Transportation in London

Public Bus Service: The London Transit Commission

Full-time Students

At Western, new (full-time) students will be able to use their student cards as a London Transit Commission bus pass. The London Transit Commission (LTC) operates public bus transportation in London and provides many routes through the city. Present both your bus pass and WesternOne student card and get on a bus without paying the fare!

You can find bus schedules on the LTC website. You can also visit the LTC's Real Time Bus Information to check the location of your bus online.

Please visit London Transit Commission website for more information.

There are also several unofficial applications that you may download on your smartphone, which will provide you with bus times and information (Google Maps, LTCOnline, ONTime, LTWatch, TRack LTC, London TRansit LTC Live, etc.).

Part-Time Students and Non-Students

Bus Fares, Tickets and Passes

If you are not eligible to receive a bus pass through the USC or SOGS, you can still use London Transit by using cash, bus tickets or using a SmartCard.

  • Bus fare with a 90-minute transfer (requires exact change)
  • SuperSaver Bus Tickets: available at the LTC Office downtown and at many convenience stores.
  • Stored Value SmartCard: available at the LTC office and can reload online

If you do not have a bus pass, ask for a ‘transfer’ after paying for your ride and save it to show to the next driver. Transfers give you approximately one hour and thirty minutes to get on your next bus or buses, including return trips, without paying again. 

Monthly Bus Passes give you unlimited bus trips for a month or unlimited bus trips from Monday to Friday. You must purchase your first bus pass at the LTC office downtown. After that, you can buy your bus pass online. Tap your SmartCard each time you get on the bus.

Visit the LTC Fares Website for more information about pricing.

Campus Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle buses run between Brescia University College and King’s University College via main campus from Monday to Friday. You do not need to show a bus pass.  Bus routes are identified by a number on the front of the bus. Bus schedules and maps are available at the UCC, on the buses and on the King's website.

Mustang Express - Late-Night Shuttle

The University Students' Council (USC) operates the Mustang Express, a late night shuttle service that provides students with safe transportation from downtown London after the LTC buses have stopped operating. For details please visit Mustang Express website.

Exam Shuttle

During the December and April exam periods the USC arranges a late night Exam Shuttle service for all students that departs from the Natural Science Building and Oxford Drive (in front of the UCC).

London Taxi and Ride-Share Companies

It is safe to take a taxi in London. Taxis charge either per kilometer, or per zone and all charge a small fee as soon as you sit down ($3-$4)

Note: It is customary to tip the driver 10-15%.