Nation, Peachland and the Regional District of Central Okanagan. By choosing Kelowna Regional Transit, you can save money and contribute positively to the environment and your community. It's easier than you think to take transit. With 28 routes, 100 buses and over 190,000 hours of service annually, transit in the Central Okanagan is a convenient way to get around. Try transit today and see why over five million trips are taken by transit locally each year.

Plan your trip at bctransit.com

COVID-19 information

BC Transit continues to provide transportation services to support those still needing to get to work and make other essential trips. Enhanced measures implemented in response to COVID-19 include:

  • Enhanced cleaning on buses and at BC Transit facilities
  • Rear door loading
  • Not collecting fares
  • Limiting passenger capacity to support physical distancing
  • Communication to staff about physical distancing procedures

Further measures may be implemented as the situation progresses. Stay up-to-date about our local transit system, including schedule information and customer advisories, at bctransit.com/kelowna.

Refunds & credit

With rear-door boarding mandated until at least April 20, 2020, Kelowna Regional Transit customers who have a March and/or April pass should keep their pass(es) as they will be eligible for credit, available at Kelowna City Hall, toward a future transit pass once normal operations have resumed. Refunds will not be issued.

Customers area thanked for their understanding and cooperation during this time. For more information about BC Transit’s response to COVID-19, please visit bctransit.com/covid19. For information about transit service in the Kelowna region, including schedule changes, visit bctransit.com/kelowna.

Other resources & information
Kelowna transit service

Visit the BC Transit website for information about:

  • transit route information
  • scheduling information
  • transit passes and fare sales outlets
  • comments or suggestions
  • specific trip Alerts
  • lost and found
  • handyDART inquiries
  • bike & ride instructions
Bus stop maintenance, vandalism and improvement

Bus stops within the regional transit system are managed by the municipality in which they are located. 

For inquires regarding bus stops in Kelowna, email tranmgmt@kelowna.ca or report online.

Annual operating agreement

Buses in Kelowna are operated by First Group Inc on behalf of the funding partners. Funding for the Kelowna Regional Transit System is cost shared between the City of Kelowna, Regional District of Central Okanagan, District of Lake Country, City of West Kelowna, District of Peachland, Westbank First Nation and BC Transit. Decisions about fares, routes and service levels are made by Kelowna City Council, the Regional District Board, Peachland Council, West Kelowna Council, Westbank First Nation Council, and Lake Country Council, and are based on information provided by the Municipal Systems Program of BC Transit. Visit smarttrips.ca/transit for more information about our regional transit system.