Available for fall and spring/summer semesters

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) provides full-time post-secondary students at participating colleges and universities unlimited travel on DRT services.

The following institutions participate in DRT's U-Pass program:

  • Durham College
  • Trent University Durham GTA
  • Ontario Tech University

Did you know...

Your tuition includes the cost of a DRT U-Pass. 

  • U-Passes are $150, a cost that is included in each full-time student’s tuition at participating post-secondary schools.
  • The pass is valid for each four-month semester that a student is enrolled full-time in post-secondary education.
  • The U-Pass is DRT’s best value fare product. It’s like buying a monthly pass for $36.81. That’s cheaper than five round trips in a month. It’s almost 70 per cent less than an adult monthly pass ($120.60) and more than 60 per cent less than a youth monthly pass ($96.50).
  • The U-Pass is not just for travel to campus. Students can use their U-Passes to travel anywhere, anytime for any reason on DRT’s full network of services.

DRT has enhanced service to post-secondary campuses, providing more options and more frequent service across Durham. 

  • Route 920 operates every 15 minutes, offering direct travel between Scarborough and Oshawa, connecting Durham College North Campus and Ontario Tech U
  • PULSE 900 operates every 10 minutes between Pickering and downtown Oshawa, connecting to Trent University (Durham)
  • PULSE 901 operates every 10 minutes between Downtown Oshawa and the Durham College North Campus Terminal
  • Route 905 operates every 15 minutes during high demand times between Whitby Station and the Durham College North Campus to support post-secondary travel
  • Route 917 operates every 15 minutes during high demand times between Whitby Station and the Oshawa Centre Terminal to support post-secondary travel to the Durham College Whitby Campus.
  • Five new local routes support travel to communities throughout Durham Region, connecting with key corridors and major destinations
  • PULSE 915 and PULSE 916, two new PULSE rapid bus routes, offer 15-minute service across key corridors of the Region

Please contact your institution to learn more about eligibility for the U-Pass and how to access the new digital U-Pass through the PRESTO E-Ticket app.

Don't see your school? Use our customer comment form to seek more information. 

For more information and FAQs on the Student PRESTO Program, visit Prestocard.ca